Today’s fruits and vegetables are heavily sprayed with toxic chemicals and pesticides, which is harmful to both the environment and our health. It’s very important that we consume organic produce as much as possible.
You can barely find organic fresh produce in regular grocery and vegetable shops in the Middle East. It’s generally very difficult to know the source of the food we are consuming, making us uncertain about what we eat and creating a distant relationship between us and our food.
I usually buy most of my fruits and vegetables form an organic market organized once a week in Ramallah.
The produce is grown in different farms across the West Bank using organic farming methods. By buying at your local organic/farmers market you do not only benefit your own health and the environment, but also the local farmers and their work.
Buy organic! Stay healthy. Save the environment. Support your local community.
A Farmer’s market is organized by Adel Fair Trade Association at the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah every Tuesday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm and every Saturday in Bethlehem. Read more about it on their Facebook page.
Another Farmers Market is held every Saturday at Al-Bireh Cultural Center – Ramallah.
Other sources of pesticide- and chemical-free produce in the West Bank:
Om Sleiman Farm in Bill’in provides weekly shares of seasonal vegetables for their subscribed customers. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
Maan Development Center in Ramallah sells seasonal vegetables from sustainable farming sources at their headquarters. Check their Facebook page for more information.