Equitable Food Initiative

Stemilt Hits Milestone With First Equitable Food Initiative Certification

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WENATCHEE, Wash., September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Stemilt has taken another step to fulfil its mission to “cultivate people and delight consumers” by achieving Equitable Food Initiative certification at its impressive Quincy, WA orchard operation that grows apples and cherries. Stemilt completed a successful EFI pilot in 2019 and is now working with EFI to train and develop cross-functional leadership teams that will foster continuous improvement throughout its operations.

Mastronardi Completes 5th EFI Certification

Canadian Company Is One of Four Companies With Five or More Certifications
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WASHINGTON, September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Mastronardi Produce (sold under the SUNSET® brand) has certified its fifth operation through Equitable Food Initiative. This certification marks a worthy milestone for Mastronardi, making it one of just a handful of companies to have certified five or more operations. Consumers can find a variety of tomatoes and peppers with the Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured® label at participating Costco Wholesale and Whole Foods Market locations.

Homegrown Organic Farms Earns First Equitable Food Initiative Certification for Stone Fruit

Begins Shipping Labeled Product June 1
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PORTERVILLE, Calif., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce its certification from Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) for its California grown, organic stone fruit – the first stone fruit operation ever to be EFI certified.  This certification demonstrates Homegrown Organic Farms’ dedication to the improved lives of its direct employees and all those associated with their organization. EFI-labeled product will begin shipping to Costco Wholesale and Whole Foods Market June 1. 

Rouge River Farms Certifies All US Operations With Equitable Food Initiative

Third-Party Assessment Conducted by SCS Global Services
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WASHINGTON, September 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Equitable Food Initiative announced today that Rouge River Farms, which specializes in tray-packed and year-round sweet corn, now has all of its U.S. operations EFI certified. In May 2018 Rouge River Farms was the first company on the East Coast to earn an EFI certification, and today the company completes its nationwide EFI certification effort. 

EFI Welcomes Rouge River Farms to Its Growing Family of Ethical Suppliers

EFI-certified Rouge River Farms sweet corn now available in Costco Wholesale locations on the East Coast
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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Rouge River Farms joins a fast-growing network of certified growers that have made a commitment to improve labor conditions, food safety and pest management through Equitable Food Initiative’s workforce development program.

The company’s farming and packing operations in Clewiston, Florida, became EFI's first certified grower shipper on the East Coast after meeting more than 300 rigorous indicators, based on independent assessment by third-party certifier SCS Global Services.

Participant Media’s Grass Roots ‘Cesar Chavez’ Film Campaign Grows Support for Sustainable Food

Equitable Food Initiative Unveils Trustmark Supporting Safe and Sustainable Farms After Over 30,000 Consumers Sign Petition
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Los Angeles, CA., July 21,2014 /3BL Media/ – In 2014, the film Cesar Chavez sparked an alliance between the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) and global entertainment company Participant Media aimed at raising awareness about keeping food and workplaces safe and sustainable, starting in the fields where farmworkers plant and harvest our food.

Cesar Chavez Film Social Action Campaign Supports The Equitable Food Initiative

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Participant Media’s Film Social Action campaign will support the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) launch of a new system and trustmark to assure consumers that American farms meet rigorous safety standards and treat workers with the same care they give to the fruits and vegetables they grow.

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