So who is The Greek Farmer?
Our owner & founder, Tony Charalambides, was born in the early 80’s and raised in Hackney, London, to an Irish mother and Greek Cypriot father. And with a surname like that it was no wonder he was often referred to as ‘The Greek’ by friends in his younger years.
Family & food were and still are the most important factors growing up in a Greek Cypriot & Irish household. Having a strong passion for food, he was determined to create a food business.
In 2018 Tony and his family moved into Langley Hill Farm in the Hertfordshire countryside and a year later his journey began…
Where did it all start?
A disused metal grain silo, built in the 1960s, sat tired and empty and The Greek Farmer was determined to make some use of it. The Eureka moment came in December 2019 to convert this into a walk in smokehouse.
With no previous knowledge in the arts of charcuterie this was Tony’s biggest ever challenge. Research, consultancy, trips to Cyprus and lots of research & development the challenging year of 2020 soon came and went.
All this whilst building a fully fledged production facility within disused parts of the farm. In December 2021 The Greek Farmer finally obtained approval and the rest, as they say, is history!