|Exhibition museum for local product|
A new foundation in Sitia is the Exhibition Museum of Local Products, which is operated by responsibility of the agriculture common-acts of Sitia. Its goal is to promote the local products and its aim to have an economical development in the region and to endure the local production. The main products which are worldwide known is the famous olive oil of Sitia, the local Cretan wine, the honey, the dry fruits and many other products of the country.
The magical journey of olive oil production
They achieve the perfect health of the olive groves by fighting its enemies and its diseases and especially olive fly, using decoy methods. The collection of the olives is done by beating the trees with staffs, taking care that the fruit is all in the right stage of maturity and the transport of the harvest is done using sacks made of vegetable fibers, holding up to 50 kilos.
In this way, the quality of the olives is assured with less than 5% of foreign matter and damaged fruit incurred and the processing always takes place within 3 days at oil. Presses in the prefecture of Sitia, maintaining temperature of less than 30 degrees C through-out all stages of production.
However, the endeavour does not stop here. In order to finally achieve the objective, tire people of the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Sitia continue the quality controls until finally an oil selected that is superb in every respect! SITIA 0,3. An olive oil at peak quality with an acidity of up to 0,3% and exceptional constitution, taste and aroma.
The most admired and much awarded olive oil...
...daily verification for mind and body...