Our Fairtrade Story
At Discovery Organics, we believe in direct relationships with growers, whether they are in our own backyard, or Latin America. We believe in paying a fair wage, supporting small-scale farmers and endeavoring to help them build a market for their crops so they make enough money to cover the cost of production plus a fair profit on the crops we buy. We have seen firsthand, through numerous visits to farms in South America and Mexico, the transformative nature of fair trade. Some of our long-term Fairtrade relationships include APROMALPI, Agrovida, BOS and PRAGOR.
Despite the increasing number of fair trade, socially conscious certification bodies, Fairtrade International remains the most reliable one.
We have been a licensee of Fairtrade Canada since 2008. Through sponsoring and banana donations, we have been supporting Fair Trade Campuses and Fair Trade Towns, Fair Trade Vancouver events, the Canadian Fair Trade Network conferences, the Vancouver International soccer Festival, and many other events. We want to see more demand and awareness for Fairtrade certified produce and consequently, a much bigger market Canada-wide. Let’s make sure that 50% of the bananas eaten in Canada are Fairtrade certified (not 1%)!
Why should consumers choose our Fairtrade Certified products?
We are constantly working to increase the selection and availability of Fair Trade produce in Western Canada so that consumers have an ethical choice. By working with growers in the southern hemisphere, we can complement the local season for many products that we cannot grow locally all year-round.
Despite the increasing number of fair trade, socially conscious certification bodies, Fairtrade International remains the most reliable one. With a strong producer support network with boots on the ground and a dynamic marketing/communication arm in Canada, Fairtrade International’s approach is very comprehensive. This ensures growers a much better return while offering transparency to Canadian customers.
Home page: http://www.discoveryorganics.ca/
Fairtrade page: http://www.discoveryorganics.ca/site/fair-trade/
Growers profiles: http://www.discoveryorganics.ca/growers/