Negev Nectars - Sustainable Gourmet Kosher Products and Gifts from Israel

Farmers of the Negev

Visit the Farms - Map & Info
Negev Nectars’ growers and producers are all based in the desert. If you make it to Israel, be sure visit our growers (the Green Thumbtacks) and feel free to stay in the lodging in the region, and help support the nascent sustainable agri-tourism of the region. Contact information is attached to each of the sites in the map.


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Doron Akiva, Ezuz

A world away from anywhere else in Israel, Ezuz is true break from the everyday and a chance to just visit Doron’s olive groves and meet an inspiring, wise man. Doron’s best friend in the Moshav is a well-known goat herder who makes some of the best cheese in the region. Be sure to visit with him.

Where to stay: (1)Nekodat Chen – 050-5646277 (2)Field of Stars – 052-4260882
(3)SPA Azoz Cabin – 052-5750001 (4)Azoz Cabins – 054-7927766

Contact Information: doronay@netvision.net.il

Kibbutz Neot Smadar, Southern Negev (60 km North of Eilat)

Their modern kibbutz–which was founded in 1989–has at its core the early principles of the kibbtuz movement. They put intention into all of their building and design. Their structures are intelligently designed for the desert; they incorporate ancient knowledge to their crafts, including the use of air shafts in each building to cool the structures.

Contact Information:
International Phone – 011-972-8-635-8111
Israeli Phone – 08-635-8111
Email:  visit@neotsemadar.com

Beit Hadvash (Honey House), Moshav Kadesh Barnea

Perfect place to visit with small children as Edward has an entire room devoted to teaching about the honey process. See his glass-encased bee hive and watch him check on his bees, and even taste the various varieties of honey he uses.

Edward has a guest cottage connected to his honey house where you may stay during your visit

Contact Information: 972-52-392-7085

Mariam, Tel Shiva

Mariam’s village, Tel Sheva, was established in 1968 under a plan to create more permanent settlement infrastructure for Negev Bedouin. Roughly 13,000 Bedouin live in the town today, which is located in the northern Negev just outside of the desert gateway city of Be’er Sheva.

Contact Information: 050-444-5232, mariam1010@walla.com

All Negev Nectars foods are produced in the Ramat Hanegev region and are certified kosher by Rabbi Svisa, the head of the Ramat Hanegev region rabbinic council,
or are produced in the Arava and are certified kosher by Rabbi Moshe Ha’araya, head of the Eilat region rabbinic council.