Fair Trade DOES Make a Difference

coffee farmer wth beansBloomingfoods just received a lovely holiday greeting from our friends at Equal Exchange.  They wished us a happy holiday and informed us that Bloomingfoods' bulk "fair trade" coffee sales this year were sufficient to permit 10 farming families in developing countries to enjoy levels of health, education, and environmental stewardship which have traditionally been no more than a dream to coffee farmers. We're very happy to share this news with all our customers, whose purchases made this possible. May we all imagine and work toward a world in which "fair trade" becomes a redundant expression only because trade with all growers is conducted in a way that is fair and respectful.

Steve Stroup