100% Pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil

100% Pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil

60.00

5L

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Straight from the very first agricultural co-operative in Greece, this is the finest quality, cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil and has a taste pure and rich unlike any other!

It’s the oil my Greek family has enjoyed all of our lives, and now I’m so honoured to have partnered with the co-operative so that I can share the goodness with local friends and family.

Delivery is free and is available across the GTA.

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THE COOPERATIVE:

Our Cooperation produces only the “Koroneiki” variety olive oil in class: extra virgin olive oil equipped with the Protected Designation of Origin “PETRINA” and standardizes it into five – liter containers. 

The extra virgin olive oil “PETRINA LAKONIAS” is yellowish green, gold and its shades depend on the ripeness of the olive fruit at the harvest. It is no acid. Its flavor has a slight bitterness, which disappears over the time, and its scent is fruity, especially strong when it is fresh.

The five – liter packaging containers are made of tin so as the light and the air not to penetrate them. In addition, this type of packaging provides attractive lithography for the consumer, safe transport during its distribution and storage and easy use.

In the label of our package are indicated in detail the name of the product (extra virgin olive oil), the acidity of the container’s or the bottle’s content (the oleic acid percentage), the net content (expressed in weight), the name and the address of the standardizing plant of our Cooperative, the identification of the production and packaging plant and of the commercial batch of the olive oil, the date of packaging of the olive oil in figures, and the expiry date marked “to be consumed preferably no later than …”

HISTORY:

Owing to school teacher Stylianos Koutoupis’ perspicacity, the idea of a cooperative society came into being in 1907. By 1915 the society was founded and named “AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE of PETRINA”, being the first agricultural co-operative in Greece. In 1938, “AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE of PETRINA” implemented in Greece a procedure of pressing olive oil, which has stayed unique until today. The Petrina farmers’ idea is joint pressing of all olives from admission to the press. It was a great and impressive achievement in the evolution of cooperative concept succeeding in improving the quality of olive oil, the better utilization of the olive mill and the social cohesion of its members.The oil produced in our Cooperative is probably the first Greek olive oil already equipped since 1996 with brand-name identity, which certified its name origin. The “Protected Designation of Origin” is the name of an area used as a designation for an agricultural product or a foodstuff, which comes from such an area and whose quality or properties are significantly or exclusively determined by the geographical environment, including natural and human factors. The production, processing and preparation takes place within the determined geographical area.

The oil produced in our Cooperative is probably the first Greek olive oil already equipped since 1996 with brand-name identity, which certified its name origin. The “Protected Designation of Origin” is the name of an area used as a designation for an agricultural product or a foodstuff, which comes from such an area and whose quality or properties are significantly or exclusively determined by the geographical environment, including natural and human factors. The production, processing and preparation takes place within the determined geographical area.


The olive oil “PETRINA” was initially certified in the Greek State with the No 317714/14-1-1994 ministerial decree of the Ministry of Agriculture published in Government Gazette (No 17/14-1-1994), according to which «The indication “PETRINA Protected Designation of Origin’’, can be used to describe extra-virgin olive oil produced from olive variety “Koroneiki”, which is cultivated within the administrative boundaries of the Community (now the municipal district of the Municipality of Eastern Mani) Petrina of Laconia». 
In 1996, the olive oil PETRINA also acquired European Union’s CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)published in Official Journal of European Union (No L 148, 21.6.1996) signed by Franz Fischler, the then European Union’s Commissioner for the Agriculture and rural Development.