These raw, unroasted cashews have an appealing earthy flavor and a smoky aftertaste. This delicious, healthy snack is grown by small-scale farmers who are members of the fair trade alliance in Kerala, India. Protecting both elephants and crops with elephant-friendly fencing is just one way that alliance farmers have used fair trade premiums to improve their farming. They have also channeled funds to improve school facilities, support community drinking water programs and control weeds sustainably. Founded in 2006 to gain better and more stable pricing for farmers, fair trade alliance Kerala is now 4,500 member strong. Equal Exchange also sources organic cashews from el Salvador, sold seasonally in bulk at many co-op markets and natural food stores.