Let the Celebration Continue! It's (Fair Trade) Avocado Season!

It may be cold in Seattle, but in Michoacán, Mexico it is avocado season, which means it is the season for you to put avocado in salads, on burgers, sandwiches and crackers, and as a side for any dish your heart desires. And oh yes, it’s always time for guacamole!

Central Co-op is proud to offer Hass avocados from PRAGOR, a progressive group of small farmers from Michoacán, “the avocado capitol of the world.”  In the face of powerful corporate interests, the 20 producers of PRAGOR organized themselves to collectively control the growing and exporting of their product. Their farms are 100% organic, with many having transitioned ten years ago or more.

PRAGOR’s product is distributed to us through Equal Exchange, the worker-owned cooperative that helped start the Fair Trade movement. You can read more here about Equal Exchange’s work as a much-needed Fair Trade partner with PRAGOR and other small farmer groups throughout the world.

Did you know that avocados are some of the only fruits that contain fat? The fats in avocados lower cholesterol and make other fat-soluble nutrients easier to absorb, plus they’ve got plenty of fiber!

So take home a few of these green wonders and see why they are so popular with Central Co-op shoppers!

Here's our recipe for Chunky Guacamole

More Recipes: Avocados Beyond Toast

And yet more avocado info and recipes than you could ever use



Date: Monday January 02, 2017

Category: In The Co-op

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