Melitakes Cooperative in Crete - Greece

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= food producing coop in the village of Pirgos in south Heraklion region of Crete on the roots of Asterousia Mountains



""Melitakes is a group of 8 passionate people with a common dream. We strongly believe that human beings should cultivate their soul and mind every day, taking examples from nature.

We established a social cooperative company in 2016, based on cultivation seeds of local traditional varieties, using agroecology methods.

We chose the name “Melitakes” because “Melitakas” is the ant in the Cretan dialect and comes from the corresponding Medieval Greek “melitax”, a root word of ancient Greek “honey”." (