Organic Dates on the Branch (5kg)

Organic Dates on the Branch (5kg)

Supplied by: gebana
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Organic dates-on-the-branch delivered to your doorstep - delivery time usually 7-10 days.

These dates are hand-picked as soon as they are ready and delivered straight to you; you will not be able to resist their honey-sweet taste!

The Ethical Shop has partnered up with gebana to change global trade in favour of farming families, local economies and the environment. gebana is a self-styled global farmers' market, enabling small scale organic farmers from the South to sell their produce in Western Europe.

Help support Tunisian farmers by buying this 5kg box of wonderfully honey-sweet organic dates-on-the-branch harvested from a Tunisian oasis. The fruit are left on the branch to ensure freshness and succulence.

Standard shipping rates apply. Free P&P for orders over £75.



Delivery: We wait until our dates are perfectly ripe before harvesting them. This means that your fruit will not have a set delivery date until it has been picked and boxed ready for delivery. The dates are transported by land and sea.

Storage: Keep your dates cool (5-10 ⁰c) and protect them from light and they will last for up to 12 months.

Nutritional information (per 100g): Energy - 1290kl/ 305kcal, Fat - 0.5g, Saturated fats - ‹ o.1g, Carbohydrates - 69g, Sugar - 69g, Protein - 2.5g, Salt - 3mg

About the farmers: In 2003 gebana became joint owners of South Organic exporting Tunisian dates to west Europe under the name gebana Maghreb. Following the 2011 Tunisian revolution, gebana took great risks to support the company and maintain jobs in this politically unstable climate and ensured not only the stability of business, but also its growth, including the building of a modern processing plant in 2013. Today South Organic is once again an independent Tunisian company but thanks to its partnership with gebana: the quantity of dates has increased from 70 to 1,300 tonnes per year and jobs have been created for around 200 farming families.  

Ahmed Ben Ali, a date producer from Derijne, owns 50 date-palm trees and delivers his best quality dates to gebana. His tip to us for a healthy breakfast is to eat dates, dipping them in milk, olive oil or butter!

About Ethical Shop and gebana: Global Farmers' Market is a new partnership between New Internationalist's Ethical Shop and gebana to supply organic produce direct from farmers in poor countries. gebana was founded in Switzerland in 1998 with the aim of linking social and ecological values to economic sustainability. They established supply chains and partner companies were formed in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Togo and Benin to make it easier for them to link to local farmers. They enable small scale organic farmers from the South to sell their produce in Western Europe. It hasn’t been an easy ride and one of the ways that has made gebana distinctive has been its willingness to take risks. gebana has high standards for social justice and sustainability. It works with external accreditation but recognises that whilst clear and strict standards are important, their implementation is often laborious, bureaucratic and expensive. They have developed their own organic and fairtrade standards whilst recognising the needs and disadvantages of small-scale farmers.

Until now gebana has only operated in Austria, Switzerland and Germany, but recently New Internationalist's Ethical Shop was introduced to them by Helvetas who have been our Swiss partner in the One World Calendar project for over 35 years. gebana need to expand their marketing as most of their organic farmers produce more than they can sell. They share many of the New Internationalist and Ethical Shop's core aims, fostering sustainable development across the world whilst protecting the environment for future generations. Their produce is organically farmed and then shipped via land or sea to limit carbon emissions.

Standard shipping rates apply. Free P&P for orders over £75.

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Supplier gebana
Values and causes Fair Trade, Organic

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