Sunday, December 18, 2016

Thank you Swanton Berry Farms

Thank you Jim Cochran of local Swanton Berry Farms in Davenport, for being
believing that it is right of farmworkers to be paid a fair wage including
benefits. “I want them to be middle-class,” he says. “They deserve it.”



http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/12/organic-farming-doesnt-mean-fairer-labor/

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Successful Fair Trade Sale at St Martin of Tours

Thank you St Martin of Tours Catholic Church for conducting
the Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale this past
weekend. A great time was had by all. The artisans and small
producers from around the world thank you for bringing
their coffee, chocolate and handicrafts to San Jose.




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Successful Fair Trade Sale at St Clare

Thank you St Clare Catholic Church for conducting the Catholic
Relief Services Fair Trade Sale this past weekend. A great
time was had by all. Thank you Anne and your volunteers
from parish and school. Artisans and small producers from
around the world thank you for bringing their coffee to Santa 
Clara,



Friday, December 2, 2016

Blue Fire Coffee

'Coffee is our craft. People are our business.' This is the
motto of Blue Fire Coffee, roasting and selling Fair Trade
and organic coffee. The brother of my fellow Fair Trade
Ambassador Anne runs the business in Hopedale, Massachusetts
about 40 miles southwest of Boston. They are very active in
the community giving back to Grounds for Health, who work to
reduce the risk of cervical cancer in women in developing
countries. Please support Blue Fire Coffee and the small
producers around the world.
http://www.bluefirecoffee.com/



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fair Trade Decor in Del Mar

Earlier this year my daughter visited Fair Trade Decor in Del Mar. San Diego's first 100% Fair Trade store. It is a family owned business dedicated to furthering the mission of Fair Trade. It sells unique, eco-friendly, handcrafted products and spices from around the world.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fair Trade sale at St Clare Catholic Church

Another opportunity to do some solidarity shopping has arrived. St St Clare Catholic Church will be conducting a Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale on December 4th after all the masses. Items from around the world will be sold such as jewelry, spices, scarves & Christmas ornaments. Every purchase you make impacts the lives of artisans and farmers around the world.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fair Trade at St Martin of Tours Catholic Church

Another opportunity to do some solidarity shopping has arrived. St Martin of Tours Catholic Church will be conducting a Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale on December 3rd and 4th after all the masses. Items from around the world will be sold such as jewelry, spices, scarves & Christmas ornaments. Every purchase you make impacts the lives of artisans and farmers around the world.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Successful Fair Trade Sale at St Thomas of Canterbury

Thank you St Thomas of Canterbury for conducting your first Catholic Relief Services sales this past weekend. A great time was had by all. Many thanks to Kathy and Nadia. Artisans from around the world thank you for bringing their handicrafts to San Jose.




Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fair Trade Sale at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church

Another opportunity to do some solidarity shopping has arrived. St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church will be conducting a Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale on November 19th and 20th after all the masses. Items from around the world will be sold such as jewelry, spices, scarves & Christmas ornaments. Every purchase you make impacts the lives of artisans and farmers around the world.


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale

Your opportunity to do some solidarity shopping has arrived. At the Church of Transfiguration in San Jose, there will be a Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sale on November 12th and 13th after all the Masses. Fair Trade items from around the world will be sold such as jewelry, spices, scarves & Christmas ornaments. Every purchase you make impacts the lives of artisans and farmers around the world. Proceeds from the sale will be given to the Community Ministry Outreach (CMO).



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fair Trade Sale at St John Vianney

We celebrate St John Vianney Church for a successful Fair Trade Sale last weekend. A splendid time was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Brendan and Darby and the Faith In Action team for bringing the parishioners closer to the small farmers around the world.





Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wear your values with Fair Trade clothing

Celebrate Fair Trade Month by wearing your values with Fair Trade clothing.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fair Trade Weekend Sale at St John Vianney

Celebrate Fair Trade Month by attending the Fair Trade Weekend Sale at St John Vianney Church on October 29th and 30th after each mass. Remember that when you purchase Equal Exchange Fair Trade coffee, chocolate, cocoa and tea you help many of the poorest working families in the world to lift themselves out of poverty. Enjoy a Cup of Justice and a Cup of Charity!



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fair Trade Morning in Healdsburg

What a wonderful way to start a Fair Trade morning. When in Healdsburg, CA visit
One World Fair Trade.

https://youtu.be/FAu8ZdckZrg

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

1.5 Million Farmers and Workers

October is Fair Trade Month. Celebrate the 1.5 million farmers and workers.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

International Gift Faire in San Jose

Celebrate Fair Trade Month at Lincoln Glen Hall in San Jose this Saturday. Lincoln Glen Hall has been transformed into a Solidarity Shopping Mass as it transforms the lives of farmers and artisans around the world. You can be a part of this transformation!







Thursday, October 13, 2016

Live Out Your Values with Flowers

October is Fair Trade Month! Live Your Values and Buy Fair Trade!



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Solidarity Shopping

Coming this weekend, the International Gift Faire at Lincoln Glen Church on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15. Celebrate Fair Trade Month by doing some solidarity shopping!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Unexpectedly Fair Trade - Soccer Balls



October is Fair Trade month! Celebrate with something unexpected like Kizazi soccer balls. Equip your team here.
www.kizazi.com

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Live Your Values

October is Fair Trade Month! Live Your Values and Buy Fair Trade!


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Popular Chocolate brands that exploit children

October is Fair Trade Month. With Halloween coming up it is time to be aware of the awful practices used by some chocolate companies use so they can make those cute candy bars. Buy fair trade chocolate and bypass this mess!



http://usuncut.com/news/beware-of-these-10-popular-chocolate-brands-that-exploit-child-slaves/

Monday, October 3, 2016

Santa Teresa Festival celebrating Fair Trade Month

Santa Teresa Festival celebrating Fair Trade month with successful Fair Trade sale! Thank you for increasing solidarity with artisans around the world.





Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Coffee and Climate Change

Climate change and your morning coffee. According to Catholic Relief Services, in 30 years, 50% of the NariƱo region of Columbia won't be able to produce coffee because of climate change. What then? Watch this enlightening video. http://bit.ly/2bZPGa6



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Indigenous weavers in Ecuador

During our trip to Ecuador in April, we visited the open air market in Otavalo where traditional woven wool textiles were sold. See the work of these indigenous weavers in a behind-the-scenes
article. goo.gl/S8HhCj


Monday, September 12, 2016

Fair Trade Cola Float

Try this fun Cola Float recipe with Fair Trade ingredients. Easy and fun for the whole family to make!
Ingredients
Three Twins Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Speck ice cream 
Caleb's Kola - Proudly supporting Fair Trade Certified sugar
Preparation Instructions:
Let sit Three Twins Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Speck ice cream out for about a minute to soften.
Scoop 2-3 scoops of Three Twins Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Speck ice cream into your glass.
Carefully pour Caleb's Kola into the glass.
Enjoy!



Friday, September 9, 2016

Nib Mor Mint Drinking Chocolate

Found Nib Mor, short for Nibble More, Fair Trade drinking chocolate, sweetened with coconut palm sugar for a low-glycemic treat. This one is mint, perfect for your chocolate mint martini.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Love Crunch

Great way to start the morning! Love Crunch, Fair Trade and Organic granola. From Nature's Path where 'Healthy foods do not have to be boring'.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Freeze-Dried - Fair Trade - Organic Coffee

For you Freeze-Dried, Fair Trade and Organic coffee drinkers, we found just what you're looking for at New Seasons Market, Mount Hagen Freeze-Dried Coffee. Mount Hagen is named for a city in the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, which is also where the beans are sourced.