Wednesday: Mid-Week Ramblings–Cooking With Fair Trade Products
As a family, we love to cook together, it is a wonderful time to have fun and bond as a family. Cooking with your children has numerous benefits: It teaches your children mathematics, gives your child a sense of pride and accomplishment, will help your children try new things and they are also more likely to eat what they help make. In our home we have a silly tradition of “dolling” ourselves up for cooking together. We wear fun bright aprons, put on our favorite lip gloss and dance around to our favorite music.
We have been using Alter Eco Fair Trade products in our cooking for well over a year. I have been more than impressed with their website, fast shipping, wonderful packaging and quality ingredients. It has also added a new dimension into our cooking because we can teach our children of the importance of fair trade products. Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach to empowering developing country producers and promoting sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a fair price as well as social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods. This supports a better life for framing families through fair prices, direct trade, community development and environmental stewardship. In their products chemical fertilizers and pesticides have been replaced with organic fertilizers and natural plant extracts to produce their products.