By Alexis Powell, Social Media Marketing Intern
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.
One of our favorite things about summertime is iced tea! Read more for some easy, refreshing recipes >
The following post was written by Daniel Fireside, Equal Exchange Capital Coordinator
What do interest rates have to do with the price of coffee? Why do we care and who decides these things anyway?
As many of you know, coffee is a commodity and as such, is traded on the stock market. The Fair Trade system broke from the New York “C” market and set up its own, higher prices. Direct relationships allow producers to negotiate contract prices with their buyers.
“I Support Fair Trade,” says the banner. World Fair Trade Day isn’t just celebrated here in the North. All over the world, small farmer organizations also celebrate World Fair Trade Day at fairs, festivals, and other events. Last Friday, Brenda Ceren, of Aprainores and Eduardo Murcia, Treasurer of Aprainores’ Board of Directors joined small farmer coffee farmers at a Fair in San Salvador, sponsored by Fairtrade International and the Latin American Coordinating Body of Fair Trade Producers.