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World Fair Trade Day Deals + Sweepstakes

By Elizabeth Smith, May 7, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

Hip hip hurray, Saturday is World Fair Trade Day! Our US stores are celebrating by stretching the festivities from Friday to Sunday with a three-day sale on hundreds of fairly traded products. From Guayakí and Theo Chocolate to Nature’s Path and Traditional Medicinals, we’re highlighting fair trade products and making it easy to bring the celebration home with you.

Sale valid in US stores only. Availability and prices may vary by region, so you can contact your store for details. While supplies last.

We applaud our vendor partners who have created or shifted to supply chains with a commitment to ethical trade, the environment and quality products in mind. They’re making a big difference in the lives of several thousand farmers and workers around the globe. Of the hundreds of their products on sale this weekend, here’s a sample of what’s in store for you:

  1. Dr. Bronner's Coconut OilAlter Eco. For their chocolate bars, rice, quinoa and sugars, they work with small-scale farms in the developing world aiming to celebrate specific regions and their traditions.
  2. Dr. Bronner’s. Try Magic “All-One!” Fair Trade & Organic Fresh-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil in your favorite recipes.
  3. Simply Organic. From banana bread to carrot cake, these convenient organic Fair Trade baking mixes are just the thing for any occasion and anyone. 
  4. Divine Chocolate. These chocolate bars taste even more divine when you know that you’re making a difference in the world with every bite.
  5. Equal Exchange. Find baking cocoa, chocolate bars and organic tea on sale from this worker-owned cooperative.
  6. Theo Chocolate. Two words. Chocolate. Bars. (Lots of flavors.)
  7. Guayakí. Drink to tradition with a twist with their convenient ready-to-drink bottled yerba mate and energy shots.
  8. Traditional Medicinals. Boxed tea on sale means teatime anytime!
  9. Nature’s All Foods. These organic freeze-dried fruit snacks are kid and parent favorites with choices like strawberry, mango or banana.
  10. Nature's Path Berry StrawberryNature’s Path. Rise and shine with their Organic Fair Trade Toaster Pastries; they’re Non-GMO Project verified to boot.

World Fair Trade Day Sweepstakes

Want to see Fair Trade in action? Fair Trade Project is offering a chance to win a nine-day adventure for two to Peru this October. You’ll visit cacao and coffee farmers who supply Alter Eco and Equal Exchange, walk in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and explore Cusco and majestic Machu Picchu. Visit the Fair Trade Project website to watch a video and register to win at the end of the video.

Do you shop with ethical trade in mind? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to stop by one of our US stores this weekend to take advantage of a great sale.

Category: Grocery

 

8 Comments

Comments

rose says ...
Yes! I do, And its so nice that I can count on WFM to have products like these that help people in developing businesses in other places.! Thanks!
05/08/2013 3:24:33 PM CDT
Jeanette Jungreis says ...
I will purchase ethical trade products if they are reasonably priced.
05/08/2013 5:34:43 PM CDT
nancygrace says ...
Which stores carry TCHO chocolate bars? I assume that since TCHO is made from fair traded. Beans that you still stock it.
05/09/2013 3:49:36 AM CDT
Brenda says ...
another reason i would love to be a part of the whole foods team of employees. i have been pursuing employment with WFM for a long time and will continue to do so and hope for the best! the fact that WFM shows concern not only for the environment, but other global issues draws me in, as well as the selections of vegan and organic foods. :)
05/10/2013 7:27:24 AM CDT
constance greene says ...
It would be nice if the products were less costly- i'm sure more folks would participate- as a matter of fact when the famaily goes shopping to WHole Foods my sons came up with the saying "we are going to whole paycheck" out of the mouths of babes ....cg
05/10/2013 9:45:41 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NANCYGRACE - Our products vary between stores and I am unable to look up which locations carry specific products. I would suggest starting with your local store to see if this is something that is carried in their region.
05/10/2013 4:00:57 PM CDT
Christine Rickard says ...
Do you carry "Eternal Water"?
05/10/2013 5:08:35 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CHRISTINE - Our products vary between locations. Check with your local store to see what they have in stock!
05/13/2013 4:28:46 PM CDT