Plans are being finalised for the events of Fairtrade Fortnight, which this year will be 27th February to 12th March. The theme this year is Don't Feed Exploitation.
Here in Hay, there will be a tea stall on Hay Market on the 23rd February, on a Take a Break theme, where leaflets will be handed out to publicise the following week's events on the 2nd and 3rd of March(we're starting early!).
On the 2nd March, there will be no tea stall, but there will be volunteers at the Market.
On the 3rd March, Taysir Arbasi, Director Zaytoun Palestine, and Cathy Porson co-founder of Zaytoun and their Communications Officer will be at Cusop Village Hall from 7pm to 11pm. Zaytoun is the label for Palestinian Fairtrade goods such as olive oil (which is very good!), za'atar which is a Palestinian herb mix, maftoul and freekeh which are types of wheat grains, almonds and medjoul dates.
Wine will be available for donations, and there will be a tasting session.
Jo and Julia will also be doing a workshop at Hay School on 3rd March.