Being based in Burlington, Vermont, we are lucky to have beautiful mountains and lakes and a stunning working landscape of farms all around us, to go along with wonderful towns and cities full of engaging people and businesses to interact with.
Fair Trade is a part of Vermont. Along with ever increasing support for supporting our local economy, Vermonters also have a strong awareness of how Fair Trade connects us to the rest of the world and can make the world a better place through our purchasing choices. We show a willingness to be a part of Fair Trade through efforts like becoming a Fair Trade Town (Burlington and Brattleboro) or Fair Trade University (St. Michael’s College). Many outstanding companies that embrace Fair Trade make their home here as well, ranging from Dolma Fair Trade and Creative Women to Ben & Jerry’s and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
This week we were so proud to see that one of our Vermont companies, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, was just recognized as being the world’s largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified coffee. For the third straight year!
A huge congratulations to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters making a difference in the lives of coffee farmers around the world.