Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Interrupcion has introduced organic- and fair trade-certified bananas under its Taste Me Do Good program.
Shipments to the U.S. are expected to double soon and reach 16,000 cartons per week, according to a news release.
Last year sales of the organization’s produce generated more than $180,000 in fair trade premiums to producers in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador, according to the release. Interrupcion represents more than 2,000 farms and cooperatives in South and Central America.
The bananas are sourced from a cooperative in Ecuador’s El Oro province that gained fair trade certification in November.
Interrupcion commodities include pineapple, mango, plums, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, asparagus and avocados.
The organization also claims to have been the first supplier of fair trade-certified Argentine and Chilean conventional and organic blueberries, organic apples, organic pears, conventional cherries and conventional kiwifruit, to the U.S. market.