...from field to fork - fairly and justly.

Treasure Coast Fair Food


What is Fair Food?

Fair Food is produced by a sustainable agricultural industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers, the long-term interests of growers, and the ethical supply chain concerns of retail food companies.

Quite simply, it is food that is produced with social responsibility and sustainability at its forefront.


The Treasure Coast Fair Food group advocates action and education campaigns for improving human rights conditions and fair wages for farmworkers and in this endeavor shares common ground with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

What is the Fair Food Program?

The Fair Food Program (FFP) is a unique partnership among farmers, farmworkers, and retail food companies that ensures humane wages and working conditions for the workers who harvest fruits and vegetables on participating farms. It harnesses the power of consumer demand to give farmworkers a voice in the decisions that affect their lives, and to eliminate the long-standing human rights abuses that have plagued agriculture for generations. 


The FFP consists of 7 major elements that form two (2) crucial components:


  1.  A Fair Food Premium - a small price  paid by corporate retail purchasers on top of the regular price paid for the produce, and 
  2.  Market enforcement of the Fair Food Code of Conduct, a set of human rights-based ethical practices that are legally binding.

How is the FFP monitored?

The FFP is monitored by the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC), the only dedicated, third-party monitoring organization of its kind in agriculture in the United States of America. Certification through the FFSC means that all of the partners are upholding all the elements of the Code of Conduct.


The mission of the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) is to monitor the development of a sustainable Florida tomato industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers, the long-term interests of growers, and the ethical supply chain concerns of retail food companies through implementation of the Fair Food Program. 


The work of the FFSC today is producing a replicable, scalable model for expansion of the Fair Food Program beyond the tomato industry in Florida in the years ahead.