"By offering growers a higher purchasing price for their mangoes, we hope to create incentives for farmers to plant mango trees that will reduce erosion and provide an income stream for impoverished people in Haiti," said Besancon. "While buying Whole Trade mangoes will by no means solve the devastating issues Haiti now faces short term, our shoppers are helping to play a small role in the country's recovery."
The estimated selling period for these "get them while you can" Haitian Whole Trade mangoes is throughout May and into June at all Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.
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