Organic Oranges (13kg) - place your pre-order here
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Organic Oranges (13kg) - place your pre-order here

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Organic oranges delivered to your doorstep -  place your pre-order here by the 2 December for delivery before Christmas. 


These oranges will be hand-picked as soon as they are ready and delivered straight to you. There is no doubt that you will be able to taste the difference due to the freshess!


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 Greek farmers by buying this 13kg box of wonderfully sweet organic oranges harvested in the Peloponnese. Fruit from the Greek Peloponnese peninsula are famous for their freshness and sweet taste. Our Navelina oranges are seedless and ideal to eat straight from the box or to make into juice. The oranges have been grown naturally without the use of harmful pesticides, so you can safely use their peels (cooked and uncooked) to make jam, for baking, and in other food preparation.


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

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Delivery: Oranges, like all citrus fruit, don’t ripen after being picked. Therefore, we wait until our oranges are perfectly ripe before harvesting them! This means that your fruit might be delivered 1-2 weeks earlier or later than expected.


Colour: The colour of an orange does not determine its ripeness. Instead, our naturally produced oranges only get their distinctive orange hue when night time temperatures drop to a certain level. It is therefore possible that when your oranges arrive some of them might still be green. This is normal, and does not affect their ripeness or their taste.


Delivery checks: Please check your oranges after receiving them for any signs of pressure or minor damage, and make sure to eat these ones first. If you should discover any signs of mould soon after receiving your oranges make sure to remove the affected fruits quickly, so that the mould does not spread throughout the crate.


Storage: Your oranges should be stored in a cool, dry place, ideally a refrigerator or a cellar at a temperature between 4-6⁰C. Citrus fruits can also be stored on a balcony or terrace, provided that they are kept in a Styrofoam box or covered with a woollen blanket to protect them from frost. If properly stored, our oranges can be kept fresh for up to a month.


About the farmers: The first of Chrysoula and Christos Stergiou’s orange trees were planted on Mount Argos in 1957. To protect the environment and support natural agriculture their farm converted to organic in 1998. The oranges grow naturally without chemical or hormone treatment; when ripe they are handpicked from the tree. Initially, the higher prices meant that there were no buyers for organic products but with gebana farmers are paid fairly, and on time. ‘We would like to thank the gebana customers for buying our Greek produce’.


Suggested recipe:  Mulled orange juice - a child-friendly non-alcoholic version of mulled wine which is just as yummy!


Cooking time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Ingredients:
1l of freshly squeezed orange juice
1 stick cinnamon
4 cloves
Instructions: Simmer the orange juice with the cinnamon stick and cloves for about 10 minutes until the flavours have infused. Remove the cinnamon stick and the cloves. Serve warm.


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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