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Mehmet Daldal

Narice, Turkey

Hi, I’m Mehmet Daldal and I grow organic pomegranates for Nature & More in Turkey. Our company is called Narice and we are one of the very few organic pomegranate growers around. Thank you for buying our pomegranates, I hope you enjoy this beautiful and healthy fruit!

Our company, Narice, is located in the west of Turkey, near the cities of Söke and Aydin. Since my childhood I always loved to be out in nature, in green fields with fresh air, but I was also interested in technical stuff. So I was happy to study agricultural engineering in Izmir, Turkey. Our pomegranate business started to develop in 2005 when  agriculture in this area has changed and more orchards were planted. In 2007 we converted to organic farming. Today we have four farms in the area working with us. Apart from fresh pomegranates we also produce juice, syrup and seeds.

Although pomegranates have been around for 10.000 years, there are still many world citizens who have never seen a pomegranate before. We would like to change that! With its blood red color and abundance of seeds, the pomegranate is a symbol of life. Also, it’s a very healthy fruit with great antioxidant properties. People all over the world are now becoming aware of the special qualities of this fruit.

 

Interview with Mehmet Daldal

N&M: Why did you choose to go organic?
If you compare the time span of humans on this planet to planet earth itself, we last shorter than a photo flash. In this brief time, we have invaded the whole planet and changed a lot in the ecological balance. Now it’s is our task to think of the future and produce food that respects the ecological balance. If we respect ourselves, we must respect nature. Because in the end, we are what we eat!

N&M: Was it difficult to convert?
Organic production is not easy, certainly not in the beginning! From to the first flower on the tree to putting the pomegranate in the shopping bag, you have to pay continuous attention to the tree and  the product. We have worked hard for this. Organic pomegranates look a little different from conventional; they tend to have more (small) scratches and dots on the outside. But on the inside the fruit is perfect, bright red and tasty! And of course totally free from residuals.

N&M: What’s it like to produce organic food in Turkey?
In our country very few people know what organic is. The price that the farmer gets for organic, does not differ much from conventional products, so there is hardly a domestic market. When we wanted to produce organic, we first had to find a way to bigger markets. So we’re very happy to work with Nature & More. I love to share my thoughts with thousands of people through this medium.

Recent comments

  • 1 week 22 hours ago

    Dear Sahil Diwan,

    I, Milind Kale, am writing on behalf of PADMAVATI PACKAGING from India regarding our company's entry into a new industry in export. I am writing to introduce our company to you and provide some information about the fresh fruit , vegetable products we provide. We are currently operating in markets located globally and are excited to be expanding our reach to the global area.

    As we are in the same market industry and offer similar products, I felt it reasonable to extend salutations and suggest we meet to discuss how we can work together to better serve our customer base. At PADMAVATI PACKAGING, we provide fresh fruit , vegetable products that help our customers improve and develop their overall health and well-being.

    Also, it is clear that your organization goes beyond fresh fruit , vegetable products to offer clients services that further support customers in developing optimum health. Our business does not offer these types of services at this time, and I believe we at PADMAVATI PACKAGING can work with your organization to not only provide high-quality products.

    Please find enclosed a list of our products, as well as our ideas for wellness support services that our businesses may partner on. Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss our ideas and any questions you may have regarding this request.

    Following are product list

    · Fresh Fruit

    · Fresh Vegetables

    Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks & Regards
    Padmavati Packaging
    Milind Kale
    padmavati.milind@gmail.com
    0091-9892810477

  • 5 months 2 weeks ago

    we are interested in exporting vegetables and some fruits from our farm land in meerut region of state of Uttar Pradesh,merely one hour journey from new delhi by Rapid rail,looking forward to your response,ne@nirvans.co

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Country: 
Malaysia

Hi, is your farm open for public visit? Can we visit your farm during trip in end march?
Tq

Country: 
oman

Hello Sir/Madam,
Hope your day is going well.
Tarwat Al Tawyan Trade is one of the leading importing companies based in Sohar under commercial registration number 1038638 and Oman Chamber of Commerce number 66.
We are importing foodstuff from worldwide, we import mostly fresh fruits, vegetables, and we distribute all our products inside Oman.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Fruits like orange, mango, banana, pineapple, apple, avocado, pear, peaches, plums, apricots etc...
Vegetables like garlic, ginger, onion, carrot, potato, chill etc...
If your company exports any item in the above list please let us know we will be very happy to work with your esteemed company for a long time.
Waiting for your kind reply.

Thanks for your time
Sahil Diwan
Purchase Department
TARWAT AL TAWYAN TRADE 9
Gms: +968 71779137
Email: tarwattawyan.purchase@gmail.com
Add: Muslimat / Wadi Maawil Behind Bank Muscat way 1496 Building 238 2nd floor 19th office South al batinah Governorate P.O.B 2222 P.C 111

Country: 
new delhi,india

we are interested in exporting vegetables and some fruits from our farm land in meerut region of state of Uttar Pradesh,merely one hour journey from new delhi by Rapid rail,looking forward to your response,ne@nirvans.co

Country: 
India

Dear Sahil Diwan,

I, Milind Kale, am writing on behalf of PADMAVATI PACKAGING from India regarding our company's entry into a new industry in export. I am writing to introduce our company to you and provide some information about the fresh fruit , vegetable products we provide. We are currently operating in markets located globally and are excited to be expanding our reach to the global area.

As we are in the same market industry and offer similar products, I felt it reasonable to extend salutations and suggest we meet to discuss how we can work together to better serve our customer base. At PADMAVATI PACKAGING, we provide fresh fruit , vegetable products that help our customers improve and develop their overall health and well-being.

Also, it is clear that your organization goes beyond fresh fruit , vegetable products to offer clients services that further support customers in developing optimum health. Our business does not offer these types of services at this time, and I believe we at PADMAVATI PACKAGING can work with your organization to not only provide high-quality products.

Please find enclosed a list of our products, as well as our ideas for wellness support services that our businesses may partner on. Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss our ideas and any questions you may have regarding this request.

Following are product list

· Fresh Fruit

· Fresh Vegetables

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks & Regards
Padmavati Packaging
Milind Kale
padmavati.milind@gmail.com
0091-9892810477

Country: 
oman

Hello Sir/Madam,
Hope your day is going well.
Tarwat Al Tawyan Trade is one of the leading importing companies based in Sohar under commercial registration number 1038638 and Oman Chamber of Commerce number 66.
We are importing foodstuff from worldwide, we import mostly fresh fruits, vegetables, and we distribute all our products inside Oman.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Fruits like orange, mango, banana, pineapple, apple, avocado, pear, peaches, plums, apricots etc...
Vegetables like garlic, ginger, onion, carrot, potato, chill etc...
If your company exports any item in the above list please let us know we will be very happy to work with your esteemed company for a long time.
Waiting for your kind reply.

Thanks for your time
Sahil Diwan
Purchase Department
TARWAT AL TAWYAN TRADE 9
Gms: +968 71779137
Email: tarwattawyan.purchase@gmail.com
Add: Muslimat / Wadi Maawil Behind Bank Muscat way 1496 Building 238 2nd floor 19th office South al batinah Governorate P.O.B 2222 P.C 111

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