Our Farm Partnerships
PRIMAVERA believes in ethical business practices. We pay fair prices to our farm partners and suppliers, we maintain long-term, collaborative relationships, and we sponsor education and development initiatives for the individuals and communities we depend on for our high-quality ingredients.
Our perspective on social responsibility is well illustrated by the adage: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” In every relationship we enter, it is PRIMAVERA’s intention to enrich our partner not only through immediate rewards, but also through skills and knowledge that will sustain them in the future.
Over two decades ago, PRIMAVERA pioneered collaborative, fair trade partnerships with a worldwide community of farmers committed to environmental sustainability. It is an integral part of our mission to expand our existing organic farms and actively support independent farmers as they convert from conventional to organic agriculture.
Every one of our relationships is founded upon integrity and respect – and many have grown into personal friendships that are now twenty-years strong. We guarantee purchase quantities, establish long-term contracts and always pay fair prices because we are passionate about supporting the livelihoods, traditions and interests of environmentally responsible farmers.
PRIMAVERA takes the time to seek like-minded partners because we believe every ingredient in our products must be safe both for you and for the Earth. From seed to soil to shelf, our dedicated partnerships allow us to be intimately involved at every step. This ensures that our ingredients are traceable, so our formulas remain pure and our promise remains transparent.