Fairtrade and the Three Choirs Festival

During the Three Choirs Festival visitors to Hereford had many opportunities to sample both Fairtrade goods and local produce.  Throughout the week the parishioners of St Peter’s church in the city centre provided ploughman’s lunches and Fairtrade tea and coffee and there was a chance to buy Fairtrade crafts and chocolates at the Traidcraft stall.  St Nicholas’s Church also had a Fairtrade stall.
As a patron of the Hereford City Fairtrade Group, Bishop Anthony and Mrs Kathy Priddis ensured that their guests received Fairtrade coffee and tea and ate excellent locally grown food. “Buying Fairtrade products is a simple way of ensuring trade works for farmers and producers in  developing countries and it fits well with buying local food too” says Dr John Dinnen of the Hereford Fairtrade Group. Hereford has been a Fairtrade City for two years and Herefordshire is now the first Fairtrade County in the Midlands.

Posted: Wed - August 16, 2006 at 10:22 AM