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Image shows a close up of organic coffee seedlings from Cooperativa Norandino located in Peru.

Meet FarmRaiser: A Fundraising Partner

As our lives become more automated, many are looking for ways to utilize technology to boost fundraising sales, save time, and stay organized. We hear…

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Cupping Coffee

The Early Days of Portland Spurs Equal Exchange’s Next Chapter: Roasting

Interview by Jennifer Pruess, Equal Exchange Welcome to the third installment of our mini-blog series: Equal Exchange Goes Out West to Stay. We now…

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Peru Delegation

Building Community Through Shared Space

2019 Equal Exchange Summit Equal Exchange has always been about building authentic relationships. We want people to reconnect to where food comes from, to engage…

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The Story of Wells Neal & 1033 SE Main St

By Jennifer Pruess, Demo & DSD, Equal Exchange Welcome the second edition to the Equal Exchange Out West series! In early August,  I sat down…

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A Holiday Party Around the World

As the days get shorter in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice draws near, people all over are gathering close to share food, burn…

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Episode 1: Back to the Food Co-op

We’re excited to announce that Equal Exchange has a new storytelling podcast, The Stories Behind Our Food! Here’s the first episode…

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Portland Party

The Birth of Portland, Equal Exchange Goes West to Stay Series

By Jennifer Pruess, Equal Exchange  Equal Exchange has been operating in the Portland, Oregon area since the mid 1990’s. As a worker-owner of…

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Common Bound Group

Reflections from CommonBound 2018

Written by Rose Smith, Megan Straughen and Frankie Pondolph On June 22-24th workers-owners of Equal Exchange Frankie Pondolph and Rose Smith  along with…

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Father’s Day Thoughts and Coffee Ideas

above: Gary Goodman with his father. This Father’s Day, share some time — and a special cup! Is your dad a coffee lover…

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Four men and women stand in front of coffee roasing equipment

On May Day, Help Change the Food System

Welcome to the Food Revolution. Happy May Day! International Workers’ Day is near to our hearts here at Equal Exchange. After all, we’re one…

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Lessons in Alternative Trade

By Danielle Robidoux, Action Forum Organizer As consumers, as people, we are pretty disconnected from most of our products. We may believe a label brings…

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Picking Olives

2017 Year in Review

As we begin 2018, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the last year. We’re proud to have spent another…

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A calavera is a representation of a human skull. The term is most often applied to decorative or edible skulls made (usually by hand) from either sugar (called Alfeñiques) or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls' Day.

Interview: Celebrating Día de los Muertos

In Mexico (where many of our coffee producer partners are located) and other parts of the Americas, many people are celebrating Día de los…

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farmers signing contract

The Action Forum: A Democratic Food System

What does democracy mean to you? Do you believe that you are an active citizen in a democracy? How about in your food system? To…

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Portland Party

The Equal Exchange Action Forum: An Organizer’s Perspective

I started at Equal Exchange almost two years ago, as a sales rep in Philadelphia. The path that led me here to our co-op…

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