'Fair Trade' on Serious Eats

What Exactly Does Fair Trade Mean?

When perusing the aisles of your supermarket, you're bombarded by all sorts of claims on packaging. Organic! Natural! Sustainable! Some of these terms are regulated, but many are not. "Fair trade," however, does actually carry some weight. Do you go out of your way to purchase fair trade certified products? More

Serious Green: October Is Fair Trade Month

Coffee seedlings under a canopy of old leaves. [Flickr: jakeliefer] With October here (and winter peeking around the corner) the harvest at local farmers' markets is leveling off. In many areas, summer CSAs are dropping off their final shares of the season. While the change in weather is making it harder to buy food from local and sustainable sources, it leaves us a perfect opportunity to celebrate Fair Trade Month.... More

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