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Fair Trade foods: Change the world with what you eat

Been wondering what the term “Fair Trade certified” means when it comes to food? If you have a general idea that it may be a "good thing," but aren't sure where to find these foods, or how to use them, we can help.

When you see the Fair Trade certified mark on food and other goods, you can be assured that the producers in developing countries have received a fair price for their products, allowing them to make investments into improving their local community and infrastructure.

With Fair Trade certified ingredients ranging from pasta and spices to cocoa and tea, you have many options for making a positive contribution to the lives of producers, sustaining the earth and the global ecomomy. And now you can even use Fair Trade certified spices (pepper, ginger, nutmeg, Ceylon cinnamon, cloves & turmeric) to enhance your dishes, thanks to the efforts of the Frontier Natural Products Co-op folks.

You can prepare entire Fair Trade meals for any time of day. As you plan a meal, simply check through your list of ingredients to see which ones may be offered in a Fair Trade version. Here are some suggestions for easy ways to integrate Fair Trade ingredients into your cooking.

Grilled Calypso Pork Chops

pork chops4  boneless pork loin chops, about 1/4 pound each
2/3 cup chicken stock
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dark rum (optional)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lime juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon brown sugar
1  clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger *
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg *
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves *

Directions: Prepare grill. Combine all ingredients in a heavy, sealable plastic bag. Seal bag and marinate in refrigerator 4 to 24 hours. Remove chops from marinade, discarding leftover marinade. Grill chops for 10 to 12 minutes over indirect heat on covered grill, turning once to brown both sides.

Nutrition Facts: As prepared, each serving contains 200 calories, 6g total fat, 65mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 6g total carbohydrate and 26g protein.

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Enhance your meal with home-baked breads, cookies and desserts using Fair Trade fruits. Did you know you can get Fair Trade bananas at our food store these days? They were one of the original fruits to become widely certified; now the products available are much broader. This treat allows for your own creative fruit combinations.

Fruit Crumble

Forgo the pie crust and offer up a generous portion of fruit crumble. Serve warm with ice cream, frozen yogurt, or freshly whipped cream with a hint of vanilla extract.

pork chopsFilling
5 cups fruit (sliced pears, sliced apples, and whole cranberries or raspberries make a great combination)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons rum or  water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup walnuts chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons butter

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, combine all of the filling ingredients. Pour into a baking dish (do not drain). Combine the topping ingredients (cut in butter until mixture is coarse and crumbly) and sprinkle over the fruit. Bake about 30 to 40 minutes, or until fruit is soft and topping is lightly browned.

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Your support of Fair Trade doesn't have to end with food items. More and more Fair Trade kitchen and table items are becoming available: place mats, tableware, napkins, serving dishes, etc. Now is the time to explore the possibilities.

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