ASOP Episkopi has confirmed its focus on exports, especially to Eastern Europe. “Our production of summer fruit, which includes peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries and plums, runs from May to September and 90% is destined for export. In particular, we favour Eastern European markets, such as Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Belarus. The rest of our production is sold on the Greek domestic market, divided between retail and wholesale markets,” said sales manager Nikos Vasileiou. ASOP Episkopi’s products are divided into two macro-categories: alongside summer fruit sits winter fruit, which includes green kiwis and apples, mainly for export.
Since 1987 ASOP Episkopi (Fruit and Vegetable Agricultural Cooperative of the Diocese of Naoussa) has dealt exclusively in fruit and vegetables and has about 500 producer-members. It mainly produces summer fruit such as peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries, and winter fruit like green Hayward kiwis and apples.