Interfaith Advent Olive Oil Sale

Advent is fast approaching and your I-PEAce Team is again hosting a sale of Palestinian olive oil and related goods for the gift-giving season. The sale of these high-quality, fair trade, artisanal products supports the livelihood and way of life of small Palestinian farmers living in the midst of conflict. This year we will be joining seven other Rochester area churches of various denominations. Orders are easily made online: here. Orders are due by November 21, and will be ready for and in-person pickup on December 11, 12:30-2:00pm outside Johnston Hall right after Rebecca’s “Christmas in Bethlehem” Sunday Seminar trip report.

At this time, we can ONLY accept payment by personal check. Checks should be made out to “One World Goods,” our local supplier of Al’Ard olive oil and related goods. Product information and prices can be found below.  Enjoy the taste of this excellent, extra virgin olive oil or give it to your favorite friend as a Christmas present, knowing you are supporting a good cause.

There are many stories behind this year’s olive oil sale.  Of course, the main story line continues to be support of the small farmers in the Nablus area of the West Bank of Israel/Palestine who source the Al’Ard Company, our supplier ( or  Al’Ard  is a third generation company formed over 10 years ago to support under-privileged farmers by providing them with equipment and knowledge to have their
products serve a global market. In effect, our sale supports the livelihood and way of life of small Palestinian olive farmers who live in the midst of unbelievable conflict.

We thank you for supporting a way of life for Palestinian artisanal farmers. You are indeed supporting a good cause.

Products and costs:

Extra virgin olive oil (250 ml)–$10
Extra virgin olive oil (500 ml)–$18
Organic extra virgin olive oil (250 ml)–$14
Organic extra virgin olive oil (500 ml)–$24
Za’atar (226g)–$10
Freekeh (500g)–$8
Olives (580g)–$12
Maftoul (450g)–$9

Contact John Thomas at 755-9800 or [email protected] if you have any questions.