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The Annual Fairtrade Guernsey Quiz – Date for your diary

Saturday 3 March 2018, @ St Martin’s Community Centre.

Advance bookings: Nicky Terry – 07781 190392 – email: info@fairtradeguernsey.com

Fairtrade Guernsey Fund Raising Quiz
Saturday 3 March 2018 @ 7 pm
Professor Shaw Hall, St.Martin’s Community Centre
£12 adults/£6 children under 12 Teams: Between 4 and 6 people.
Price includes: Ploughman’s platter/buffet, Fairtrade cakes, tea, coffee and a glass of Fairtrade wine/soft drink.
Plus FREE strip of tickets for the GRAND RAFFLE. Prizes: Top 3 teams
Bookings: Call Nicky Terry 07781 190392 or email info@fairtradeguernsey.com

 

 

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Festiva’s FESTIVITY CHRISTMAS

Festiva’s choristers, children’s choir and professional artists, all singing carols and making Christmas music. Saturday 9 December 2017; 2.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Tickets £11.50 for matinee performance and £12.50 for evening concert from St James and www.guernseytickets.gg.

 

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Organic September: 8 things you didn’t know were Fairtrade and organic

Organic September: 8 things you didn’t know were Fairtrade and organic
It’s September and time for the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic. But there are a whole range of innovative and unusual products you might not have realised that are certified Fairtrade as well as organic.
Fairtrade fights for better rights for farmers and workers around the world. It guarantees a minimum price for workers and supports communities through a Fairtrade Premium to help empower groups of smallholders and invest in techniques and infrastructure that improve people’s prospects.

Organic farming is one technique that Fairtrade producers are increasingly interested in. Fifty one per cent of all Fairtrade farmers hold organic certification. From tantalising treats to healthy staples, this list of all those unexpected goodies has a lot to offer.

By choosing Fairtrade you can help improve the lives and futures of over 1.6 million Fairtrade farmers across the globe. If you look for organic too you can rest assured that further environmental concerns have been taken care of.

Ma's Kitchen Coconut milk

Ma’s Happy Life Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk
Sourced from small scale farmers and processed in the heart of Sri Lanka, Ma’s Fairtrade Coconut Milk is 100% Organic certified by the USDA. Coconut milk is squeezed from fresh coconuts to produce full flavoured and smooth milk, which is perfect for both sweet and savoury dishes.

Where to buy: order online through JTS Fine Food or check the stockist map for a number of independent stores. Cost: £1.85 online

Earl Grey Blue Flower
Big Leaf, Big Flavour, Big Love: this is an exciting classic, big flavoured earl grey tea hand blended at Suki HQ.

The classic Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea is good, but Suki wanted to switch up the standard issue synthetic bergamot. So they now source and use the best organic Sicilian bergamot oil available. The addition of Blue Cornflowers makes this a visually stunning tea. It’s a Champion of Champions and a Great Taste Award winner to boot.

King Soba Organic Basmati Brown Rice Noodles

King Soba’s rice noodles are a great healthy staple food made from the ‘king of rice’ basmati. These noodles are delicious served in a Japanese style vegetable soup or stir-fried with your favourite spices. They’re also a healthy, gluten-free alternative to pasta.

King Soba are a family business who are focused on the principals of healthy eating and sustainable agriculture. This product is certified organic and Fairtrade, so contains fewer pesticides and is kind to the environment, as well as looking after the people who produce it.

Where to buy: Holland & Barrett, Amazon, Wholefoods Online plus King Soba Cost: from £1.99

Gusto Organic Real Cola

Gusto launch two new premium colas in a 275ml glass bottle, new for 2017. Gusto’s Cola is the only organic, lower calorie Fairtrade cola in Europe.

The two new offerings are identifiably members of the cola family yet they are completely free of non-natural ingredients: so no phosphoric acid, no aspartame and not a hint of synthetic vanilla or petrochemical caffeine.

