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Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 – Olive tastings

 

Following a successful visit during Fairtrade Fortnight 2011, we will once again be welcoming two Palestinian olive producers to the UK this year.

We are delighted to welcome back Deir Istya farmer, Riziq Abu Nasser, who was with us last year. Riziq (pictured below at Fair Do’s in 2011) is a father of three and currently owns 90 olive trees. Deir Istya’s olive co-operative was one of the first to gain Fairtrade and organic certification for its olive oil production.

Riziq will be joined by Taysir Arbasi, Zaytoun’s Director in Palestine. Taysir (pictured below) lives in the Salfeet district which is an area highly dependent on olive cultivation.

As part of their tour, hosted by Zaytoun, Riziq and Taysir will be at Chapter Arts Centre in Canton to host an evening of tastings. As well as delicious olives, olive oil and zatar herbs to sample, our guests will be able to answer any burning questions you may have.

Join us during Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

Wednesday 7th March, 6.30-8.30pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Canton

Fair Do’s would like to extend thanks to all at Chapter Arts for co-hosting this event.