Creator of the month: Meshek Lin – Lin's Farm
The year is 1972, the place is Kfar Bilu, a Moshav in the central part of Israel.
The Lin family has 4 children, they had moved to the Moshav, back to the family farm from Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek, in Emek Jezreel, where they were of the pioneering founding families.
Uriel Lin wanted to find an interesting farming avenue that his children would like and would be happy to be involved in. working the land and Israeli agriculture was very important to him. His family had been farming the land of Israel for nearly a 100 years.
The kids had one day off from school to work in the family farm, they were not interested in family orchards, growing citrus fruit, and so their father kept looking for something for the kids to do… Yuval, the eldest son, loved nature and was interested in bees. And so, the honey farm was born. They got their first 30 beehives and began to work.
Sounds like an Israeli folk tale isn’t it? Well, to me, listening to this story it really was. Talking to Neta Lin-Cohen, managing director of Lin’s farm and hearing her inspiring tale, the love in her voice and the deep connection she feels to her family, to Israel and to agriculture is simply beautiful and fascinating.
Today, Lin’s farm is a leading Israeli bee farm. Over the years, what guided the way for the Lin family was always, innovation and entrepreneurship.
What else could one do with honey? Exploring new ideas, new initiatives, new flavours, new tastes and new products. They keep inventing, experimenting and coming up with new great things to eat. In the Lin farm they use the best local Israeli produce and are very proud to be a vital part of Israeli economy.
Lin’s farm is a family business in all aspects, not only do the family members work in the farm in different capacities, for example one of the sisters, Hila, is the product designer, Yuval is still the lead bee keeper and runs the farm, Neta runs the factory in Modiin, They also created a sense of family with all their workers, and the communication in Lin’s farm is open, warm, close and friendly. In the farm and factory Lin’s Farm cherishes Israeli diversity and workers come from all sectors of Israeli society. From new immigrants, to people with developmental disabilities, kibbutz folk, city folk, and many more.
For Neta, and Lin’s farm – what is most important is to create happy, healthy, beautiful and tasty fun products. To keep innovating and explore new ideas and technologies all the time.
IsraeliBOX of fun Facts about
Meshek Lin – Lin’s Farm – Neta Lin-Cohen
What is your favorite place in Israel? ? Jezreel Valley
What is most Israeli to you? The innovation, the creativity and the courage.
What do you like best about Israeliness? The same innovation, creativity and courage.
Recommended Israeli Business: M.Y. Tal Farm – an Israeli grower of fruits and vegetables, local shop, and self-fruit & vegetables picking in Moshav Bitzaron.
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