Small Farmers. Big Change. That is what Equal Exchange is all about. In addition to being a huge fan of Equal Exchange coffee and chocolate (and being grateful we have access to it in the Boston area!), I love everything they stand for:
Equal Exchange has created Big Change since 1986. Our founders envisioned a food system that empowers farmers and consumers, supports small farmer co-ops, and uses sustainable farming methods. They started with fairly traded coffee from Nicaragua and didn’t look back.
Today, we continue to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. We partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffees, teas, chocolates, bananas and snacks from all over the world.
We invite you to join us. Together we can create stronger local communities, a more just food system and a healthier planet.
Fair trade chocolate? Fair trade coffee and tea? How about some fair trade nuts and berries? Equal Exchange has it all, and they are sending one lucky Travel, Wine, and Dine reader on a $50 shopping spree on their site. The prize? You choose up to $50 worth of Equal Exchange merchandise, I forward it to the company, and they send it to the winner. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Ready to enter?
1) Visit the Equal Exchange online store, and let me know in a comment what fabulous fair trade items you would buy if you won $50 worth of products. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be your final purchase! I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, and at that point, the winner can send me a final list.
2) If you have a blog, link back to this giveaway in your next post.
3) Tweet “I want to win fair trade chocolate, coffee, and tea from @traveleatlovemm and @EqExintheCup”
4) Check back on Friday for a winner! I will choose a winner then, and if I don’t hear from her/him in 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. Good luck!