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Huntly Ethical Trading Initiative to host market stall for Fairtrade Fortnight

By Jonathan Clark

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Huntly Ethical Trade Initiative will have a stall at the town farmer's market on Saturday, March 4.
Huntly Ethical Trade Initiative will have a stall at the town farmer's market on Saturday, March 4.

HUNTLY'S fairtrade town steering group are set to host a stall at an upcoming farmer's market.

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, Huntly Ethical Trading Initiative (HETI) will host a stall at the town's farmer's market on Saturday, March 4.

The group will be offering advice on how to support Fairtrade farmers and local producers – as well as offering people the chance to enter prize draws.

Two 'recipe hampers' – one for a main meal and one for a pudding – will be available in the prize-giving. The hampers will include a recipe and all the ingredients required to make a meal.

As many of the ingredients as possible will be Fairtrade or locally grown and will all be available to buy in local shops.

Also available on the stall will be HETI’s own locally-produced apple juice and some of Huntly’s Fairtrade Town tea towels.

Information on Fairtrade, how climate change is affecting producers in developing countries and what HETI is all about will also be available.

HETI chairperson Ellie Turner said: "We are always on the lookout for new members with new and exciting ideas for promoting Fairtrade as well as locally produced foods and crafts.

"Last year, we asked people to make a pledge to reduce their personal carbon footprint and this year we are encouraging people to think about swapping one thing for a Fairtrade, ethical or locally-produced alternative.

"If you would like to learn more on what we do and would like to be involved in our future events, please pop along to the stall and have a chat to us, message our Facebook page, or pop in past the Ethical Gift Shop and Refillery and speak to me there."

The Fairtrade Fortnight – which is focused on highlighting the influence that climate change is having on foods such as bananas and chocolate – runs from February 27 until March 12.

For more information visit The Fairtrade Foundation’s website at www.fairtrade.org.uk

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