At Equal Exchange, we are thrilled to open up a new supply chain: organic cashews grown by small-scale farmers in El Salvador. Delicious, sustainably grown, revolutionary for the nut trade - and they’re a healthy snack. What more could you ask for in a product?
Our blog takes you behind the scenes of Equal Exchange and connects you to our network of farmer partners, customers, and allies around the world. We hope you'll use this space to stay informed and get involved in some big conversations. Also check out Small Farmers Big Change for a more in-depth look at issues faced by our farmer partners and the Fair Trade industry.
February 20, 2013Jessica Jones-Hughes
July 30, 2012Jessica Jones-Hughes
The sun is shining, grills are fired up, and local organic produce is
abundant at food co-ops - all good signs that summer is in full swing.
April 2, 2012Jessica Jones-Hughes
You know spring is here when the colorful crocus start to sprout and there's still sunlight during the evening commute. Even though we experienced a mild winter here in New England, I am still feeling that yearly inner yearning to get outside now that spring is officially here.
April 1, 2012Ashley Symons
Geo-what, you say? Geobars bring a global Farmers' market direct to you - all in one delicious snack bar made with fairly traded ingredients. They're great on the go, in packed lunches, or shared at a group function.
February 5, 2012Susan Sklar
In early November 2011, Equal Exchange traveled to the West Bank to meet with the members of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee (PARC) from whom we are now buying organic, fairly traded olive oil.
January 30, 2012Jessica Jones-Hughes
Have you ever noticed feeling extra tired during the winter months?
Less energy to do the things you usually do, like exercising or playing
with your kids? As we shift into winter, the sun goes down earlier
and rises later, the temperature drops, and our energy levels tend to
follow. Not all of us are prone to the winter pull; some find the cold
reenergizing. Regardless of which side of the fence you fall on, the
below tips may boost your mood and help you feel stronger and healthier
during the winter months.
December 4, 2011Jessica Jones-Hughes
With the holidays quickly approaching, I always get questions about how to prepare for the season to avoid weight gain or overdoing it when all the tempting, delectable treats appear on the scene. I am a huge sucker for my grandma's fresh baked rolls and brownies cooked using Equal Exchange dark chocolate. Luckily, I have found that these tasty delights can fit into a healthy, balanced diet, without guilt. How? Everything in moderation! What is moderation? Let's find out.
August 2, 2011Jessica Jones-Hughes
Equal Exchange's Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is from Palestinian small farmers in the West Bank. We are excited to offer you a product with a powerful story, delicious taste and nutritious contents. Here are some nutrition FAQs about our olive oil.
June 7, 2011Susan Sklar
Equal Exchange is sources olive oil from two olive grower co-ops in Palestine's West Bank: Al Zawyeh Agricultural Co-operative and Mis-ha Co-operative for Organic Production and Livestock. Our direct relationship is with PARC, or the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees. PARC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization in the West Bank and is a member of the World Fair Trade Association.