Rosas del Monte and Ponte Tresa are two flower farms located in the Otavalo Canton of Ecuador. These 20 hectares of land enjoy ideal conditions including healthy soil, clean water and a high altitude. Though Rosas del Monte was not Fair Trade Certified™ until 2003, the company has been committed to Fair Trade values since its conception in 1991. In addition to treating the workers fairly, Rosas del Monte helps preserve the environment by eliminating the toxicological Category I pesticides in its farms. The farm is in the process of replacing all chemical products with organic alternatives to protect both the earth and the workers.