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We'd love to keep you updated with our latest news and events.

#ThisIsNotCousCous…
July 9th, 2020 2:53 pm
Zaytoun Organic Maftoul from Palestine   …this is maftoul, the iconic Palestinian giant couscous! Loved by chefs for its nutty moreish flavor, maftoul is packed full of whole wheat goodness, is simple to cook and adds a gourmet twist to your dish. And by choosing Zaytoun organic maftoul, sourced from cooperatives in Palestine, you are supporting women to make a sustainable livelihood.

We are launching a new campaign #ThisIsNotCousCous and inviting you to get creative in the kitchen with this versatile grain. From July to Organic September we’ll be sharing recipes, and stories from the producers in Palestine, to inspire everyone to try a maftoul dish.

Delicious in salads, risottos and pilafs, it is made using an age-long tradition of hand-rolling bulgur with whole wheat f...
We're hiring!
June 16th, 2020 3:52 pm
Could you be our new Finance Assistant?  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance Assistant to work for an award-winning mission-led organisation, assisting the Finance Manager with accounting and finance-related activities.

Please check our full job description and share it with your networks.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 15th July. 


 
What a year this last week has been!
March 24th, 2020 5:56 pm

We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe during these challenging times. The wellbeing of our employees and customers is always at the forefront of our thoughts and so, in accordance with government guidelines, Zaytoun staff have been working from home making sure that we keep your shelves stocked with your favourite Palestinian products. 

Following the export ban on Palestinian products that was imposed and then lifted last month (see the blog post below) we were overjoyed to receive shipments of new harvest olive oil and Medjoul dates, and are very happy to report that we’re well-stocked across our product lines. 

In Palestine, our friends and suppliers have been under lockdown since Sunday night in line with the latest coronavirus advice issued by the Palestinian Authority to help keep everyone safe, and they are grateful for your support during this difficult period. Every one of our suppliers, both in the UK and in Palestine, has assured us that they’re following the social distancing and hygiene practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Now that the UK is also under restricted movement guidelines, you can order Zaytoun products online from TraidcraftPremcrest, Ethical Superstore, Planet Organic, Sous Chef and The Ethical Shop. Zaytoun is also available from many local, independent shops and volunteer distributors around the UK that are helping to support their communities. Please see our stockist page

Traidcraft is receiving a higher than normal volume of orders and their phenomenal warehouse team are working around the clock to make that business runs as normal. We ask you to be patient with them and with us during this period.

We'd like to give a big shout out to Medical Aid for Palestinians and the PCRF who are doing incredible work on the ground in Palestine. Please support them if you can.

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We are living through unprecedented times and our thoughts are with all those who are most impacted: the sick, the elderly, the vulnerable, small businesses who can no longer operate, and last but not least our heroic health and social workers. This is a time of tough decisions for us all and we can still make choices that will be beneficial. Hopefully we will come out of this difficult phase as a kinder nation and that we will be more connected with our neighbours and communities.

Please do get in touch via email if you have any queries and we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

Take care of yourselves and each other. Stay healthy and safe (and sane!) 

Love from the Zaytoun team

​An update on the export ban of Palestinian goods
March 10th, 2020 11:10 am

Thank you to everyone who contacted us and who lobbied their MP with their concerns about the recent export ban on Palestinian goods. Our suppliers have confirmed that they have been able to export goods in recent days. Our container carrying new harvest olive oil has crossed the checkpoint and has now shipped from Haifa. Our Medjoul date suppliers have also succeeded in getting shipments out which is a relief; there had been a risk of missing the time specific sales peak of Ramadan.
 
While we are relieved, the issue remains that it is extraordinary that an entire nation’s agricultural export activity can be brought to a complete halt by another nation’s military apparatus. For that reason, we will continue working closely with Oxfam and the Fairtrade Foundation to raise this issue with government bodies asking them to defend the interests of UK bilateral trade with Palestine.
 
It is also a concern that the ban was under-reported in the media and, as we have seen from the clo...