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Ready… set… chocolate sale! 5 steps to hosting a great one

Do you really need another reason to include more chocolate in your life? Hosting a chocolate sale can help you earn money for your group…

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Bulk Coffee: Make the Bag Bigger!

Want to enjoy a better cup? Consider switching to bulk coffee! Buying beans in bulk and brewing at home can be the smart way to…

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Sustainable Gifts You Can DIY for Coffee Lovers

Have you ever worried about giving gifts that aren’t quite right? No one wants to hand out presents that recipients don’t…

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Episode 11: The Spicy Origins of Burlap & Barrel

What if spice farmers had a way to sell their freshest and most unusual varieties for what they’re really worth? What if chefs and…

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Vacuum Sealed vs. Nitrogen Flushed Coffee

When you’re shopping for coffee, you will find that it comes in all kinds of different packages, including cans, vacuum packs and bags with…

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Plan a fair trade sale using these 5 tips

Selling fairly traded coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa and snacks to your community is a way to give them an opportunity to buy high-quality, fairly…

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Personalized fair trade gifts for foodies

Consumable gifts like coffee, tea and chocolate are wonderful because they won’t collect dust on a shelf and are perfect for that person…

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Episode 10: A Future for Black Farmers

African American farmers have surmounted all kinds of obstacles in order to keep their family land and make farming profitable. We talked to Shirley Sherrod…

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Trucks, Mules and Motorbikes: Traveling in the Dominican Republic

“Bean to Bar” is a concept you may have seen on your favorite chocolate wrapper. But if you live in North America, like I do…

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fair trade products for sale from Equal Exchange

Choose the Right Products for Your Equal Exchange Sale

Hosting a fair trade sale, holiday fair or gift market is a great way to introduce your community to ethically-sourced products or make a…

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Fair Trade Online Fundraising

Fair trade fundraising organizers are seeking online options to save time, stay organized and raise more money. We’re pleased to offer some of Equal…

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Encourage a switch to Equal Exchange

Fair trade. Ethically sourced. Organic. Sustainable. You want to do right by the farmers who produce your food. You support caring for our planet. You…

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Kay Mackie of Monona United Methodist Church shows off her fair trade table

Extraordinary Coordinators at Monona UMC

We’re turning the spotlight on longtime Equal Exchange supporters Monona United Methodist Church in Monona, Wisconsin! Their congregation has been buying fair trade…

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A little girl takes a bite out of an ear of corn inside a US farmstand

Locals Only? How to Live Your Values and Still Eat Bananas

The modern grocery basket is a true symbol of human innovation. Its contents span continents, offering a taste of all things weird and wonderful, at…

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How to Make Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is a gift on a hot summer day, cool and delicious. And really, there’s no need to buy it at a…

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