Celebrate Good Food Month This October
If you’re like many shoppers, you wish to know how the food you buy affects people and the planet, including how it was grown, harvested and produced. Because of this, you seek greater transparency from stores like ours, as well as from your favorite brands and the companies who produce your food. We, too, believe…More...
Dr. Bronner’s Coconut Oils Regenerate!
“‘Regenerative Agriculture’ describes farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity resulting in both carbon drawdown and improving the water cycle.” – The Carbon Underground Dr. Bronner’s Regenerative Organic Certified Virgin Coconut Oil comes from coconuts that are grown in healthy, biodiverse,…More...
Be a REBBL with a Cause
Did you know that our line of REBBL drinks support the end of human trafficking? GULP! Yes, that’s right; every delicious sip you take of these glorious functional beverages get our world one step closer to ending human trafficking. Not For Sale and REBBL are working in partnership to support regions of the world that…More...
Best Fudge Brownies Ever
Fair Trade Summit
Back in June, Harvest Market’s Communications Coordinator, Holly Tyson, had the opportunity to attend a Fair Trade Summit hosted by Equal Exchange at Wheaton College, just twenty minutes down the road from the Equal Exchange headquarters in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. This 3rd annual gathering of citizen-consumers re-enforced the commitment we make at Harvest Market every…More...
Super Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cups
September is Palm Done Right Month
Without most people knowing about it, palm oil has become part of their lives as an almost invisible ingredient in the products they use from the moment they get up in the morning until the moment they go to bed in the evening. But, even in the organic and natural products’ industry, only a few…More...
Congo Coffee Project Update
Content Excerpted from Equal Exchange and the Panzi Foundation’s websites The Democratic Republic of Congo has been plagued by violence for decades. Equal Exchange founded the Congo Coffee Project with the Panzi Foundation as a means to bring Congolese coffee to market in the United States and raise awareness about the alarming rate of sexual…More...
A Trip to Tierra Farm
On July 9, 2018, we took a trip to one of our best and most relied upon vendors, Tierra Farm, and enjoyed a tour of their property. Located in the Hudson Valley of New York, Tierra Farm occupies a rather small footprint facility that outputs a substantial amount of product for its size. Their business…More...
Here at Harvest Market, offering fair trade products is an important choice. We feel honored to carry more than 450 Fair Trade Certified items. By purchasing fair trade goods, you can ensure that the farmers who grow the beans for your first cup of coffee in the morning and your last bite of chocolate in the evening are receiving a fair, livable wage for the labor and care they put into supplying the delicious products we know and love. These wages are regulated by a variety of certifying organizations. Currently, we carry an array of certified fair trade chocolates, coffees, teas, sugars, specialty foods and bananas as well as seasonal gifts and products in our house wares department.
Fair Trade goes beyond buying coffee, tea and chocolate from the Global South, however. When we buy directly from local farmers and farmer cooperatives—like the fresh produce we get from Peaceful Valley Farm or Spring Thyme Herb Farm—we engage in a direct trade arrangement where the farmer sets the price. This goes a long way to ensuring the long-term economic viability of locally owned, sustainable family farms. view morehide