I am a big fan of the Fairtrade Foundation and its work and picked up on the press release below concerning a Fairtrade event in Crosby.
Many people say that they don’t like Fairtrade tea and coffee. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of Fairtrade teas and coffees in an event coming to Crosby village very soon.
Our local retailers are supporting a tea/ coffee tasting morning hosted by Cafe Barista in Moor Lane on Saturday 8th September, 10.30am – 12 noon.
Jacqui, owner of Café Barista, has always been a supporter of Fairtrade. ‘I like the fairness of it’ she says. Six years ago she stuck to her principles when her suppliers offered her tea and coffee without the Fairtrade Mark. Her interest in geography had helped her understand the importance to communities of getting a fair price for their goods so she insisted on Fairtrade. So 6 years on she now has regular customers who choose her café because they know they will get a Fairtrade drink.
Following Sefton’s successful application to be a Fairtrade Borough, Fairtrade Crosby Network are seeking to promote Fairtrade goods in Crosby, Waterloo, Thornton and Hightown and obtain Fairtrade town status for the area.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
There are many Fairtrade products available including rice, pasta, bananas, sugar, orange juice, wine, cotton wool and even gold. Chocolate lovers can enjoy Maltesers, 4 bar Kit Kat and some Cadbury’s products.
Have a look at the Fairtrade Foundation webpage http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/products/default.aspx to see more of the 100’s of products with the Fairtrade mark which guarantees a fair deal.
Rosemary Turner of the Fairtrade Crosby Network said: ‘Please come and try the various teas and coffees on offer on 8th September. People sometimes tell me they don’t like Fairtrade tea or coffee and I think that there must be some of the 500 varieties which they would like.
‘Buying Fairtrade goods ensures that producers and growers are paid a fair price for their goods, and shows that our local community cares about the impact we have on those who supply us. Fairtrade is the only certification scheme whose purpose is to tackle poverty and empower producers in developing countries’.