The women’s Agricultural Cooperative of Portaria, Pilio named “Portaria” is based in the homonymous municipality of Magnisia and operates in the prefecture of Magnisia. It was founded in March 1997 by women of the region, who wanted to use old recipes that were for years in the drawers of their homes, saving the tradition of the place. At the same time all the women of the village started using their free time with contribution to family income.
Today the cooperative has 35 members. Every day the women work in two workshops of the cooperative. One of the workshops with the exhibition of products was created with the help of the programme “Leader”. The oldest stand in the center of Portaria still operates though..
At the beginning, the cooperative was manufacturing traditional sweets and jams with all kinds of fruit of the region, and today manufactures a wide range of products without using preservatives and colors.