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Q&A with Meghan Fitzpatrick of Lake Champlain Chocolates

Fair Trade Month is the perfect time to highlight one of our favorite cold-weather products: Hot cocoa.  Today's special guest blog post comes to us from Meghan Fitzpatrick of Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington, Vermont.  Read on to learn more about Lake Champlain's powerful commitment to improving the lives of cocoa farmers through Fair Trade.

Thousands of sugar cane farmers in Paraguay to benefit from Honest Tea's purchases.


Dang Foods supports cocoa farmers and their communities by using Fair Trade Certified chocolate for their dark chocolate-coated coconut chips

We have the privilege of sharing a Q&A with the founder of our newest Fair Trade partners, Vincent Kitirattragarn of Dang Foods. Kitirattragarn, 28, started Dang Foods after he discovered that the toasted coconut chips required in one of his mother's Thai recipes tasted like heaven. Since then, Dang Foods has experienced great success, and now offers a new flavor- Dark Chocolate Coated, made with 100% Fair Trade Certified chocolate.

Your Fair Trade Purchases are Supporting Education Around the World

This year, Americans are expected to spend astonishing amounts of money preparing for the upcoming school year. Back-to-school spending is expected to reach $26.5 billion, while back-to-college spending is expected to reach $48.5 billion, over $3 billion more than last year. 

Q&A with Coco Libre Founder Mark Shaw

Viva la (coconut) revolución! As the folks at Coco Libre like to say, they’re liberating organic coconut water trapped inside young green coconuts. Coco Libre is one of the newest coconut waters to be Fair Trade Certified.
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