The drinks are made in Devon with spring water from the naturally wild Exmoor moors. Gusto Organic Real Cola and Gusto Naturally Slim Cola are both Fairtrade certified and are a blend of organic spices and essential oils with cola nut from the rainforests of Africa, Fairtrade Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar and sweetened with Fairtrade and organic blue agave from Jalisco in Mexico.

LEMONAID+ Organic & Fairtrade drinks

Lemonaid is a trio of truly sustainable soft drinks – the ingredients are organic, vegan and are sourced from small-scale farming cooperatives in Sri Lanka, Paraguay, Mexico and South Africa. Plus they taste delicious!

In this range of three, you can choose from luscious lime, summery passionfruit or tantalizing blood orange. The refreshing, lightly sparkling drinks are made from pure fruit juice and 50% less sugar than regular soft drinks.

Traidcraft GEO bars

Traidcraft’s new organic GEOBARs

Traidcraft has launched GEOBAR’s first ever organic and Fairtrade fruit and nut wholefood bar range, offering a delicious snack which also makes a difference to lives across the globe.
The bars are launching in three exciting new flavours, Apple & Kale, Carrot & Ginger and Cocoa & Beetroot. They’re packed with Fairtrade dates, raisins, cashews & cocoa from Fairtrade farmers across the globe.

Little Miracles Ice tea
Watch out for Little Miracle’s enchanting new range of ice-teas. Always on the lookout for more hidden treasures for their consumers, this brand is all set to become the all rounded healthy snack solution for people on the go.
All ingredients are certified organic and Fairtrade packed with goodness and healing properties straight from Mother Nature including ginger, baobab and Mate from South Africa and South America. Replacing cane sugar with natural agave in all their ice-teas they have successfully combined perfect sweetness with cleaner taste.

Where to buy: Waitrose. Cost: £1.39 each

Waitrose Duchy Organic Fairtrade Bananas

Arguably the nation’s favourite fruit, it’s often a relief to realise that the majority of organic bananas you can buy in the supermarket are Fairtrade too!

Like this bright bunch from top quality Waitrose Duchy Organic.

Fairtrade is helping protect the environment and improve sustainable production of bananas by training smallholder farmers and encouraging the use of more natural processes like organic farming.

 

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Next Steering Group Meeting

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be held on Thursday 28 September 2017 @ Capelles Community Centre, St Sampson’s, @ 7.30 p.m. (Located at Capelles Methodist Church, alongside Capelles School).

Meeting is open to anyone interested in Fairtrade who wishes to help.

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Recipe for Fairtrade Baked Apricot Frangipane

Tom Hunt Recipe for Fairtrade Baked Apricot Frangipane

In this recipe, Tom Hunt, award-winning chef, food writer and food-waste campaigner, uses a summer fruit favourite for a classic British treat. The addition of vanilla here gives the frangipane an extra layer of flavour. But did you know that the premium price for this popular spice doesn’t always translate to decent working conditions for vanilla farmers?

Baked apricots are deliciously fragrant. I love eating them for breakfast with yoghurt or serving them as a light dessert after a rich meal.

This recipe uses Fairtrade sugar, Fairtrade almonds and Fairtrade vanilla. In Madagascar, Fairtrade vanilla farmers are fighting child labour and doing their best to provide decent work to support families in the country. Roughly 80% of the world’s vanilla is produced in Madagascar but this industry has been identified by the US Department of Labour as high risk for goods produced with child labour.

To support change for the better, choose Fairtrade vanilla for your summer baking.

Baked apricots

500g apricots, 150g natural Fairtrade cane sugar

Cut the apricots around the middle down to the seed. Twist each half and pull apart. Remove the stone. Lay on a baking tray, sprinkle with sugar and place a tiny piece of butter on each. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the sugar is melted and the apricots are soft.

