Welcome to the Cherry Burton Fairtrade and Local Produce Project Steering Group website

The East Yorkshire village of Cherry Burton became a ‘Fairtrade’ village in July 2003. It is only the second village in the country to do this. Over the past few years, members of the local community have been active in promoting the use and sale of fairly traded and locally produced goods in the local shop, school, pub and various other organisations. Please look around this website to find out more about the project, groups involved in fairtrade or indeed how to become involved yourself.

Banana Sunday!

Excitement is mounting in Cherry Burton as we prepare for the visit of a banana farmer from Colombia as the highlight of our Fairtrade Fortnight 2014. On Sunday 9th March the farmer will spend the day in our village, talking to the children in the morning about what it’s like to grow bananas, and telling us in the afternoon what difference it makes to their life being able to sell them as Fairtrade. The afternoon event will be held in the St. Michael Centre, behind the church, from 2.30 to 4.30pm, and there will be a Fairtrade stall and refreshments on the banana theme. All welcome – please let us know you are coming!

Watch this space for further details of this and other events in Fairtrade Fortnight 2014!

Indian Fairtrade Banquet

St. Michael’s Church will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight in 2014 with an Indian meal with Fairtrade ingredients on Friday 28th March – please note that this event has had to be postponed from February. The evening starts at 7.00pm in the St. Michael Centre,with 3 enticing curries of varying strengths, accompaniments, desserts, and beers available. Recorded music and live readings of British Indian experiences. Tickets are available at £12.50 each in advance from Alan Woodhead (01964 550191), or Costcutter Stores, Main Street, Cherry Burton.

Local food – it’s miles better!

Saturday 19 October will see a range of local farmers bringing their produce to market in Cherry Burton. Organised by the village’s Fairtrade and Local Produce Group, the event will be held in the Village Hall between 3 and 5pm. There will be delicious produce including cheeses, sausages, vegetables, chorizo, salami, beers, Christmas tipples, cold-pressed rapeseed oil, stollen, muesli, Christmas puddings, wonderful baking, sausage rolls and quiches, while you can order your turkey, duck, goose or chicken in good time for Christmas.

For the children, there will be a chance to win a prize in a competition for the best drawing of anything to do with farming – just bring your entry, on an A4 sheet of paper, to the market.

There will be free entry to the market, a raffle, and refreshments, so come along and enjoy the tasters, displays and the atmosphere!

Going Further for Fairtrade

Fairtrade Art created by Cherry Burton Pre-School

Fairtrade Art created by Cherry Burton Pre-School

Sign Post

Sign Post

Fairtrade Art by Cherry Burton Brownies

Fairtrade Art by Cherry Burton Brownies

On Sunday February 24th the children at St. Michael’s Church, Cherry Burton, got creative with some Fairtrade product packaging, and produced some amazing artwork. Together with creations from the Pre-School and Brownies, these were displayed in St. Michael’s church during Fairtrade Fortnight to show that we were prepared to GO FURTHER FOR FAIRTRADE IN 2013.

Fairtrade Breakfast

Back by popular demand, there will be another Fairtrade Breakfast on Saturday March 2nd 2013, from 9 to 11.30am in the St. Michael Centre. Come and start the weekend in style, with breakfast served to your table, to include local sourced bacon butty, Fairtrade cereal and fruit juice, toast, and tea or coffee. Donations, with any proceeds to charity. To ensure your place, let Lynn (550882) or Ros (550688) know you are coming.