The second largest island after Crete, in Greek archipelagos and the third after Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. It is separated from the mainland of Greece with the Evian Gulf.

  Source:Goevia.com

 

 

 

The region of Western Greece along with Evia the largest county, recently has incorporated a business plan for the development of the local primary sector called "The basket of agricultural products", an integrated step towards a new perspective, in which the leading position is the production of agricultural food products and rural development for the period 2013-2020 and is a key source of income and employment of the county.
 

The criteria for selecting products listed in 'basket' is organized into 3 categories:
• Products with export orientation
• Products that highlight the identity of the region
• Products that meet the nutritional needs of the country

 

Principal crops, farms & preparations of Prefecture of Evia are:


• Vegetables like potatoes, cabbage - cauliflowers, cereals (mainly wheat and barley)
• Olive Oil Mills, Olive Production with PDO, Kalamata olives
• Honey Production (from Pine, Thyme, Pine and flowers)
• Production of Wine ( PDO & PGI )
• Mushroom Cultivation
• Animal husbandry (sheep)
• Milk production
• Cattle & Pig
• Poultry and egg production
• Sea Fisheries & Fish Farming
• Production of Dried Fruits ( figs )
• Seasonal fruits (cherries, peaches, apricots and fresh plums)
• Legumes (chickpeas, beans)
• Herbs, such as fennel seeds and wild as mountain tea, oregano, sage and bay leaves
• Beer Production

 

Another gift of nature in the prefecture of Evia is the variety of high quality water sources. The mountains of Evia covered with snow in the winter offer an endless supply of water, creating large underground water supplies, in rivers and streams making the Evian water the best source in Greece.

 

Mother Nature has provided within the twelve months of the year to offer  seasonal fruits other than greenhouses. So, visitors are able year round to taste the best vegetables and fruits that the Evian land has to offer. 

 

These products can be easily found not only in large outdoor farmer markets, but also in large or small neighborhood grocery stores.