Fair Trade USA: Goodie Bag Giveaway!!

**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. Sure wish I could send each one of you a bag!

Congratulations to Sarah (armywife…), enjoy your gifts!!

Have you ever seen this symbol on something that you purchased, but didn’t know exactly what it meant?

Well, when you buy products which have been Fair Trade Certified, you can rest assured that the workers who grew and harvested that food were given a fair wage and proper treatment.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about buying local as much as possible. But some things, such as coffee and cocoa, just aren’t grown by US farmers.

What I really love about Fair Trade USA is that this organization is working with farmers around the world, not only to ensure safe working conditions and fair pay, but also in strengthening organic and sustainable farming practices.

In order that we might be more conscientious with our purchases, Fair Trade USA has developed a Facebook  App,  a mobile app from the Android store, and an app from the iTunes store, which you can use to plug in your location and find Fair Trade products nearby.

There are so many wonderful products which have begun to carry the Fair Trade Certified label. And the people of Fair Trade USA have generously offered one of my lucky readers the chance to win a bag stuffed full of organic, fair trade products!

The bag they sent to me was jam packed with goodies! I’m talking about coffee, chocolate, raw cane sugar, tea… you guys definitely wanna get in on this one!

Here’s how to enter for your chance to win! (You must leave a separate comment for each entry to have each one count.)

1.) Simply leave a comment telling me what you love about fair trade products.

2.) Add my Button to your sidebar, then leave a comment here letting me know you did, with a link to your blog. If you already have my button, let me know!

3.) Post something about this giveaway on your blog. Then come back here and leave a separate comment telling me you blogged about it, with a link to your post.

4.) Subscribe to my blog.

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5.) Become a fan on Facebook, and post something on your wall about the giveaway. If you’re already a fan, then tell your FB friends about the giveaway!

Open to US.

I will choose one random winner Friday, Nov. 4th at NOON, EST. I’ll post the winner here once a name has been drawn, and notify the winner via email, so make sure to leave a valid email address. The winner will need to respond to my email within one week, or a new winner will be drawn.

Good luck! And a big thanks to Fair Trade USA for all they do!!

About Kendra 1103 Articles
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.


  1. I did a survey the other day to see how many objects in our home have been made by people and children that were slaves…it gave me such a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach to find out that 71 people suffered to make our life comfortable and that is with us growing a big percentage of our food and buying local as much as we can…from now on we are making an effort to stay away from these types of products and buy things that are fare trade certified.

  2. I know it’s important, especially when purchasing coffee, to not only get organic but also fair trade as it supports and protects the farmers.

  3. I am so excited to try out the app. Especially in the Midwest it is hard to know where to look for products that are safe cor my family and was made with respect for the workers. Thank you cor sharing this. What a great tool!

  4. I’m also a Facebook fan, haven’t figured out how to share from my phone yet, can’t wait to have a working computer again.

  5. I love fair trade, knowing that the farms and workers are being treated and paid fairly makes a big difference.

  6. We are blessed to have to companies in our small state that are Fair Trade companys, Green Mountain Cofffee and Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream. THis is important to us as a country to support. Barbara Gantt

  7. Did you know the majority of herbs in commerce are not farmed, they are wild collected?
    And since youngin’s seemingly are forced to leave their rural remote areas and go get a job in the city, this leaves only the elders to continue wild picking. The way I understand, before fair trade, wild picking just couldn’t provide. And we may have had a complete end to all those wild herbs otherwise.
    Go Fair Trade!

  8. I use Fair Trade products because it is important for our family to know that we use ntural products that were produced with care by people who are treated with respect.

  9. We just watched a documentary as a family about children harvesting cocoa beans…some kidnapped from their villages. We decided to only buy fair trade chocolate from now on but didn’t know where to get it…I was so happy to see this post!

  10. Hi!
    I love knowing that someone is getting paid a fair wage for their labor and treated well. 🙂
    Thanks so much for the chance!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  11. What I love most about fair trade is the fair wage and treatment of the workers, which are sometimes children, single mothers/fathers, etc. By paying a fair wage it enables them to provide.

  12. I love Fair Trade products because I know they are not layden with chemicles, and as you stated, the farmers receive their fair monies. A win win situation!

  13. I love that the farmers are rewarded for their hard work fairly. We have a local chocolatier(Askinosie chocolate, we toured this summer and learned how fair trade works…awesome!

  14. 1. I usually pick fair trade because of the quality of the food.

    2. I don’t blog

    3. I don’t blog

    4. I don’t subscribe, I just check your site every other day.

    5. I don’t FB

    Oh well less chances for me to win, but that’s the way it goes.

  15. After reading the Mission and Values page, I like everything about Fair Trade! I think it is great what they are doing. I will have to make a conscious effort to support them in the products I buy.

  16. We buy fair trade for the same reasons we buy locally. To support the small farms doing things without chemicals that are harmful to ourselves and our environment.

  17. I like knowing the workers received fair treatment as well as a fair wage. That’s sometimes hard to come by in this day and age.

  18. I love fair trade because I am aware of the hardships in other countries for employment and fair wages and want to promote this cause.

  19. I am already a follower to your blog, and I have to say that I learn so much from your posts every week. I think that fair trade products are wonderful, and I try to buy fair trade products when ever I can, as I think it is important for us to pay the farmers what the product is really worth, instead of lining the pockets of the major businesses.

  20. I like the idea of Fair Trade Products, knowing that the coffee (etc.) farmers get what they should for their hard labor. No idea why, but I usually find that chocolate and other things actually taste better than the regular stuff! 😉

    ijarmor-one (at) yahoo.com

  21. Fair Trade is always a good start, being good for the producer. It is one leg of a three-legged stool. The other legs are organic (good for the consumer) and biodynamic (good for the land). Is this is an end table and not a stool, let me know the other legs, and I’ll get out the carpentry tools.

  22. It is great to know that the people are being treated fairly for the work they do.Many of these products are not things we can produce here and yet we take advantage of their use here.It is great to know that all their hard work is being paid for.We appreciate that.

  23. I like knowing that grass roots efforts are helping to make farmers more self-sufficient because they are paid fairly. I also love their coffees!

  24. One of the many things I like about fair trade (correct me if I’m wrong) is that there are regulations about children not working as part of the production. It’s important that people are treated fairly, yes, and to me more important that kids are allowed to be kids and not seen as a source of cheap labor.

  25. I hate buying products that oppress people in anyway. Also- I hate buying products that will hurt my family (pesticides…etc.) I love companies that understand that buying a bag of sugar shouldn’t hurt me or the person who made it.

    Also- I think if everyone bought only US made products our economy would be so much better and our food and supplies would be so much safer.

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