ON THIS DAY ONE YEAR AGO, WE LAUNCHED OUR IDENTITY, OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, AND OUR JOURNEY WITH TASTE AND ART OF GREECE BEGAN. WE ARE HAPPY TO SAY OUR FIRST YEAR WAS MET WITH TREMENDOUS SUCCESS IN BOTH SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE TRAFFIC TO OUR WEBSITE. IT EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS, AND ALSO PROVIDED VALUABLE LESSONS TO HELP US CONTINUE ON OUR PATH INTO OUR SECOND AND FUTURE YEARS. WE STARTED THIS COMPANY WITH A SIMPLE MISSION - TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AND SUPPLIERS OF GREECE BY SELLING THEIR PRODUCTS IN AMERICA, AND TO HIGHLIGHT WHO WAS PROVIDING THE PRODUCTS. WE'VE SPENT ALOT OF TIME THIS YEAR TELLING YOU WHO WE ARE. GOING INTO YEAR TWO, WE WANT TO TELL YOU WHO WE ARE NOT.
Our launch in 2018 was a whirlwind, and so much fun! One of our featured artists, Andromahi, came with her lovely friend Roula, their first journey to America, to help with our launch for the website and some special events. Having them here was fantastic not only for the extra hands, but to show the American side of the business those little extra special "Greek" touches when packaging customer purchases...like beautiful ribbons on their gift bags, with Greek words that translate to "Hope, Love, Luck" . After the Christmas rush, we took the time to build our direction for the business going into 2019. In addition to adding products to our Eshop, we have a full schedule for the year ahead of Pop Up appearances and festivals. We are even doing a few home parties, stay tuned for more information on that program. And now is also the time to expand our product catalogue. We attended an exhibition in Athens this month to source new suppliers, and connect with our existing ones. We are so happy with the artists whose work we support, and to share their beautiful products with the USA! The one thing we notice with some other Eshops in the USA of Greek products, they throw around appealing words like "handmade" or "from Greece"...and some of the products they are showing we are familiar with....the customer is not always getting the actual story on the origin of the product. To us, "Made in Greece" is an important distinction, and so meaningful when we say it. It represents the hard work of such talented artists, from a country that is very much a part of us. We are proud to show the work of any producer and artist you see on our website. So, as we continue to stay true to our mission, bringing the best of Greece to the USA, to "awaken your senses" to authentic Greece....you may be seeing some new faces on our artist page, more products from our current artists, and expansion on our producers for our Taste products. New packages have started to arrive, its like Christmas every month for us.... and we hope to bring that feeling to our customers every time they receive a package from us! Cheers to a fabulous 2019!
Spoon Sweets, which have little to no fat, are considered to be a healthy sweet, so much so that even Greek dieticians recommend having these handy when you have a craving for something sugary but are trying to lose weight. Traditionally served in a spoon, hence the name, some people even like to have them as a flavoring in a cup of very cold water. They are fantastic over ice creams, as filling in cakes or a tart, and beautiful on yogurt and served as a "healthy" dessert. We carry four flavors by Greek producer Vourderis that are sure to make your next dinner party a little sweeter! Visit our Seasonal Tastes section in the Taste menu to see our options.
We chose to partner with Meligyris Cretan Apiary not only for their delicious tasting honey. Their honey boasts many health benefits due to their care and processing methods. They continue a long bee farming heritage that dates back to 1920, in their words...holding dear to traditional beekeeping methods -
Our hives are spread across the island of Crete and give us a wide range of varietal honey featuring the depth and diversity of the Cretan wild flora. Traditional methods of extraction and collection are used to ensure that the enzymes, protein and natural goodness stay within.
All our honey is raw, unfiltered and cold pressed preserving all the natural health benefits as well as the distinctive aromas and taste of pure Cretan honey.
The unique characteristics of Meligyris artisan honey are strongly connected to the unique ecosystem of the island:
Meligyris is synonymous with the highest standards in quality and holds the following certifications-
From now until December 1st, we are celebrating our website launch with 10% off....dont miss out! Fill in your email when you see the discount pop up to take advantage of this special offer. We will continue to be adding new products in the coming weeks....
Started by two friends who met as teenagers during a summer holiday in Greece, one from the USA and the other from Lesvos, Greece! A vision was born over 29 years later, to bring to America the best of Greece as a celebration of all the wonderful things Greece has to offer beyond the glorious sunsets and picturesque views. From the hands of artists, crafts people working with various materials, and from the most traditional and classic makers of foods, everything made in Greece, brought to your doors in the USA. We bring you hidden gems in fashion and in traditional products. We want to share all these wonderful, innovative, stylish, and delicious products beyond Greece. We are working directly with the artists and producers of our products, some new to the American marketplace, and some old familiar favorites. Through our Eshop and pop up stores around the New Hampshire and Massachusetts areas, you will be supporting and celebrating these wonderful people who put their love, time and devotion into their craft.