Fresh Market grocery chain joins CIW’s Fair Food Program

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A farmworker organization in Florida has gotten another large grocery chain to sign on to its Fair Food Agreement. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers announced Thursday that the Fresh Market grocery chain has become the 13th corporation to support “fair farm labor conditions and verifiable, worker-driven social responsibility in US agriculture.”

According to a press release, the grocery chain will purchase some tomatoes from growers that have agreed to pay an additional penny per pound to harvesters and that enforce a strict worker-designed code of conduct to protect farmworker rights.

In addition, the Fresh Market will make yearly contributions to the organization that oversees compliance with the Fair Food Program.