Bananas are absolute staples, and are considered the worlds' most popular produce item. We love bananas and know that (most) of you do too, and therefore we’ve done our absolute best to source them from the best plantations around. In our partnership with Discovery Organics in Vancouver, we have been sourcing bananas from two Fair Trade banana co-ops… one in Ecuador – Cerro Azul, and one in Peru – BOS Salitral.
Both BOS and Cerro Azul have been wonderful examples of how Fair Trade co-ops should work. They treat their farmers well, work together to bring their produce to the market, and have strict quality controls to ensure premium bananas. Click here for more information on why their bananas are so special!
However, in the past few weeks many things have worked against us for providing the usual high quality bananas to our customers… and here is why:
Ultimately the current state of bananas is a bit of a mess. So - for this week - we have decided not to include bananas in every box and let the waves settle a bit. Discovery Organics has connected with a new plantation in Mexico which they hope to have operating in the next 3 weeks. This is good news! If all goes well we’ll be back to our regular, spectacular supply, and we’ll maintain our promise.
Fair food for all people. Always certified organic. As local as possible. Direct to your door.