A fair trade Valentine's Day
Make your Valentine's Day sweeter with fair trade wine, chocolate and flowers.
Thu, Jan 29 2009 at 9:28 AM
Photo: Courtesy TransFair USA
Now that fair trade certified wine has hit the market, socio-eco-conscious activists are celebrating with a triumvirate of fair trade products: Chocolate, flowers and wine. TransFair USA, the nonprofit that certifies fair trade products for the U.S., even put together a special Fair Trade Valentines site
— complete with “where to buy” buttons to steer you to your nearest ethical yummies.
That said, finding these products locally isn’t a piece of (fair trade chocolate) cake for most people — especially if they shun chain stores like Sam’s Club (owned by Wal-Mart) and Target, the two stores where fair trade wines are easiest to find.
Some Whole Foods also carry Stellar Live a Little
, a fair trade South African wine, and I believe all Whole Foods stores carry a number of fair trade chocolates. You can also try dropping by your local co-op or natural foods stores, many of which are likely to carry fair trade chocolate.
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