We carefully select our Artisans based on a strict set of criteria and the belief that they share our own philosophy and values. We chose Tragano because the superior flavor and quality of their classic Greek staples are built upon a three-generation legacy of relationships with local farmers. Isn't it reassuring that, in today’s industrialized world, you can get to personally know the people who farmed your food?!
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Tragano Greek Organics is part of a family-run company with a long experience in traditional Greek food and a deep commitment to the local community. Nikos Kostopoulos founded his company in 1929 and the Tragano brand is named after his rural Peloponnese village in western Greece where the company is located. The region of Tragano (which also means “crispy” in English!) is famous in Greece for its high-quality produce and fertile land.
Tragano grew over the years from its initial specialization in pickled vegetables to also become a major producer of olives, olive oil, and sauces. Now in the third generation of family entrepreneurship, Tragano takes pride in the outstanding quality of their products and of the exceptional people working with them. They have developed long-lasting relationships with organic farmers from the community, allowing them to work with the shortest possible distance and time from harvest to processing to packaging. That makes their products of the highest possible quality and always traceable to the source.
Zelos is proud to bring you not just Tragano Greek Organics, but the special farmers that farm our food - enjoy!
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Tragano has been certified by the Food Safety Mondernization Act (FSMA), BRC Global Standards, International Featured Standards (IFS), BSCI, USDA-organic, non-GMO project and ISO 22000 as meeting international food safety management standards. It is also Kosher certified.
I relish working with farmers. There is a pleasure in knowing that you did the right thing, that you found the best producer in the area.
—Nikos Kostopoulos, Operations Manager
For the conscientious food lover, Tragano Greek Organics offers family-farmed, healthy, and authentically Mediterranean flavors.
These firm and delicious organic olives are hand-selected to ensure only the best quality pitted olives make it down the production line to then be...View full product details
These firm and delicious organic olives from the Halkidiki region of northern Greece are hand-selected and then packed in an all-natural brine of water, organic vinegar,...View full product details
Sea fennel goes by many names - rock samphire, krítamo, crithmum maritimum…whatever you call it, just add this superfood to your diet for a blast...View full product details
This limited production, USDA-certified organic and GMO-free, extra virgin olive oil comes from the prized Koroneiki variety of olives, which have grown for centuries in the...View full product details
These are not just any jarred red peppers! Truly fire-roasted, not chemically treated, certified organic, these whole sweet Capia peppers have a special snap to...View full product details
T his single-estate, organic honey is raw, unfiltered and cold-pressed. It is collected from the wild thyme, sage, mountain tea (sideritis yyriaca), and Cretan ebony (ebenus...View full product details
Tragano Greek Organics is built upon a three-generation legacy of relationships with local farms which gives a special touch to the superior flavor and quality...View full product details
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Freshly ground spices combine with the finest black tea in this invigorating Shaman blend. Sweeten it naturally with our new organic Cretan honey - and...View full product details
Denis Mikelatos has been growing the prized Kalamon olive on his family’s farm since 1972. He was certified as an organic grower in 2010. Why make such a change? “We want to produce agricultural products without any chemical contamination", Mikelatos says. "The conversion has required a shift in emphasis away from quantity and toward quality", he says.“The main problem is dealing with the low quantities of the olives during cultivation,” Mikelatos notes. “People often confuse growing more crops with making more food available to the world. They’re not the same thing. Organic products offer more nutrients and vitamins to food.” Denis Mikelatos's farm is in Astakos, County of Aitoloakarnania. Find this beautiful corner of Greece on a map.
Stathis Xenos, a farmer since 1985, converted to organic agriculture in 2016. He produces Capia sweet red peppers, and finds that plants that are cultivated and grown organically “contain less water and more nutrients and vitamins.” Stathis says he’s proud of his conversion to organic farming and sees a potential economic payback for his farm, which employs about 15 people. “The physical methods used for organic farming do not pollute the water resources and do not kill the beneficial insects,” he notes. “The market for organic products in Greece will have prospects if there is an increase in the supply at a reasonable price, as well as of point of sales.” Stathis Xenos's farm is in Skourochori, Ilia. Find his farm on a map.
Novel Tradition Foods PC is an Athens-based company, founded in 2015 by Theodoros Skylakakis. Novel Tradition specializes in the production and marketing of sea fennel, which, until recently, was found only in the wild, along rocky coastlines. The Skylakakis family have their own farm in the province of Ilia, in the Peloponnese, and also buy sea fennel from Christos Karapanos, a company partner whose farm on the island of Zakynthos was certified organic in 2016. "Our intention, says Theodoros, is to turn sea fennel from a forgotten local specialty to a rediscovered heritage super food in the Greek and international markets." Novel Tradition Foods sees its effort to bring an ancient health food to new markets as part of agriculture’s proper future -- increasing the productivity of the land and the health of consumers, without damaging the environment. The Skylakakis family farm is in Agia Marina, Ilia. Find it on a map. Christos Karapanos's farm is in Kalamaki, Zakinthos. Find it on a map.
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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.
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