The Story Begins at 35°North

in #witness2 years ago (edited)

Dear Steemians,

You know me as a software developer and a Steem witness, but I do have another passion - creating products. Today is a special day when I get to announce something new that I've been working on for a long time!

I'm proud to present 35°North — a brand which aims to become the household name for the best food products around the northern hemisphere. 

You can follow our journey on the official account @thirtyfivenorth


35°North was born after almost a year of hard work by a team of four people and countless others who supported us along the way. Thank you! 

Our brand is rooted in authenticity and our love for high quality food.  We work with and give back directly to local farmers, ensuring that the  families which put in the hard work of producing precious food are the  ones who get the most out of it.

Our first product is 35°N First Edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil from  Greece, grown and picked near the village of Kria, where the 35th  parallel north crosses the island of Crete.

35°N First Edition comes in one size 500ml (16.9 fl oz) glass bottles,  coated in matte white color to protect the olive oil from direct  sunlight and to give it that pebble-like feel when holding it in your  hand. 

The contents of the bottle are equally exciting — the olive oil was cold  pressed from the world-famous Koroneiki olive variety. It results in  very low acidity, fruity and smooth taste, with a tiny note of  bitterness at the end. It’s the perfect companion for your culinary  adventures.

Only 4240 of these beauties exist and you can order yours today on our website at 35north.eu using your favorite payment methods, including Credit Card, PayPal, Bitcoin and 30+ other cryptocurrencies (STEEM integration is coming soon!).

We currently ship to EU, US, Canada, Norway, Iceland, Israel, Switzerland and Japan.

I hope you will try it out!
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Wow, you did it!
It was just the other day that I was wοndering what happened with your project. The site looks great too! As a matter of fact everything looks great :)
Best wishes, I hope you'll have great success with such a fine product!
And you are planning for more than olive oil?

Thank you! Yes, much more on the way - stay tuned :)

Follow our journey on the official account @thirtyfivenorth


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Hi @upheaver

Welcome back :) I just replied to your latest comment asking for your little support with our community project and only now I realized that you're already back to Steemit.

You know me as a software developer and a Steem witness, but I do have another passion

Oh I didn't know that about you. Ups.

35°North was born after almost a year of hard work by a team of four people and countless others who supported us along the way. Thank you!

How come it took you guys 1 year? That's quite some time and I would expect more than only 1 product after all those preparations. Just wondering.

cryptocurrencies (STEEM integration is coming soon!).

That's a great news! If you would add STEEM as a method of payments then I can help you promote your product (share it with my audience, which is really pretty massive).

ps. Which part of Greece are you from? Would you consider your country dangerous for local people (because of huge amount of illegal immigrants)?

Yours
Piotr

Hey. Thanks.

It took us a lot of time to establish a supply chain and to reach a point where you can send an API call to ship out your product located in another country. Even for one product, hundreds of variables are involved.

I'm not from Greece myself, but I live here for quite some time now, currently in Crete where our first product is from. Illegal imigrants are mostly refugees from war torn countries and they pose no threat to local society and if integrated well can actually help the local economy. I met only a few families in the last 10 years I'm here and they were very sweet people. Most of them apply for asylum somewhere within EU and are living in special centers for refugees while awaiting transfer.

I've travelled quite a lot and I consider Greece to be one of the safest countries in Europe.

Thank you for your great comment @upheaver

Even for one product, hundreds of variables are involved.

That's actually very true. In other words: you build infrastructure for your business, right?

I'm not from Greece myself, but I live here for quite some time now, currently in Crete where our first product is from

How is it in Greece during winter? Is there anything to do? And would you mind telling me what are average costs of living?

I was thinking about running away from Poland to Greece or south of Spain during next winter.

Yours
Piotr

Yes, correct. Cost of living in Greece is similar to Poland, but quality of life (due to climate, nature and fresh food) is much higher. I'm from Lithuania myself :)

It's great to get to know you closer @upheaver :)

How did it happen that you moved to Greece? Have you been living in Crete for long already?

Simple - weather is much nicer here :) Ten years and a bit in total in Greece, most of it in Athens. Crete just this year.

Thank you @upheaver

And how developed is Crete? Do they have any shopping malls, cinema? Any entertainment except of tourist drinking areas? Would you mind sharing with me?

I'm dying to know what you know about Greece during winter :)

Yours
Piotr