Floriza en Los Parajes, an organic shade house grower in Culiacan, Mexico, has become Fair Trade certified.

The company grows vegetables including bell peppers, eggplants, cucumbers and chili peppers on 52 acres. All commodities, packed in the Aztlan Organic label, can be sold as Fair Trade when the company’s season begins in mid-November, according to a news release.

Bridges Produce markets Floriza en Los Parajes products in the U.S., along with organic and Fair Trade vegetables from Rico Farms, Hermosillo, Mexico. With Floriza en Los Parajes new certification, Bridges can now offer bell peppers and chili peppers to its lineup.

“The mission of Bridges Produce is to ensure that every stakeholder in our food system is not only protected but also thrives — the consumer, the retailer, the farm, the farmworker and the environment,” Ben Johnson, Bridges Produce president, said in the release. “Fair Trade certification is a great way to formalize this commitment to the farm workers and to empower consumers to vote with their dollars.”

 
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