Fairtrade fortnight - more than bananas
Since the launch of the Fairtrade movement in the 1980â€™s and the launch of the logo in the early 90â€™s the idea of buying Fairtrade had grown from being a niche idea to being standard for some, for example all bananas sold in Co-op, Sainsbury or Waitrose are now Fairtrade.
Keynsham became a Fairtrade town in 2005 and as part of this years Fairtrade fortnight we wanted to find out what was happening locally to find out more about that it means to be Fairtrade.
Saltford formally received itâ€™s Fairtrade Village status in the 15th July 2013 and proudly erected their signs in October 2013, they have a Fairtrade coffee Producer from Nicaragua coming to visit them on Tuesday the 4th March at 7.30pm at Saltford Hall where you can find out more about what it means to producers to be Fairtrade. (www.saltfordenvironmentgroup.org.uk)
Bristol plays host to a variety of events and not just within the Fairtrade fortnight. In July 2015 will be hosting the International Fairtrade Townsâ€™ conference but while we wait for that to happen they are running a range of events: www.bristolfairtrade.org.uk
But here at TKHQ we decided to fully research how we can get involved with one of our favourite pastimes, cake! and the Fairtrade website shares some wonderful recipes: www.fairtrade.org.uk/products/recipes
But added to that it seams more than appropriate to support the Fairtrade movement by raising a glass of wine www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Angela-Mount-gives-pick-Fairtrade-Wines-Fairtrade