April 11, 2017
March 31, 2017
Message from Randy Hooper: I am writing you today with some urgency. Some of our most important farmers in the Global South are in a very vulnerable place, and the current flood situation is dire for them. And to be entirely honest, and upfront, this letter is a big ask – we have hundreds of growers homeless, roads washed out, plantations under water, no income on the way, and no money in their jeans to start over without help. I’m asking you to join us and pitch in.
For the third time in 7 years we are committing a fair amount of cash to growers who get up every day and grow fruit that ultimately ends up on your shelves and your customer’s plates. Our customers (perhaps you!) were part of efforts we undertook in 2010 to help re-build worker housing for our Green Tribe blueberry growers in Chile after a 9.2 earthquake left a path of destruction. Together we came up with $39,000 in 2 weeks.