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Monadnock Food Co-op Explores the Equal Exchange Co-op

Coffee, chocolate, bananas, avocados, olive oil, and tea. Yes, that is a list of my favorites things, but it’s also just a smattering of the organic and Fair Trade products that Equal Exchange Co-operative imports. Members of our grocery team had the unique opportunity to tour Equal Exchange’s facility and learn more about their products […]

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The Equal Exchange Action Forum: Engaging a Nation of Citizen Consumers

Now we say, “I’M A PRODUCER, I’M FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE!”, Javier Dominguez exclaimed with a palpable passion as he raised his fist high. You could feel how much he believed the words and how committed he was to making a difference in the world. As Javier gave opening remarks at the Equal Exchange Action Forum […]

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Equal Exchange: Empowering Small Growers

While building a strong local food system and improving the local economy are cornerstones of Monadnock Food Co-op’s mission, Equal Exchange (EE) takes a different, but nonetheless awe-inspiring, approach to supporting and empowering small growers — primarily in the tropical regions of our home planet (predominantly from the Equator north to the Tropic of Cancer […]

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Coffee at Risk

Growing coffee on far-flung mountain slopes in ways that respect the earth and build rural communities is quite an accomplishment, there are routine, significant challenges to overcome.  Now there is a new threat that is hitting many communities hard all at once. Coffee Leaf Rust, or roya in Spanish, is a fungus that starts with […]

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