Yes, that’s right! Thanks to all your votes, Zaytoun olive oil from Palestine is now officially the Nation’s Favourite Organic Product!
We won the award at the Soil Association’s BOOM Awards 2021 (Best of the Organic Market), and we were up against some of our favourite organic brands, including Riverford and Booja Booja. It was tough competition and we’ve been celebrating ever since!
Our Fairtrade raw almonds were also a finalist in the Best of Organic Snacks category.
Thank you for your votes!
Zaytoun MD, Manal Ramadan White, said: “Thank you for this wonderful accolade. We are fortunate to work with producers and suppliers who respect the soil, who have not only held on to the wisdom passed down from their forebears but have adapted it to suit their own circumstances, as well as our planet’s. They do this with love and commitment under the most challenging circumstances. We thank you for recognising their dedication and hard work with your vote.
For decades Palestinian farmers have faced severe barriers in carrying out their normal day-to-day agricultural activities caused through restrictions on movement and lack of access to crucial inputs including access to their own water resources.
Palestinian olive trees are amongst the oldest in the world – they signify a connection to a long and rich history. The oil in this bottle is from olives that have been hand-picked from rain-fed trees that are nestled on beautiful terraces in the West Bank, lovingly tended by farmers for generations.
Now as the word spreads farther and wider about this oil, with every purchase we are making organic farming in Palestine more viable and attracting a new generation to this important sector, thereby helping shape a brighter future.“