May 14 is World Fair Trade Day, and Whole Foods Market is celebrating with a week of sales on select fair trade products. From May 11 through May 17, 2016, support suppliers with a commitment to ethical trade and save on items such as coconut oil, chocolate, grains and more.
Sale valid in U.S. stores only. Availability may vary by region, so contact your local store for details. While supplies last.
Fair trade creates long-term economic opportunities, supports community projects and makes a difference in the lives of farmers and producers. The theme of this year’s World Fair Trade Day is “Choose Fair Trade, Create Positive Change” so we’ve pulled together our top six ways to create positive change with your grocery cart:
Theo Chocolate Bars, 2 for $5. These delicious organic chocolate bars start with transparent sourcing practices and a commitment to a better life for cocoa farmers.
Dr. Bronner's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $8.99 (14 oz) and $15.99 (30 oz). Expeller pressed from coconuts grown and processed in the heart of Sri Lanka, where the entire supply chain is certified fair trade; perfect for baking, sautéing or hair and body care.
Alter Eco Organic Fair Trade Quinoa, $5.99 (12 oz). Grown by small-scale farmers in Bolivia, this ancient grain is ready for salads, hot cereal, veggie burgers and more.
Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate Bars, 2 for $6. Satisfy your chocolate craving while supporting cooperatives of small-scale farmers in Peru, Paraguay and 19 other countries.
Guayaki Organic Yerba Mate Canned Drinks, 2 for $3 (12 oz) and 2 for $4 (15.5oz). Enjoy refreshing, uplifting yerba mate beverages and support efforts to restore South American rainforests while you sip.
Alaffia EveryDay Coconut and EveryDay Shea Bath and Body Care for Babies, $7.99 ea. Share the love with lotions, detanglers, shampoos and body washes crafted from fair trade shea butter or coconut oil. These gentle formulations are ideal for babies or anyone who needs a little extra TLC.
Also, remember to look for Farmer Direct Co-op Organic grains, legumes and oilseeds in our bulk departments. By choosing Farmer Direct Co-op products, you’re partnering with North American family farmers for the fair and organic future of food.
Do you have a favorite fair trade product? Leave us a comment and tell us why you love it, then visit Fair World Project website for your chance at a year's supply of fair trade products!