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Category: How-Tos

Fundraising DIY: Create a Goal Board

10 August

Rally your troops to create a fundraising goal board and watch those dollars come in! Creating a goal board as a team is a show of solidarity. It gets your group excited about your fundraiser so they can see exactly what the money means to your organization. In addition, by…

Set Your Fundraising Dates: Plan backwards!

07 August

The best way to set dates for your catalog fundraising campaign is to plan backwards! As you know, the 40% profits you earn from our catalog program are immediate. You collect money as you sell, then simply pay wholesale pricing for your order. So the best way to plan your…

How to Use Chocolate Molds

06 August

Maybe you’re searching for ideas for what to do with leftover melted chocolate from another project or dessert. Or maybe your delicious bars suffered accidental hot-weather neglect and you need a way to use up the squishy, melted results. Never fear — chocolate is wonderfully versatile. We…

Try a Cold Brew Lime Daiquiri tonight

03 August

A coffee cocktail? Why not! This Cold Brew Lime Daiquiri is for the adults in the room. The berry and chocolate notes of the African coffees we recommend for the recipe pair beautifully with tart lime juice. This cold brew cocktail can elevate your dinner party — or help you…

2018 – 2019 Fundraising Catalog

26 July

Our 2018-2019 Fundraising Catalog is here! Our new Fundraising Catalog is here! It’s time for your organization to join other community groups, schools, clubs and non-profits and help small-scale farmers succeed while funding your important programs.  Get free fundraising catalogs and posters when you sign…

Sweet Tea Perfection

18 June

Sweet Tea is the summer drink of choice across the American South. As the days heat up, it’s time to get your tea game on-point! EE Sales-Rep LeeAnn Harrington is a professionally trained chef. In Texas, where she hails from, folks sip their iced tea without sugar…

BBQ Spice Rub for Coffee Lovers

12 June

Do you enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning as much as we do? Do you love red meat? Then you’ll flip for our BBQ Spice Rub recipe. The addition of fresh ground coffee brings out the kick. Rub it on whatever you plan to grill…

Celebrando el cinco de mayo con mole poblano de comercio justo

04 May

Traducido por Mercedes Paloma Lopez Mancillas, de la Oficina Regionál del Suroeste de CRS en San Antonio, Texas y por Scarlett de la Vega Ochoa, Oké Banana (Equal Exchange’s fairly traded bananas), West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (Read the English-language version here.)   Pollo en Mole Poblano es un…

Mole Poblano with a Fairly-Traded Twist

01 May

Pollo en Mole Poblano is a traditional Mexican dish of chicken simmered in a dark, spicy, chocolate-based sauce. This spring, Equal Exchange employees and our partners from Catholic Relief Services prepared three batches of mole — each slightly different — with fairly-traded and Organic ingredients. And the verdict…

Five Steps to Serving Fairer Coffee

13 March

  Your Coffee Can Be Fair and Delicious!   With Organic Breakfast Blend now priced at $32.40 per case for customers who order wholesale, there’s no reason not to make it your house blend and brew it for every meeting, gathering and event. Start serving today with these…

Walking the Fair Trade Walk at Fellowship

12 March

by Diana Renn of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon   At our church, Fair Trade represents justice and equality.  Every time we make a purchase, we can choose whether the implications of this purchase are equal or just. When I look in a cup of Fair Trade coffee, I…

Dye Eggs Naturally — with Coffee!

02 March

    It’s easy to make Easter egg dyes with foods – including our favorite, Fair Trade organic coffee! These dyes are non-toxic and use ingredients you probably already have at home. This year, we decorated our natural eggs using a wax-resistance method and then colored them sky…