At Chubeza, we value the direct connection between consumers and producers and encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the food they eat and the way it’s produced. We aim to offer a variety of natural non-industrial foods, free of additives and preservatives, as healthier alternatives for consumers, producers and the environment. This type of person-to-person economic relationship also contributes to the support and continued sustainability of local independent businesses.
To this end, we have partnered with a number of local producers and cottage industries to make their products available for you to add to your boxes: organic fruit, organic sprouts, organic olive oil, sourdough and gluten-free breads, granola, organic dates and almonds, organic garbanzo beans, organic flour and semolina, goat dairy products, natural honey, organic date honey, sesame butter, ground coffee, organic health snacks, organic and gluten-free crackers, raw foods, dried fruits and leathers, juices and nectars, cider, jams, apple vinegar and quality spices.
Below is a brief description of each of our affiliated producers. A detailed list of items and prices can be found here. Orders via our online order system (for registered Chubeza members) will be included in your vegetable box for home delivery.
The contented goats of Iza P’ziza in Tal Shachar are raised in well-ventilated pens and feed on mash and hay. For nanny goats, milking ceases just prior to birthing, through nursing and weaning the young. Iza P’ziza’s milk undergoes only basic pasteurization and is not homogenized. The dairy’s impressive selection of goat-milk products ranges from fresh milk to aged cheeses.
From a very special bakery in Moshav Ginaton, Ido Blaushtein bakes an assortment of sourdough breads from organic and whole flours, free of yeast, sugar or oil. The bakery also offers a range of additional products including crackers and granola, available in gluten-free and sugar-free varieties.
Shirly of Moshav Hogla bakes phenomenal bread made of only gluten-free whole grains, sprouted legumes and flax, stone-ground and kneaded to rise by traditional methods. Her loyalty to traditional, old-fashioned breadmaking creates tasty, nutritious vegan bread, rich in whole protein and fiber, with a low glycemic index.
In a small flour mill in Hadera, Asaf and Arik stone-grind a variety of grains. a variety of grains. From the moment it’s ground, the flour is kept refrigerated to prevent insect infestation. Asaf and Arik’s rich, varied product line ranges from wheat (local), spelt and rye to specialty flours.
Kibbutz Samar in the far south of the country grows spectacular dates: large, juicy majhul; barhi – “date toffee” – soft and very sweet, dekel nur – mild-tasting for cooking & baking, & zahidi – rich in nutritional fiber and iron. All these varieties are used in preparing Samar’s excellent silan.
Udi Gross & friends raise delicious, healthy organic sprouts in Moshav Ahituv. These sprouts are hand-grown from organic seeds on a bed of ground coconut and compost, free of pesticides, with great attention and love. The sprouts are joined by fine-quality organic mushrooms.
The Kibbutz Ein Harod Agricultural Cooperative grows olives, humus, organic teff and almonds, continuing the tradition of the Jezreel Valley pioneer farmers who came before them over the last century. Organic farming has also been vital to Kibbutz Ein Harod to preserve “their” valley and the health of its residents. Their beehives have been producing pure honey, free of sugar or added preservatives, for over 80 years.
Tamir, a scion of Ethiopian beekeepers, devotedly and lovingly cultivates his beehives near Moshav Sha’al in the Southern Golan Heights to produce natural, high-quality honey. No added sugar, no heating, and the minimum of artificial intervention possible.
Kibbutz Neot Semadar in the Southern Negev Desert is home to a large, varied organic farm producing such fine-quality products as excellent organic silan (majhul), wonderful olives & tapenade, delicious juices and healthy snacks (fruits & grains, with no additives).
The Melo Hatene farm in Karmei Yosef features an orchard, an olive grove and oil press, an apiary, and sesame and coffee hand-grinders. Don’t miss their Visitor’s Center for a fun, delicious experience! Chubeza offers you these Melo Hatene products: High-quality tehina from Ethiopian sesame hand-ground on antique millstones, and superb ground, traditionally-roasted coffee.
In Abu Ghosh, chef Kamel Hashlamon hand-grinds choice Ethiopian sesame on traditional millstones to prepare tehina in these varieties: white tehina, whole tehina, red tehina and black-sesame tehina. From the Tehina, he also make sweet halva.In addition, he offers “Dibas” grape honey and pomegranate syrup, both made from 100% fruit, and Jameed - yogurt "stone" hard cheese.
At Hamatsesa in Moshav Givat Ye’arim, excess summer fruits are squeezed to produce alcoholic cider and apple cider vinegar, and used to make superb jams from apples, pears and nectarines. All products consist of 100% fruit, free of preservatives.
At a small factory in Kibbutz Kfar Hanasi, Zohar & Asaf produce crackers from simple ingredients, free of sugar, additives or preservatives. Enjoy their assortment of organic and gluten-free crackers, all tasty, high-quality and highly acclaimed.
“Sindyanna of Galilee” in Kfar Kanna is a non-profit enterprise devoted to creating social change by connecting Arab and Jewish women who harvest, pack and market excellent quality, fair trade and prizewinning olive oil, carob syrup and za’atar (hyssop).
On a vintage, abundant farm, the Schiff family of Moshav Beit Hanan grows organic fruit trees. During winter, their superb citrus fruits fill your fruit boxes. In addition, they grow organic pecans, shelled and delicious.
Blueberries & Raspberries
In a small plot of land in Tekoa, Gadi and Tami grow superb blueberries and raspberries, painting the landscape in blue and purple hues. Blueberries and raspberries require acidic soil, thus they are grown in large containers on a detached bed. The yummy berries are (non-organically) fertilized with no spraying whatsoever.
With love and creativity, Melissa of Kibbutz Gezer prepares natural snacks at “Mipri Yadeha,” producing dried fruits and specialty leathers in a yummy variety of special & surprising flavors. All products contain 100% pure, local-grown fruits, with no additives, for energy, great taste and good health in each and every bite.
With love and creativity, Melissa of Kibbutz Gezer prepares natural sweets. "Mipri Yadeha" offers a delectable selection of dried fruits and fruits leather in special, surprising flavors, made from 100% fresh local produce and no additives. A gift of energy, taste and health in every bite.
In a small bakery in Ashdod, Dany and Galit Marshak prepare delectable cookies, crackers and vegan sweets from whole flours, natural sweeteners and healthy oils. All free of cholesterol, artificial additives and preservatives!
Eliezer and Roz Tzion of “Shoreshei Tzion” prepare distinctive vegan foods in their boutique factory in Beit Shemesh, including granola, crackers, nut spreads & chocolate. Each delicious product is made from “live” raw materials, in keeping with their conviction that we have the power to heal ourselves by the food that we eat.