Thursday, December 6, 2007

Fair Trade Spices and more

Since my post requesting fair trade spices, I've had success finding them!
Ten Thousand Villages on Plaza Drive has fair trade powdered ginger and cinnamon and whole pepper and nutmeg. They also have olive oil and brazil nut oil and dried fruit, all fair trade products that I had not seen before. Of course, they have an abundance of tea, chocolate, and coffee. Cocoa and sugar are also available.
I have hear that basmati rice can be found at MHD (311 Kenny) and MCIC (302-280 Smith). For brown and short grain rice, Lundberg seems like a good company to support, although I haven't found it at local stores yet.

Some of this information is available at Fair Trade Manitoba's website.
If you're looking into including some non-local foods in your diet once the 100 Mile Manitoba Challenge is over, I recommend trying these fair trade products.

UPDATE: I've been told that Lundberg rice can be found at Safeway and Organic Planet.


Isabel said...

Hello Dalila, thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I think its amazing that you're on the 100 mile diet, and i really admire that. It's nice to see fellow environmentalists spreading the word. About that tree in my picture, I'm not sure why it has concrete bricks in it but I like the aesthetic combination.

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