Not much better than tasting fresh cold-pressed olive oil from the cooperative oil press with taboun bread on a car bonnet! These guys were the first olive oil producers to get the #fairtrade certificate in the world. And you can buy the extra virgin olive oil from @zaytoun_cic in the UK. #amostravel #tastepalestine #justiceandhope
Whenever we visit Palestine to hear updates from farmers on the situation for them there, we hear many of them tell us that one of the toughest challenges is the feeling of isolation from the world. To tell their story, to tell the world that they share the same joys and concerns in life as others around the world, is important to them and one of the reasons we founded Zaytoun.
Through fairly trading their produce, and through the trips and tours we facilitate for UK customers to visit Palestinian communities, we hope to offer an opportunity for dialogue. Trade has always brought people together, enriching cultures through exchange.
So this olive harvest season, we're inviting you to share your own harvest through images and messages of friendship to Palestinian farmers. Of course, harvesters of blackberries, apples, plums and pears in Britain enjoy free access to hedgerows and trees, while Palestinians are often barred from their own land, or cannot bring their harvest home...