This Saturday is World Fair Trade Day. Fair trade basically just means that farmers and workers were justly compensated for the coffee in your espresso maker or the cotton in your shirt.
We’re getting in on the Wake up the World campaign by being more conscious about including fair trade products in our breakfast. Having a spirited kid, I drink coffee. Lots and and lots of coffee. Much of the coffee we drink comes from Ethiopia and the issue of fair trade there is particularly close to our hearts (the pic is of Scott and me with some farmers we met in the highlands above Lalibela). So we’re going to start right there.
Plus, here’s a yummy fair trade-friendly cacao and blueberry oatmeal recipe from the Fair Trade USA website. I love anything that involves chocolate for breakfast.
4 cups of water
2 cups of rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon of salt1 teaspoon fair trade certified cacao powder
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
almond, soy or regular milk