The signature spice blend of Palestine, Za'atar is used almost daily on tomatoes, meat, fish, eggs, or labne cheese. Wild thyme is collected from the hills near Jenin, a certified organic sustainable activity, in the West Bank. The thyme is dried, and blended with roasted sesame seeds, ground sumac, olive oil and a touch of salt by women-owned cooperatives. For a traditional meal, try olive oil, za'atar and fresh-baked bread, which is the daily breakfast in Palestine. This Za'atar spice blend is certified fair-trade by the IMO. Za'atar keeps indefinitely refrigerated or frozen.
Canaan Fair Trade uses the fair trade concept to empower marginalized Palestinian rural communities caught in conflict so they can sustain their livelihoods and culture. To that end, they have built direct working relationships with these communities, paying sustainable prices for their agricultural products to ensure fair wages for labor along the supply chain. Canaan Fair Trade educates farmers about sustainable practices and support conversion to certified organic production.