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.

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.

Yorkshire’s historic Fairtrade success

Yorkshire has been declared the UK’s first Fairtrade Region. On Friday 18th January ceremonies will take place in Ilkley, Leeds and York to celebrate our new status.

The declaration marks the culmination of three years’ work by campaigners and traders across Yorkshire, and recognises the enormous support for Fairtrade across the region. The campaign received the support of Yorkshire bishops, sportsmen and sportswomen, schools, universities, faith groups, MEPs, Councils and artists including Ian McMillan, the Bard of Barnsley. Support came from MPs including Hilary Benn, Rachel Reeves and Greg Mulholland, who tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament supporting the campaign.

Ros Stanley, Secretary of Cherry Burton Fairtrade Group, said: “Becoming the first certified Fairtrade Region is a fantastic achievement. Everyone who’s bought, sold or supported Fairtrade anywhere in Yorkshire has contributed to this – the support really has been amazing, from Cherry Burton to Hull, Beverley to York, Holmfirth to Hornsea, Sheffield to Scarborough. It just shows how caring Yorkshire folk are.”