Anydro Tours with Oikonomou Petros and his partners
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“In the year 1997, after many experiments with growing different types of tomato, I began to grow the local variety, in Megalochori. Next thing to do, was to try the traditional way of cultivating the tomato and after packing the product in jars, to leave it up to the consumers to decide about the future of this effort.“, says Petros Oikonomou.
Fourty years ago, Petros Oikonomou, agronomist and teacher, visited for the first time Santorini and fell in love with the island and its rich farming history. Subsequently, he dropped his career, packed his bags and set as a life goal to revive the production of the Santorini cherry tomato. After many years of collecting seeds and recording the traditional farming and processing ways, he initiated his own organic tomato farm, that resulted to award winning products and the re-establishment of tomato production in the island. Nowadays, Petros continues producing a variety of local signature products while he trains the new generation of local farmers, aiming to diversify the economy of the island.