at 2 Ashgrove (corner of Great Horton Road), City of Bradford, BD7 1BN United Kingdom
Fair trade and organic shop.
The Olive Branch sells a wide variety of fairly traded goods (food and non-food) plus wholefoods and environmentally friendly products. It's a good place to buy food for exclusion diets (eg gluten-free or dairy-free). Everything's vegetarian, nearly all of it's vegan and a lot of it's organic. You can find the shop opposite the main University of Bradford campus, on the western edge of the city centre, next to the Treehouse, the world's oldest fair trade café.
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Please note that the shop is closed for the summer this year. Sorry if that's a nuisance.
Did you know that we stock Evercopy recycled A4 paper?
Please note that we'll be closed this Thursday.
We don't normally do this, but we'll be closing for the university's Easter holiday, ie this week and next week. Sorry about the short notice: been having trouble getting the internet to cooperate.
We now stock ciabatta (made locally and suitable for vegans).
THE SHOP IS OPEN AGAIN NOW. Thanks for your patience. Lots of freshly baked local bread (all vegan) in stock.
Apologies: we are closed at the moment but expect to reopen on Monday 3rd March.
Did you know that we stock herbs and spices? At the moment we've got bayleaves, ground cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds, ground cumin, Madras curry powder, ground ginger, oregano, cracked black peppercorns, sage, tarragon and ground turmeric (all dry and in small packets), jars of za'atar (a Middle Eastern condiment), oregano paste, pickled green peppercorns and vanilla extract. All are organic, fairly traded &/or from workers' coops.
Want some cut-price local bread? Come here! We're open until six.
Please note that the shop will be closed for the day on Wednesday 18th February.
Who says we can only eat Christmas pud once a year? One left - reduced, natch - made by the The Authentic Bread Company and nobly tested by us on Christmas Day. (Not that very pudding, obviously.)
All our locally made bread products are reduced in price this afternoon. We've got half a pair of white bloomers, dark rye loaves, granary rolls and currant teacakes. Come here in the next hour or so to catch us.
Just want to let you know that the shop will be closed for the day on Monday 2nd February.
Hello! Please note that we're moving our early (4pm) closing day from Wednesday to Friday. That's effective from this week.
We'll be open tomorrow (Saturday) on top of the usual Monday-Friday.
Don't forget that we sell the excellent Leeds Postcards here!
Bunch of keys found in shop! We're open till 6pm, but please send a message if they're yours and you can't make it back here in time.
Have you tried the latest addition to our range of bars? Doves Farm Foods sultana, apricot and apple cereal bars are Fairtrade-certified, organic and low in both fat and salt.
There was an interesting piece about the Fairtrade Foundation's banana campaign on "You & Yours" on BBC Radio 4 today. Unsurprisingly, the man from the Adam Smith Institute undervalued the importance of justice in international trade & of not denying growers overseas the dignity we all hope for in our workplaces. He said he'd rather buy "normal" bananas than Fairtrade ones &, perhaps, donate the money he saved to charity. I'd like to ask him whether he'd prefer (a) to be adequately paid for his job as well as benefitting from Fairtrade labour & environmental standards, reliable contracts and extra money invested in improvements for the whole community or (b) to be paid an unpredictable pittance & rely on the vaguaries of charitable handouts to keep him (and any dependants he may have) in food, safe water, shelter, clothing and healthcare.