Celebrate World Fair Trade Day

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day, held globally on the second Saturday of May. When you choose authentic fair trade goods, your purchase “casts a vote” for small-scale farmers, producers, and artisans around the world.

Look for the Fair Trade Certified label throughout the St. Peter Food Co-op.

For customers, fair trade offers a powerful way to reduce poverty through everyday shopping. For farmers and workers in developing countries, fair trade offers better prices, improved terms of trade, and the business skills necessary to produce high-quality products that can compete in the global marketplace. Through vibrant trade, farmers and workers can improve their lives and plan for their futures. Today, fair trade benefits more than 1.2 million farming families in 70 developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

According to fairtradecampaigns.org, fair trade began with the sale of handicrafts and artisan goods in the 1940s. The first fair trade certification launched in 1988, with coffee as the first certified product. To learn more about mission-driven brands that are actively embracing the fair trade movement, check out this list: https://fairworldproject.org/choose-fair/mission-driven-brands/

If you’re ready to give fair trade a chance, here are some certified items on sale at the Co-op now through May 14:

  • Alter Eco Organic Truffles: $5.99 (perfect for Mother’s Day!)
  • Theo Organic Chocolate Bars: 2/$5
  • Equal Exchange Organic Tea: 2/$6
  • Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate: 2/$5
  • Equal Exchange Organic Whole Bean and Ground Coffee: $6.99 (decaf $8.99)
  • Equal Exchange Organic Bird of Paradise Coffee: $9.99/lb in bulk
  • Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm: 2/$4
  • Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitizer Spray: $2.99
  • Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Whole Kernel Coconut Oil: $6.99-$12.99

Check out additional sale items available at the St. Peter Food Co-op.

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