At the municipality of Gargaliani, in which villages Mouzaki, Pirgos, Floka, Marathos, Valta and Lefki are included, in nowadays 1.4 million olive trees are cultivated in an area more of 7,000 hectares.
102 concerned growers have been the fundamental members of ‘Eleonas’ Cooperative. In our second meeting already the idea started spreading and 18 more growers joined our effort. In year 2005 120 growers of ‘Eleonas’ Cooperative were cultivating more than 370 hectares with 76000 olive trees. After the first results arrived more and more growers like to join us giving us faith of what we try and more strength to face every challenge. In 2006 ‘Eleonas’ Cooperative runs close to 205 growers who cultivate more than 500 hectares with 103,000 olive trees!! The capacity of our production is around 700 to maybe over of 1000 MT of selected extra virgin olive oil and 5 to 6 MT of table olives.
Agricultural Cooperative Certified Quality Agricultural Products of Gargaliani ‘ELEONAS’ is leaded by a 5-persons board. Two of the board members are Agronomists with huge experience on olive cultivation, another two are trained in Agricultural cooperative management and the president of the Board is Mathematician in local high school, working close for the past few years for environmental awareness of the students next to the University of Patras. All of the members of the Board are olive growers for more than 30 years and share the same dream of enjoying the market position that our products deserve..