Deep in the southern Negev, Neot Semadar is a large man-made oasis in the desert. It is an organic farm that emphasizes sensitivity towards the existing ecological balance in nature. Our interest in cooperative work and relationship includes the environment in which we live.
In spite of acute environmental conditions (extreme temperatures, scarce rainfall, salty soil, and low quality water), we successfully grow a large variety of crops, including – apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, pear, apple and almonds, olive, citrus, date groves, and vineyards. In addition we have a goat herd and a vegetable garden with a variety of herbs and spices. We cultivate a total of 400 acres (including ornamental gardens and woods).
To increase fertility, we make our own compost that enriches the soil. Our water supply for irrigation consists of water from drilling (chlorine: 250 mg/liter), brackish water and recycled water.
The unique climate of the area, a result of the 400 meter elevation, allows for the deciduous trees to grow in the desert, and the early arrival of hot weather in Spring enables crop harvesting for pre-season marketing.
From the soil to the table, we have established small-scale organic food industries that includes a dairy for fresh goat milk products such as yogurts and cheeses, a winery that produces red and white wines and fruit products such as juices, nectars, jams, dried fruit and olive oil.
All our crops and food products are certified organic and supervised through “Agrior”, and certified Kosher.
Neot Semedar’s reputation for producing higher quality organic goods is based on its unique advantage of its location- a farmland that is far away from any cities and industrial pollution. Our reliability is well-known to our clients world wide.