Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

29 December

Is there a more perfect couple than chocolate and peanut butter? One of our favorite things to make for Valentine’s Day are these Peanut Butter Heart Cookies, which are incredibly easy to make (and incredibly delicious). Bring them to your next bake sale, potluck or party. Ingredients ½ c…

Five Ways To Fundraise This Valentine’s Day

14 December

Valentine’s Day always comes as a delightful break from winter doldrums for all ages, and at school, it offers a festive and easy fundraising opportunity. Here are a few ways to celebrate with your students and raise money for your next project! 1. Set up a fundraising table and…

The Small Producer Symbol: What Does It Stand For?

23 November

In the last year, you may have noticed a new logo on the package of your coffee: the Small Producer Symbol. The SPP (the acronym of the Spanish name, Simbolo de Pequeños Productores ) is a relatively new certification label that you can now find on many of our coffees…

How To Place Your Fundraising Order

04 November

Congratulations on running a Fair Trade fundraiser with Equal Exchange! Now that the selling phase is over, it’s time to place your compiled order. Need some help navigating the Master Order Form? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is the part of the fundraiser that requires the…

On Coffee Farmers And Thankfulness

03 November

Every year, small groups of Equal Exchange worker-owners journey to Nicaragua to meet small-scale coffee producers and to experience what it feels like to pick coffee. The trip often evokes feelings of connection with the farmers and an appreciation for the hard work that they do. As we…

Infographic: Small Farmer Tea Vs. Conventionally Traded Tea

05 October

At Equal Exchange, we believe that “Fair Trade” means “small farmer,” and our relationships with tea growers reflect that. Our tea comes from democratically organized small farmer groups, not plantations or estates. We work directly with farmer groups to pay them a fair price for their tea, offer affordable credit…

Our Coffee Roaster

04 September

Take a journey through the Equal Exchange Coffee Roasting process and learn what goes into making your morning brew…

New Federal School Fundraising Rules & Fair Trade Solutions

27 August

Last year, new federal rules on school fundraisers and snacks went into effect nationwide. These guidelines regulate the food available to kids throughout the school day, from the cafeteria to the vending machines. This includes – you guessed it – food fundraisers like bake sales and candy bar sales. The goal is…

6 Ways To Promote Your Fundraiser At Back-To-School Night

26 August

How many families participated in your last catalog fundraiser? If you’re like most communities, participation probably ranged from 20-50%. It’s disappointing when you work hard to run a school fundraiser and don’t see the support you expected. Sometimes this happens because parents get sidetracked or feel…