Boycott Sakuma Berries

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GROCERS THAT SELL SAKUMA BERRIES

If you live in a community near these grocers, please ask the manager to respect the boycott and not sell Sakuma Bros. Farms Berries. If you do not see the Sakuma label, ask the manager from what farm the berries came from.

2014 Campaign

WASHINGTON

Bellingham
Goods Nursery and Produce
2620 Northwest Ave, Bellingham, WA
website: http://www.goodsproduce.com
Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

Barkley Haggen
2900 Woburn, Bellingham, WA 98226

Products sold: Driscoll’s, Häagen-Dazs Strawberry ice cream, Yoplait Yogurt

Fairhaven Haggen

1401 12th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Products sold: Driscoll’s, Häagen-Dazs Strawberry ice cream, Yoplait Yogurt


Meridian Haggen

2814 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Products sold: Driscoll’s, Häagen-Dazs Strawberry ice cream, Yoplait Yogurt

Sehome Village Haggen

210 36th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Products sold: Driscoll’s, Häagen-Dazs Strawberry ice cream, Yoplait Yogurt

Burlington
Sakuma Market Stand
17790 Cook Road, Burlington, WA 98233
http://sakumamarketstand.com
Products Sold: Sakuma Bros. Berries, Tea, Preserves, Syrups, Ice Cream & Merchandise.

Mount Vernon
Red Apple Markets
820 Cleveland Street
Products Sold: Sakuma Label Berries

Lynden
Food Pavilion
8130 Washington 539, Lynden, WA 98264

http://themarketswa.com

Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

Sedro Wooley
Food Pavilion
530 Crossroads Square, Sedro-Wooley, WA 98284

http://themarketswa.com

Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

La Conner
Snow Goose Produce Market
15170 Fir Island Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
http://www.snowgooseproducemarket.com
Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

Friday Harbor
Kings Market
160 Spring St. W, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Products Sold: Sakuma Berries

Vashon Island
Vashon Thriftway
P.O. Box 307, Vashon Island, WA 98070

Anacortes
The Market at Anacortes
1519 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
http://themarketswa.com/stores/anacortes/
Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

Everett
QFC
4919 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203
Products Sold: Driscoll’s Blackberries

Sakuma Brothers Farms, Inc.
Everett Farmer’s Market
1600 W Marine View Dr, Everett, WA 98201
www.everettfarmersmarket.net
Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

Seattle
Columbia City Farmer’s Market
37 Ave S. & S. Edmunds St., Seattle, WA 98118
Wednesdays 3-7pm, May-Oct 15
Products Sold: Sakuma Bros Farms Rebranded Berries.

PCC Seward Park
5041 Wilson Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
Products Sold: Driscoll’s Strawberries, Blackberries

Safeway
7300 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Products Sold: Driscoll’s Blackberries

Safeway
2100 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
Products Sold: Driscoll’s

Promenade Red Apple
2301 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144
Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

Whole Foods Market
2001 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA
Products Sold: Driscoll’s Strawberries,Blueberries, Blackberries

Whole Foods Market – Roosevelt Square
1026 NE 64th Street, Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/rooseveltsquare
Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

Whole Foods Market – South Lake Union
2210 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Whole Foods South Lake Union
Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

QFC
1600 W Dravis, Seattle, WA
Products Sold: Driscoll’s Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries

QFC
2746 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA
Products Sold: Sakuma Label Strawberries

QFC
9999 Holman Rd NW, Seattle, WA
Products Sold: Sakuma Raspberries

Ballard Market
1400 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA
Products Sold: Driscoll’s

Marketime Foods
4416 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA
Products Sold:Driscoll’s

Cle Elum
Red Sky Orchards Fruit Stand
Interstate 90, Exit 93
Products Sold: Sakuma Fresh Market Strawberries

26 Responses to Boycott Sakuma Berries

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  2. Liliana says:

    Are the Trader Joe’s stores in NJ carrying Sakuma Berries? Their raspberries have the Driscoll Label.

    • Moderator says:

      Thank you Liliana, we can’t tell for sure, which that is why we have secondary boycotts going on with Driscoll’s and Häagen-Dazs, in order for those companies to put pressure on Sakuma Bros. Farm. Thank you for your solidarity, please do send us the name of the store and address so that we can put it on the webpage.

