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Congregation Spotlight: Grandview United Methodist

Dorothy Killebrew is a member of  Grandview United Methodist Church in Lancaster, PA, one of Equal Exchange’s top faith based customers. Here is…

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Avocado

Why Peruvian Avocados Matter

If you’re a U.S. consumer, 8 out of 10 times your avocado will come from Michoacán, Mexico. There are various reasons for…

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Podcast Episode 7: Organizing for the Long Haul

In 40+ years as an activist pushing for a more equitable food system, Rob Everts has seen a lot. Now he’s one of…

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Why Two Kinds of Olive Oil?

Since 2011, Equal Exchange has carried organic olive oil from Palestinian farmers. West Bank families produce this special oil from olive trees that have been…

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Building an Alternative Trade Organization for 2020

By Rink Dickinson, Equal Exchange President Equal Exchange was founded as an alternative trade organization (ATO) with the mission of connecting US consumers and small…

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Podcast Episode 6: Big Doesn’t Just Happen

Get ready for the most exciting episode of The Stories Behind Our Food we’ve done yet. We talked to Joe Maxwell about consolidation…

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Congregation Spotlight: Fair Trade Sunday with Carolyn Boone

Carolyn Boone’s church brews fairly traded coffee at gatherings and sells a variety of Equal Exchange products once a month after services. Every…

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Three Children

Of Caravans, State Terror and Climate Disruption

A closer look at the U.S. role in creating refugees from Latin America November 16th marks the 29th anniversary of the slaying of six…

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Every Day Choices

We don’t just vote in elections…

This fall’s midterm election is sure to be full of emotion, anxiety and a fair bit of tension. Many of us will go to…

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Who Grows Your Chocolate? An Update

You probably already know that cacao is the crop from which cocoa and chocolate are made. West African countries like Ghana and Côte d…

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USAID Grants and the Democracy of Information

We recently interviewed Cristina Liberati, who administers grants that support farmer cooperatives in Latin America as they improve their quality, productivity, and financial stability. Because…

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Worker Cooperatives and Democracy: A Long, Proud History

It was the early 2000s at Equal Exchange when it became clear that the company was growing fast. We had many opportunities — like looking…

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Equal Exchange belongs at the Farmers Market

This guest post was written by Rev. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist (pictured above, left, with Anneliese Bruegel, manager of the Fredonia Farmers’ Market.) The Idea…

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What Do Folks Say About Our Coffee?

This summer, Equal Exchange brought our coffee and chocolate on the road to Austin, Texas for the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. We…

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What to Say in A Church Bulletin

Your church’s bulletin is a terrific way to let the people in your congregation know why you partner with Equal Exchange. And Fall…

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