SELAH, WASH. – Rainier Fruit has earned Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) certification for its largest company farm. To meet EFI certification, companies must comply with over 300 standards.
"We have always been a company focused on our employees and processes, but we also know it is necessary to continually adapt what we did yesterday," said Mark Zirkle, president of Rainier Fruit. "Working with EFI has confirmed our processes are always being tested to ensure our employees are being treated with integrity and excellence."
Rainier's EFI certification includes crops of organic and conventional apples, organic cherries and organic blueberries, as the company continues to expand and adapt its initiatives to provide even more access to education and skill building in 2020.