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Iyad Al-Alami

Mother Earth Organics

Hi, my name is Iyad Al-Alami and together with a great team, we grow organic Bahri and Medjool dates here in Jordan for Nature and More.  Thank you for your support.

Our farm is located in the Jordan Valley not far from the Jordan River, Baptism site and the Dead Sea. The whole area is rich in history going back to the beginning of time. It is a mysterious and magical place.

Because of my love and admiration for the palm tree and especially dates, I planted date palms back in 2005. It always intrigued me how such a sweet, tasty and nutritious fruit can come from such a barren place like the dessert. The date palm is a blessed tree. The fruit has countless nutritional benefits enabling the Bedouin nomad to live almost entirely off the date if necessary.

Today, we specialize in growing organic dates, mostly Barhi and Medjool with some other date varieties as well. Each date has a unique taste and texture which changes as the fruit ripens. The date is truly a remarkable and versatile fruit. Dates contain many vitamins, minerals and trace elements that are essential and important for the human body and act as anti-fungi, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-cancer agent. The benefits of dates are numerous for people young and old. It is truly a magical super fruit, a Tree Of Life.

 

Interview with Iyad Al-Alami

What makes your company  so unique ?
"We are a very small scale farm and go to great lengths to care for the soil as well as each palm tree to produce the best tasting organic dates." 

Why and when did you go organic? 
"I believe organic is about giving to the land so that it can give back to you, it is about building a better, healthier soil year on year. It is about understanding nature and maintaining the balance that exists within the wonder of nature. That is something our forefathers understood very well. Going organic was about going back to the basics and believing these principles are the cornerstone of a healthy and sustainable life."

What hurdles did you have to overcome when you switched to organic production
"The biggest hurdle was explaining to and motivating the workers to understand the importance of organic farming.  It was important to get them to connect with the land and palm trees and to trust that growing organically was the right way to go."

What do you see as the benefits of organic farming now?
"A healthier soil and palm tree, diversity on the land, a healthy, organic and chemical free fruit."

What do you like most about your work?
"It gives me a great sense of satisfaction to know that I am growing an organic great tasting date and introducing it to people that may not know it very well and that I am helping people stay healthy."

Is there something that every consumer should know about you or your farm?
"That there is a long story of love, hard work, dedication and care that has gone into growing our organic dates. I hope you enjoy them and I wish you a healthy life."

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