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  • ΒioNet West Hellas is the biggest and most powerful group of organic producers in Greece..
  • We occupy more than 12 years in organic farming and our main concern is to achieve this awareness towards nature as we avoid using chemicals, hormones or antibiotics.
  • Instead, environmentally friendly methods have been, introduced in order to retain the ecosystem..
  • More than 200 of the organic farmers are members of ΒΙΟ NET WEST HELLAS.
Balomenos Farm

  Balomenos farm is in the beautiful valley of the Evinos river, in Galata community,  8 km from the town of Mesolonghi.  It belongs to Balomenos Lefteris  and he farms it personally. He is one of the earliest members of Bio Net West Hellas, one of the co-founders of the West Hellas Group of Organic Farmers and has been practicing organic farming for the past 15 years.

Lefteris is a teacher of Mathematics and teaches at a local Lyceum, as well as cultivating the land.

 Lefteris Balomenos in potato field

image055   The 76 acre farm consists of  7 acres of Citrus (Valencia oranges and Lemons), and 69 acres of rotating farming, mostly fruit and vegetables(spinachradishpotatolettucewatermelonmeloncauliflower etc), which constitute the main organic products of the farm today. The vegetable farming id alternated with alfalfa farming, aiming at the soil resting and being enriched with nutrients. The farms are in the Evinos Valley, between the east bank of the river and the Patraikos Gulf.

Lefteris Balomenos in a melon field

   Fertilization of the cultivations in the farm is achieved by the use of manure from organic sheep and goats, organic plant compost and the application of rotation. This combination provides perfect nutrition to the plants, keeping the soil alive and healthy

image057  The micro-climate which is created due to the location, combined with the alluvial soil and the organic fertilization, contribute to the original, exquisite taste of the fruit and vegetables.

Organically chicken  are in the orchards.

The owner of the farm is checked and certified for his organic methods by the certification body  IRIS (GR-BIO-06) and has the following certification number:

  • BALOMENOS LEFTERIS: 631-7003-21-10