Ste. Anne Farmer’s Market opens outdoor season Saturday
World Fair Trade Day celebrated
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.