Social Justice Labeling from Farm to Table
“Eating is an agricultural act.”
- Wendell Berry
Food Justice Certified is a label based on high-bar social justice standards for farms, processors, and retailers, including every link in the food chain from farm to table. Our approach is holistic; we ensure fair treatment of workers, fair pricing for farmers, and fair business practices. Food Justice Certified is designed for all agricultural production systems, fiber and cosmetics as well as food.
(GAINESVILLE, Fla. – June 9, 2015) – It is as hot as it gets in north central Florida. While most farmers are done with their season, their fields planted with cover crops, and most farmworkers have gone north for the summer farm season, Jordan Brown is picking watermelon alongside his workers. It is no easy task getting them to the cooler and ready for grocery store shelves and CSA boxes, each watermelon ranging from 15 to 17 pounds. But at the end of the picking row…read more.
Whole Foods Market presents 2014 Supplier of the Year Award to the Agricultural Justice Project (GAINESVILLE, Fla. – April 27, 2015) – Whole Foods Market has awarded their 2014 Supplier of the Year Award in the area of Responsible Sourcing to the Agricultural Justice Project (AJP) and Farmer Direct Cooperative (FDC). AJP was given the award for developing and maintaining their Food Justice Certification program, which many consider the gold standard in social justice certification. Read more…
The Food Justice Certified standards are revised every 5 years. The process will include two periods for public comment. We would love to have many comments from stakeholders in the food system! Please visit our Standards Revision page for more information. Our timeline is posted below:
What You Should Know About Food Justice Certified
Stakeholder Driven Labeling: Our Partners
The Food Justice Certified label and certification program were developed by the Agricultural Justice Project, a social justice standards setting initiative. The AJP is a partnership of four non-profit organizations: The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA), The Farmworker Support Committee (CATA), Florida Organic Growers (FOG), and the Northeastern Organic Farming Association (NOFA).
The label is governed by three collaborative committees made up of representatives from different food system stakeholder groups:
Founding Partners are Proud Members of the Domestic Fair Trade Association