What is Fair Trade, and what does it have to do with us?
We wholeheartedly embrace the principles of Fair Trade! To put it simply, Fair Trade is a global movement with the goal of creating and supporting sustainable food systems that offer decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. When food is sold at a lower cost than it took to grow, pack and ship, you know someone is being exploited; and that someone is likely a grower or farm worker. The Fair Trade movement seeks to end this all-too-common exploitation.
We support fairly traded products whenever we can. Equifruit Fair Trade organic bananas are a staple item on our list, and are our preferred brand of banana. We distribute other Fair Trade items when they are available organically – in the past we have carried pineapple, avocado and a few varieties of squash.