"We are proud to put 'MADE IN PALESTINE' on our cartons" Farmer Mamoun Durra speaking at the June 2016 UNISON conference about why trade rather than aid helps him and others stay on their land in the face of growing land grabs and water thefts.
This video from Human Rights Watch clearly sets out the damage done to the Palestinian economy by businesses operating in, financing, servicing, or trading with Israeli settlements. As Palestinian farmers look across a barbed wire barrier to fertile lands they once farmed, and a Palestinian quarry owner tells us that his equipment was confiscated 3 times, Israeli settlers and their businesses benefit from tax breaks.
Welcome to our dressed-up duo of grains! Freekeh, a smoky spring wheat, and maftoul, a nutty large-grain kind of couscous, have had a makeover and the smart new boxes are hitting UK shop shelves now!
We thought these products deserved more showing-off than our clear packets offered, but we've kept a window on the box so that customers can see the colour and texture of the grains. The box is sturdy as well as striking - it would make a lovely gift as part of a hamper of Palestinian products for a friend!
Find a stockist here, and more information about freekeh and maftoul on our products page. For recipes check out our page, or let us know your favourite way to cook these grains.