COME TO PALESTINE ALL YEAR AND MEET OUR FARMERS
It’s easy to fall in love with Palestine. There are the holy shrines, the historical treasures, the beautiful landscapes, the rich culture, the delicious cuisine, and the legendary hospitality! Many tourism companies in Palestine offer programs to experience all this, but through Canaan, we will show you another side of Palestine, a unique & authentic experience to learn about the unbreakable bond Palestinians have with their land and their thousands of years old olive trees. Learn about ancient sustainable farming practices in Palestine and what we do to preserve and enable these ancient traditions. Learn about Fair Trade & organic farming, and how we produce the best quality of olive oil, almonds, and other delicacies from Palestine. Tour our state-of-the-art olive oil and food processing facilities, visit our farming communities, meet our farmers, work on their land, and stay overnight with farming families & experience their life style. Every farmer has a story to tell, and they love sharing it with the world!
What you can experience all year round:
Farming is year round in Palestine. Every month, every season has its delights and beauty. Anytime you come during the year, you can:
Tour our state-of-the-art facilities
Learn about the Palestine Fair Trade Association - PFTA & CANAAN’s work and what we do to empower thousands of rural Palestinian farming families. Full tour of our production facility includes tasting and a cup of mint tea under the shade of the olive trees in Canaan's olive orchard. More details here.
We can offer you a home-stay like no other
visit their farms, experience their lifestyle, see ancient Rumi trees, hike our beautiful landscapes, eat and stay overnight with fairtrade farming families. Their hospitality is unforgettable! Write email@example.com to register for a homestay or plan your visit!
Below is a yearly calendar of what to see and do on a farmstay with a fair trade farm family. Every season has its plantings and its harvests. Our farmers are busy all year. We have farmers from Ramallah to Jenin. Stay in different villages with farm family hosts, members of Canaan's village cooperatives and women's cooperatives. Experience the culture, heritage, history, cuisine and the amazing hospitality of the Palestinian people. Welcome to village life! Choose your time and send us your registration form: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note for your consideration: The following dates are estimate times of the seasons, and it can vary from year to year depending on many factors.
January - planting olive and almond trees, and za'atar
February - planting trees, almonds blossom, Palestine is green!
March - wildflowers everywhere, green almonds, planting tomatoes, harvesting za'atar
April - planting sesame and basil, Freekeh harvest, olive blossoms
May - Freekeh harvest, wild caper collection
June - wheat harvest, Maftoul rolling, sun-dry tomatoes, harvest basil
July - Almond harvest, basil, and sun-drying tomatoes and rolling Maftoul
August - Almonds, za'atar, sesame, basil picking and sun-dried tomatoes
September - pick green olives for table, harvest sesame
October - Olive harvest!
November - Olive Harvest Festival! harvest olives and plant wheat
December - plant wheat
Join our Annual Olive Harvest Festival!
We are pleased to invite you to celebrate with us and our farmers our Annual Harvest Festival/Jaru'a held on Canaan grounds in Burqin/Jenin on the first Friday in November. See last years 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 Tabounbread with freshly pressed olive oil, and mint tea on bonfires! See pictures from last year's Jaru'a here.