Farmer to Farmer will be offering samples of its organic coffee and sharing its story at Seward Community Co-op in August and September.
Farmer to Farmer is a small Wisconsin-based nonprofit that was founded in 1989 and is currently working in Guatemala and Honduras. Farmer to Farmer works directly with family coffee farmers to buy their organic coffee for an above fair trade price.
According to Farmer to Farmer, the profits from the coffee sales go back to the farmers and help support various projects, including school scholarships for students in Santiago Atitlalan, Guatemala.
"We envision agriculture that is sustainable and respectful for the earth, and one that remains in the hands of the people who live on and work the land," according to Farmer to Farmer. "We support grassroots agricultural projects that are democratically initiated and managed. Our decisions about a project are guided by respect that characterizes the relationship between friends."
Farmer to Farmer says, "As an organization, we affirm the sacredness of the earth and work for and respect the rights of all people and cultures to self-determination."
Learn more about Farmer to Farmer and sip on organic coffee 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the follow dates:
Saturday, Aug. 18, Franklin
Sunday, Aug. 19, Friendship
Saturday, Sept. 1, Franklin
Sunday, Sept. 2, Friendship
Saturday, Sept. 22, Friendship
Sunday, Sept. 23, Franklin
Farmer to Farmer coffee will be on sale Aug. 15-Sept. 4. Be sure to stock up!