October is Fair Trade Month - What is Fair Trade?

Posted by Boston Organics on Oct 3, 2021 10:15:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Fair Trade and Organic, Food Politics, Community Events, Equal Exchange, Taza Chocolate, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog, Deans Beans

Fair Trade: Improving Lives Around the World with Equal Exchange

Posted by Boston Organics on May 9, 2019 1:18:00 PM

October is Fair Trade month and World Fair Trade day is in May! We’re celebrating by offering a sale on all of our Equal Exchange products! Equal Exchange lives and breathes fair trade through their company cooperative, purchasing strategy, and mission. We’re proud to be a supporter of their great work!

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Topics: Fair Trade and Organic, Organic Farmers, Food Politics, Equal Exchange, About Organic, Cooperatives

Join the Equal Exchange Action Forum

Posted by Danielle and Frankie on May 16, 2018 12:10:25 PM

Since the creation of Equal Exchange 32 years ago, people and relationships have always been at our center. Coffee, chocolate, tea, mangoes, cashews; these are the mediums which allow us to show the world that ethical supply chains are viable and that there is more than one way to do business. Radicalism lies within the Equal Exchange model -- i.e., a supply chain that is characteristic of true democracy, cooperative learning, transparency, and respect for our planet and its people.

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Topics: Equal Exchange

Fair Trade Month - October 2016

Posted by Eric Siegel on Oct 10, 2016 8:45:00 AM

October is both Fair Trade Month and Non-GMO Month – a reminder for us to pause our busy lives for one moment and to reflect on the current state of our food system. With the school year in full swing and the holiday season quickly approaching, this is a good opportunity to think critically and learn more about the food we eat and where it comes from!

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Topics: Fair Trade and Organic, Food Politics, Community Events, Equal Exchange, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog

Fresh from the Farm and Local Offerings

Posted by Rebecca Bilodeau on May 1, 2016 12:30:00 PM

It's May, and everything is looking brighter. This week, we'll deliver delicious, sunshiny fruit, show you cabbage's fun side, and offer deals on Equal Exchange coffee, tea and chocolate. Read on to learn more about how things are looking up!

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Topics: Recipes, Organic Cabbage, Local Dogma Box, organic fruit, Newsletter, Eat Local, Organic Farmers, Equal Exchange, Organic Herbs, Organic Grocery Delivery Boston

Fresh from the Farm

Posted by Eric Siegel on Feb 2, 2015 3:09:00 AM
A weekly update from Boston Organics.

With another foot of snow expected in Boston this morning, winter really isn’t messing around, but neither are we.

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Topics: Holiday, Happy Valley Organics, Winter Produce, Newsletter, Fresh From the Farm, Organic Bok Choy, Equal Exchange, Organic Chocolate, Taza Chocolate

Fair Trade Month - October 2014

Posted by Eric Siegel on Oct 3, 2014 8:04:00 AM

October is both Fair Trade Month and Non-GMO Month – a reminder for us to pause our busy lives for one moment and to reflect on the current state of our food system. With the school year in full swing and the holiday season quickly approaching, this is a good opportunity to think critically and learn more about the food we eat and where it comes from!

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Topics: Fair Trade and Organic, Food Politics, Community Events, Equal Exchange, miscellaneous, Original Boston Organics Blog

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