Fair Trade USA works to empower family farmers and agricultural workers around the world.
Fair Trade USA is a nonprofit organization that develops and oversees standards that help ensure safe working conditions, environmental protections, and worker’s rights. A small premium is collected on every box of Fair Trade produce we sell, and this premium is returned to a committee of farm workers from different job positions and operational areas on that farm. This committee polls workers regarding their priorities and the needs of their community, then oversees the execution of the projects. Farms all around the world have been able to create infrastructure, medical clinics, education programs, recreation facilities and so much more because consumers chose to purchase Fair Trade products.
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Rico Farms in Hermosillo, Mexico was certified by Fair Trade USA in November of 2013. Since then, over $300,000 has been returned to their worker committee. With these funds, they have completed multiple recreation areas that include a turf soccer field, multipurpose sport court (basketball, volleyball, and soccer) and an outdoor gym space. They have also installed air conditioning in all the worker housing and created a multifunctional shade structure that houses a stage for classes, movies and plays, as well as foosball tables. Learn more at bridgesproduce.com/hermosillo and ricofarms.com.
Rico Farms’ newest location in Sinaloa, Mexico began shipping in early 2018 and was certified Fair Trade in March of the same year. After seeing the success of the program in Hermosillo they knew they wanted to provide these same benefits to the workers in Sinaloa. Learn more at bridgesproduce.com/sinaloa.
The Floriza family (Floriza en Los Parajes) in Culiacán, Mexico have always seen their farm as a way to revitalize their community and farmland. Therefore, when the opportunity to become Fair Trade USA certified presented itself, they moved forward full force and were certified in October of 2017. They are hoping that working together to administer funds for the general good will lead to a positive impact on the workers political engagement, social relationships, and personal economies. Learn more at bridges produce.com/sinaloa.