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Fair Trade Sale Returns to Westfield

Sale gives small-scale farmers and artisans a chance to expand their markets into the United States at little or no cost to them.

Fairly traded foods and an eclectic collection of handmade pieces will be offered for sale on Nov. 17 and 18, 2012 at the annual Fair Trade Sale sponsored by The Peace and Justice Committee of Holy Trinity and St. Helen’s, the two Roman Catholic communities in Westfield. 

Fair trade chocolates and coffee will be available, as well as hand-crafted jewelry, scarves, serving pieces, toys, Christmas ornaments, and creches from around the world.  The Fair Trade Sale gives small-scale farmers and artisans a chance to expand their markets into the United States at little or no cost to them. All proceeds will support people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and other developing regions of the world to develop agriculture and crafts into sustainable businesses.

Sale hours on Saturday, November 17 are 2 pm to 7 pm; on Sunday, November 18 sale hours are 8:30 am to 3 pm. The Holy Trinity parish center is located next to Holy Trinity Church on Westfield Avenue at First St., Westfield, NJ.

For additional information, call Deacon Tom Pluta in the Holy Trinity parish office at 908 232-8137, or send an email to Deirdre Gelinne, atdeirdregelinne@gmail.com

Walter Korfmacher November 09, 2012 at 01:43 PM
This is a good event. You can do some early Christmas shopping and help impoverished people get a fair value for their crafts. You can also stock up on Fair Trade coffee and chocolate.

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