Fair trade fortnight in Bantry, 2007, was a resounding succes. The Fair trade committee, including Liz Ewing from Organico, put together several very entertaining events. The main focus was on the visit paid by Renwick Rose from the Windward Islands Farmers Association, who came to Bantry on the 7th of March and had lunch in Organico Cafe before giving a talk on fair Trade in the Youth Cafe. Renwick was very enthusiastic about Ieland's commitment to Fair Trade and said the 'wherever I have had the privilege of visiting there has been a spontaneous outpooring of friendship and solidarity in keeping with the principles of the Fair Trade movement'. He described fair trade as a way of 'contributing to the practical expression of a new trading relationship between consumers and producers based on social justice'.
The Fair Trade committee also held a delightful Cookery Demonstration profiling Fair Trade produce and hosted by John and Sally McKenna, as well as a coffee morning.
Organico Shop, Glengarriff Rd., Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland. Phone +353 (0)27 51391