Zaytoun was founded ten years ago to assist Palestinian farmers market their products, starting with oil from some of the world’s oldest olive groves, and was initially funded by hundreds of people willing to put up their money well in advance of receiving their oil. In 2009, Zaytoun launched the world’s first ever Fairtrade olive oil, a tribute to the hard work of its Palestinian producers and processors.
Palestine is the home of the olive tree, whose fruit supports over half the population. Gnarly olive trees predominate in the agricultural landscape. The Mediterranean climate, rich fertile soil and use of organic traditional farming methods distionguishes Zaytoun’s Palestinian olive oil.
Zaytoun organises annual trips to the olive harvest and this year’s tour runs, 2nd – 8th November. It’s a rare chance to visit the communities who supply Zaytoun products: not only the olive farmers in Jenin, but also those who make the maftoul (couscous) & za’atar (spice mix), dates & almonds, and the soap-makers of Nablus. Numbers are limited to a bakers’ dozen, so get in touch early if you think you can afford the frontline gastronomic holiday of a lifetime this winter.
For further details and enquiries please contact email@example.com or call 0207 832 1351.
The Zaytoun team will be highlighting a decade of fair trade with Palestine, with stories from producers about how their lives have changed as a result of trade and exchange with their customers, distributors and supporters.
You can help Zaytoun tell the stories of the farmers they support by sharing with them what drives you to continue to support Palestinian producers, and how you work with your community to sell their products. If you been to Palestine – you can tell them how it changed your views, or inspired your passion to sell more
Zaytoun will be putting up stories and pictures throughout the year, on Facebook, the website and in their newsletter. To help tell the story of Zaytoun’s first decade, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angel Canal Festival Sunday September 4th 2001 11 - 5
The Islington Fairtrade Steering Group is very excited to be participating in this year’s Angel Canal Festival.
The day promises to be a fun filled day for families and residents of the area. It is based around the City Road Lock on Regent’s Canal, Islington, London N1. Attractions will include a children’s fun fair, boat trips, regatta, art projects, live music and theater, and boats on display.
Our stall will be one of 80 to include everything from clothes and jewelery to food and drinks.
At our stall will be Just Change as well as Zaytoun serving up delicious treats. Some face painting by volunteers is also on offer in case they are any interested youngsters. All in all it will be a loverly day to celebrate both the local treasure which is the Regent’s Canal as well as Fairtrade in Islington.
So please come join us in what promises to be a fun filled day!
Angel Canal Festival: Sunday September 4th 11:00 – 17:00