The Basket Is Full, Inc., is a privately held C-Corporation that was founded in the state of Nebraska by the Metzger and Galicia Family. Our objective is to create a stable, consistent portfolio of investments through the acquisition and development of Organic Gourmet Coffee and Specialty Tea products; that are sold at Hy-Vee's and Natural Grocers stores in the United States.
The Basket Is Full, Inc., is committed to growing healthy communities beyond our local neighborhoods, which also include the regions that supply our green coffee and our organic tea for our consumers. We invest in programs designed to strengthen economic and social developments in our local communities, while also caring for the environment. To extend the reach and impact of our programs, we collaborate with non-governmental organizations that have prior experience and expertise in working with farming communities. All of these integrated programs directly support the improvement of farmer livelihoods thereby ensuring a long-term supply of high-quality coffee and tea products to the industry.
Here are some of the issues, problems, and challenges we face on a daily basis in the coffee and tea trade industry. One of the most important aspects of Fair Trade and Creating Fair Trade system is this: funds are specifically designated for social, economic and environmental development projects to help smallholder growers who are trapped in an unfair trade advantage. Several smallholder growers have been trapped in a vicious cycle of ever-worsening production and quality. Secondly, poor farming practices driven by a lack of income and resources, serve to lock coffee growers into a declining spiral. As they earn less and less, growers are increasingly unable to make the necessary on-farm investments, therefore coffee quality and volumes suffer.
By taking an active role with a strong initiative to educate and provide the support our farmers, United State students, and schools: The Basket Is Full, Inc., strongly believes that we can transition all lives we interacted with on a daily bases. The transition to higher education allows every family and community to improve together.