Founded in 2004, Zaytoun is a Community Interest Company working to develop a UK market for artisan Palestinian produce. Zaytoun’s za’atar is sourced from a women’s cooperative in Jenin, wild-harvested. Za’atar is an everyday staple in the Middle East; a herb mix of wild thyme, toasted sesame and sumac. It is a zesty seasoning, delicious with olive oil on fresh bread, and on all salads, especially with tomato… but be warned, its fresh taste is addictive!
Approximately 25p from every purchase of a Zaytoun product will be donated to their Trees for Life initiative (see below).
We source from Al Nakheel, who gather dates from farmers across 300 hectares of land in the Jordan Valley. Al Nakheel company’s dates come from 12,000 palm trees spread across 3,000 dunums (300 hectares) of land in the Jordan Valley.
Zuhair Manasreh, founding partner and CEO explains “Palestinian investment in dates is the right choice for the Jordan Valley right now. There is a lot of agricultural land in the Jordan Valley that has been abandoned by Palestinian farmers because they can’t access water. When land lays fallow, it can easily be confiscated by settlement farms, which have the deep wells and the water subsidies to cultivate it.”
Founded on principles of social responsibility, the company aims to unleash Palestine’s agricultural potential while providing stable, sustainable, and well- paid alternatives to settlement labour. With gender- sensitive policies and workspaces and an emphasis on providing jobs locally for women, the company currently employees forty full-time and eighty seasonal workers. Despite solid Palestinian investors, a sound business plan, and a strategic vision, the company is still held back by the occupation. With its supplier farms spread across land that falls in Areas B and C, and receiving little to no investment, the company has had to build their own farmers’ roads. They have also had to install their own electrical grid to power workstations and mechanise irrigation.
Trees for Life - Palestine Fair Trade Association’s olive tree planting project.
Raw Living is pleased to support this initiative. Since we started stocking Zaytoun's Palestinian products iun August 2015 we have donated 5 trees (olive tree saplings - 3 years old).
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