A Nonprofit That Produces More Than Just Olive Oils

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By FLORENCE FABRICANT

These oils have Palestinian and Israeli roots. Palestinian women cultivate and harvest olives from groves north of Galilee for use in the nonprofit company Sindyanna of Galilee’s olive oils, which are made by Israeli women. At Kalustyan’s in New York, Dona Abramson, a manager, has the cold-pressed, fair-trade, extra-virgin olive oils on a shelf between Israeli and Palestinian oils. The store carries three of them. The pungent, peppery Coratina and the lightly herbaceous Barne’a are the most distinctive: $15.99 for 17 ounces; an organic variety is $12.99 for 8.45 ounces, $18.99 for 17 ounces, Kalustyan’s, 123 Lexington Avenue (29th Street), 212-685-3451.