PENZANCE STANDS BY FOR DELIVERY OF PORT & OLIVE OIL BROUGHT FROM PORTUGAL, SPAIN AND FRANCE BY SAILING SHIP GALLANT
PRE-ORDER YOUR CARGO & COLLECT AT OUR ARRIVAL EVENT PENZANCE HARBOUR, 26 SEPTEMBER
Sailing vessel Gallant, of the Blue Schooner Company, will arrive into Penzance Harbour to deliver a cargo of port, olive oil and more, on behalf of a growing community of sail-cargo-pioneers. This group of farmers, sailors, traders and foodies are leading the way in transporting products, people and ideas over oceans by the power of the wind, showing that a fossil-fuel-free future is possible.
New Dawn Traders will be receiving the ship, and are collecting orders for these exceptional products whilst planning the unloading events in ports along the way. They expect to see hundreds of locals turn up for the spectacle and collect their cargo of olive oil, wine, chocolate, coffee, almonds, spices and more, direct from the ship which will be docked at Penzance Harbour. There will be tastings, talks, workshops, ship tours and music.
Penzance will become one of several ports forming part of a small but growing trading network that connects producers and buyers with sailing cargo ships, supply chains curated by New Dawn Traders, whilst together, re-establishing ancient trade links. The alliance are committed to a new way of business, one that honours the farmers, reduces emissions in transport and offers exceptional quality products at an honest price.
WHY PRE-ORDER? This is an experiment in rethinking how we trade. By asking the people of Penwith to pay upfront for the cargo and to collect direct from the ship, everyone is invested in the voyage. The savings accumulated through no longer needing onward distribution, storage or retail marketing is passed on to the buyer. By making quality products affordable and still paying the farmer a fair price, we can grow a market for ethical produce, shipped by sail – one community at a time.
“The farmers I work with are true heroes of this story. They are on the front-lines of our climate emergency, nurturing the land and the communities that depend on it. You can taste this love in the fruits of their labour. Nowhere else can you buy such wonderful Olive Oil, at such a good price, and which is brought to you with a sailing ship that you can even join as trainee crew.” – Alex Geldenhuys of New Dawn Traders