Apricot frangipane

Frangipane is just about my favourite dessert/cake. The rich almond sponge has all the flavour and moistness that a flour based sponge lacks. Frangipane is a good carrier for tart seasonal fruits. At my restaurant we put a different frangipane on the menu each season from quinces to rhubarb.

Ingredients – Makes about 12 portions

500g BAKED apricots

100g Fairtrade ground almonds

100g Fairtrade caster sugar

100g Unsalted butter, slightly softened

2 tsp Fairtrade vanilla

1 large egg

For the ruff puff

250g plain flour

190g cold butter, cut into 1cm cubes

125ml cold water

Method – Preheat oven 180C

1) Put the flour in a bowl, add the butter and stir. Mix in the water. Form the pastry into a lump and roll out into a large rectangle. Fold the dough in by one third on one side then fold the other third over the top. Roll out the sheet again then repeat by folding a third and third. Place in cling film then put into the fridge for 30 minutes.

2) Mix the frangipane ingredients, ground almonds, sugar, egg, butter and vanilla and beat until smooth.

3) Roll out the puff pastry 3-5mm thick onto a large baking tray. Using a knife, score a border into the pastry about 1 inch from the edge.

4) Spread the frangipane mixture evenly over the pastry about 1 cm thick up to the border. Place the BAKED apricots on top of the frangipane .

5) Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the pastry and frangipane have risen and are golden.

Storage: The baked apricots will keep for a week in the fridge in a sealed container. The frangipane will be good for 3 days. If you have any spare rough puff it keeps well in the freezer.

Find more inspiration from Tom Hunt on his Instagram @tomsfeast

Events

Steering Group Meeting

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be held on Thursday 27 July 2017 @ Capelles Community Centre, St Sampson’s, @ 7.30 p.m.

Meeting is open to anyone interested in Fairtrade who wishes to help.

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It’s Easter, which for many means celebrating by sharing chocolate!

We love the sweet stuff but there’s something that might leave a bitter taste.

There’s currently a surplus of cocoa. That’s good for chocolate lovers, but bad news for farmers, as prices have plummeted. That means they get paid less for their hard work, which makes life harder. The average cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire already lives on less than £1 a day. It’s no surprise that there aren’t enough young people going into cocoa farming. That could mean no one to take over from the current generation. If that happens we’ll go from too much cocoa to not enough!

Imagine a world without chocolate. Watch this film to see our take on it.

But there’s something you can do. Choose a Fairtrade chocolate egg this Easter and you’ll know that the farmers who grew the cocoa in it received a fairer deal for their hard work. They can also get training and better equipment so they can grow more, sell more and earn more.

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Thanks to you all for supporting Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 was a great success. Sincere thanks to everyone who played their part in helping to ensure that Fairtrade grows in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Shoppers, cake bakers, cake eaters, speakers, teachers, facility managers, States Deputies, media friends, shopkeepers, vicars, jewellers, cafe owners, hotels, restaurants, snack box users, church stall organisers, GeoBar eaters, coffee drinkers, tea drinkers, sweet sugar users, wedding planners, event organisers, tuck shop stockers………………………. THANK YOU…….and keep up the good work!

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Hautes Capelles School Fairtrade Cake Baking

 

 Amanda Evans and Ann Battye, members of the Guernsey Fairtrade steering group, visited Hautes Capelles Primary school on 8th March 2017 to help out with some Fairtrade activities. All the pupils in Year 6 were involved in cooking muffins (either Fairtrade banana, honey & oats, Fairtrade chocolate & orange or Fairtrade white chocolate and blueberries). Others pupils made a Fairtrade fridge cake and some also made Fairtrade crispy rice nests. When they weren’t cooking, the pupils were busy playing the Fairtrade ‘Breaks and Ladders’ game and creating Fairtrade recipes and artwork. A big thank-you to all the staff and pupils at Hautes Capelles for their support and also to the Channel Islands co-op, who provided vouchers to buy all the cooking ingredients.