By Hannah Freeman, Director of Produce & Floral, Fair Trade USA
The holidays are a special time for many reasons. It’s a time for family and celebration, for gift giving and giving thanks. It also happens to be the time of year when you can find more Fair Trade Certified fruits and vegetables than ever! With the winter months come bundles of fresh produce from Fair Trade farms across the globe, ripe and ready for whatever holiday cooking adventure lies ahead.
Look for the Fair Trade Certified label on delicious veggies from Mexico and Guatemala:
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Q&A with Scott Williams, AVP Quality Assurance and Environmental Stewardship at BJ's Wholesale Club
Fair Trade just got a whole lot sweeter! BJ's Wholesale Club now has a line of six bakery products that featured Fair Trade certifeid sugar and cocoa. This impressive commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainability was championed by Scott Williams, the AVP of Quality Assurance & Environmental Stewardship at BJ’s, after visiting Fair Trade sugar cane farmers in Belize and witnessing the impact firsthand. Read on to find out more about what inspired him to rethink the sugar in his favorite goodies.
Q&A with Molly Laverty, Manager of Sustainable Green Coffee Supply
Just over 100 years ago, Roy E. Farmer entered the coffee business. In the century to follow his little company grew into what is now Farmer Brothers, a coffee industry leader with a strong focus on sustainability and commitment to Fair Trade. Today we'd like to share a guest post from Molly Laverty, Farmer Brothers' Manager of Sustainable Green Coffee Supply.