Ste. Anne Farmer’s Mar­ket opens out­door sea­son Sa­tur­day

World Fair Trade Day ce­le­bra­ted

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World Fair Trade Day will be ce­le­bra­ted bet­ween 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Sa­tur­day when the Mar­ché Sainte-Anne farmer’s mar­ket debuts its out­door sea­son at the Ste. Anne-deBel­le­vue board­walk.

More than 30 ven­dors will be on hand sel­ling fresh fruits, ve­ge­tables, cheeses, meats, breads, and more. In ad­di­tion, a 10 a.m. pre­sen­ta­tion tit­led Let’s Talk Fair Trade will be gi­ven by James May­nard from Co-op du Grand Orme eco-store, while an 11:30 a.m. tam tam drum­ming circle work­shop will al­so take place.

Or­ga­ni­zers say World Fair Trade Day is an op­por­tu­ni­ty for consu­mers to ques­tion the way they pur­chase goods.

‘Too of­ten (that means) buying at the lo­west price wi­thout ta­king in­to ac­count the work condi­tions in pro­du­cing coun­tries,’ reads a press re­lease in part. The day en­cou­rages people to ins­tead source goods from places pro­mo­ting ba­lan­ced eco­no­mic de­ve­lop­ment, fair pay, sus­tai­nable de­ve­lop­ment and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly pro­duc­tion me­thods.

And the town of Ste Anne-de-Bel­le­vue, which be­came a cer­ti­fied Fair Trade Town in May 2010, will dis­tri­bute free cof­fee, cho­co­late and ba­na­na samples du­ring the May 10 event at a booth ope­ra­ted at the mar­ket by the Coop du Grand Orme store.

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