My passion for fair trade is something that’s been taking root and expanding in my heart for…oh, years now.
It started with a few pieces of chocolate, purchased for twenty-five cents each, for no other reason than I love great chocolate.
If you want to know a secret (that’s not really a secret) about me, I’ll tell you: a really easy way to my heart is with high-quality chocolate.
I think food should be taken at more than face value.
There’s meaning behind it.
It can be life-giving.
It’s community glue.
I am currently a stay-at-home mom to a beautiful baby boy. The amount of focused time that I am able to spend on this project is limited, but I do what I can with what I have. Making choices that enhance the quality of life of both farmers and consumers is important to me.
It’s also important to me that my son sees me working for something that lights me up inside.
I plan to use this space to hash out and explore many of the issues that come with fair trade choices. There are both positives and negatives to such a system (there is even more than one system!), to be sure, but it is asking questions about what we are saying and doing with our purchasing choices is so worth any time and effort put in to it. (We speak volumes with our dollars.)
I get that you are busy, but that you would do something if you felt like you had enough time or even knew what kind of votes certain purchasing choices translate into. That’s where this website comes in. I’ll do the research and post what I’ve found every Monday morning. You leave your comments. And we will discuss.
My hope is that this site will result in education that empowers you and I to make choices that lead to positive, effective change on every level.