Here at Harvest Market, offering fair trade products is an important choice. We feel honored to carry more than 450 Fair Trade Certified items. By purchasing fair trade goods, you can ensure that the farmers who grow the beans for your first cup of coffee in the morning and your last bite of chocolate in the evening are receiving a fair, livable wage for the labor and care they put into supplying the delicious products we know and love. These wages are regulated by a variety of certifying organizations. Currently, we carry an array of certified fair trade chocolates, coffees, teas, sugars, specialty foods and bananas as well as seasonal gifts and products in our house wares department.

Fair Trade goes beyond buying coffee, tea and chocolate from the Global South, however. When we buy directly from local farmers and farmer cooperatives—like the fresh produce we get from Peaceful Valley Farm or Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative—we engage in a direct trade arrangement where the farmer sets the price. This goes a long way to ensuring the long-term economic viability of locally owned, sustainable family farms. view more

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  • Fair Trade Summit

    Back in June, Harvest Market’s Communications Coordinator, Holly Tyson, had the opportunity to attend a Fair Trade Summit hosted by Equal Exchange at Wheaton College, just twenty minutes down the road from the Equal Exchange headquarters in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. This 3rd annual gathering of citizen-consumers re-enforced the commitment we make at Harvest Market every…

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  • September is Palm Done Right Month

    Without most people knowing about it, palm oil has become part of their lives as an almost invisible ingredient in the products they use from the moment they get up in the morning until the moment they go to bed in the evening. But, even in the organic and natural products’ industry, only a few…

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  • Congo Coffee Project Update

    Content Excerpted from Equal Exchange and the Panzi Foundation’s websites The Democratic Republic of Congo has been plagued by violence for decades. Equal Exchange founded the Congo Coffee Project with the Panzi Foundation as a means to bring Congolese coffee to market in the United States and raise awareness about the alarming rate of sexual…

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  • Holiday Cookie Recipes

    Citrus Shortbread Cookies  Prep 25 m | Cook 10 m | Ready In 4 h 35 m  Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour  1/4 teaspoon baking powder  1/8 teaspoon salt  1 cup butter, softened  3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar  2 teaspoons vanilla extract  1/2 teaspoon almond extract  1 tablespoon grated orange zest, or more to taste  2 cups sweetened dried fruit, chopped…

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  • A Trip to Tierra Farm

    On July 9, 2018, we took a trip to one of our best and most relied upon vendors, Tierra Farm, and enjoyed a tour of their property. Located in the Hudson Valley of New York, Tierra Farm occupies a rather small footprint facility that outputs a substantial amount of product for its size. Their business…

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  • Theo Peanut Butter Cup and Turmeric Spice Chocolate

    Theo Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup A creamy blend of organic peanut butter and dark chocolate in an 85% dark chocolate shell.  With 3g of sugar and 3g of protein, mindful snacking has never tasted so decadent! Turmeric Spice Dark Chocolate A blend of aromatic turmeric, spicy black pepper and warming spices combined with Theo’s…

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  • New Frozen Desserts

    Warmer weather has arrived and with it come several sweet additions to our brand new dessert freezer! Coconut Bliss Ice Cream Sandwich and New Ice Cream Flavor Luna and Larry have done it again! Accompanying their line of delicious coconut milk ice creams, we welcome their newly released Vanilla Coconut Bliss Ice Cream Sandwich! Pictured…

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