This May 12th, join us in celebrating World Fair Trade Day. The purpose: to showcase the small-scale farmers and artisans at the heart of the fair trade movement and the contributions they make to healthy and sustainable communities around the world.
This year we’re highlighting the ways that these small-scale farmers tend the land. By bringing together traditional farming methods with innovative organic practices, they are creating truly regenerative agriculture. Brands like Alaffia, Alter Eco, Dr. Bronner’s, Equal Exchange, Guayaki Yerba Mate, and Maggie’s Organics are building these supply chains that make a difference—and bringing you products that you can feel good about putting in your shopping cart.
Each brand’s products and its producers tell a different story: Alaffia’s deodorant helps support reforestation projects in rural Togo, increasing food security and helping to slow erosion. Alter Eco’s chocolate partners are reintroducing heirloom cacao varietals as part of an agroforestry project in Ecuador. In India, Dr. Bronner’s is partnering with a project that is revitalizing land into a rich, regenerative ecosystem to grow mint oil that puts the tingle in your soap—and a wealth of food and cash crops. Equal Exchange’s coffee helps power deep organic practices, and farmer-led workshops that pass the wisdom on to the next generation of Honduran farmers. And in Paraguay, Guayaki works with the indigenous Aché Guayaki who cultivate your yerba mate boost in the understory, earning a living in harmony with the rainforest instead of depleting it.
Small-scale producers are growing food and farming systems that give back to their communities and regenerate our planet. When you support the fair trade brands that support them, you’re helping grow that future too.
Look for special in-store deals throughout May, and let your purchases be Fair for Farmers every day!
Learn more at FairWorldProject.org/WorldFairTradeDay
Mountain View Market Co+op World Fair Trade Day Giveaway!
May 3 - May 14, 2018 shoppers can sign up for their chance to win a fair trade gift basket valued at more than $100! To enter, just fill out a ticket at the Courtesy Desk. On Monday, May 14 a winner will be drawn at random and contacted by phone. No purchase necessary to enter. Participants must be 18 or older. One entry per person.
Want to know what you can win? Check out this awesome prize package:
- Alaffia Fair Trade Market Basket
- Cascadian Farm Berry Vanilla Puff Cereal
- Cascadian Farm French Vanilla Granola Cereal
- Equal Exchange Dark Chocolate Almond Bar
- Equal Exchange Panama 80% Dark Chocolate Bar
- Equal Exchange Green Tea
- Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Liquid Castile Soap
- Alaffia Everyday Shea Vanilla Body Lotion
- Terra Farm Papua New Guinea Coffee
- TCHO Mokachino Bar
- TCHO Dark Chocolate Bar
- TCHO Coconut Crisp Bar