Arosis, Traditional Greek Products since 1956. The third generation of the family is now in charge and we are blessed to be living in west Macedonia, where there are plenty of small family farms. Local producers, through sheer love of the land and their art live for and from pulses. They have been our partners since 1956, namely since the first in the family got in the pulses business. Our roots are in the community and our relationship with it can only be characterized as symbiotic and harmonious. Our philosophy embraces the international phenomenon that is the slow food movement which promotes the concept of “good, clean, fair” food. In other words, our food should be good and aim to please the senses, form part of our general culture and positively contribute to our health. Clean is what the production process should be so as to guarantee that consumption of a particular food does not endanger the environment, the flora, the fauna nor man. Fair is the way that producers of said food should be approached and remunerated; the price consumers are charged for said food should be fair as well. Truly this is our kind of philosophy! We choose the avenue of responsibility and embrace the practice of collaborating with the land, not exploiting it. We believe in people who love and listen to the land, in building relations with them for life. Nature needs us as much as we need it, so we invest in its sustainable development.
Greek Giant Beans from West Macedonia, Greek Plake Beans from Kastoria, Greek Coloured Giant Beans from West Macedonia, Medium (Papouda) Beans from Amyntaion, Greek Small Lentils from Kastoria, Greek Small Chickpeas from Grevena, Fava beans from Feneos, Long Grain Rice from Thessaloniki, Long Grain Parboiled Rice from Thessaloniki, Brown Grain Rice from Thessaloniki Carolina Rice from Serres, Medium Grain Rice from Thessaloniki, Greek Bulgur from Pindos Mountains, Wild mushrooms from Pindos Mountains.
Organic Greek Giant Beans from Prespes, PGI, Organic Greek Plake Beans from Prespes, PGI, Organic Greek Coloured Giant Beans from West Macedonia, Organic Medium Beans from Amyntaion, Organic Greek Small Lentils from Kastoria, Organic Greek Small Chickpeas from Grevena, Organic Fava beans from Feneos, Organic Long Grain Rice from Thessaloniki, Organic Long Grain Praboiled Rice from Thessaloniki, Organic Brown Grain Rice from Thessaloniki.
Giant baked beans with 100% Olive oil, Greek Baked Beans in Spicy Sauce and 100% virgin olive oil, Greek Small Lentils with Honey and Balsamic Vinegar, Greek Fava Salad with Capers, Greek Small Lentils and Green Olives Pate, Greek Humus Salad Grevena.
At Arosis we make sure that we finish what we start and on top of that, in the best way possible. That is why our quality control starts in the field.
The farmers know how to listen to and obey the wishes of the soil, since the families of most of them have been involved in its cultivation for centuries. They let the land rest when it is needed, and the soil repays them with crops of unparalleled quality after their rest. The first quality control takes place right there and then, in the field thanks to the agronomist that is next to the farmers every step of the way.
Next, the product reaches the Arosis facilities where investments in state-of-the-art equipment have been made in at amount that exceeds one million euros. What follows is the chain of procedures –cleaning, ecological insect elimination, drying, selection, packaging- all of which guarantee the quality of the final product.
Although the procedures followed set the bar really high and have passed the test of time, we didn’t hesitate to add yet another control stage. The human factor is set to motion and thus we get to the stage of hand picking. The human eye performs the last check and seals every arosis product, ensuring that you get top quality at your table and that the area gets to have more jobs. Like we said, in Arosis we live and create in a place that gives us much and to which we owe much, so we choose to always give back.
The implementation of quality systems EN ISO 9001:2000 and EN ISO 22000:2005 is part of the strict control process and certify in the best possible way the upkeeping of the highest quality standards.