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Visit Palestine

COME TO PALESTINE ALL YEAR AND MEET OUR FARMERS

Farming is year round in Palestine.  Every month, every season has its delights and beauty.  Check back for the yearly calendar of what to see and do on a farmstay with a fair trade farm family, and write tours@canaanfairtrade.com to register and plan your visit!  

We can offer you a farm stay like no other

Every season has its plantings and its harvests.  Our farmers work all year.  In October and November, take part in picking and pressing the olives you enjoy so much!  See beautiful and ancient Palestine.  Experience the culture, heritage, history, cuisine and the amazing hospitality of the Palestinian people. We have farmers from Ramallah to Jenin. Stay in different villages with farm family hosts.  Visit Canaan's village cooperatives and women's cooperatives, enjoy the Olive Harvest Festival: folk dancing, singing and bonfires till after dark, it's the Jaru'a!  Check back for the registration form here and send it to us at: tours@canaanfairtrade.com

 

Photos from 2012  on Facebook:  Album 1, Album 2, Album 3, Album 4.  Photos from  2013 on Facebook.

 

Join our 9th Annual Olive Harvest Festival!

THIS OLIVE HARVEST SEASON IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER...
                           THIS OLIVE HARVEST SEASON, CANAAN IS TURNING 10!

Ten years of fair trade in Palestine, ten years of building great and fruitful relationships, ten years of achievements, growth and success …

We are pleased to invite you to celebrate with us and our farmers our 9th Annual Harvest Festival/Jaru'a to be held on Canaan grounds in Burqin/Jenin on Friday, November 7th, 2014, where we will be celebrating Canaan's 10th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the Palestine Fair Trade Association. See attached festival flyer for more details.

The festival, or Jaru’a, is a traditional end of harvest celebration giving gratitude for another year of abundance. Farmers, women producers, fair trade distributors, and international visitors gather together to celebrate the fruit of the season. Come and taste the delicious meal of Musakhan prepared by the local women cooperatives, enjoy the freshly baked Taboun bread with freshly pressed olive oil, and mint tea on bonfires!  See pictures from last year's Jaru'a here.

Canaan welcomes visitors to Palestine:                

Canaan welcomes Interfaith Peace-Builders to Jenin this November 2014, as part of the Olive Harvest Delegation.  Every year, the IFPB Olive Harvest Delegation visits Jenin for an uplifting farm stay and to share in the Jaru'a festivities with Canaan's empowered fair trade farmers and workers.  Registration closes July 15 for this fall's tour (October 25 to November 7, 2014).

 

Many tours stop at Canaan and the PFTA throughout the year.  Ask if your trip will.  Questions?  Contact us.  A comprehensive list of tours of Palestine can be found on the Friends of Sabeel - North America website under Alternative Travel Listing.


Run Across Palestine was February 2012.  On The Ground and the PFTA celebrate the Run Across Palestine. This ultra marathon is still raising funds and awareness for the fair trade olive farmers of Palestine, planting trees and providing scholarships for children of olive farmers.  The purpose of the Run was to help re-establish sustainable olive growing practices in Palestine, whose history, economy, culture and identity is rooted in the ancient olive tree.  On The Ground has the videos from this amazing adventure.  Or you can see them all here in HD.