I was interviewed by the local paper on Friday – article appeared in Saturday’s paper… hmmm….. wasn’t exactly how the interview went as I remember – I stressed that we carried many ethical coffees… yet they only mentioned fair trade… well, at least Katey’s event at Greenup went much differently… she was given a chance to talk about Cafe Femenino, my favourite program – yes – it’s cross certified with fair… but it takes it a step further – follow the link on the front page of my site – its a global sisterhood coffee – now – for all the guys who take offence, do you not have mothers? sisters? daughters? how would you feel if you weren’t there to protect your loved women, and they couldn’t feed their families or themselves? fortunate for us, we live in a country that has a safety net, and police that enforce the rights of everyone – there are many places that women live horrendous abused lives – and their final pay is penniless abandonment. This program is starting to level the playing field – just a little – by giving women coffee farmers a paycheck… think about it… what comes with a paycheck? Respect. Respect is the beginning of all things good in the world.
I also make a point of supporting local endeavours too – because Peterborough has a big backyard to tend to. We have poverty – we have unemployment – we have homeless… I may not be rich, but I can feed my child, pay my bills and buy clothing – remember that there are many who can’t. I’m not talking charity – I’m talking about providing opportunity to help yourself… trade – not aid.
and… I’m making 100 mile stew for lunch tomorrow… more like 20 mile stew! local farmers rock!