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It’s our 13th Birthday!

This week, we are celebrating our 13th birthday! 13 years have gone by since our little stall opened in Borough Market. What a journey it has been!

It’s a journey that wouldn’t have been possible without all those who have stood by us all these years. Our gratitude goes out to all of you. You have been so supportive and enthusiastic, and continue to inspire us to keep marching forward, being creative, and doing what we do best.

Over the years, we have chosen to grow our business slowly, keeping our small team at our Borough Market shop and at our warehouse & shop in Bermondsey. It’s a team that continues to bring joy to our daily lives

We have been working hard to keep sustainability at the forefront of our purchasing, importing, packaging, sales, production, marketing, workshops, and events. Its most important expression though is in how we choose our producers. We look for small, artisan farmers who share our philosophy of sustainability and care for the environment, and they have been the backbone of our small business. We are also working hard to find more ways to increase our sustainability credentials.

As a small family business, we have faced many challenges over the last few years: Covid-19, Brexit, the war in Ukraine, increased energy costs, and so on. We’ve tried to adapt and reinvent ourselves while keeping honest and true to our roots. We’ve worked hard to not compromise on sustainability or quality, and continued our commitment to offering good value, highly nutritious, pure, traditional and simple produce. We hope that the years ahead will usher in a new era of respect, compassion, peace, and freedom.

But, in the midst of these unsettling events around the globe, it does feel as though our worlds are slowly opening up again. We have been gathering around the table in our dinner experiences, and sharing Greek wine at our wine tastings. And we can’t wait for all the other amazing events and workshops that we have planned including a Harvest Dinner in September, a Cretan Cooking Class, a Kid’s Workshop, and our Holidays in Greece! We’re also looking at introducing sustainability workshops dedicated to sharing the deeply Greek values of sustainable, seasonal and no waste cooking. Watch this space!

Marianna and the entire Oliveology team look forward to seeing you all again, so pop by our shops, send us your recipe pictures, come to our Greek dinners and classes, and join us as we travel around Greece. Let’s all come together again and celebrate life around a table of food made with love and care – for the environment and for us all.

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