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Organic Dates on the Branch (5kg) - place your pre-order here by 8 Dec-19 for a pre-Christmas delivery

Organic dates-on-the-branch delivered to your doorstep - place your pre-order here!

These dates are handpicked as soon as they are ripe and delivered straight to your doorstep; you will not be able to resist their honey-sweet taste!

Harvested in Tunisia

Like us, you probably want more equity, more sustainability, and more quality at affordable prices. That’s why we have teamed up with gebana - who enable small scale organic farmers from the South to sell their produce in Western Europe -  to change the rules of the game: they trade differently, you buy differently. This is how we all make it work:

  • gebana only harvest and deliver fruit when it is ripe. 
  • The taste is what counts above all; meaningless standards such as size and colour are of no concern.
  • gebana sell in large packages that come directly from the country of origin. This is more efficient, reducing not only waste but also food miles.
  • You, the customer, buy in larger quantities. By receiving large packages directly from the producers you are helping to reduce the carbon footprint of your purchase, with shorter transport routes, lower emissions and less packaging. And you can always share the contents of bulk packages with friends and family.
  • We continue to strive to keep getting better at doing business socially and ecologically and change global trade in favour or farming families, local economies and the environment – it doesn’t stop at organic and fair trade! 
  • No preservatives, no wastage, and incredible taste – you won’t look back!

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

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.

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!

Ethics:

  • Fair_Trade  
  • Organic  
Code: FDATESB

Availability: In stock

£54.00

Standard UK delivery: £4.95 or free over £75!

Express UK delivery: £12

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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.  


About gebana: Global Farmers' Market is a new partnership with 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, Turkey, 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. Most of their organic farmers produce more than they can sell so we are very excited to become a distributor. They share many of this 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.

Additional info

Additional info

Code FDATESB
Supplier gebana
Ethics Fair Trade, Organic

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