Farmer Video in the Making: A Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Our Trip to Boudjebel Dates, Tunisia

A great deal of passion, time, and effort goes into bringing our commitment to total food transparency to life. And discovering and choosing farmers who are a perfect fit with our values for each ingredient we use in One Degree Organics products is just the beginning. Capturing their stories so you can get to know our farmers (almost) as well as we do means traveling around the world so our family can meet them and see the care they invest in their farms first-hand.

Here is a behind-the-scenes peek into our most recent farmer video trip to visit Boudjebel Dates in Tunisia in early 2020. (You’ll find their organic date syrup in our Sprouted Oat Pumpkin Seed & Flax Granola)

Kathy Smith learning about dates with Karim Boujbel on a farmer video shoot in Tunisia

Kathy learning about dates with Karim Boujbel, Ingredient Specialist for Boudjebel Dates. Karim taught us many interesting things about dates and how they’re harvested!


Behind the scenes on a One Degree Organic Foods farmer video

The One Degree Organics team in the orchard among the date palms, interviewing Hachem Belaifa, Date Specialist for Boudjebel Dates.


Watching the date harvest in action on our One Degree Organics farmer video shoot in Tunisia

Watching the date harvest in action. Expert date harvesters climb the trees with no ropes—and no shoes! Clusters of organic dates ripening on the tree are wrapped in white mesh bags to protect them from pests and from damage during the harvest.


Kathy and Alonna meet one of Boudjebel Dates farmers on our farmer video shoot in Tunisia in early 2020

Kathy and Alonna with Tawfik Mahjoubi, a date farmer for Boudjebel Dates.


Kathy and Alonna at the airport in Toezuer, Tunisia. We were met by a friendly driver from our hotel after the long flight.


Freshly-harvested organic dates, straight from the date palms.



This behind-the-scenes peek is just a preview—read the full story and watch our farmer video about Boudjebel Dates! Scroll down to sign up for our newsletter to learn more about our farmers, the plant-based organic ingredients they grow, and get healthy and delicious recipes you and your family will love. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more!