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Zaytoun is always looking for volunteers for stalls so if you would like to help with any of the events below please email

Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

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27 Feb, 3pm at Ben Rhydding Methodist Church
Talk by Zaytoun’s Palestinian director Taysir Arbasi and opportunity to buy Zaytoun products


27 Feb , 8.30pm at York City Screen
Film show of The People and the Olive with talk by Taysir Arbasi and Zaytoun stall

28 Feb 7.30pm in Foxlowe Arts Centre. Organised by Leek Fairtrade Group and supported by the Leek Palestine Link Group
Public meeting with Taysir Arbasi

1 March 10-2pm
Guildford Fairtrade Group fair and talk at 11am by Zaytoun director Manal Ramadan
Holy Trinity Church, High St

Cardiff and Swansea
4 and 5 March
Public meetings with Taysir Arbasi tbc

5 March, Town Hall
Singer-song writer Gareth Davies-Jones in concert. Traidcraft and Zaytoun stalls and Taysir Arbasi will be there to talk to members of the audience.
Tickets – £10 in advance and £12 at the door which will include a glass of Fairtrade wine or juice – available from Devizes Books
Tel:01380725944 or Antonia Tolhurst Tel:01380720571 email

12 April, Corn Exchange 10-2pm
Fairtrade & Local Produce Fair. Claire Perry MP and the mayor of Devizes will officially open the Fair at 10.30am followed by a Fairtrade Cookery Demonstration at 11am. There will be stalls selling Fairtrade and locally produced food, crafts and clothes, the Town Band will be playing and Wiltshire Scrapstore will be providing activities for children. Fairtrade refreshments will be available. Entry is free.

6 March, 11.30-2pm, City Hall, College Green, BS1 5SH
South West Fairtrade Business Awards Ceremony with Zaytoun stall
Sponsored by the Co-operative Membership and hosted by Lucy Siegle, ethical expert at ‘The Observer’.
Join 150 ethical business leaders from across the region as we announce the winners of the 2014 Fairtrade Business Awards. Hear from Margarita Espinoza, Fairtrade coffee producer from Nicaragua, how buying Fairtrade impacts on her community. Lucy Siegle will also speak about how Fairtrade fits with ethical business practices. Tickets include lunch from The Surplus Supper Club and networking opportunities, sponsored by Shared Interest Foundation.

7 March 7pm
RISC Conference room 35-39 London Street Reading RG1 4PS
10th Anniversary Celebrations – a decade since Zaytoun was founded & Reading became a Fairtrade Town
Speakers: David Sutton Chair of Reading FT Steering group; Find out how Reading became a Fairtrade town and how it has expanded with a lot of dedicated hard work from Reading’s people.
Cathi Pawson – a founder member of Zaytoun; How the idea was formed and the work involved in setting it up. They are now also encouraging people to become observers especially during the olive harvest in October to make sure that no more trees are not cut down.
Taysir Arbasi,  Zaytoun’s Palestinian Director; Just how hard Palestinians have to work to produce their quality oils, olives Medjoul dates, Za’atar & Tomatoes. How important these products are for Palestinians involved.
Join us for tastings of spectacular Middle Eastern starters using Zaytoun oil and herbs and olives inspired by Yotan Ottolenght and Sami Tamimi recipes from their famous book Jerusalem. It will be followed by a fabulous Fairtrade cake. All washed down with Fairtrade wine & beverages.
Free but donations towards expenses welcome.
Contact Bente T Madeira on 0118 958 6692 or

Fairtrade Fortnight Tour 2013

Keighley Breakfast 

Odeh Qadi (Abu Rafat) and Manal Abdallah in Keighley

7 March Worcester 7 for 7.30pm start, at St. George’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1UG. ‘Going Further for Fairtrade in Palestine’ with guest speakers Manal Abdallah and Odeh Qadi. University talk in the afternoon

7th March London 6.30-8pm City University, Fairtrade panel discussion; Macro vs Micro – should Fairtrade welcome big business into the market? Zaytoun’s Atif Choudhury discusses this and other questions – more info

Should Fairtrade continue to welcome big business into the market?   What is best for the farmers in the long term? What can the movement do to promote the interests of the farmers with such diverse trading partners?  And is there a role for all to play in the road to trade justice?

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Odeh with Fairtrade Wales and Cardiff students at Cardiff Castle

8 March Stroud   Open House, 8a Gloucester St, Stroud GL5 1QG

8 March Cheltenham –  Footsteps cafe, 16 Portland St GL52 2PB. Lunches for sale from 12 noon. Talk at 1.30pm. contact cafe 01242 577893 email info@global-footsteps.orgm web

8 March  London Divine’s first POP UP shop in Covent Garden, open throughout Fairtrade Fortnight, transforms into a Fairtrade Market on this day. Zaytoun products will be available to sample and purchase amongst other products

9 March Devizes  9.30am-1.30pm, Corn Exchange, Devizes Market Place, Devizes Fairtrade Group are holding a Fair Trade and local produce fair, there will be a Zaytoun stall present

9 March Haringey 1.15-4.30, Middle Lane Methodist Church, N8 8NT Fair Food workshop with stalls, talks, discussion and children’s activities. Contact 07950054705,


Zaytoun samples will also be available at the following events:

Anglia Ruskin University are holding a range of events over fair trade fortnight including a Staff Vs. student football match using Fair-trade footballs, an inflatable fair trade banana hunt where staff and students can tweet in the location of the banana to win a fair trade tasting kit and stalls and information in reception all week with some fair trade taste testing and stalls selling fair trade homewares.

Hebden Bridge – fairtrade fortnight information station on St Georges Square with events and activities coordinated from there with tasting at Spirals Fairtrade Eco store, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Rathlin – Ireland’s first ever Fairtrade island, are holding an event on Friday, March 1, 17:30, at Bruce’s Kitchen – nibbles and wine, and Zaytoun products to sample amongst other things

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Odeh Qadi and Manal Abdallah with the Zaytoun team at our Fairtrade Fortnight launch

Weekly Stalls


Zaytoun are delighted that our fair trade and organic Palestinian products are now available as part of the market stall in Leytonstone on the first Saturday of every month (11am-3pm) Organiclea is a community stall run in partnership with Transition Leytonstone, selling ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, from NE London, and UK grown certified organic produce, supporting farmers in East Anglia. St John’s Church, Church Lane, Leytonstone (between the church and Matalan, just off the High Road).

Knighton, Powys 

Fourth Saturday of the month, Fairtrade Stall at The Farmer’s Market at The Community Centre from 9:30 – 1pm with a range of Zaytoun products


Okehampton Farmers Market , 9am – 1pm. Just Living Stall.1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. 01837 840867, 07854 845067 


All Saints, Buchanan Street, Glasgow on the corner of Gordon Street on Glasgow Palestine Human Rights Campaign stall

Time: Every Saturday 12 lunchtime until 5pm Contact:

Belfast, St Georges Farmers Market

Time: 9am – 3pm Every Saturday Contact:

Zaytoun grewout of the commitment and passion of its supporters. We couldn't have done it without you! - Heather & Cathi