Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fair Trade Agent of Change

I nominate Adriana Niemayer as a Fair Trade #AgentChange. At Presentation High School she held a fair trade chocolate sale during Valentine’s Day, selling out in 15 minutes. She used her creative energy by baking cookies with Fair Trade chocolate. Neimayer started on online petition on asking Disney to adopt a fair trade policy for all the products and services at its parks. Thank you, Adriana.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fair Trade Sale Success at St Martin of Tours

Visited the Fair Trade Sale at St Martin of Tours Church in San Jose where people stood in solidarity with the marginalized artisans, farmers and families around the world by purchasing Fair Trade jewelry, soup, creches and scarves. Thank you to the people of St Martin of Tours putting on this wonderful event!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fair Trade Sale at St Martin of Tours

Buy fair trade items and stand in solidarity with marginalized artisans, farmers and their families around the world St Martin of Tours Church, this Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

International Fair Trade Handicraft Sale

Sponsored by Our Developing World is the International Fair Trade Handicraft Sale on Saturday November 21, 2015 11-4 pm and Sunday November 22, 2015 1-4 pm at 13004 Paseo Presada, Saratoga. This enables you to do some solidarity shopping for Fair Trade Organic coffee, tea, cocoa and baking cocoa, Palestinian olive oil and Divine Dark Chocolate bars. Unique garments, baskets, carvings, Cuban miniature old cars, and lots more from many countries will be available. For information see

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Moonbean's Coffee

Found Moonbean's Coffee serving Fair Trade Coffee in South San Jose. Here they roast their beans bringing a quality flavor to their coffee. Visit them at 6219 Santa Teresa Blvd.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pennies to Farmers

Paying the farmers pennies to produce the beans for a cup of coffee that costs $5 is unfair and an outrage.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wild Ophelia

Ophelia represents female entrepreneurs in America today. She is
independently spirited, fiercely unconventional, and wildly
ambitious. Just like her chocolate product, Wild Ophelia.
Recently, I uncovered this Fair Trade Non-GMO delight at the
Mission College bookstore in Santa Clara.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Visualize the Coffee Pickers

For the great majority of Arabica coffees, every single bean is hand harvested. This is where quality starts.  In Nicaragua, a picker is paid about a $5 a day for his harvest. To put that in perspective, that’s less than the cost of a single pumpkin spice latte in New York City. Just visualize how many hands have touched each of the beans in your cup of coffee.