Behind each and every piece of fruit we eat, there is a story. There is a place it came from and a way the earth was treated due to its production; there is a worker who planted, farmed, and packed our fruit, and there is a family that depends on it for their livelihood. These people and lands are vital parts of the supply chains that bring us our food. However, in some places now and throughout history, these workers have been relatively poor and without opportunities for a better life, and the earth has been exploited with processes that are unsustainable. With fair trade we connect directly with the story of our foods. We make a positive impact on the people, communities, and land that cultivate the foods we rely upon. Fair trade guarantees fair pay and safe work for the people harvesting the foods we enjoy, ensuring that they are treated just as you or I would want to be treated. Every fair trade item we buy generates a fair trade premium, which is a small amount of funds that is used towards a better world. The workers invest their fair trade premiums to support the important social and health needs of the community. All of these transactions are audited by a 3rd party; therefore, we feel secure that we are trading fairly. At interrupcion*fair trade, we’ve had producers use their fair trade premiums to start emergency health care programs, buy much needed school supplies for children, and rebuild their homes after the devastating Chilean earthquake. This month we’re proud to partner with Price Chopper to bring you interrupcion*fair trade organic gala apples, which are produced in the valleys of the Andean mountains of Argentina. You can learn more about this producer here. Fair trade products, and their stories, can also be found amidst the chocolate, coffee and tea isles of Price Chopper. With fair trade, your purchase is power. Price Chopper welcomes you to try our Fair trade breakfast blend coffee. Go to our Facebook page and click the coupon tab to print a coupon for a 10 oz bag of Fair trade breakfast blend coffee for $4.99 with coupon and card (valid 6/16/11-6/18/11).