26,000 kilos of acorn caps, Hamada, were collected on Kea in 2015 and stored carefully until sale in March 2017.
Most trees do not produce acorn caps every year making dry, rodent free storage a crucial part of acorn cap collecting.
Fortunately, we have plenty of living memory from the oldest generation that collected and stored caps throughout their childhoods and early adult years until 1965 when orders from Europe and Lesbos stopped. These farmers remember the Oak as a good provider and were quick to return to collecting when it was announced that caps could once again be sold.
Acorn Cookies will soon be in France at the fabulous Mavrommatis gourmet stores - just in time for the Holidays!
Acorn Cookies & Women's Association of Kea 10 & 11 December 2016 Peace & Friendship Stadium Athens - Greece
The Ministry of Rural Development and Food in collaboration with the Region of Attica and the General Secretariat for Gender Equality, is organizing an event dedicated to Women's Agricultural Cooperatives.
At the event, held in honor of the Greek farm women, a conference will be held to inform and highlight issues related to local development and female entrepreneurship. There will also be an Exhibition of stands with local traditional products of women's cooperatives .
Meet Greece's Feminine Rural Cooperatives and become acquainted withwomen who love producing traditional products, bringing the myths and history of each place.