Windset Farms to Offer EFI-Labeled Produce at Select Costco Stores
- by Jessica Donnel
DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Windset Farms and the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) recently announced a new partnership that will lend EFI’s “Responsibly Grown. Farmworker Assured.™” labeling to Windset’s fresh fruits and produce. The EFI-labeled Windset produce will be made available at select Costco locations in the northwest United States.
“At Windset Farms, we’re committed to providing consumers with the highest quality produce possible,” said Jeff Madu, Director of Sales at Windset Farms, in a press release. “This includes the value and quality throughout the entire food system made up of workers, growers, retailers, and consumers alike. Our certification with EFI makes sure that our workers are receiving fair wages, benefits, and safe working conditions.”
According to its website, EFI is a nonprofit that “brings together workers, growers, and retailers to produce safer, more responsibly grown fruits and vegetables.” The Windset Farms Canadian facility in Delta, British Columbia, is EFI’s first certified farm in Canada. EFI said it’s working with Windset to certify other farms in the United States. The Delta facility produces peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
“EFI’s workforce development team is committed to providing tailored solutions for any operation,” said Peter O’Driscoll, Executive Director at EFI. “They now approach problem-solving activities together to keep the farm in compliance with EFI Standards. This type of workforce development represents a big win for both Windset and EFI and shows that EFI is not just another certification.”
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