Globally, herbs and spices are cultivated by thousands of small-scale farmers, often dispersed in remote areas of the world. They face challenges that include fluctuating prices and changing weather patterns that makes creating a sustainable livelihood difficult.
Visit our Fairtrade MVPs page to learn about Canadian leaders in Fairtrade, or consult our interactive list of registered brands and companies that sell Fairtrade certified products in Canada. Contact them to find out where to buy in your area.
The farms that are Fairtrade certified involved with Fairtrade benefits from growing Fairtrade herbs and spices include a minimum guaranteed price that meets the sustainable costs of living as well as a pre-harvest lines of credit and a Fairtrade Premium to be invested in socio-developmental projects.
Fairtrade spices include vanilla, pepper, ginger, turmeric and Fairtrade herbs include lemongrass, lemon verbena, peppermint, celery and oregano.
Seek out these diverse flavours at your local grocery store and spice up your cooking with Fairtrade herbs and spices!