Categories: Community

  • Frankie Pondolph
    April 25, 2017
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    As an Organizer for the Action Forum I see myself as a dot connector to help facilitate building an even bigger community with our customers and allies. Despite the system’s power to commodify every aspect of our lives, including our abilities to connect with one another, here we have the opportunity to create something anew.

  • Equal Exchange
    April 11, 2017

    How can citizen-consumers come together as a political, thinking community? What can we learn from past efforts to reform the food system, and from the current efforts of others involved in the movement for food justice? Equal Exchange has taken the step to create a community of people working together to deepen our collective understanding of these issues and to take actions where strategic, through the creation of the Equal Exchange Action Forum.

  • Equal Exchange
    March 28, 2017

    In Part One, we described key problems we need to address, challenge and solve if we want to create a just food system. In Part Two, post one, we dug into the successes and failures of Fair Trade and Certifications as food system reforms. And now, we look to Food Co-ops and Boycotts. Equal Exchange grew directly from the food co-op movement. The Equal Exchange founders—Michael Rozyne, Jonathan Rosenthal and myself—all worked at the New England food co-op warehouse. This was a secondary, consumer-owned warehouse that was initially collectively run when we began and then had a general manager four years later as we were exiting Northeast Co-ops for the birth of Equal Exchange in the mid-1980s.

  • Equal Exchange
    February 21, 2017
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    At Equal Exchange, we think about food every day. We think about the foods we sell, the farmers we purchase from, shipping logistics, the marketplace, and other day-to-day details. We are also deeply consumed in thinking about the broader food system: what is working, what is broken, how ownership and power are distributed, and how to develop alternative models. Ultimately, we are working to bridge the gap that exists between farmers and consumers.

  • Dary Goodrich
    February 14, 2017

    For me, this Valentine’s Day feels different. Yes, I’ve got chocolate on the mind—as Chocolate Products Manager, I think about it all the time—but there are two other things I keep coming back to. First is the current state of U.S. politics and the division that seems to be the defining character of our country at this time.

  • Equal Exchange
    January 20, 2017
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    For 30 years, Equal Exchange has worked tirelessly to build markets for small-scale farmers. This work places us firmly among those seeking to reform a wider food system dominated by corporate interests against the interests of small farmers, independent businesses and consumers.

  • Peter Buck
    October 3, 2016
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    Equal Exchange worker-owner Peter Buck spoke at the July 23rd Nuns on the Bus rally in Boston. Get a recap of the event, plus watch a video of his speech.

  • Emily Reers
    September 21, 2016
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    The school year has just begun, your fundraising kickoff is coming up, and all the logistics are figured out. Now it’s time to start building some excitement!
  • Equal Exchange
    July 7, 2016
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    Summer isn't over yet! Snap a photo of your favorite Equal Exchange drink, treat, or snack in the great outdoors and share it with us for a chance to win some Equal Exchange goodies. 

    Simply post your picture on Instagram (make sure you're public so we can see it) and tag it #EExcursions for your chance to win. One entry will be selected to win an Equal Exchange snack box filled with dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, and more. Post your photo by July 24, 2016 to be eligible to win.

  • Peter Buck
    June 6, 2016
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    Catholic Relief Services and Equal Exchange both collaborate with farmer partners to foster the development of their communities, combat the effects of climate change and counter the coffee rust plague and other diseases affecting coffee trees.

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