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Olive Oil from Palestine, August orders

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

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Thanks to Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, Palestinian olive oil and olive/honey spread are now available to order.

We will pick up the orders on August 24th and send an email to everyone who has ordered to let you know that we have them.
Please place your order asap to ensure there is enough.

To order Olive Oil or Honey/Olive Spread  (see sizes and prices below) 

1. send email to Bob Schaible rmschaible@gmail.com with a cc: to judy@robbinsandrobbins.com 
2. send payment to Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights (MVPR) c/o, Bob Schaible, 136 Callahan Rd., Buxton ME 04093
3. wait to hear that the olive oil has been picked up in Bucksport and is available to pick up in Sedgwick (or by pre-arranged delivery spot)

Olive Oil 500ml = $12
Olive Oil 1000ml = $20
olive/honey condiment = $8

Thank you for supporting Palestinian farmers.

  OLIVE CULTIVATION IN PALESTINE

Olive orchards, which make up 80% of the farmed lands in Palestine, are nurtured as a family legacy that is passed on through generations. Orchards are grown on hand-built terraces, inaccessible by modern machinery, that hug the hillsides and prevent erosion. Farmers work year round to build and maintain these ancient terraces that were crafted by their ancestors. Persis­tent hands-on effort is the only way to reap the naturally extra virgin and organic olive oil of the majestic mountainsides.

A VITAL SOURCE OF INCOME

Traditionally, the harvest, which constitutes the main source of income and a major food source for many Palestinian farming families, is a family affair. The workers who take a share of the harvest take it as a family. Normally, the entire family participates in harvesting the crop and collectively benefits from it by obtaining their olive stock for the year and selling some for the family income.

[info from Canaan Fair Trade]

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