Green living is important to me. I want to keep the earth and my own body as healthy as possible and I believe that eco-friendly choices help support those goals. I have written about Fair Trade products before and I have been lucky enough to visit a Fair Trade farm in Mexico and see first hand their farming methods and the way that the Fair Trade certification program benefits … [Read more...] about Fair Trade Foods Perfect For A Snack Attack
A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to see Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance farms in person and meet with the people who work on the farms and directly benefit from Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance sales. It was an amazing journey to different farms and a moving experience to be able to talk with the farmers. Whole Trade Flowers For Mother's Day Since … [Read more...] about Whole Trade Flowers For Mother’s Day
I was provided with Equal Exchange product and info in order to facilitate this review. Equal Exchange Fair Trade Products Equal Exchange is the nation's leading Fair Trade brand of chocolate, coffee, bananas, teas and more. I love good quality food both for the taste and the nutrition, so of course I am happy to share with you some of Equal Exchange's yummy fair trade … [Read more...] about Equal Exchange Fair Trade Products, Fundraisers and Giveaway
Information for this post on Follow The Frog Week was supplied by the Rainforest Alliance. Follow the Frog Week celebrates the Rainforest Alliance effort to conserve and make choosing a healthier planet easier for us all. Following the Frog is all about taking the shopping that you already do and choosing the "frog" (the frog seal is a symbol of Rainforest Alliance … [Read more...] about Follow the Frog Week: Shopping That Makes A Difference
I recently had the opportunity to go along with Whole Foods on a trip to DiveMex Fair Trade Pepper Farm in Mexico. It was a day packed with activity and learning. What Are Fair Trade Products? In case you are unfamiliar with what Fair Trade means, here is more about it in the words of Fair Trade USA: "Quality Products. Improving Lives. Protecting the Planet." Fair … [Read more...] about A Closer Look at Fair Trade Products
Like most consumers, I had heard of responsible shopping and labels like Fair Trade had some meaning to me but until recently, I didn't have the whole picture. There is just so much to be educated on! Certified Responsible Shopping There are several non profit organizations that offer certification programs for farmers with strict guidelines that make sure the farm is … [Read more...] about Responsible Shopping- What Does It Really Mean?
If you have been shopping at Whole Foods (and other select retailers) you have probably seen Rainforest Alliance Certified flowers. You may have wondered- "What does the Rainforest Alliance seal mean?" The RA seal with the frog in the middle signifies that the producer has earned the right to display the seal by meeting sustainability standards. The Rainforest Alliance … [Read more...] about A Trip to A Rainforest Alliance Certified Flower Farm in Costa Rica