• Talma Gotteiner

An Agri-Galilean Trip


Hi there!

What better way to enjoy springtime than with an agricultural tour? I am happy to share with you a few suggestions from a recent tour that I took courtesy of the Galilean Tourism Association and Ministry of Tourism.

Trip Itinerary

  • Wadi Yanshuf Farm, Rosh Pina

  • Hakol Dvash Apiary, Yesud HaMa'ala

  • Havat Derech HaTavlinim (i.e. The Spice Road Farm), Hulata

  • Kibbutz Snir's Boutique Hosting

  • Yearot Maachal BaGalil (i.e. Food Forests in the Galilee)

Trip Details

Wadi Yanshuf Farm, Rosh Pina

The Wadi Yanshuf farm is a small, private, 25 year-old farm, located among the beautiful orchards of Rosh Pina. Tal Ben Sira, the owner of the business, received an inheritance from her grandfather, knowledge and tools for harvesting olives, and from there the way to purchase a plot of agricultural land of 62 dunams in the Galilee was quite short.

The farm supports ecological, organic farming and the use of biodegradable materials in accordance and advocates the basic philosophy of permaculture. It produces a variety of crops including: sprouts, apples, nectarines, apricots and strawberries and three varieties of olives from its orchard and has its own beehives. The farm also sells pickled olives, jams, dried fruit and honey that you can purchase on site and soon to be available on it's "Farm Truck" (i.e. food truck with farm produce).

You are invited to come to the farm for a tour with an additional activity such as fruit picking or a private workshop or a food tasting or full brunch. The workshops include: sprout growing, hyssop spice making, focaccia baking or Circassean cheese making.

Tal's phone: +972-52-6945315 Email: vady.yanshuf@gmail.com

Top Right: Tal Ben Sira

Hakol Dvash Apiary, Yesud HaMa'ala

"Hakol Dvash" (i.e. "All's Honey" paraphrasing "All's Good") is a boutique apiary located in Yesod HaMa'ala. The apiary's hives are scattered throughout the Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights. The honey is made from different types of flowers such as eucalyptus, jujube, wild flowers and avocado. The visit will include a tour led by Amit Yosef, the owner. Amit will present the work of the bee, the contribution of bees to nature, the work of the beekeeper, the machinery used for extracting the honey from the honeycomb and honey tasting. At the end of the tour, you will also be able to purchase some of the natural honey and its products on site.

Amit's phone: 050-2275452 Email: amithakoldvash@gmail.com

Top Right: Amit Yosef

Havat Derech HaTavlinim (i.e. The Spice Road Farm), Hulata

The Spice Road Farm is located in a pastoral location, in the heart of the Hula Valley. The visitor's center is an experience for all the senses, with a great abundance of spices and mixtures that are as colorful and fragrant as in a fresh market. Here you can enjoy hundreds of blends, herbs, spices, fine granola and a wide variety of Galilean products. All the spices are natural, without preservatives.

Phone: 054-4885008 Email: tavlinimhulata@gmail.com

Kibbutz Snir's Boutique Hosting

Kibbutz Snir's is located in the perfect place in the north, next to the Banias Nature Reserve that I visited last year (I told you, perfect!), between the Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights. Anat Broide, CEO extends her welcome to you.

Top Left: Anat Broide

The Kibbutz offers 22 modern family guest rooms and a separate restaurant where you can eat regardless of your accomodation. We had lunch at Restaurant Adama and enjoyed Chef Alem Mualem's Galilean buffet.

Anat's phone - 052-7276161 Email: anat@kbsnir.org.il

Yearot Maachal BaGalil (i.e. Food Forests in the Galilee) Yearot Maachal BaGalil is a voluntary association established in June 2016 by a number of ecologists and environmentalists. The current project of the association is establishment of a food forest in Israel, within the Koren Forest near Kibbutz Hagoshrim. The "Koren" food forest stretches over 25 dunams at the foot of the Tel Hassas antiquities site.

The idea that stands behind the initiative is the connection of people with nature and respect for mother earth. Over the past three years, the active members have planted hundreds of trees including fruit trees and shrubs and have created pathways and signs within the "Koren" food forest in order to create a pleasant, shady, fruit bearing forest for the locals and for visitors.

The association has conducted dozens of free community events for local residents and offers field workshops and professional courses in the field of environment and sustainability. Tourists and visitors are welcome to enjoy guided eco-tours and a unique Galilean experience. To arrange a guided tour of the forest including an explanation about their project or to volunteer, contacts are provided below.

Phone: Yuval Leibowitz - 054-2656033 or Kinneret - 054-2806071 Email: kineretgood@gmail.com

This is what it looks like on the map:

Happy Spring Holiday!

Best, Talma

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