A Special Treat to Celebrate National Fair Trade Month!
The ingredients we choose not only impact our lives, they also impact the lives of countless others across the globe. That’s because many of the ingredients we purchase, like chocolate for example, come from countries where people are not paid fairly for the hard work they do to bring us these cherished foods.
I know your heart is kind and full of love and compassion, and so is mine. So what can we do to help these beautiful people escape poverty and mistreatment?
It’s actually pretty simple … We can choose to Be Fair and Support Fair Trade!
October is National Fair Trade Month, and so to celebrate, I’ve created an absolutely scrumptious gluten-free, grain-free treat that’s made with some of my favorite fair trade ingredients.
By choosing to purchase fair-trade ingredients, we can make a difference in the lives of others for just a few pennies more per serving. Buying Fair Trade ensures that you’re not only getting quality products, but the people who grow and harvest them get fair pay for their hard work.
In fact, your everyday purchases can help farmers and workers in 70 countries across the globe to work in safe conditions, earn extra money to invest in their communities and improve the lives of their families.
Wondering where you can find fair-trade products? Most whole food type stores, markets and even Amazon sell a wide selection of fair trade products. Just look for the fair trade symbol.
You can also check out Fair Trade USA’s Be Fair website for a complete listing of fair-trade products – everything from chocolate, coffee, and other foods to apparel, home goods and body care products. I also encourage you to watch the brief Be Fair Video at the bottom their site. It’s absolutely wonderful!
Of course, a celebration wouldn’t be a celebration without a special treat. So I’ve gathered together some of my favorite fair trade ingredients to create a special treat just for you!
These irresistible Double Chocolate Banana Bars are certain to become a family favorite! My kids love these moist, ooey-gooey bars full of chocolatey goodness (and so do the adults around here).
But what we love most is knowing that our choice to select fair trade ingredients is helping to secure a better life for other families across the globe. I hope you’ll join me in this mission!