We’re proud to be based in Haworth, the world’s first Fairtrade Village, and are huge supporters of all things Fairtrade, including the annual Fairtrade Fortnight (29 February – 13 March 2016). The Fairtrade Foundation which leads it, says:
“Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally. The people who grow the food we take for granted can’t always feed their own families. We can support farmers and workers to put food on the table for their families by harnessing the power of Fairtrade produce.”
So, this Fairtrade Fortnight, we’re asking people to think about where their food and drink has come from and choose Fairtrade products wherever possible, which is something we always try to do in the café. It’s not as difficult as you think – here are some ideas:
Enjoy a Fairtrade Coffee or Hot Chocolate
All the tea, coffee and hot chocolate we serve Cobbles & Clay is Fairtrade – and our customers tell us it’s very tasty!
Choose cakes made using Fairtrade ingredients
Treat yourself to one of our cakes knowing that it’s been made with ingredients like Steenbergs Organic Fairtrade Vanilla Extract, which you can also buy in the café to add to your own creations at home!
You can even support Fairtrade Fortnight when enjoying a glass of wine. The Stellar Organics Running Duck Fairtrade Wine we sell is a huge hit with our customers and has been made according to the ‘Fair for life’ guidelines, which means that all workers involved in production enjoy good working conditions and farmers receive a fair price.
Tuck into Fairtrade chocolate
All the chocolate bars and snacks we sell at Cobbles & Clay, including the very popular Montezuma giant buttons, Divine chocolate bars and Kingdom vegan chocolate, are Fairtrade. We have a whole shelf of flavours to choose from and take away with you for an after dinner or movie night snack!
During the fortnight we will be proudly serving our usual Fairtrade treats, but to mark the occasion we’ve decided to add a few specials to the menu! We’ll be making a special spicy hot chocolate and Lucy, our chief baker, is making a Karma Cola Cake – made with both Fairtrade chocolate and Fairtrade Cola!
We hope to see you during Fairtrade Fortnight!