Sindyanna of Galilee – June-July 2012 Newsletter

Dear friends of Sindyanna,

Summer vacation is upon us! Here in Galilee, every afternoon, we enjoy a lovely sea breeze that cuts through the heat of the sun.

We are happy to report that our Fair-trade olive oil was awarded the gold medal at Terra Olivo 2012, the international competition of extra-virgin olive oils in Israel . This is the third time in a row that we've taken first prize! In addition, we report on our participation in the UK LUSH Festival 2012, and on our new agricultural project – the Scottish Olive Grove.

I am now preparing to participate in the Natural Products EXPO 2012, to be held in Baltimore USA from September 19 to 22. I am excited about communicating our message to many people there.

Finally, thanks to those who clicked "Like" on our Facebook page. We are now conducting a free gift campaign on Facebook in gratitude to our friends, so please visit and invite your friends as well to our page. Our LinkedIn pages have also been updated, and you are invited to join and send your comments.

Yours as always,

Hadas Lahav

Prestige Gold Medal – Third Time in a Row!

Sindyanna's fair trade olive oil won a Prestige Gold Medal at the international Terra Olivo 2012 competition. This is the third time in a row that we have won a medal at Terra Olivo competition, where we are compete against excellent olive oils from around the world, including Spain, Italy, Portugal, Argentina and many more countries.

LUSH Festival 2012 in UK

Sindyanna delegation was hosted by LUSH team at the International LUSH festival in POOLE in southern England on 7 and 8 July. Thanks for those who visit our booth. LUSH buys the oil of Sindyanna for its natural cosmetic products, also recently started to purchase our carob syrup.

Sindyanna's baskets were successfully sold during the festival alongside weaving workshops which were enjoyed by tens of visitors from UK and other international guests of the festival. Osnat, Wahiba and Hanan say: It was wonderful, and a huge thanks to Joe and Gabbi on the amazing hospitality.

The Scottish Grove Project

In collaboration with the Scottish Church, Sindyanna has launched a new agricultural project called The Scottish Grove on 30 dunams of land owned by the Abu Hatum family from Yafi'a. The grove will help restore the soil, as well as nurture partnership among the participants. The planting is scheduled for September 8, 2012. Read more about the project.