Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Fair Trade Event!


Lots of vendors, free samples and shoppers were at the La Mesa Fair Trade Gift Faire on Oct. 15th.
Thank you to Cafe Virtuoso (Rigo) for samples of  fair trade coffee, Ben & Jerry's (Ephraim) for fair trade ice-cream & Dr. Bronners (Sierra) for fair trade soaps & more.

Thank you to: All Across Africa, Around the World Gifts, Ben & Jerry's, Cafe Virtuoso, Fair Trade Decor, Dr. Bronners, Genesis Fair Trade, Guatemala Project, Malia Designs, The Golden Rule & Threads Worldwide.  Also featured was the Tomorrow Project, helping homeless women in San Diego to learn work skills through Catholic Charities.

Fair Trade cake using fair trade chocolate.
Celebrating a fair trade bake sale!
The 5th grade class at St. Martin of Tours Academy sold 
fair trade chocolate, teas and hot chocolate at the gift fair!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fair Trade Shopping Event Coming to La Mesa!

There will be an opportunity to shop among a wide range of unique, one of a kind items at a gift faire scheduled for Sunday, October 15 (8am-1:30pm) at St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall.  Fair Trade refreshments will be available to sample and/or purchase and enjoy while shopping.   They include chocolate, tea, coffee, bananas, soda, and free samples of Ben and Jerry’s fair trade ice cream.

Local vendors who sell Fair Trade products will have baskets, jewelry, clothing accessories, home décor items, and an abundance of gift items.  Here is an opportunity to join the many thousands of today’s consumers who are adding “social responsibility” to their shopping list.

Fair Trade is a “win-win”.  The consumer gets a high quality product and the producer is paid fair wages for that product and is helped to make a better life.  Fair Trade items originate in impoverished areas of developing nations.  The guidelines for certification as fair trade ensure protection of the environment, education and health care for children,
and community development.

La Mesa has the distinction of being declared a “Fair Trade Town” and is published as such on a national level.  Each year a Fair Trade Gift Event is scheduled so as to bring further awareness about the good that is accomplished simply by making a fair trade purchase.   The motto is “Buy Local, Buy Fair”.

St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall
7710 El Cajon Blvd.
La Mesa, CA  91942