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Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange Coffee, Tea and Chocolate Pairing Wheel If you love chocolate, tea or coffee then maybe you should consider Equal Exchange products. Equal Exchange products are Fair Trade and/or organic but what I like the most about Equal Exchange is how informational their website is. Many “green” companies give you what you want to hear so you will buy what they sell but Equal Exchange really details for their consumers how important our environment and sustainability really is as a part of their practices. Read Equal Exchange’s Resources page to learn about food practices, processes as well as what your choices really mean. My favorite part of Equal Exchange is their Get Involved page.  I personally love any company who is willing to want to educate their customers.  Dare them to do more than just buy something to actually participate in the movement.  How easy could
Equal Exchange
make it for you really?

About Equal Exchange:

Equal Exchange has created Big Change for over 20 years. It all started with an idea: what if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair, a way that empowers both farmers and consumers? What if trade supported family farms that use organic methods, rather than industrialized agribusinesses that rely on harmful chemicals?

Our founders Rink Dickinson, Jonathan Rosenthal and Michael Rozyne asked these questions as they envisioned a trade model that values the farmers, consumers and the earth. So they took a big risk and plunged full-force into changing a broken food system. In 1986, they started with fairly traded coffee from Nicaragua and didn’t look back. Read more about our story.

Today, Equal Exchange continues to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. Our products now include fairly traded and organic coffee, tea, chocolate and snacks from farmers all over the world, including here in the United States.

Our worker-owned co-op is based in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Because Equal Exchange was founded with democratic principles in mind, we strongly believe in a one-person, one-vote workplace without a corporate hierarchy. We partner with co-operatives of small-scale farmers who make their own decisions on business and community matters.

From the farmers co-ops to our co-op, we’re providing the best-tasting foods – while also making Big Changes to the way food ends up on your table. We’ll keep the ideas coming.

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