October is Fair Trade Month - The concept of Fair Trade can be traced back to 19th century Europe. Gaining commercial success in the 90's with a labeling program, the Fair Trade movement has become fragmented and confusing. In this post we explore the history, why all Fair Trade labels are not the same, and why business pioneers in the movement like Equal Exchange and Deans Beans are focusing less on labels and more on business transparency.
We're teaming up with our friends and neighbors, Bootstrap Compost, to encourage the people of Boston to take the next step towards living more sustainably.
More people and families were challenged this year while facing the coronavirus and rising unemployment. While individuals had shifted into a new normal, others were challenged with finding a way to feed themselves and their families. How do you get food when you can’t afford it?
Topics: Boston Organics Community, Holiday, Company Updates, food donation, Community Events, Boston Local Partnerships, Donations, Food System, Year In Review, food relief, food access, donation, Community Impact, Community Partnership
Consider buying your Black Friday or Cyber Monday gifts from local businesses and local shops. When browsing these networks of local shops, be sure to visit the shop’s website directly because they might have more information on curbside pickup, or other covid-19 safety precautions. Happy holidays!
The pandemic has been challenging to our community, but it hasn’t all been bad. It’s the resiliency, kindness, and empathy of Boston that inspires us all to give back.
As a result of the global pandemic, those experiencing food insecurity increased from 1 in 13 people to 1 in 8 people Eastern MA. Each Thanksgiving, Boston Organics community fights food insecurity for the holiday season! A way to support our community this holiday season is to make sure nobody goes hungry.
We stay true to our values which is why sustainability is so important to us. We believe that a truly successful, enduring business must operate in a way that benefits all of its stakeholders.
Topics: Jeff's Corner, Organic Compost, produce delivery, Organic Farmers, Community Events, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston, Boston Local Partnerships, Black Earth Compost, Extra produce, excess produce
The general election is right around the corner and there's no time like the present to make sure your voting plans are in order. Here are important dates to mark in your calendar and tips to make voting as easy as possible!
Find out how energy efficient your home is with HomeWorks Energy's energy assessment. When your home uses energy efficiently, you're combating climate change and saving on your utilities bills. Once you complete your assessment, HomeWorks Energy will also send you $25 off your next Boston Organics delivery!