  3. Lili says:

    Trader Joe’s 155 Elm Street, Westfield New Jersey,
    Trader Joe’s 187 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ

  4. Anywhere in Yakima, Wenatchee, or surrounding communities that carry these products? We have a group of students here at Central Washington University who would like to organize a protest/boycott outside of a grocery store who carries these products.

    • necalli says:

      Dear Ms. Martinez,

      Thank you for moving forward with the CWU boycott committee. We will be updating you by e-mail soon!

  5. Anita says:

    Is there an establish group at the University of Washington to fight for this cause? If so, I would like more information

  6. L N says:

    last week, Central Market Shoreline Store Manager Joel Larway stated that a conference call reported Town + Country Markets will NOT be carrying Sakuma Brothers berries in the “foreseeable future”

  7. L N says:

    Whole Foods Roosevelt Store Seattle is expecting Sakuma Brothers berries today, May 29. They have not carried them in past years. Produce Manager did not know of labor controversy.

  8. In Seattle, the Puget Sound Consumer Coop stores are selling Driscoll’s berries. I spoke to the Produce guy at the N.E. 65th and 40th N.E. store and he had not heard about a boycott. He wanted info. I’ll give him a flyer.

  9. Jasper says:

    You need a paragraph at the top of your home page that clearly tells visitors WHY the boycott is in effect with WEEKLY updates about the boycott.

  10. Laura Friedman says:

    Is this boycott of Driscoll products and Hagen Das still in effect? I read about this from a FB post. I but Driscoll berries all the time and had no idea about the boycott. I live in NYC.

    • necalli says:

      Yes, the farmworkers confirmed that they are picking into Driscoll’s berry labels. Sakuma is also still selling processed berries to Haagen-Dazs. Thanks for supporting the boycott! Please write us and tell us where you find Sakuma Berries so that we can put it up on the website.

      • In early July, I checked with Trudy Bialik in administration at Puget Sound Consumers Coop (PCC) and she sent me an email emphasizing that the PCC does not and will not sell Sakuma Bros. produce. However, I see that they are selling produce in Driscolls’ boxes so they may not know that the farmworkers are picking in Driscolls’ label (all the boxes have a “Watsonville, CA” address).

      • necalli says:

        Thank you for keeping us updated. Yes, Driscoll’s sources its fruit from regional suppliers, Sakuma Bros Farms happens to be one of them. At the moment, Sakuma Bros is picking into blackberry clamshells with the Driscoll’s label. See the label on the front page of the http://www.boycottsakumaberries.com website. Thank you for observing the boycott!

  11. La Stephanie says:

    Hi, Living in the Portland, Or area. Are Sakuma berries sold here?

    • necalli says:

      Yes, you will find Sakuma Berries processed and packaged into Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream, you may also find Sakuma Berries packaged in Driscoll’s labeled berries.

  12. Thriftway on Vashon is selling Dirscoll’s Berries now having no more visible Sakuma boxes of berries since talking to the manager and owner. I will keep talking to them. Thanks for this great website. I will check IGA again as well which was selling Sakuma and Driscoll’s last we talked to the owner. Blessing upon your good work.

  13. Delaney Piper says:

    Also in Seattle, Central Co-op has been selling Driscoll.

  14. Kelly says:

    Why should we not purchase these berries from these companies. What is going on?

    • necalli says:

      Dear Kelly,

      There has been a labor dispute at Sakuma Bros. Farms, Inc. that began in July of 2013. Since then, striking farm workers have formed a union called Familias Unidas por la Justicia. That worker organization represents the migrant labor force that has worked for the company for over a decade has led 8 strikes and launched an international boycott against Sakuma Berries until the farm owners do the right thing and negotiate a union contract with the workers. The farm has lost half a dozen lawsuits brought by the labor union over wage and hour violations, abuse, retaliation, and unlawful housing practices targeting the unionized farm workers. The workers continue their boycott against the company and it’s production contracts and request that any consumers that believe in justice for farm workers to observe the boycott. This page has a list of places where boycott volunteers have documented the selling of Sakuma Berries under different labels. Thanks for your support!

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