Our grandfather, Anastasis Papadopoulos, was born in 1930 in Mikroomilia, Drama and at the age of 10 he settled in Paleokomi, Serres. His passion and zest for cultivating the land was immense and despite his involvement with other jobs, it was always his great love. He was an unstoppable "worker" who worked on a daily basis, for more than 12 hours, not caring for holidays or weekends. What made him happy was farming.
He started with just 2 acres of land and grew to the point of farming 3000 acres, a particularly large area by the standards of the time, lacking machinery, equipment and sophisticated technology. Grandfather Anastasis always acted as our role model and from the age of 10-11 he would take us to work with him to "become tough", as he would say. He passed away at the age of 87, and we have since taken over the reins of the business.