Bringing (real) Baladi Back!
Baladi food (from Balad, country) in Palestine meant grown on the farm with rainwater and no additives. A few lucky households would book produce from these farms delivered to their door.
Today, the word Baladi is so overused in Palestine. It is like a marketing term; even slapped on non-organic food.
But Baladi started in Palestine and now there is a new project to bring it back. CORE started an organic model farm to supply weekly baskets of seasonal organic food to local Palestinian families. They will work out the process and train farmers to build their own network of customers.
More organic farmers can benefit immediately by supplying the central packing house. Seasonal products like grape leaves, grapes, figs, cherries, and plums can add to the basket.
The goal is to establish a local organic market in Palestine within five years. Palestinians get nutritious and delicious food. Farmers learn a transformational business and gain a steady income.
Food Sovereignty is the name for family-farm-based sustainable agriculture. It puts those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of their own food system. It helps people and the environment rather than make profits for big ag or the occupier.
We call this project CSA Palestine (consumer supported agriculture). Read more here, and ask us any questions.