La Mesa, California

La Mesa CA is a city located in San Diego County. It borders the Eastern edge of the city of San Diego . Nicknamed “Jewel of the Hills”, La Mesa is distinct for its village atmosphere and surrounding foothills. The population is 60,000. Many of the residents have lived in La Mesa for years and some are descendants of the “pioneers” who established the city in 1912. La Mesa was officially declared a “Fair Trade Town USA” during it Centennial year 2012.

Campaign Progress

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.


From Our Blog

April 22, 2019 Join La Mesa Fair Trade at the Earth Day FestivalSaturday, April 27, 201910am-1pmHarry Griffin Park • La Mesa, CA  Shop for unique, beautiful, handmade fair trade gifts, enjoy interactive booth...

April 7, 2019 Purchase Fair Trade Easter Chocolate with  Mission Heights Chocolates!  Order online for a limited time opportunity to purchase Easter baskets, eggs, bunnies and more! Local San Diego o...

March 22, 2019 All are welcome to join San Diego Fair Trade to a special screening of 'The Chocolate Case,"  We hope you join us for an evening of chocolate tasting, shopping at Fair Trade Decor (located next t...

Upcoming Events

La Mesa Earth Day Festival

April 27

Shop for unique, beautiful, handmade fair trade gifts, enjoy interactive booths, educational materials, raffle prizes and more!

Fair Trade Locations

Retail Locations   Community Organizations


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