At the end of April Ottawa’s own La Siembra Co-operative won one of WorldBlu’s “Worldwide Awards for the Most Democratic Workplaces.”  I just wanted to post a quick bit of blogging to congratulate them on their award.

La Siembra, a worker-owned workplace, is the biggest producer in Canada of fair trade certified organic chocolate products.  To quote Co-Executive Director Martin Van Den Borre,  “We believe in fair, democratic employment for all–both our worker-owners at La Siembra and the producer co-operatives we source our ingredients from.”

La Siembra makes the popular Cocoa Camino line of products: chocolate bars, hot chocolate powder,  chocolate chips and chocolate syrup.  These products are available at most health food stores and many grocery stores across Ottawa, for more details check out their interactive map.