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We love November for many reasons. It’s fall, it’s Thanksgiving, and of course, it’s the time of year when we can find the most Fair Trade Certified™ veggies on store shelves. Basically everything good.
This year you can extend the holiday spirit from your harvest table to farming families around the world with Fair Trade. By choosing produce with the Fair Trade Certified seal, you can turn grandma’s green bean casserole or Aunt Judy’s butternut squash soup into a global force for good.
“Back to school” is about more than just getting a new teacher and seeing old friends. It’s also about learning and discovery, about pursuing old interests and cultivating new ones. It’s about giving our children the resources they need to become compassionate and successful members of the global community.
Warm days, fresh local fruits and veggies, delicious summer recipes -- these are just a few reasons why we love our local farmers market. It makes us feel more connected to our food. The good news is you can find that feeling year round with Fair Trade -- particularly with all those products that can't be grown in our own backyard. That friendly logo on your favorite banana or mango is a signal that your product was grown with care by farmers working to build sustainable livelihoods and thriving communities.
A farmer in Colombia rolls a single coffee bean in the palm of her hand. She’s surrounded by steep, volcanic hillsides carpeted with coffee trees. Between the time that coffee bean leaves the farmer and is used to make your morning cup of joe, it could change hands 150 times.