Archive for 2007

Mini Farmers’ Market – Tuesday, 20th November 2007

Friday, November 30th, 2007
3 Little Pigs at the Mini Farmers Market

3 Little Pigs at the Mini Farmers Market

The Mini Farmers’ Market was hailed as a wild success with lots of the village turning out despite rain lashing down. Stall holders were all farmers within a narrow radius of Cherry Burton and reported a very successful evening. One commented that they took more in an hour than they do in a whole morning at another farmers market. We have included the flyer on the site so you can look up the contact details. Mini Farmers Market Leaflet 2007.

What have we been up to lately?

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Ros identified and sourced teaching materials on fair trade which were then purchased using proceeds from the Fashion Show held in Beverley Minster last year. She presented these during Fairtrade Fortnight 2007 to the three Beverley secondary schools, who each received materials to the value of around £100, in the context of their school assemblies.

A major spin-off from this has been the development of an educational Fairtrade link on the East Riding Schools network – possibly a first for the U.K. – which Ros has been contributing to.

Ros Stanley enjoying her Pork Sausage Experience

Ros Stanley enjoying her “Pork Sausage Experience”

A “Pork Sausage Experience” was held at East Riding Country Pork, attended by 16 people.

Our main event for Fairtrade Fortnight 2007 was a sell-out success: Mambo Jambo entertained over 50 guests in the Bay Horse. The pub laid on a carvery meal using locally sourced food and made desserts with Fairtrade ingredients. There was a display of unusual Fairtrade products featuring Black Yak, Oxfam jewellery and gifts from 3W Trading which aroused a lot of interest and resulted in healthy sales.

Ros sourced a cocoa pod from a personal contact at the Eden Project, which provided a valuable teaching focus in Cherry Burton School, in St. Michael and All Angels’ Church and at a number of other venues during FT Fortnight.

St. Michael’s Church ran a Fairtrade breakfast, with cereals, honey, marmalade, orange juice, tea, coffee and home baked bread.

Erica, a community worker from Kuapa Kokoo, talking with Ros Stanley at the recent Hull Fairtrade event

Erica, a community worker from Kuapa Kokoo, talking with Ros Stanley at the recent Hull Fairtrade event

The Village Stores changed hands and the new owners proved very receptive to the concept of Fairtrade with a number of new lines being stocked through their own supplier including Percol Colombian coffee and Clipper tea.

A new selection of Fairtrade wines featured in the Wine Circle’s “Call my Bluff” event.

Almost all village organisations which held an event during the Fortnight were able to include something about Fairtrade in their programmes.

Ros and Rob attended a Hull Fairtrade event which featured the Divine Chocolate Company and Kuapa Kokoo Co-operative in Ghana. We met Erica, a community worker from Kuapa Kokoo and learned about the difference Fairtrade makes to the lives of Ghanaian chocolate growers.

Local boy stands out in international competition!

Friday, July 20th, 2007
James Costen

James Costen

James Costen from Cherry Burton won the Hull and East Riding heat of an international competition to find the photograph that best illustrates the theme “My Fairtrade World”. His entry, captioned “So many raisins to choose Fairtrade you’d be nuts not to” won him a voucher for £15.