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Bethany Karbowski

Don’t like mayo? Try Za’atar Potato Salad!

12 June

Anticipating of the arrival of the special Palestinian Farmer’s Box later this summer, we were excited to try this flavorful za’atar potato salad. It’s a zesty alternative to traditional mayo-heavy potato salads, made with za’atar, a savory Middle Eastern spice mix of fragrant thyme…

Are your Values Skipping Coffee Hour?

14 March

You’re part of a social justice-minded congregation.  You’re always educating people about the importance of buying coffee that is ethically sourced, accounting for the hard work and risks that small-scale farmers take to produce Organic, high-quality coffee and support their families. So why is…

Small Farmer Fund Project Updates

05 February

Did you know that your purchases support projects that help level the playing field for small-scale farmers? Equal Exchange allocates a portion of sales from over 7,000 participating congregations to the relief, development and human rights organizations that make up our Interfaith Partner groups. Here are just a…

Your Stories: Customer Highlights of 2017

02 January

We’re extremely proud of the work that our customers are doing to advance food justice, environmental sustainability and human rights in their communities and around the world. These highlights from 2017 were shared by some of our dedicated supporters. Patty Sanders, Hunger Action Enabler, Presbytery of the Redwoods…

Fair Trade and Faith

30 October

Equal Exchange’s interfaith program highlights the connections between faith and Fair Trade in social-justice driven congregations around the country. We asked program participants from faith-based groups to share what drives them to support small-scale farmers and describe how their Fair Trade programs impact their own community…

Holiday Sale Inspiration: Gift Baskets!

18 October

This year, give back to your community and to farmers around the world by offering conscious consumers at your congregation meaningful and unique gift options. Combine your creative talents with recycled baskets and offer one-of-a-kind pre-made gift baskets this year. By offering people a few kinds…

Tips for Your Holiday Sale

07 September

Holiday sale season is just around the corner! Holiday sales are a great way to bring Fair Trade gift options to your community, raise money, and share your group’s social justice mission. Start planning your sale today with these tried-and-true ideas from experienced fair traders. Dress…

On the Road with the Interfaith Team

17 August

This summer, the Equal Exchange interfaith team traveled around the country to events celebrating our faith-based partnerships. We were excited to meet and talk with so many of our supporters and hear about the work that they are doing in their communities. Meet some of our extended Equal Exchange…

Bring Fair Trade to Your Farmer’s Market

23 March

Are you looking for a new way to connect your community with the mission of Equal Exchange? Take your table sale outside and try selling fairly traded and organic products at your local farmer’s market! It’s easy to get started and a great way to connect with new…

Love Buzz Starts Here: Reflections on a Trip to Nicaragua

15 March

In January, fellow Equal Exchange co-owner Laurie Foote and I were on a plane bound for Nicaragua. We were part of an Equal Exchange/Presbyterian Hunger Program Delegation, a special immersion experience focused on Fair Trade and the journey of coffee, starting at its origin. Once in Nicaragua, we…

Breaking The Crust

28 January

“Breaking the crust” is a term used in coffee cupping to describe the action of using a spoon to release the true aroma and quality of coffee that has been steeping in a glass beneath a layer of frothy grounds. Reflecting back on my experience with an Equal…