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Not Just For Foreign Foods: Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

April 21, 2017
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Workers at a tomato farm in Nogales, Ariz., got a check this month for more than ,000. And they expect more money to come.

The approximately 130 workers of Wholesum Harvest ar... Continue reading

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Wholesum Harvest Volunteer Trip - Creating a Community Center in Los Janos, Mexico

April 13, 2017
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Wholesum Harvest gave great presentations last year at our Portland and Eugene facilities where we were able to learn about their story and the positive impacts of Fair Trade certification. We heard first-hand about their organic operations in both Mexico and Arizona, how striving for best practices for their farms and workers encouraged them to get fair trade certification for their Mexican operations, how fair trade works for them and how the fair trade money is used. This year, Wholesum Harvest took another important step by also getting... Continue reading

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America Just Got Its First Fair Trade Certified Farm

March 28, 2017
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It’s 7 a.m. in Amado, Arizona, and the sun is rising over the greenhouses of Wholesum Harvest’s tomato farm. Workers trickle up the driveway in their cars. One by one, they hang their coats, wash up, and prepare to begin another hard day’s work. Potters enter the greenhouses to deleaf and prune tomato plants, carefully tending each pot’s liveliest flowers. Bio control teams divide and tackle insects and other pests that like to eat the tomatoes. Like its two sister produce farms in Mexico, Wholesum Amado is all-organic, says Ricardo Crisante... Continue reading

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2016 Conscientious Company Report

February 27, 2017
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Certified Organic

Organically Grown, Guaranteed

Sure, produce can be organic without certification, but Wholesum Harvest goes the extra mile to ensure you’re getting exactly what you expect. We are proudly certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI), a leading USDA-accredited organic product certifying agency. Wholesum sees our certified organic label a promise to our customers that our produce is always non-GMO and free of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

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Wholesum Harvest Growing Certified Organic Produce For Over 20 Years.

November 02, 2016
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Nogales, AZ, November 2, 2016–Complaints recently made regarding Wholesum Harvest, and our certifier Quality Assurance International were filed with the USDA. 

In response, Theojary Crisantes, VP of Growing Operations for Wholesum Harvest stated “We’ve been growing certified organic, with passion and integrity since 1991.  For twenty five years we’ve met the strict guidelines of the USDA Organic regulations, and have been subject to yearly audits and certi... Continue reading

Organic Growers Support the Louisiana Flood Victims

September 06, 2016
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34,000lbs of Organic Produce being sent to Second Harvest Food Bank in South Louisiana

Nogales, Arizona, September 6, 2016:  Fourteen Certified Organic growers and distributers, from Portland, Oregon, Southern California and Nogales Arizona are donating over 34,000lbs pounds of fresh organic fruit and vegetables and shipping them into Lafayette Louisiana to support the victims of the August floods, over 45,000 of whom are still in compromised food situations, living in hotels, hostels or in homes that have been gutted due to t... Continue reading

How Wholesum Harvest served their business and humanity

August 14, 2016
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Wholesum Harvest, one of North America’s fastest growing providers of organic fruits and vegetables, was founded on a commitment to “take care of the planet, the land, their workers and their customers”. This family owned and operated business has been using biocontrol and natural growing practices for three generations. As a result, they have developed a reputation as a leader in sustainable farming.

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Vitalis Born, Wholesum Raised

July 13, 2016
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Wholesum Harvest and Vitalis Organic Seeds, the organic division of Enza Zaden are proud to announce their collaboration on the launch of ‘Vitalis Born, Wholesum Raised’ – a demonstration of commitment to organic integrity through the promotion and use of organic seed in the production of certified organic produce for retail markets.


Wholesum Harvest, a certified organic produce grower and distributor is demonstrating its commi... Continue reading

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