Kalamata Olives

Mix up your mixed olives with a helping of rich, salty Kalamatas. Named after the city of Kalamata in Messenia, southern Greece, they are a almond-shaped, plump, and deep eggplant in color. You can find Kalamata olives in just about any grocery store or supermarket year-round. Like most olives, they come packed in wine vinegar, olive oil or a combination of the two. The Kalamata olive is treated with extreme care both in traditional methods and modern commercial harvesting. The olives are hand-picked from their tree once they are ripe and never when they’re green. The olives must then b..

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