Over the weekend of Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March, Beechwood Fine Foods, the café deli in the market town of Tring in Hertfordshire, will join many other businesses in support of Fairtrade Fortnight. For every Fairtrade drink bought over the weekend, owners Toby and Sarah Murray, will donate 25p to the Fairtrade Foundation.
Beechwood Fine Foods’ Fairtrade products include Eros Coffee from Peros of High Wycombe, Hot Chocolate from Café Direct, Tea from The London Tea Company and Billingtons’ unrefined cane sugar.
Fairtrade Fortnight is the nationwide effort to promote awareness of Fairtrade and urge people to buy products carrying the Fairtrade Mark. It unites all Fairtrade supporters, bringing together retailers, manufacturers, producers and consumers.
The two-week long campaign will highlight the need to think about where our food comes from and, through an interactive petition, will call on the government to take action before the 2013 G8 Summit. The petition will signal the start of a three-year long campaign by Fairtrade Foundation – ‘Make Food Fair’.
“Smallholders in developing countries are increasingly hit by fluctuating commodity prices affecting their income and the prices they pay for the food they buy themselves”, said Toby. “Choosing Fairtrade is one way to help secure a better deal for millions of people in developing countries, so we are asking our customers to support us over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd March to assist in this quest”.
For further information on Fairtrade Fortnight, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk/gofurther. Alternatively, visit www.beechwoodfinefoods.com or contact Toby and Sarah Murray on tel: 01442 828812.