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Explore the Story of Askada

A few words about us

ASKADA farm was established with love and respect for the special variety of figs that grow in this particular place in Greece, Kymi, in Evia island. Over the past few years, we have been operating a fig farm next to Melas river. Our farm is dedicated to organic cultivation and committed to offering you the unique taste of these precious figs. In this very place in Greece, you can find the trees that give life to these fruit with the delicate skin and remarkable taste, along with the unique process we follow to dehydrate them. We follow the traditional dehydrating method, used in Kymi for centuries.

For us, the notion of “traditional” is of value as long as it is accompanied by the primordial principles of collaboration, cooperation, and respect for nature and human beings. Every year in August, a group of people becomes a company that unites its forces to produce the ASKADA fig. The fig of Kymi. We handle each fig with such care, both in production and during development, that we feel proud of what we produce. Our premium organic fig is the main ingredient for all our artisanal gourmet products that combine both inspiration and culinary culture with a healthy aspect.

The place of Kymi

Kymi is located in central Evia, the second largest island in Greece. With significant power in ancient times, Evia created colonies in the West, the most important being the one located in Campania, Italy.  People from Evia got there in 750 BC, bringing with them the written characters of the Euboic alphabet, which the locals kept making minor changes, to later create the Latin alphabet. In a landscape of rich and rare biodiversity, where the alternation between the Aegean landscape and the mountain Kotylaia provides special features, Kymi and its traditional villages spread out.

The process

The sundried figs of Kymi, is a quality product, one of the first to be certified with a PDO brand by the European Union, not only due to the unique geographical zone of the trees but also the unique process followed when drying the figs. We carefully collect the ripe figs by hand, and only if they have attained full ripeness. This takes place around the end of August, and we sometimes follow this process more than twice a day. Strictly following the ancient tradition, we cut the tiny stalk with a scissor and then tear the figs in halves! That way we make sure that they are clean inside.

Once openhearted, we place them under the sun so that they slowly dry and absorb all the beams of the Mediterranean light. When they are fully sundried, we unite two same-sized figs by pressing them together. That way we create the “ASKADA” fig, which in the local dialect means “the final shape of two sundried figs opened and pressed together, thus becoming one.

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