Friday, March 31, 2017

Si, se puede!

Today we honor #CeasarChavez for his dedication to the dignity and equality of all people.
Sí, se puede!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

First Fair Trade Certified Farm in USA

A new sun is rising over the Wholesum Amado tomato farm in Amado, Arizona. Congratulations for being the first Fair Trade Certified farm in United States!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Santa Cruz Roasting Company

It's not everyday you find the Fair Trade seal on the front
of an establishment selling Fair Trade coffee. Such is the case with Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company, a local fixture for over 30 years. Their coffee can also be found in stores locally. Thank you for supporting small farmers around the world.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coffee farmer brought to mind

Tasted Fair Trade coffee from Sumatra at Trader Joe's and this farmer was brought to mind.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Green Mountain Fair Trade Advertisement

Some of the stories shown on 60 Minutes don't seem to offer much hope for the world. But between stories, the commercial for Green Mountain Fair Trade coffee gave me much hope for the farmers of La Plata, Columbia.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Salon on the Square

Discovered Fair Trade Organic Argan Oil at the Salon on the Square in Santa Cruz. Owner Lauren McLaughlin sources the argan oil from a women's collective in Morocco.

Friday, March 17, 2017

LuzLuna Imports

Found LuzLuna, a wonderful Fair Trade shop in Half Moon Bay. Established in order to help Guatemalan widows left by hurricane Stan. The shop supports indigenous artisans from all over the world.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Buy Fair Trade

Benjamin Conard, one of the Top 10 Biggest Fairtrade Activists
in the World, shares with us five reasons why we should buy fair trade.
1) Fair trade means higher quality
2) Fair trade brings products closer to you
3) Fair trade means healthier products
4)  Fair trade allows you to invest in developing communities around the world
5)  Fair trade helps align your dollars with your values

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mother Lode Coffee

A cup of justice was served at last night's Transfiguration parish St Patrick's Dinner Dance. It came in the form of Mother Lode Decaffeinated Fair Trade Organic coffee. It was delicious. Mother Lode Coffee is a small coffee roasting company based in the Sierra foothills. Their coffee is currently available at Lucky's market. It was delicious. The small coffee farmers thank you for their fair wages through Fair Trade.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fair Trade Coffee at LifeMoves shelter

Thanks to my buddy Larry, Equal Exchange Fair Trade coffee was served to the LifeMoves Shelter residents last Saturday morning. The small coffee farmers around the world thank you.