Here at Harvest Market, offering fair trade products is an important choice.  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

  • Brush Up With Healthy Oral Care

    You brush before you go to bed and before you leave the house in the morning. It has become so much a part of your daily routine that you probably don’t even think about it—and maybe you don’t really think about what’s in your toothpaste, mouthwash and other daily oral care products, either. What we…

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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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  • Rise Up with Fall Migration Coffee

    Fall Migration Coffee is grown by coffee visionary, Byron Corrales, a farmer and a friend to the folks at Rise Up Coffee Roasters in Easton, Maryland. His farm, Finca Los Pinos, is an organic coffee farm located in the beautiful Arenal Nature Reserve in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Sustainable farming practices have been part of the Corrales’ legacy…

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  • Baba’s Brew Kombucha is Now on Tap

    For fans of kombucha, your wait is over! Baba’s Brew Kombucha is now on tap at Harvest Market! What is kombucha, anyway? (pronounced “kom-BOO-cha”), often called “mushroom tea,” is a raw, freshly brewed drink made by hand from sweet tea and a Kombucha culture known as a “SCOBY” (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast). It…

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  • A Pinch With Purpose

    From cultivation to culinary use, our Frontier Co-op Bulk Herbs and Spices are grown and handled with care by people who are paid a fair wage in a supportive environment. When you season your dishes with Frontier herbs and spices, you can feel good to know that every pinch nourishes people and our planet. Through…

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  • Coffee That’s Grown and Roasted with Love

    Tierra Farm finds the best quality organic fair trade coffee beans from around the world, roasts them in micro batches and sells them fresh to Harvest Market and our customers. The coffee is extremely rich in flavor and refreshing, and comes in a blend and three single origin varietals: Tierra Breakfast Blend – Jump start…

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  • Tea Time, Anyone?

    It’s tea time! Gather ’round your friends or your stuffed animals for an afternoon or morning tea break with Republic of Tea’s entire new line of Biodynamic Organic teas and Little Citizens teas. “Biodynamic Organic” refers to the lofty growing techniques used in the cultivation of the ingredients, including staple items like Breakfast Green and Darjeeling Black…

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  • Taza Stoneground Drinking Chocolate

    In Mexico and other cacao-growing countries, chocolate has historically been enjoyed as a beverage. Cacao is ground into a paste, mixed with water and spices, and served hot. Enjoy this Mexican-style hot chocolate in a nice big taza, the Spanish word for cup!   Taza Drinking Chocolate for Two Ingredients 2 cups milk, dairy substitute…

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  • Congo Coffee Project

    The Congo Coffee Project was created by Equal Exchange in partnership with the Panzi Foundation to support the medical programs of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country tragically plagued by violence.  The Panzi Hospital provides life-saving treatment, counseling and aftercare programs to more than 2,000 survivors of sexual violence each…

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