Archive for 2010

Local Farmers Market

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Once again local farmers will be bringing their produce close to home as the Fairtrade and Local Produce Group hosts a “Mini Farmers Market” in Cherry Burton Village Hall. Doors will open from 7pm – 9pm on Tuesday 30th November 2010 and stalls will provide an opportunity for some special Christmas shopping with a choice of lamb, beef, pork, duck and goose, honey, cold-pressed rape seed oil, bread and bakery products, vegetables, preserves, cheese, beers, liqueurs, cordials and juices, with orders being taken for that special Christmas delivery. Entry is free, and there will be refreshments and a raffle, so come along and enjoy quality local food – it’s miles better!

Cherry Burton Play with Fairtrade Balls

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Cherry Burton Football team with new Fairtrade balls

Cherry Burton Football team with new Fairtrade balls

Soccer stars of the future will now be taking the Fairtrade message to all their matches, thanks to the donation of Fairtrade match balls to Cherry Burton youngsters. Boys from the Under-13s team lined up to receive the new balls from Group Secretary, Ros Stanley, recently, and are looking forward to a successful new season, and approved of the “excellent quality” of their new balls.

Join in Fairtrade Fortnight around the village

Monday, February 15th, 2010
  • Soup Lunch, 24 February, 12 – 1pm, St. Michael’s Centre, Fair Trade stall, tea and coffee [All welcome]
  • Pre-school Fairtrade coffee morning, 3 March, 10.30am, Village Hall, Fair Trade stall [All welcome]
  • Friendship Circle, Fairtrade meal in the Bay Horse Restaurant, 3 March, 12.15pm. Booking essential, contact 01964 550112
  • Fairtrade Breakfast and Coffee Tasting, 6 March, 9 – 11.30am, St. Michael’s Centre [All welcome, contact 01964 550688 to ensure place].  Breakfast will be served anytime between 9 and 11.30am, with a mouth-watering selection of bacon butties to complement the Fairtrade mueslis, and toasts with Fairtrade honey or marmalade. Cafe Direct have kindly agreed to provide a range of their coffees to add liquid refreshment, and there will be a selection of Fairtrade products for sale. Free entry, with donations towards repairs to the church ceiling.
  • Bay Horse – always serving Fairtrade tea and coffee, plus Fairtrade guest ale and Fairtrade on menu during the fortnight. Terry & Jo 01964 552917.

Banana Producer to visit Beverley

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Beverley will be hosting a visit from a Windward Islands banana producer during Fairtrade Fortnight 2010. Nioka Abbot-Balcombe, of WINFA, will be speaking at Toll Gavel church on Tuesday 23rd February about the importance of Fairtrade to the Islands’ economic survival. The event starts at 7pm with Fairtrade refreshments, including cakes and chocolate, and stalls selling fair trade goods. Credo will perform an original sketch on bananas and fair trade, and Nioka will be happy to take questions after her presentation. The event is free – donations welcome to cover costs.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby, Leader of East Riding Council, has sent the following message of support:

“I welcome the opportunity to express support for the work of FERN
in promoting fairtrade and encouraging everyone to do their bit.  Over the
last four years, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has gradually increased
the use of Fairtrade products across outlets where we have catering
contracts.  Within the last year, all outlets, including County Hall,
leisure centres, and the Treasure House use Fairtrade tea and coffee.  We
are also looking at introducing other Fairtrade products when procurement
processes have been concluded.

As well as this, one of our Community and Sustainable Development Officers
works closely with fairtrade activists developing resources for teachers on
the ‘e-riding’ website with one of the Council’s Curriculum Project
Managers.

I hope you all have an informative and enjoyable evening.  I am sure that
Credo’s drama and Nioka’s presentation about bananas and Fairtrade will be
both stimulating and entertaining.”