Bananas

 

We're proud to offer you a choice when shopping for bananas. Next time you’re browsing the fruit aisle, look for an Equal Exchange sticker on your banana bunch. By doing so, you're choosing to connect yourself to the courageous banana farmers in El Guabo co-op, located in Ecuador, and CEPIBO co-op in Peru.

Farmer Partners

  • The story of El Guabo, one of Equal Exchange’s farmer partners, is a success story in grassroots organizing.

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  • CEPIBO was formed by small scale banana farmers located across northern Peru as a non-profit cooperative to provide access to the international market by representing, coordinating and marketing banana exportation for 12 grower associations.

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Recipes

  • Key Ingredients
    • Equal Exchange Organic Bananas
    • Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate
    #Dessert #Gluten free #Soy free #Vegetarian
  • Key Ingredients
    • Equal Exchange Organic Bananas
    #Breakfast #Dessert #Gluten free #Soy free #Vegan #Vegetarian

Meet the Team

  • Emma Van Pelt
  • Jessica Jones-Hughes
  • Nicole Vitello

From the Blog

  • June 18, 2013·
    Jessica Jones-Hughes

    Hello Summer! Humidity, sunshine and travel. If you are like most, your summer schedule is already filling up rapidly. With travel comes the hassle of meal planning on the go…..eating out more, grabbing junk food at the convenience store - we all do it. The past few years, I have challenged myself to continue to live out my principles of eating nutritious food, and eating food from companies and farmers that I believe in, while on the road. What? Is this possible in a world where most people can’t even eat this way in their home?

    #bananas #fair foods #food system #recipes
  • March 6, 2013·
    Jessica Jones-Hughes

    March is Equal Exchange Bananas Month! We are proud to be able to share our successes and challenges with you during March. Here are a few accomplishments.

    #bananas #co-ops #fair trade
  • February 6, 2012·
    Jessica Jones-Hughes

    You may have heard about food co-op general managers, employees, church members, or Equal Exchange staff making the trek down to the places where coffee, tea and cocoa are grown. In October of 2011, Equal Exchange took our first delegation to see a very different product: bananas!

    #bananas #co-ops #fair trade
  • October 8, 2009·
    Phyllis Robinson

    The road heading south between Guayaquil and Machala, on the coast of Ecuador, is lined with banana plantations.

    #bananas #fair trade