Şenköy is a small nomad village where 365 people live among olive trees on the slopes of the South Aegean where the Aegean and Mediterranean meet, overlooking Lake Bafa and the Latmos mountains. There are many legends told, but we do not know the exact history and story of the foundation of Şenköy. Centuries-old olive trees continue to exist in the olive forests surrounding our village.
In our village, which is as cheerful as its name (Şen means cheerful in Turkish), olive cultivation is our ancestral heritage. We are born, live and die among the olive trees.
Based on our known family history, our great-great-grandfathers Mustafa and Şakir Mete obtained olives and olive oil by grafting delice types into memecik species with traditional methods.
Our grandfather Şakir returned to Şenköy after fighting as a soldier for 9 years, but he died at a young age. Muhittin Mete, who was left alone at the age of 4, focused on growing our grandfather's olive groves.
According to our grandmother Ayşe Mete, our grandfather, who worked in limestone quarries during the day, planted our olive trees at night by the light of the sailor's lantern. The lives of our 4th generation father Şakir Mete and our dear mother Türceyin Mete, who are complete nature lovers, were spent in these olive groves. They took care of our olive trees and grew them with joy.
Now, as the 5th generation, we are inheriting this legacy. We are protecting and developing our ecological heritage in this rapidly changing new world. We offer you the ancient olive oil of Şenköy Olive Forests with the Metebey brand.