Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ready, steady...hop!

Prepare to hop and shop! Delmar's first Fair Trade Shop Hop launches tomorrow (Thurs Oct 1st). Pick up one of these passports at any participating venue and start visiting our local independent stores and cafes that support Fair Trade. Collect 4 or more stamps in your passport before the end of October and we'll enter you into a prize drawing.

Participating venues are:
Delmar Saturday Farmers' Market - Peaceful Inspirations - Perfect Blend Cafe - Delmar Marketplace - CynderElla's Subs - Four Corners Luncheonette - Java Jazz Cafe - Delmar Health Hut - Delmar Reformed Church (not-for-profit FT stall)

Happy hopping!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

31 Days, 31 Ways, 3100 Followers and 31000 Fans

31 Days, 31 Ways, 3100 Followers and 31000 Fans

Fair Trade Shop Hop: update

October is Fair Trade Month, and all over the USA people will be holding events and celebrations to promote Fair Trade in their communities. Here in Delmar NY we invite you to join in our first “Fair Trade Shop Hop” – a chance to get to know some of the local places where you can purchase Fair Trade goods.

Throughout October nine locations in Delmar will be making a special feature of the Fair Trade products they offer. You are invited to pick up a “passport” from participating vendors, which will be stamped as you visit the various locations. Collect four or more stamps and you’ll be entered into our prize drawing to win great Fair Trade prizes!

Participating locations are: Delmar Saturday Farmers’ Market, Peaceful Inspirations, Perfect Blend Café, Delmar Marketplace, CynderElla’s Subs, Four Corners Luncheonette, Java Jazz Café, Delmar Health Hut, Delmar Reformed Church.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Joining forces

This week the Fair Trade Delmar Campaign has been joined by new friends. Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce will be supporting our efforts, and Friends of Five Rivers (the amazing volunteers who do so much work for Five Rivers Environmental Education Center) passed a formal resolution adopting Fair Trade and backing our campaign. THANK YOU to both these great organizations.

If a group YOU belong to would like to add its name to our campaign, we'd love to hear from you!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fair Trade Shop Hop

Coming soon - Delmar's 1st Fair Trade Shop Hop!

Running throughout Fair Trade Month in October, this will be a chance to visit and get to know some of our local stores and cafes which support Fair Trade.

Watch this space for details!

Friday, September 11, 2009

"Black Gold" at the Linda

Don't miss the screening of Black Gold - a film about coffee and trade - at WAMC's theatre The Linda, 7pm on Thursday September 17. To be followed by an open panel discussion. Fair Trade Delmar Campaign will have a table at this event - come and say hello!

Welcome to the Fair Trade Delmar Campaign!

We are a group of individuals in Delmar, NY dedicated to promoting Fair Trade in our community - and beyond. We belong to the national Fair Trade Towns USA movement that seeks to support producers in developing countries by spreading the word about Fair Trade at grassroots level. We hope you will join us in our mission to help create a fairer, healthier and more sustainable world through commitment to Fair Trade.