Fair for Fall

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Linda Roy promotes fair trade at coffee hour.

Fair Trade Shop

A poor person’s farm may produce much food, but injustice sweeps it all away. – Proverbs 13:23

The Fair Trade Shop was opened in 2005 at First Presbyterian Church. The Shop is driven by their dual missions of supporting farmers and artisans and spreading community awareness for the fair trade movement. The Shop is involved in numerous local events such as The Chocoholic Frolic, 100 Men Who Cook, Court Street’s Thanksgiving Dinner, and Trunk or Treat.

SecondFirst is proud to be one of only seven nationally certified Fair Trade Congregations recognized by the Fair Trade Campaigns.

Buying Fair Trade means supporting the economic development of workers, farmers, artists, and entrepreneurs in developing countries. Paying a fair price for products helps create sustainable businesses in developing economies and supports environmental preservation.

The Shop carries food items such as Fair Trade coffee from Chiapas, Mexico, Dominican chocolate, Michigan preserves, Guatemalan honey, almonds, and cashews, Palestinian olive oil, and baking chocolate; handmade items including Peruvian gourds fashioned into ornaments, boxes, and bowls; as well as clothing, toys such as finger puppets, and other gifts.

Fair for All is open every Sunday after Worship and after special events held at the church.