Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fair makes me happy

Lucia travels the globe promoting fair trade and occasionally (but not enough, Lucia) comes back and tells us about it. Sometimes she even talks about places we can go to purchase fairly traded items ourselves without even leaving the house.

So following orders I went online to this lovely place and ordered some fair trade coffee and a most delicious Advent Calendar for M for the holidays. It all arrived today and we had an early holiday, smelling the fairly traded Hope and Justice coffee blend and the Eithiopian Light Roast as well as oohing and aahing over the calendar made from cocoa beans from Ghana.

If we must succumb to holiday consumerism we might as well be Fair about it. Plus just about everyone drinks coffee. Their prices are the same as I pay in the supermarket and I feel much better supporting them over the coffee mafia types.

Go see for yourself.

26 comments:

slouching mom said...

Thanks for the link, Jen. I'll check it out -- especially as I need to order Advent calendars for the boys.

Hetha said...

Yes thanks! I'm having fun perusing their site, and whoever thought of using chocolite in the advent calendar was genius!

flutter said...

very very cool

PunditMom said...

An excellent idea for us-- as always!

Casdok said...

Yes that is a good idea! thanks

Tabba said...

thanks for sharing this. i'll be sure to check it out.

i just did a research paper on ghana and was shocked at how little there was out there in the way of (recent and updated) information on this wonderful country. that being said, that was one of the things i learned from the project, that they are a large exporter of cocoa.

Kyla said...

Thanks for the link. 'Tis the season for shopping, and you're right, if we must, we might as well do it the right way.

Janet said...

You're awesome.

Susanne said...

Fair is good. Thanks for reminding me.

Julie Pippert said...

Thanks for the referral, Jen. I always try to do things like this for the holidays.

And thanks to Lucia, too.

(I say, with total name and job envy. ;) )

Julie
Using My Words

Jocelyn said...

What a good head's up. Even though we often drink fair trade coffees, we more often stick to our local roaster's beans.

I heard a story on NPR last year about how fair trade can lock out smaller family planations because they don't meet all the criteria to get labeled as fair trade. I think I need to read up on that!

hele said...

I like you and love you and want to drink beer with you.

You better tell your friends to visit if they are in Johannesburg. I will make them lunch and it will feel like I'm a little bit closer to meeting you.

I have so much to tell you. Curses on deadlines.

Hel

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the link -- I love checking out new-to-me places like that. And just to get another good product's name out there, my son's school sells this: http://www.peacecoffee.com/home.htm which is also FAIR and yummy!
I buy tons of it for holiday gifts.

ms chica said...

Linking directly to the chocolate page was a strategic move. I'm bookmarking. Shopping makes my head spin, trying to buy local produce, organic and free trade, then choosing which matters most. Hopefully it will balance out.

crazymumma said...

...it tastes better too..

thailandchani said...

I'd like to try some of the decaf perhaps. I'll check it out. :)

painted maypole said...

mmm...making me long for the fair trade hot chocolate I have in my pantry....

Family Adventure said...

Thanks for the reminder!

- Heidi :)

Jenny said...

I am in LOVE with that store.

Absolutely in love.

mitzh said...

Too bad they don't ship worldwide. But they sure had great products, I love the maple syrup... *sigh* :(

Christine said...

heading there right now, love.

liv said...

oh, but if I buy some will some justice flow my way? I really need it.

b*babbler said...

Thanks for the link. A fair trade Advent Calender just seems right some how.

carrie said...

Thank you, Jen.

bgirl said...

good stuff lady!

Lisa b said...

thanks for this link Jen