Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 runs from 24 February to 8 March, highlighting the need to look after the food we love and the people who grow it.

The Fairtrade Foundation exists to obtain better prices and terms for farmers and workers across the globe, underlining the fact that unfair trade impacts on real lives. This year Fairtrade are asking people to get together for a 'Fairtrade Break' - so look out for Fairtrade Fortnight events across the five Derbyshire Dales Fairtrade Towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Darley Dale, Matlock and Wirksworth.

Your District Council pledged back in 2003 to promote awareness to its employees and citizens as well as serving Fairtrade products at its meetings and functions and is proud to have recently been awarded District Fairtrade Status.

Activities taking place in the Derbyshire Dales are listed below:

There are five big brew & coffee mornings taking place in Darley Dale, Matlock and Wirksworth:

  • Tues 25th Feb – Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale 10.30am – 5pm
  • Sat 29th Feb – Wensley Reading Room 10 -12pm
  • Wed 4th March – St Joseph Church Hall, Matlock 10.30am – 12pm
  • Friday 6th March - Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall 10.00am – 12.00
  • Sat 7th March – Imperial Rooms, Matlock 10am – 12pm
  • Sat 7th March – Wirksworth Farmers Market 10am - 12pm 
Matlock Fairtrade group are going into local primary schools to do some baking with the children using Fairtrade Products. In Ashbourne you can sample some Fairtrade products at Natural Choice, St Johns Street Ashbourne from 24th Feb- 8th March.

Schools within the Fairtrade Towns are also taking part in a competition to find the best storytellers and artists highlighting Fairtrade growers.

In Ashbourne and Darley Dale there are stories hidden find, read it and re-hide it for someone else to find.

Find out more about our Fairtrade towns:

Ashbourne Fairtrade

Bakewell Fairtrade

Matlock Fairtrade

Wirksworth Fairtrade

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 runs from 24 February to 8 March, highlighting the need to look after the food we love and the people who grow it.

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