A full line of Fair Trade nuts and high-quality Fair Trade olive oils are now available for the first time in the U.S. market. Nutritious, yet delicate treats like almonds, cashews, walnuts, and peanuts are too fragile to be processed by machine and require detailed work to be done by hand. Workers in farms and processing factories spend long hours on repetitive tasks for little pay and receive poor treatment. Fair Trade promises a better wage for workers, one that enables them to feed their family and send their kids to school. Additional social premiums get invested in community development and bring health care, education and a brighter future to the whole town. Quality and care come together in every drizzle of Fair Trade Certified olive oil. Most of the world’s olive oil comes from crops grown in the Mediterranean basin. Olives are a difficult crop to grow because they are sensitive to the environment and require a large overhead; olive trees take several years to mature and bear fruit. Many olive oil producers struggle to absorb changes in the market and stay above poverty. Fair Trade Certified olive oil brings marginalized small farmers together to sell directly to international buyers. With the financial security of fair prices, olive growers can focus on traditional farming methods that deliver the finest olive oil possible.
Fair Trade producers use sustainable farming methods to bring you the very best almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, sesame and olive oil. Fair Trade Certified allows small farmers to sell directly to international buyers. With the financial security of fair prices, nut and olive growers can focus on traditional farming methods that deliver the finest products possible. Social premiums are invested in community development and bring health care, education and a brighter future.