Costco Stocks “GoodFarms” Blueberries, Strawberries and Organic Strawberries from Equitable Food Initiative-Certified Farms

GoodFarms(TM), a new brand from Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W), seeks to enhance the connection between consumers and the hands that grow and harvest their produce. GoodFarms(TM) believes in using sustainable growing practices, farmworker empowerment and affordable access to fresh, healthy food.

Ernie Farley, partner at A&W GoodFarms, noted that EFI’s workforce development has been integral to the successful certification of the farms. “When workers participate in EFI’s leadership team training, they better understand their role in the value chain and become more engaged.That engagement benefits all of us – from the grower to the farmworker, all the way to the consumer.”

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GoodFarms is on a mission to improve lives from farm to table. A portion of your purchase is making a difference by cultivating positive change.

We also want to help you have fun and celebrate life with food that nourishes your body and delights your soul.

Here’s to good food, good health, good friends, good times, good farms.

The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) brings together workers, growers and retailers to provide “Responsibly Grown. Farmworker Assured.(TM)” fruits and vegetables. As produce farms comply with the EFI Standards – for improved working conditions, pest management, and food safety – the entire food system sees benefits, from farmworkers to businesses to agricultural communities and consumers.

EFI is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and receives funding support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, Broad Reach Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Rosenberg Foundation, Cedar Tree Foundation, Oxfam America and The Walt Disney Company.

Members of EFI’s multi-stakeholder board, which were instrumental in the development of the EFI Standards, include: