11 Jun

Tradition lives on in olives

It’s been 11 years since Steve Skarmoutsos and his olive oilSkarmoutsos decided to embrace his family heritage and become an olive farmer.

Mr Skarmoutsos owns Ambrosia Olive Farm, Eltons Road, Silverdale.

He bought it in 1997 as a bare 40 acre property.

Within two years he had covered it with 4000 olive trees.

Mr Skarmoutsos said his family had been growing olives in the rolling landscapes of central Greece for generations.

“My past experience has given me a great amount of love and knowledge of the olive tree,” he said.

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