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Welcome to the Global Farmers Market!

07/11/2016 - 10:26 AM

Warm days, fresh local fruits and veggies, delicious summer recipes -- these are just a few reasons why we love our local farmers market. It makes us feel more connected to our food. The good news is you can find that feeling year round with Fair Trade -- particularly with all those products that can't be grown in our own backyard. That friendly logo on your favorite banana or mango is a signal that your product was grown with care by farmers working to build sustainable livelihoods and thriving communities.

It's a global farmers market! Enjoy these special products and tasty recipes from the Fair Trade Farmers Market.

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PRODUCE

 

Jhony Yangzago, 47, a banana grower affiliated with UROCAL in Ecuador, knows firsthand what a difference a purchase can make. Thanks to Fair Trade Premiums, extra income earned for every Fair Trade Certified™ banana sold, his outdated machinery has been replaced with proper processing equipment, and his farm now has a bathroom and lunch area. “This land is everything to us,” he says. “And thanks to Fair Trade, my family and I can finally plan ahead.”

Fair Trade produce can be found at participating Whole Foods Market, Safeway, CostcoEarth Fare, and New Seasons Market stores, as well as many local cooperative grocers. 

 

Recipe idea for your Fair Trade produce: Savory Tomato Bell Pepper and Herb Bread

 

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SEAFOOD

 

Fishing is more than a job for Hayunan Wangse, 35, a Fair Trade yellow fin tuna fisherman in Indonesia. He started fishing yellow fin tuna 14 years ago, after his uncle took him fishing for the first time. "It feels like my hobby,” says the married father of two. “I consider myself lucky to be able to do what I love while providing for my family.”

Fair Trade seafood can be purchased at participating Albertsons, Safeway, ACME, Vons, and Hy-Vee stores.

 

Recipe idea for your Fair Trade tuna: Sriracha Lime Ahi Tuna

 

 

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COFFEE

 

Reynalda Vasquez Gomez, 49, from Captain Luis Angel Vidal has been producing coffee for 30 years. She decided to join the Fair Trade coffee cooperative CESMACH in Chiapas, Mexico for the price stability and extra money for social projects. “I want to tell buyers in the United States to please buy our coffee,” says the mother of six. “It is the best both in quality and because it is organic, without chemicals.”

Fair Trade coffee can be purchased at participating Albertsons, Aldi, BJ's, Safeway, Kroger, Sam's Club, Sprouts, Stop & ShopTarget, Tops, Wegmans, and Whole Foods Market stores. It's also any many local cafes and resturants, just ask!

 

Recipe idea for your Fair Trade coffee: Turtle Cake

 

 

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FLOWERS

 

Fair Trade was a game-changer for Elvia Almachi, 32, an employee at AGROGANA in Ecuador. Fair Trade Premiums enabled her to purchase basic appliances for the kitchen she shares with her husband and two children. She is also pursuing a high school equivalency degree at an adult school funded with Premiums. "I used to work at a flower company that exploited us,” she says. “The difference here is huge. Fair Trade allows hundreds of families like mine to continually improve our lives."

Fair Trade flowers can be purchased at participating Whole Foods Market stores, or  online at One World Flowers or FTD.

 

A Fair Trade bouquet always brightens a loved one's day!

 

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