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Oke USA Fruit Company

West Bridgewater, MA | http://www.beyondthepeel.com/
Joined in April 2012

About Us

Equal Exchange has created Big Change for over 25 years. It all started with an idea: what if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair, a way that empowers both farmers and consumers?

Our founders - Rink Dickinson, Jonathan Rosenthal and Michael Rozyne - asked this question as they envisioned a trade model that values farmers and consumers. So they took a big risk and plunged full-force into changing a broken food system. In 1986, they started with fairly traded coffee from Nicaragua and didn't look back. Read more about our story.

Today, Equal Exchange continues to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. Our products now include fairly traded and organic coffee, tea, chocolate and snacks from farmers all over the world, including here in the United States.

Our worker-owned co-op is based in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Because Equal Exchange was founded with democratic principles in mind, we strongly believe in a one-person, one-vote workplace without a corporate hierarchy. We partner with co-operatives of small-scale farmers who make their own decisions on business and community matters.

From the farmers' co-ops to our co-op, we're providing the best-tasting foods - while also making Big Changes to the way food ends up on your table. We'll keep the ideas coming.

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 and APOQ co-ops in Peru. They’re making history for themselves, and quite possibly for the entire banana industry.

Equal Exchange has created Big Change for over 25 years. It all started with an idea: what if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair, a way that empowers both farmers and consumers?

Our founders - Rink Dickinson, Jonathan Rosenthal and…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • International Relations

Location

  • West Bridgewater, MA 02379

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