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Food Source & Single Origin


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ethical & sustainable practices

from the farms to the consumers

Protected Designation of Origin - Kolymvari

European Union program of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) promotes and protects the names of quality agricultural products and foodstuffs. These are based on the legal framework provided by the EU Regulation No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs.

Taste the difference and trace the history of single origin, single region, and ethically produced olive oil.

It is here that the world’s oldest living olive tree of Vouves, estimated to be more than 3000 years old and still producing the prized olives, marks the history and emphasizes the importance of the olive oil industry for local farmers. Particular care in the cultivation, selection and pressing of the crop nullifies the acidity and all other detrimental elements to its quality reach near zero values at production.

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History & Culture

The Grindstone offers the World’s most exclusive and authentic Single Origin Extra Virgin Olive oil from Ellora Farms. Ellora Farms Extra Virgin olive oil is produced at source in the Kolymvari region of Crete, (Greece) in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, where the olives go beyond a simple agricultural product to being a key ingredient in the life, culture and cuisine of the region.

Ellora Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil “Protected Designation of Origin Kolymvari comes from the centuries old estate located between the Samaria Canyon and the beach of Kolymvari, in the middle of the Aegean Sea in the Mediterranean. This is 100% Pure Cretan Extra Virgin Olive Oil of which the origin and authenticity is certified by the EU standards and known for its rich fruity aroma and a characteristic peppery flavor.

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Why traceability is important?

Origin Traceability Tree

Our philosophy of providing total transparency and maximum information

Ellora Farms offers its customers the ability to trace the route of every Olive Oil product from the olive grove to the point of sale, through the innovative ‘traceability tree’. Trace the Origin® and Taste the Difference!!

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Our Partnerships & Professional Affiliations

“We are proud to work with a diverse group of supplier partners and procure products which are affiliated to the organizations below. In addition to being an active member of various international associations, below are some of the diverse affiliations we partner with that validate the product we source and offer every day.” Almost 80% of our product procurement comes directly from the growers, women & minority owner enterprises and economically disadvantaged groups.”

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USDA Organic

USDA is committed to helping organic agriculture grow and thrive. USDA is delivering results through its many programs which serve the growing organic sector, the USDA Organic Seal, and is a leading global standard.

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Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade goods are just that – Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear our logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated.

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Protected Designation of Origin – An European Union product certification system for where something was made or grown affects the end product. Manufacturers have to first get approval by a national certification commission, then apply for PDO. The PDO certification is regulated both by national commissions and by associations for that product.

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Ethically Produced 100% Traceable & Single Origin

Traceability is the ability to verify the history, location, or application of an item by means of documented recorded identification.

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HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.

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Memeber of National Association for the Specialty Food Trade now known as Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs who bring craft, care and joy to the distinctive foods they sell.

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