Equal Exchange avocado supporters may remember that in October 2016, Equal Exchange avocados were unavailable for about 2 weeks due to strikes in Mexico. You may also remember that during that time, Equal Exchange Produce President Nicole Vitello put out a blog post about the supply gap in which she tackled two major questions about the situation: why did the supply of Mexican avocados to the U.S. suddenly stop?, and How is Equal Exchange an alternative?
Our expanding line of Fair Foods includes olive oil from the West Bank, almonds from California, cashews from El Salvador, Honduras and India, mango from Burkina Faso and Peru, and raisins from Chile.
We are building long-term transparent supply chains with nut and dried fruit farmers all over the world.
Our extra virgin organic oil is robust and peppery with a strong fruit finish. It comes from two farmer co-ops which are part of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC).
From the Blog
November 15, 2018Frankie Pondolph
November 1, 2018
November 16th marks the 29th anniversary of the slaying of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter by government-run death squads in El Salvador in 1989. This past October 14th, slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero was canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church.The murders of these priests—and of 80,000 more whose names we’ll never know—were carried out in no small part with the support of billions of dollars in U.S. funding and training of corrupt governments in El Salvador. The victims were largely peasants and workers organizing for their rights and a better life.Rob Everts