Virginia Dare, Brooklyn, N.Y. based flavor company, joined forces with “Hike for kaTREEna,” during the 2011 National IFT show recently held in New Orleans, in the planting of trees in the city. Hurricane Katrina and levee failures resulted in the loss of many of the city’s beautiful magnolias and majestic live oaks. Hike for kaTreeNa is a New Orleans based non-profit organization dedicated to replanting the city’s trees lost in the hurricane’s aftermath. A grove of trees was planted along Lake Pontchartrain, representing Virginia Dare’s continued commitment to the environment.
Virginia Dare is a corporate citizen respectful of the environment in which it operates. The Company has supported the Arbor Day Foundation’s planting of pine, fir and cedar trees at the Plumas National Forest in California, recycling research at the New York Institute of Technology, local energy efficiency initiatives, and participates in the Trans Fair USA fair trade, and SEDEX Supplier Ethical Date Exchange programs.