RSF Makes a New Loan to Hummingbird Wholesale


RSF is pleased to announce a new PRI loan to Honey Heaven Wholesale (D.B.A. Hummingbird Wholesale), a bulk food distributor offering high quality organic, local, and regional food crops to wholesale customers from Bellingham, Washington to San Francisco. Hummingbird is located at the southern end of the Willamette Valley in Eugene, Oregon.

Third Street Partners with Fair Trade USA to Expand Line of Fair Trade Certified Teas

Leading Beverage Company Extends Commitment to Tea Farmers & Consumers Worldwide
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Louisville, Colo., May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, Third Street, makers of premium, sustainable beverages, announced a deepening of its more than ten-year partnership with Fair Trade USA, a leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, in an effort to strengthen its commitment to helping tea farmers and villagers in developing countries thrive in the global economy.

Organic Food Sector Blows up with Moves by Target, Walmart- CSR Minute

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You may have noticed that organic food and products have expanded from specialty stores into the aisles of mass-market retailers and supermarkets. And you may have noticed that some of these products have moved out of special sections within those mass stores onto shelves next to mainstream products, directly competing for consumer dollars.

Enbridge, Carbon Farmer Team Up to Plant 327,00 Trees


Brad Rabiey is not your typical farmer. In addition to cultivating organic grain on his family farm near Manning in northern Alberta, he’s in the business of planting trees. series on Sustainable Food Companies: Equal Exchange

Profile of Fair Trade Pioneer - Equal Exchange

Businesses that uphold sustainable practices in how they source, produce, and serve or sell food play a crucial role in transforming the food system. Food Tank will regularly feature businesses that are providing food to their customers in environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable ways.

Win 2 Tickets to Paradise with Equal Exchange!

Register daily for a chance to win two seats on a group delegation to Mexico.
Press Release

October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Equal Exchange is celebrating National Co-op Month by introducing Bird of Paradise, a limited reserve, single-origin coffee from Mexico. Register here for a chance to win two seats on their group delegation to visit the Ecological Farmers of the Sierra Madres of Chiapas (CESMACH)! They grow the beans roasted in Equal Exchange’s limited reserve Bird of Paradise coffee.

First Impressions of Africa

TransCanada employees share their experiences while on secondment in Ghana and Zambia

It’s not every day that your employer serves you fried caterpillars with lunch.

But it’s what TransCanada employee Tim Hirtle recently ate while working with Forest Fruits Ltd., a company that produces Zambezi Gold organic honey and provides a sustainable income to more than 6,000 beekeepers in rural Zambia.

“They make lunch every day for all the workers. The owner’s wife is a nurse, so she makes sure to balance the nutritional content of the lunches throughout the week,” says Tim. “I totally just ate fried caterpillar with lunch today.”

Spring Newsletter 2013


What's new? We have two new ice-cream flavors: Cookies & Cream and Vanilla Chocolate Chip - both are gluten free! Albert Straus speaks out at the NOSB meeting in Portland, a bit of Straus Family Creamery history, and the majority of dairies in Marin and Sonoma Counties are certified organic. 

Straus Family Creamery Introduces New, Organic Ice Cream Flavors: Cookies & Cream and Vanilla Chocolate Chip – both are gluten free

Two beloved flavors, with Straus Family Creamery’s authentic, fresh dairy taste
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Petaluma, Calif., May 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Just in time for summer and in response to the growing demand for gluten-free desserts, Straus Family Creamery is proud to announce two new ice-cream flavors: Cookies & Cream, and Vanilla Chocolate Chip. Cookies & Cream is the first and only certified organic, gluten-free version of this flavor on the market today.


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