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Karantinos Farm

Karantinos farm is in the Mesolonghi area. It belongs to Karantinos family and is farmed by Karantinos Akis, his wife Karantinou Voula and their son Karantinos Sokrates.

Akis and his son Sokrates are both agriculturists and belong to the earliest organic farmers of the wider region. Akis Karantinos is one of the co-founders of the Organic Farmers Group.

Akis Karantinos in his farm


This little farm of 60 acres consists of 3 sections. In a 10-acre area olive oil trees and various herbs (thyme, rosemary etc) are grown, in another 26-acre area citrus and various fruit and vegetables (watermelon, melon, lettuce etc) and in the last one of 24 acres a collection of herbs, fruit and vegetables. The herbs are processed and packed in the farm.

Attending to herbs

The electricity needs of the farm are covered by a photovoltaic park of 100kw yield,  which is in the farm. The surplus power is sold to DEI (State Power Supplier).

In this farm special care is given to the issue of fertilizing and cultivations. In arboreal cultivations fertilization is achieved by means of scattering organic compost over the whole area in early autumn and then a mixed sowing of vets and oats, after the first rains. Vetch and oats plants are cut with a cutting machine in the middle of spring and create a thick layer of natural green manure for the trees. Growing vetch and oats together, reduces to a large extent the growth of self-sown plants and also, the green manure combined with the organic compost provides excellent nutrition to the soil, eliminating any need for further fertilizing. This combination helps activate and propagate all those organisms that create a healthy and alive soil. 


Cutting plants for “green manure” of trees

   In the farm the fertilization of the yearly cultivations is achieved by using  manure from organic sheep  and goats, organic plant compost and mostly by applying rotation so that the constant alternation of crops helps growth in the sense that the previous cultivation augments the next. This combination supplies  all the necessary nutrition for the crops, keeping the soil alive and healthy.

The owners of the farm are checked and certified by the certification body  IRIS (GR-BIO-06) and have the following numbers of certification:

KARANTINOS AKIS: 631-7498-21-10