Fairtrade Fortnight – 27 February to 12 March 2023 –

Choosing Fairtrade now can help save the future of our favourite foods. During Fairtrade Fortnight, hundreds of individuals, companies and groups across Ireland come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks, mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.

This Fairtrade Fortnight, join them in spreading a simple message: making the small switch to Fairtrade supports producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet.

Coffee, bananas and chocolate could soon be much more difficult to buy.

Climate change is making crops like these harder and harder to grow. Combined with deeply unfair trade, communities growing these crops are being pushed to the brink. 

But here’s the good news.  

More people choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power and support for those communities.

By making the small switch to Fairtrade, we can all support producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet. 

On Tuesday 28 February, Fairtrade launches The Endangered Aisle, an exciting pop-up experience at 32 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PG.

Find the location on Google Maps.

The Endangered Aisle will be open to the public:

  • Tuesday 28 February, 9am–4pm
  • Wednesday 1 March, 9am-4pm
  • Thursday 2 March, 9am-1pm

The Endangered Aisle will shine a light on the supermarket staples most at risk of becoming endangered from the climate crisis, including coffee, bananas and chocolate.

Fairtrade will also release new research highlighting how climate change is endangering the future of many favourite foods grown by farmers overseas.

For lots more details on the Fairtrade Fortnight head over to the Fairtrade website.

Source: Fairtrade



Cornish Pasty Week returns this year with a brand new initiative raising funds to help alleviate food poverty.

Anyone making or selling genuine Cornish pasties is invited to participate by agreeing to donate either a specific amount of money from every Cornish pasty sold during the week, or a fixed lump sum of their choice, to Devon and Cornwall Food Action, a local charity helping to combat food poverty.  

The minimum donation is 1p per Cornish pasty sold.

The initiative is driven by the Cornish Pasty Association, the organisation behind Cornish Pasty Week. Chairman Jason Jobling explained the thinking around the new initiative:

“For generations the Cornish pasty has been an inherent part of our culture and heritage in this part of the world and, with many people facing difficult challenges right now, this feels like an important moment to show how much the Cornish pasty community can do to support those in need.”

Devon and Cornwall Food Action is not a food bank; it is a registered charity that redistributes surplus food.  As such it already works with some of the county’s pasty producers who donate their excess or mis-shaped products.  It relies on a fantastic band of volunteers who do all the work involved, but inevitably there is also a need for cash to cover the overhead costs and this is where the Cornish Pasty Association is hoping to make an impact.

If you make or sell genuine Cornish pasties and would like to be part of this initiative, all you need to do is contact the Cornish Pasty Association, who will send more details.

Email: info@cornishpastyassociation.co.uk

Tel: 01872 865101

Source: www.cornishpastyassociation.co.uk