Pineapples always remind me of that sweet song from Cabaret (“If I could, I would fill your entire room with pineapples!”) — and eating these juicy fruits are sweeter than ever this year, now that fair trade pineapples are finally easy to find.

Just stop by a Whole Foods to pick up a fair trade certified pineapple, grown by farmers in Costa Rica who are paid fair wages and practice greener farming methods. According to Whole Foods, a lot of the company’s pineapple supply is now organic, too. Not all the pineapples at Whole Foods are organic and/or fair trade, however, so be sure to look for the certification labels when picking out your eco-ethical fruit.

I was on a raw kick this weekend, and tried out some of Whole Foods’ raw-friendly pineapple recipes. Below’s the cool, minty and refreshing Pineapple-Cucumber salad I enjoyed over the weekend:

fair trade pineapple from WholeFoods

I also made the Fresh Pineapple Salsa and ate it with Leaf Organics’ raw flax seed crackers for an all-raw meal:

fair trade pineapple from WholeFoods

To celebrate these new fair trade pineapples, Whole Foods is giving away a trip to Costa Rica. Enter at Whole Foods’ pineapple page for a chance to win a nine-day trip for two to Costa Rica! You’ll find more yummy pineapple recipes there, too. Good luck!

Sweet, fair trade pineapples
Find juicy fair trade pineapples at your local Whole Foods store -- and enter to win a trip to Costa Rica.