Saturday, August 24, 2019

Getting their Fair Share

Ben & Jerry's sources their cocoa from Fairtrade certified co-ops in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. With the $1.5 million in premiums, cocoa growers have installed solar panels, built a new medical clinic, and invested in rural schools and scholarships for children. Another great reason to partake in ice cream. Learn more: http://fairtr.de/jce







   

Monday, July 8, 2019

Fair Trade Yogurt

Imagine Fair Trade Yogurt. Chobani is working with Fair Trade USA to explore developing the first-ever standard and certification program for the dairy industry. Working with Milk Matters™ will strengthen Chobani's commitment to increase greater transparency across dairy farms. This partnership will increase worker well-being, environmental stewardship, animal care, local sourcing and investing in dairy communities both large and small.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

A Tortilleria for Fair Trade farmers

No one knows a community better than its residents. That’s why, under Fair Trade, farmers, workers, and fishermen vote democratically to determine how to invest their Community Development Funds to meet their unique needs. The vegetable farmers of Wholesum Harvest in Sonora, Mexico created a
tortilleria: a tortilla shop that provides at-cost tortillas to anyone in the community.This investment
transforms lives. For their tortillas recipe visit: fairtrd.us/tortilleria.



Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Coffee Coffee Cups

How a company in Berlin is turning coffee grounds into recycled reusable cups. Kaffeeform, a Berlin-based start-up, has been creating coffee cups from recycled coffee grounds. The company picks up used coffee grounds from caf├ęs all across Berlin to create these eco-friendly mugs. https://www.kaffeeform.com/en/


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Fair Trade Artichokes from Peru

Continue to celebrate National Eat Your Vegetables Day with one of my favorites, Artichokes. Did you know that you can support a fair deal for farmers in the veggie aisle too? Look for the Fair Trade seal on Edward and Sons canned artichoke hearts. These artichokes are grown in Peru, where rich, fertile soil and glorious sunshine produce some of the world's most delicious artichokes.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

World Day Against Child Labor

Today is World Day Against Child Labor! Sadly, 152 million children around the world are still in child labor. Agriculture accounts for 7 out of every 10 children who are working. Buy Fair Trade products to fight against child labor.