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Welcome to Earl's Organic Produce.

Earl's Organic Produce is the sole 100% certified organic handler located on the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market. We're passionate about organic produce, our growers, and our customers. That simple fact has made us the leading regional distributor of premium organic produce.

Since 1988 we've partnered with growers of all sizes across California, the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, and beyond to bring diversity, flavor, and quality to the organic marketplace year-round. We find the freshest and tastiest organic produce and distribute it to our wide range of customers such as home delivery services, restaurants, natural food co-ops, independent retailers, regional grocery markets, and national chain stores.

We invite you to learn about what we do, meet the people who grow your food, find out more about sustainable agriculture, and follow the journey of your fruits and vegetables as they travel from farm to fork.

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October is Fair Trade Month and Earl’s Organic bananas are Fair Trade Certified 365 Days A YEAREqual Exchange Fair Trade Bananas are grown in Ecuador by small farmers under the AsoGuabo Cooperative in Ecuador. Farmer cooperatives are groups of small farmers that have come together to collectively operate their businesses at a larger scale. They share resources, capital, and knowledge, democratically electing leadership and collectively making decisions. In addition to being small farmer cooperative-led, all of Equal Exchange farmer partners are certified organic and Fairtrade.AsoGuabo is considered a pioneer in the Fairtrade banana movement. For over 20 years, this cooperative based in el Guabo, el Oro, Ecuador has produced top-quality bananas while blazing a trail for democratic organizations, locally-led community development work, and advocacy for rural communities.Fair Trade Premium Project Highlights: Improvement of farms: adding cables, cemented lines, pack houses, bridges, biofábrica: creating “bioles” using microorganism for soil health, grants made to local educational foundations, healthcare expansion, school infrastructural support, water treatment, women’s vocational training, drug rehab, and much more. In 2019 Jonathan and Spencer from Earl’s banana team visited AsoGuabo as part of Equal Exchange’s annual banana delegation. In addition to visiting the farm and the packing house they visited an elementary school that had a new roof installed from Fair Trade funds, a small neighborhood water filtration plant and a women’s culinary school. Equal Exchange Fairtrade International #fairtrademonth #equalexchange #smallfarmersbigchange #fairtrade #fairtradebananas #cooperative #peopleoverprofit #powertothefarmers #buyingpower #smallfarmers #farming #farmercooperative #organic #organicbananas #smallfarmers #smallscalefarmers #citizenconsumer ... See MoreSee Less
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October is Fair Trade Month! Every purchase empowers farm workers to improve their communities by deciding as a collective, how and when to invest the Fair Trade Premium.What is the Fair Trade Premium and how does Fair Trade benefit the workers?A few extra cents paid by the consumer – the Fair Trade Premium - will allow for democratically chosen projects to become a reality in farm worker communities; whether it’s a bus for the High School students, dental services or a multipurpose room, this benefit will bring empowerment through decision making and project execution.The Premium that is added to the cost of produce goes directly in its entirety to the bank account of the Workers Association.How can the workers use the Fair Trade Premium?One of the most important aspects of Fair Trade is: funds are specifically designated for social, economic and environmental development projects. The workers are the ones who know what’s best for their own community and Fair Trade USA and Fair Trade International have enabled a democratic system for the community to decide how and when the Premium will be invested. Can the grower use part of the Premiums?Absolutely NOT. The funds CANNOT be used to invest in the company’s property or cover company’s expenses (wages, operation, supplies, etc.). Benefits are exclusively for the workers, by the workers. The grower IS responsible for covering all Fair Trade Certification and promotional expenses. How often is the Premium paid to the Workers Association?Through a transparent process that is traceable and audited by Fair Trade USA or Fair Trade International the grower has assumed the responsibility of paying on a monthly basis, the correct amount of Fair Trade Premium to the Workers Association bank account. Being able to track and verify the correct movements of the Premium from the moment a sale takes place until the deposit is made is a critical audit criteria.Choosing Fairtrade means supporting standards and actions that put more power in the hands of workers themselves. #passion4fairtrade #FairTradeMonth Fair Trade Certified Fairtrade America Covilli Brand Organics ... See MoreSee Less
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All fresh cranberries are dry harvested once a year between mid-September through early November.  Cranberries grow on vines planted in...

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  • Equal Exchange Fair Trade Avocados Pragor Co-op Michoacan, Mexico

    In September of 2013, Equal Exchange imported their first container of Fair Frade organic avocados from PRAGOR, a producer coop in Michoacan, Mexico. Equal Exchange visited them that summer and saw the challenges they were facing as small-scale producers, despite the increase in demand for avocados from Mexico. The stories […]

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  • Bright Orange Persimmons

    Fall is in the air and bright orange Fuyu persimmons have arrived and the Hachiya variety is just around the corner. There are several species of persimmons but the most common is the Japanese or Oriental persimmon, also called the D. Kaki species.  In Japan they are the national fruit and […]

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  • Equal Exchange Fair Trade Bananas

    Earl’s Organic bananas are Fair Trade Certified 365 Days A YEAR. Equal Exchange Bananas are grown in Ecuador by small farmers under the AsoGuabo Cooperative.  Farmer cooperatives are groups of small farmers that have come together to collectively operate their businesses at a larger scale. They share resources, capital, and […]

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  • Sumano Mushroom Tour

    Edhi and his brother Luis have not been farming mushrooms for very long, but their fast-growing business reveals their dedication to the craft. Formerly operating under the name Ortiz Mushrooms, Edhi left the trucking business to join his brother and rebrand the farm Sumano Mushrooms, after their family bakery in […]

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  • October is Fair Trade Month

    Earl’s Organic carries Fair Trade Product 365 days a year. Equal Exchange and Coliman Fair Trade Organic Bananas are available year round as well as Dole Fair Trade Organic Pineapples. Equal Exchange Fair Trade Avocados are now staring up out of Mexico and we can look forward to Covilli Fair […]

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  • Caviar Limes

    Caviar Limes also known as Finger Limes, have juice vesicles that pop out like caviar when the finger lime is gently squeezed. They have a burst of effervescent tangy lime flavor! They are delicious on top of raw oysters, added to seafood, mixed into guacamole , mixed into the glaze […]

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    Salsa Fresca con Papaloquelite Recipe

    Papalo from La Granjita Organica in Salinas Valley is an ancient Mexican herb with similar uses as Cilantro. It has been described by some as somewhere between arugula, cilantro and the culinary herb rue(characteristically bitter); others say it tastes like a mixture of nasturtium flowers, lime, and cilantro.  If you […]

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    La Granjita Organica Watermelon Gherkin Agua Fresca Recipe

    Victor and Veronica from La Granjita served this refreshing drink to Earl’s Organic on their farm tour. Antonieta Solorzano, Purchasing & Logistics Assistant put her personal touch on the recipe. Enjoy! To make 1 large pitcher of 56oz use: 6x8oz – Watermelon Gherkins 56oz of cold water Juice from 3 […]

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    Sanchez Brothers Cucumber Mojito

    John and Paul Sanchez grow year round hothouse cucumbers on 1 ½ acres in Carpinteria just south of Santa Barbara.  Serves 2 6  peeled cucumber slices 6 lime slices 20 mint leaves 2 tablespoons agave syrup 4 ounces of vodka Tonic water Muddle 4 of the lime slices and mint […]

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    Stone Fruit Cobbler

    Easy, Foolproof Cobbler for Any Fruit makes enough for a 9×9 baking dish www.thekitchn.com 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar, plus a bit more for sprinkling 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted fresh berries or fruit (peeled and cut into chunks) Combine the flour and sugar. Add the […]

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