By Paige Schilt, June 17, 2015
In Colombia, families face many obstacles to educational success. Government-funded public schools typically provide only one year of preschool, and many schools operate on a half-day schedule. Working parents with infants and toddlers often struggle to find high-quality child care during those crucial early years.
Whole Foods Market sources some of our Whole Trade® flowers from Elite Flower in Facatativá, Colombia, where an innovative program provides early childhood education, primary school and scholarships for children of farmworkers.
By Paige Schilt, April 17, 2015
Crisp, refreshing bell peppers can really spruce up spring dishes. When you buy Whole Trade® bell peppers from Mexico, you’re also helping to make tangible improvements in real people’s lives!
By Paige Schilt, February 7, 2015
Whole Foods Market’s legendary Quality Standards make it my go-to place for Valentine candies, luxurious body care, and Whole Trade® flowers that give back to the communities where they were grown. Here’s a quick run-down of the goodies I’ll be giving as gifts this year.
By Elizabeth Leader Smith, November 6, 2014
Fresh, vibrant blooms on a holiday table cover a multitude of hosting sins from children’s toys sprawled out at guests’ feet to the slightly over-toasted sliced almonds in the salad. Flowers make everything better – especially flowers with the Whole Trade® Guarantee.
By Paige Schilt, October 22, 2014
When you bite into a spear of Whole Trade® asparagus, the first thing you’ll notice is exceptional quality and flavor. It pairs well with the delicious knowledge that your meal is helping to make real improvements in real peoples’ lives.
By Paige Schilt, September 5, 2014
What’s sweeter than a fresh pineapple? A fresh pineapple that helps rural farmworkers access education and opportunity, of course! When you buy a Whole Trade® product, a portion of what you paid goes into a development fund for the community that produced it. The farmers and farmworkers then determine how to use those funds to meet the needs of their community.
By Paige Schilt, July 5, 2014
When you buy a Whole Trade product, a portion of what you paid goes into a development fund for producers, farm workers and their communities. Hear how they are using these funds to improve their quality of life.
By Paige Schilt, May 1, 2014
I’m on the hunt for high-quality products that make a difference in the world, and Whole Trade makes it easy. Every purchase of a Whole Trade product is like a vote for a better world.
By Paige Schilt, April 30, 2014
By Jolène M. Bouchon, April 21, 2014
If you ask us, the best way to celebrate Earth Month is by visiting one of the most beautiful places on the planet: lush, tropical Costa Rica. And we’re giving two lucky winners a chance to do just that. Read on!