Celebrate Organic September with a Fairtrade twist

Man holding Karma Cola bottle

There are around 950 products that are both Fairtrade and organic currently available in the UK.

Organic farming has become increasingly popular with Fairtrade certified producers, with 51 per cent of all farmers who are part of the scheme holding an organic certification.

Organic production means that Fairtrade farmers get a higher minimum price for their produce – if the minimum price is $200 per tonne, for an organically grown produce it’s $230 per tonne. Fairtrade UK businesses make a real difference to the lives, and futures, of over 1.5 million farmers and their families in the developing countries.

For more information on the products selected below and other Fairtrade-certified brands, as well as high resolution photos and product samples, please contact media@fairtrade.org.uk.

Karma Cola

New funky soft drink that is both Fairtrade and organic. Combines cola nut from Sierra Leone with Fairtrade vanilla bean from Sri Lanka, whilst supporting farming communities. Available in Waitrose an independent cafes and delis. £1.65 each.

Rawr Organic Chocolate with Goji Berries and Vanilla

Delicious Fairtrade, dairy-free, raw chocolate with whole organic goji berries and vanilla. One in a range of six characterful flavours! £2.45 to £2.95 RRP.

ChariTea Black

Real brewed organic ice tea, made from Fairtrade ingredients, refined with pure juices. Free from preservatives, artificial sweeteners and flavourings. Available from Harrods and some delis; £2.00

LemonAid

Organic soft drink free from preservatives, artificial sweeteners or flavourings. 100% Fairtrade certified. Available at Harrods and some delis. £2.00

 

Green and Black’s Organic THINs

Green and Black’s Organic latest range of thinner bars to offer a ‘delicate eating experience’ and more flavour. The bars are 6 mm thick versus 10 mm of standard, but of the same weight (£2.29/ 100g). Come in four flavours: Mint Crips, Salted Caramel, Dark 70% and Milk 37%. Available in supermarkets and groceries nationwide. £2.29

Sainsbury’s SO Organic Fairtrade Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl.

An award-winning (Silver in Decanter Wine Awards 2015) smooth and mellow, rich and fruity wine from South Africa. Careful winemaking and perfectly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grapes allow wine to be made without added sulphites. It is complex, with vibrant black fruit flavours and a velvety finish. Goes well with roasted meat or cheese. No sulphur added; suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Retail price: £6.00/ 75cl bottle.

Fairtrade organic Olive Oil by Zaytoun

Zaytoun CIC offers an organic green olive line, and an organic black olive line, and is the only Fairtrade certified organic olive oil in the UK. Zaytoun works with Palestinian farmers ensuring they receive a fair price, an extra premium, as well as reducing unemployment in farming communities. Available in stories and delis nationwide. Retail price: £6.96, 250 ml.

Tilimuqui Single Vineyard Fairtrade Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Bonarda 2014

This Cabernet Sauvignon/ Bonarda blend has been expertly made, with selected hand-picked grapes, by the dedicated team at La Riojana Co-operative, Argentina. Purple red in colour, with ruby sparkles, this wine includes small red fruit flavours such as plum, raspberries and redcurrants. On this palate, it is full, long and well balanced. Suitable for vegetarians. Available in Waitrose. Food match suggestions: Ideal served with grilled rump steak, marinated lamb chops, pork chops, shepherd’s pie, roast beef/ lamb, casseroles and tomato based pasta dishes. £7.99

Tilimuqui Single Vineyard Fairtrade Organic Torrentés 2014

Signature white wine from Argentina. It has been expertly made, with selected hand-picked grapes, by the dedicated team at La Riojana Co-operative, Argentina. Light yellow in colour, with green tones, this wine has very delicate citrus and floral aroma, as well as a fruity flavour of green apples and pineapple. It is both fresh and well balanced. Suitable for vegetarians. Available in Waitrose. Food match suggestions: Great on its own, or equally as good with grilled fish, seafood, ceviche, smoked salmon, sushi, salad, chicken dishes, as well as Thai and Indian cuisine. £7.99

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