I have lived with these trees for many years on the island. Lesvos has a world fame for the quality and taste of the gold from the trees. They say there are over 10 million of them. Not so strange it becomes something of a great pride and feeling for tradition. Considering the debate going on in Europe about the quality of the olive oil, I know I am safe buying the gold of the island. I am thinking about going together with some friends and help the local farmers to sell their incredible oil directly, which I have done in a smaller scale for many years. I prefer that instead of letting "the big boys" from big cities come here and lower the price for those who bend their backs to survive.
In the village of Molyvos, perhaps the best olive press is located, just down the road from where I work. I go there once in a while to meet the people and friends who deliver their olives from their trees to make them into pure gold! Incredible fascination considering the thousands of years this culture has been going on! Anyone can always contact me for this. I wish many want to share this imprint with me! Money to the locals, the pleasures of their work to all of us....
|DOWN THE THROAT|
|BOSS FOR THE OPERATION, CHECKING ALL IS OK|
|CANS FOR GOLD|
|LIKE A PETROL PUMP|
|ONE OF THE CLEANING PROCESSES|
|WHEN NOT HAVING A SNACK ,BABBIS DOES A HORSE'S WORK WITH CARRYING HEAVY SACKS|
|BOSS WITH CLIENT STRATIS, WHOSE OLIVES ARE IN THE LONG PRODUCTION LINE|
|PURE GOLD, GUARANTEED VIRGINITY|
|FRIEND STERGIOS AND LOCAL WORKER WAITING FOR THE GOLD|
|SHOPPING LOCAL AGRCICULTURAL PRODUCTS, FROM HONEY TO GOLD|