Fair Trade Products Charlotte NC

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Center City Farmers Market
(704) 322-2227
Between College & N. Brevard Streets; at 200 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Thursday, 7:00 a.m.- sellout
County
Mecklenburg

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
(704) 357-1269
1801 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Mecklenburg

Matthews Community Farmers Market
(704) 821-6430
N. Trade Street; Old Downtown Matthews
Matthews, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Mecklenburg

Lucky Leaf Gardens
(704) 773-9355
Harrisburg, NC
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Hubbard Farm
(704) 875-3147
Huntersville, NC
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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North Mecklenburg Farmers Market
(704) 336-2561
700 N. Tryon Street; Located at Cornelius Ele School
Charlotte, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Mecklenburg

Mint Hill Farmers Market
(704) 545-3999
7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road
Mint Hill, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Mecklenburg

Mount Holy Farmers Market
(704) 372-8666
301 West Central Avenue
Mount Holy, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 13-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
County
Gaston

Springs Farm Farmers Market
(803) 371-6044
1002 Springfield Parkway
Fort Mill, SC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-September Monday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
County
York

Town of Huntersville Main & Maxwell Farmers Market
(704) 766-2220
103 Maxwell Street; two blocks past Huntersville Town Hall on left
Huntersville, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 4-October 29 Tuesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Mecklenburg

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Fair Trade

Top Ten Ways to Support Fair Trade

Top Ten Reasons to Support Fair Trade

Where to Shop for Fair Trade Products Locally

What is TransFair USA?
• A non-profit third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States
• Implements a thorough audit to verify compliance with strict international Fair Trade standards set by Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International (FLO)
• The audit tracks the global supply chain from the farmer to the importer, to the product manufacturer, and finally to the retailer and end consumer
• Detailed reports from the importer provide transparency and ensure that the products they are selling comply with the Fair Trade regulations

Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO)
• A nonprofit association based in Germany founded in 1997 to unite the Fair Trade labeling initiatives under one umbrella and to establish worldwide standards and certification
• Fair Trade standards are developed by the FLO Standards Committee, which is comprised of stakeholders from FLO’s member and producer organizations, traders and outside experts
• Environmental sustainability is one of the key principles of Fair Trade
• Fair Trade products are also organic, however, Fair Trade certification does not guarantee that a product was organically grown
• Always look for the USDA Organic symbol to ensure organic compliance

What is Fair Trade Certification?
The Fair Trade Certified label guarantees:

Fair price: Family farmers receive fair prices for their harvest, and premiums specifically earmarked for community development projects; even higher premiums are given for certified organic products. Farmer organizations are also eligible for pre-harvest credit.

Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable farming methods that protect farmers' health and preserve valuable ecosystems for future generations. Fair Trade farmers protect the land and wildlife habitat by intercropping plant species to improve soil fertility and protect against erosion. Stringent environmental management programs, including water conservation, proper waste disposal and prohibitions on planting in protected areas further encourage environmental stewardship.

Fair labor conditions: Workers on Fair Trade farms enjoy ...

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Top Ten Ways to Support Fair Trade

"Fair Trade" refers to the way products are grown or manufactured. Fair Trade principles ensure that:

∗ laborers are paid a decent wage for their work

∗ children have not been forced into abusive labor practices

∗ farmers use sustainable agricultural practices that minimize pesticide use and promote soil and water conservation, and manufacturers generally reduce use of toxic chemicals and reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible

∗ producers democratically participate in their own enterprises.

That makes sense, right? What's sometimes not so obvious is how you can support Fair Trade in your daily life. These ten tips will get you started.

FTCLogoR 1) Look for the Fair Trade certified label. The label guarantees that the producer has met meaningful, independent standards set by TransFair USA, the only third-party certifier for Fair Trade products in the U.S. market.

2)   Look for Fair Trade products where you shop . Wegman's, Ben & Jerry's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Starbuck's, Caribou Coffee, Dunkin' Donuts, Costco, Giant, Sam's Club, Safeway, and Target are among the many retailers that offer a variety of Fair Trade certified products. If you don't see Fair Trade, ask for it. Store managers may not be aware that Fair Trade products exist, or that you want to buy Fair Trade. If you don't see Fair Trade products on store shelves, tell the store manager what you're looking for and why. Ask the store manager to give you a date when you can expect to see the product on the shelves.

3) Shop online. Equal Exchange  sells delicious chocolate and coffee and other foods that are not only fair trade certified, but certified organic as well.   World of Good  is an EBay site that offers a wide variety of fair trade certified products.  Ten Thousand Villages  works with over 13...

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