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Our Vision

The Oakland Chocolate Company provides high quality, delicious chocolates while also serving as a model, worker-owned cooperative whose farmer members in the Parish of St. Mary, Jamaica, are linked to the candy makers in Oakland.

The farmers are planting new cocoa trees and working toward an organic product, that will be fairly traded.

We aspire to help Jamaican small farmers get a better price for their beans through the formation of the Jamaican Cocoa Farmers Association and any other methods that pay the farmer fairly for his/her products.


Our Team
In California:
Oakland: Nancy Nadel, chocolatier, chocolate maker and Manager


In Jamaica:


St. Mary farmers and leader from ACD/VOCA (farmers Lloyd Scott and Ean Johnson, seated in blue shirt and white shirt, are our old friends)





Kingston: Dr. Dwight E. Robinson, advisor,
Prof. UWI, Integrated Pest Management and Principal, JamOrganix