In 2003, Greg Brooks took a lifetime of making real good real food for people to the next level. Brooks Pepperfire Foods opened in Rigaud, Quebec and the way artisanal Canadian food companies function, changed.
As a a small batch artisanal food maker there comes a time in your career when you are left with a choice. Make or sell. You really cannot be all things to all people.
…The company prides itself on using real food ingredients sourced as locally as possible. They use Fair Trade and Organic certifications to help ensure they are buying direct from producers and encouraging great business practices.
Within five years of becoming Fair Trade, most small plot farmers will turn to organic certification in order to ensure the economic premium for their output. They educate their children, unlike much of the conventional farming community in emerging economies where school begins only after the workday is done.