This month sees the introduction of our newest product, the Marigold Apple & Quince Molasses.
This wonderful and unique condiment is delicious in desserts and can be diluted to create cordials and sorbets. It is an excellent alternative to maple syrup or honey that can also add a hint of subtle fruitiness to your favourite savoury dishes.
The Apple & Quince Molasses is made for us by the Barouk and Fraidiss Agriculture Cooperative which is located at an altitude of 1200m above seal level in the village of Fraidiss, Mount Lebanon. Set within the biosphere that borders the biggest cedar tree nature reserve in Lebanon, the coop was established in 1997 and has 67 active members. It provides a range of services to its members and to the surrounding villages, helping farmers to transform their produce into a number of value added processed products.
We would like to thank DAI whose work on USAID’s Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development – LIVCD Program has been instrumental in helping to get this product to market. A special thanks goes out to Jane Gleason, Wajdi Khater and Hill Skaff whose support and personal efforts have made this possible, and we look forward to continue working with DAI on the next stages of this product’s development.
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