Fair Trade Minneapolis
Empowering Minnesotans to choose Fair Trade Products so global farmers and artisans earn a fair and sustainable living. Fair Trade (Coffee & Tea, Chocolate, Sugar, clothing, etc.) empowers farmers and workers to eliminate poverty, fights racism and slavery, and protects the environment.
We encourage the Minneapolis City Council to designate the City of Minneapolis as a Fair Trade Town, and to purchase local and/or Fair Trade products for the city. Please “like” our Facebook page and join our Zoom meetings on scheduled Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. After COVID, we plan to have even more fun!
Build Your Team
The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.
Reach out to Retailers
Work with retail locations in your town to offer two or more Fair Trade products.
Enroll Community Organizations
Each town must have a certain number of community organizations using or serving Fair Trade products.
Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events
Raise awareness of Fair Trade in your community through educational events, media coverage, and other activities.
Pass a Fair Trade Resolution
Work with your city or town council to pass a resolution in support of Fair Trade.
21st Fair Trade Minneapolis Steering Committee Meeting (#14 in 2021) virtual via Zoom, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:00 pmOctober 18
At 7:30pm, we’ll host a Speaker from Chicago Fair Trade: Executive Director Katherine Bissell Cordova will speak about her experience! Also, October is Fair Trade Month – Let’s deliver our Fair Trade Awards to small businesses and food co-ops in Minneapolis!
22nd Fair Trade Minneapolis Steering Committee Meeting (#15 in 2021) virtual via Zoom, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:00 pmNovember 08
’tis the season to continue delivering Fair Trade Awards! Let’s ask about a Fair Trade Holiday Market & have a great and restful hibernation until 2022.
Fair Trade Locations
Retail Locations Community Organizations