Fair Trade Initiative

Equal Exchange Fair Trade Market
Coffee, tea, and chocolate are available for purchase most Sundays between services.

   “Who is this for?”
That was the question I was asked recently while manning our Fair Trade table. My initial response is that it is for FARMERS - to receive a fair wage for their labors.
Hopefully you also feel that our fair trade table is for YOU. The items are high quality, reasonably priced, usually organic, and delicious. 
We are charging the wholesale price (unless it is an odd amount in which case it was rounded up to the nearest dollar or half dollar to make change easier). That means you pay the same price we paid. Our goal is not to make a profit, but to increase awareness of Fair Trade, and make it easy and convenient to make the switch to Fair Trade products in your home.
We have engaged in this mission primarily to make Fair Trade items easily accessible for purchase. It is our hope that as the Fair Trade market grows, all companies will begin adopting policies of fair treatment and fair wages for workers around the world. This is our prayer each week as we set up the table.
Presbyterian Women has provided the initial funding for us to keep stock on hand. Your purchases provide the continuing funds to replace the stock as it is sold.
You are sharing in this mission. So THANK YOU all for your support!
We will try to continue to be set up each Sunday during the fellowship hour between services and at the monthly breakfasts.
For more information and products, visit http://equalexchange.coop/

We have a new supplier of Fair Trade products. Introducing Divine Chocolate !!!
(http://www.divinechocolate.com/us/)
Divine Chocolate is co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative in Ghana that supplies the cocoa for each bar of Divine. As owners, they get a share in the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace.
Thank you for supporting Divine Chocolate’s efforts to make the world a place where chocolate is cherished by everyone, including the family farmers who grow the cocoa.