Our Medjoul dates are ethically sourced from the sun-drenched palm groves of Jericho. It was a bountiful harvest this season, which provided positive news in a difficult time. It also means that producers were faced with selling a bumper crop in a pandemic when so many shops and restaurants are closed. We’re pleased to share the news that people responded to our call to support Palestinian producers and our sales of Medjoul dates are strong this year.
Zaytoun began with dedicated supporters selling into their community. The passion, enthusiasm and energy of people who enabled our mission, to support Palestinian farmers through ethics driven trade, continues today. If you would like to buy Medjoul dates from a local community distributor, please check our stockist map.
If you would like to sell Palestinian products to your friends, family and community please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We sell at bulk prices and provide support to community distributors who sell Zaytoun’s products and share the rich heritage of Palestine’s producers.
A virtual visit to the Medjoul date groves in Palestine
We visit the suppliers throughout the year and the harvest trip is always a joyful one. We were unable to visit due to the pandemic and so we met up on Zoom with one of our suppliers to find out more about this year’s harvest and the impact of COVID.
A digital pack to share with your network
We’re creating a digital download pack that you may like to use on social media, for a digital iftar or to share with your networks. If you would like us to send you a link please email email@example.com.
How can you support producers in Palestine?
Check the label on Medjoul dates to ensure they’re not sourced from illegal settlements, and ensure you’re buying ethically sourced products from Palestine.
We source all our Medjoul dates from Palestinian farms around the ancient city of Jericho, an occupied area which is seeing vast tracts of land illegally confiscated by the Israeli government. The dates are a vital source of income for Jordan Valley farmers who are striving to grow trade opportunities in order to retain their own land, while facing the daily struggles of living under military occupation and the threat of expanding Israeli settlements.
You can find out more by downloading our leaflet about Supporting Livelihoods in Palestine: