Zelos has always been so much more than just an online marketplace. When I started this business nearly three years ago, I wanted to help those small companies in Greece that embodied the concept of zēlos, great energy and enthusiasm, that zeal that goes a long way to helping someone achieve their dreams. Yet I knew that many were not quite as fortunate to have our zēlos fall on fertile ground, and that's why giving back to our own community here in Cincinnati has always been so important to me.
This past year we've been able to donate olive oil, pasta and sauces to Cincinnati's St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. We also were very happy to give products to our friend, Chef José Salazar, when he partnered with The LEE (Let’s Empower Employment) Initiative to help those working in the restaurant business. But the initiative closest to my heart is the work done by ShelterHouse Cincinnati at the Esther Marie Hatton Center for Women.
For the third November in a row, I'd like to ask for your support of this Center during our November Month of Giving. Whether it's through your own donation or simply by shopping on our site, where we'll give 5% of our November sales, your contribution will mean a lot. This has been an especially difficult year for the Center and I asked my good friend, Corinne Reich (she of the famous terrine), who volunteers there with her husband, pictured above, to tell me more about what's been happening.
Next week I'll share the recipe and Greek story behind that hearty pasta chili dish. But for now, please join me in this Month of Giving. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and we will contribute 5% of our November sales to the Shelter. Thank you for all of your support.
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In this blog, we want to share with you stories of people and places and things that reflect zēlos, that Greek energy and enthusiasm that characterizes all we do. We hope you enjoy finding out more about this small, resilient, fascinating country and all it offers and inspires.
At Zelos Authentic Greek Artisan we want our customers to experience the true tastes and flavors of modern Greece and enjoy the same genuine flavors that we grew up with. We only choose organic or natural products, without a hint of preservatives, that are produced locally in Greece by small businesses. When you buy one of our Artisans' products, you support a very small business with big dreams, one that embodies contemporary Greek culinary excellence.
If you’re interested in purchasing larger quantities of our products, please visit our Wholesale Page for special prices…our free shipping is always included.