SALINAS, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - Organic Alliance, Inc. (OTCQB: ORGC), a global grower and marketer of fresh, organic and Fair Trade fruits and vegetables, today announced it has begun shipping the world's first Fair Trade Heirloom Tomatoes to U.S. retailers and distributors nationwide.
The Heirloom Tomatoes, as well as the Company's first shipments of its Fair Trade bell peppers, are part of its fall harvest and are the first two products shipped from its recently announced Fair Trade Initiative in which it led the Fair Trade certification of its growers, and these crops, in Mexico.
Chris White, Organic Alliance Chief Development Officer, said, "We are proud to be the first to offer Fair Trade Certified Heirloom Tomatoes, and one of the very first to offer Fair Trade bell peppers. With U.S. Fair Trade fresh produce sales growing 40 percent in 2011, Organic Alliance is well positioned to support our retail clients' efforts to grow this category with new Fair Trade products for their shelves.
"To support the grocers and the retail consumers, and connect them to the grower communities in Latin America they help support, we are launching a multimedia campaign named Make Life Sweet whose details we will be announcing shortly," Mr. White added.
About Organic Alliance
Organic Alliance, Inc. is a global grower and marketer of organic, Fair Trade and conventional fresh food products. By establishing collaborative relationships with key growers, Organic Alliance has built a vertically integrated supply chain through an alliance of growers that enables it to support its customers with an increasing variety of certified sustainable products, sensible pricing, steady supply and inspiring multi-media stories from our many producing communities. For more info, visit: www.organicallianceinc.com.
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