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Just a quick word to thank everyone so much for supporting an amazing year on our Agrofresco greens program for this 7 month season.  This operation is now our biggest vegetable vendor, and we’re planning on a few things to add to the program for next year.  One will be the final switchover to the “Ecocampos” labels for all products, and there will be other good news, to be announced in the future.



Message from Randy Hooper: I am writing you today with some urgency

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.




It had been two years since the last visit to the banana and mango coops we partner with, 2 years! time flies.

It felt good to be back to Lima and to the region of Piura in Northen Peru where bananas and mangos grow. In Ecuador, we visited ASOGUABO for the first time since we starting working with them, almost a year ago. Familiar faces but also new ones, good people, lots of smiles and the pleasure to shake the hands of coop members who work very hard to send us high quality products!

APROMALPI mangos, Chulucanas, Piura, Peru

During our last visit at APROMALPI, they were gearing up for what is announced as a very good year for Peruvian mangos! The winter temperatures have been cool enough for the trees to bloom appropriately which will lead to much better yields than last year where winter temperatures were too mild.