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

  • Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

    Turk’s Head Roasters Fair Trade and Organic Mexican Chiapas coffee beans are locally roasted in West Chester, PA, and provide all the right tasting notes for a wonderful cold brew coffee. We suggest you use a more coarse ground than standard coffee – the finer ground has the chance to get bitter. To make the…

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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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  • 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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  • Rose Petal Rice Pudding

    Using a cleansing amount of rose water, this Rose Petal Rice Pudding is both fragrant and sweet. Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked red or jasmine rice 2 cups water 8 cups whole milk ½ cup slivered or coarse chopped almonds ¼ cup raisins (soaked in warm water) Pinch of saffron 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ¼ cup…

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  • Raw Vegan Brownies

    Raw Vegan Brownies

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  • Honest Sport

    This Summer, make your outdoor excursion or workout a little more a-peel-ing with Honest Tea’s new Honest Sport line of drinks with electrolytes and fruit juices. After finishing a triathlon, Honest Tea’s co-owner, Seth, realized the Honest Tea family was missing something — an organic sports drink! Honest Sport combines organic fruit juices and Fair…

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  • Regenerative Agriculture

    What if industrial crops actually supported healthier air, water and soil? Regenerative farming is making it possible. Get stories from sustainable farms around the globe in our new guide from Organic India. What is Regenerative Agriculture? Regenerative Agriculture is a phrase describing farming systems that not only protect existing soil from prohibited chemicals and other…

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