From Fargo to Greece
[Cultivating Culture & Olive Oil]
Story by McKaila Ruud
Photography by M. Schleif Photography
This past October, I traveled to Greece as a part of a guided trip with Peter Schultz of Aegean Imports. Peter lives in Moorhead, Minn. and achieved his doctoral degree in Archaeology while studying in Greece. His expertise and local know-how are paramount to the experience of this trip. Aegean Imports is a small trading company based out of Fargo, N.D. They focus on cultivating relationships with sustainable, family-based, farm-to-table producers in southern Europe and Central America. The purpose of this trip to Greece was to connect with Olive Oil producers at Mystra Estates and partake in an environmental tour of the olive grove and the surrounding areas.
Read onward to learn about how a local group from the Fargo-Moorhead area got immersed into the Greek culinary scene, walked ancient ruins, and where you can get your hands on the olive oil mentioned in Stop #2.
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