My Grandfather's Olive farm

Greece

My grandfather and grandmother -- or Pappou and Yiayia, as they're called in Greek -- have had olives groves in a tiny village called Platanos for decades. My grandfather -- one of 7 brothers and sisters -- inherited a portion of his father's large landholdings. On a good year, he'll produce a few tons of oil, several gallons of which he'll ship to family in the U.S.

Greece

Kalamata/Messinia

Platanos

My grandfather overlooks one of his groves, about 400 trees.

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