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

  • 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

    My Long-Awaited Trip to Tierra Farm by Zach Chupa, Bulk Department Manager On Monday, July 9, I 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…

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  • How to Cold Brew

  • 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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  • A+ for Avocados

    Equal Exchange works in partnership with PRAGOR, a progressive group of small-scale avocado farmers in Michoacán, Mexico. This region of Mexico is considered the avocado capital of the world. How incredible does that sound? However, powerful corporate interests have made it difficult for small-scale farmers to compete. In response, PRAGOR courageously organized and decided they would collectively…

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  • Rice is Life at Lotus Foods

    Lotus Foods believes that by pursuing smart product innovation, better growing practices, and delicious whole grain heirloom rice varieties, we’ll lessen our environmental impact, improve nutrition for our consumers and create more social and economic justice for small farmers. About Lotus Foods In 2008, Lotus Foods committed to partnering with small-scale farmers who radically changed…

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  • New Honest Tea Flavors

    Quench your thirst and illuminate your taste buds with three new flavors from Honest Tea! Thanks to their new slimmer bottle design, we can now fit a few more varieties on the shelf, such as these three glowing options: Organic Golden Turmeric Pineapple Herbal Tea Taste Profile: Brewed ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass with pineapple juice…

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  • Embrace Ayurveda with Banyan Botanicals

    Have you ever longed for a straightforward map illuminating the elusive path to vibrant health, meaningful purpose, and an enduring sense of peace, contentment, and joy? Look no further. Ayurveda literally means “knowledge of life” and its scope is truly no less encompassing. While the tradition is thought to be over five thousand years old,…

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