As Media starts gearing up for Dining Under the Stars, the Committee is busy planning a new feature for these evenings, Fair Trade Live Presents! Due to unforeseen circumstances Fair Trade Live will not take place as a street festival on May 5. Instead, it will be spread throughout the summer during Dining Under the Stars each last Wednesday of the month. Starting Wed. June 26, Fair Trade Live Presents will feature live music and educational activities outside on State Street. We are partnering with local businesses and area schools to bring you exciting events each month! Stay tuned to our newsletters, Facebook and Twitter for announcements on the events scheduled for each month. See you on the Street!
There will be celebrations around the world from the 1st to the 14th and here in Media as well. On Wednesday May 1 Media is getting a visit from Fair Trade cocoa farmers from the Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative in Ghana. they will be at Ten Thousand Villages from 2 to 4 and Earth and State at 23 W. State St. from 6 - 9pm during Dining Under the Stars to talk about their lives as Fair Trade farmers. We will also be giving away delicious Divine Chocolate samples.
And on Sat. May 11 from 10 - 6 at Ten Thousand Villages at 101 W. State St., there will be fair trade films, a fair trade break, fair face painting and lots more!
Judy Wicks, founder of iconic Philadelphia restaurant White Dog Café, will visit Penn State Brandywine on Tuesday, April 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of the campus’ Spring Speaker Series. She will present “Good Morning, Beautiful Business: Building a Caring Economy” in the Tomezsko Classroom Building Lounge.
Wicks started the now 200-seat restaurant as a small muffin shop in University City in 1983. Later, White Dog Café grew into a multi-location eatery with a nationwide reputation for community involvement, environmental care and trustworthy business practices.
White Dog Café offers a unique farm-to-table experience founded on environmental sustainability. All of the dishes are served with locally obtained and organic foods. By using seafood from Barnegat Light, N.J., poultry from Lititz, and vegetables from Perkasie, for example, White Dog Café creates relationships with resident farmers and strengthens the local economy.
She is also regarded as starting the now very robust local food movement in the Philadelphia area as well as promoting fair trade, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and B Corps.
Sunday April 21 from 2 to 4
Ten Thousand Villages in Media will host Guatemalan Basket Weaver, Gloria Chonay. She is also a leader in the very successful Fair Trade Cooperative, Mayan Hands. She will talk about her work and answer questions. This producer tour is sponsored by Fair Trade Towns USA.
Thursday April 4 (and every Thurs.), 2013, 9:30-10:30 AM
Fair Trade Committee Meeting
We meet every Thurs. morning as we plan Fair Trade Live Presents and other events, and work with other FT groups like those at our local FT schools, educate merchants and consumers, promote FT and local products and generally have a good time. The location is the Mendoza Group offices at 24 Veteran's Square, just down from the courthouse. For more info contact Ira at email@example.com or 610 245 3745 for details.
Hand in Hand Fair Trade Soap Seminar
Tuesday, November 13
Tomezsko Building Classroom Lounge (first floor), Penn State Brandywine
For more info and directions, see here.
Week of October 7 - 13, 2012
Go Bananas for Fair Trade. We will be participating in Fair Trade Towns and Universities' fair trade banana promotion at several locations in Media. Plan to come to Ten Thousand Villages and Earth and State all day and for our 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll on 10/13 to eat free Equal Exchange FT bananas and be counted! Penn State Brandywine will be doing the same 10 - 1 Tuesday and Wednesday 10/9 and 10/10. Also Ten Thousand Villages will be holdng a FT banana cook-off on 10/13; details below. In addition to Equal Exchange, we'd like to thank Martindale's Natural Foods in Springfield and Four Seasons Produce for donating their services.
Saturday July 14, 2012
Media will be celebrating 2nd Saturday, Bastille Day and our anniversary of declaring as the country's first Fair Trade Town. There will be music and dancing in the streets, art, reenactments, children's activities and our committee's annual Fair Trade awards that we bestow upon various individuals and organizations, past and present, that have helped to make lives better by working to make trade fair. For more information check out Media Arts Council.
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:30-10:30 AM
Fair Trade Meeting
We meet every Thurs. morning as we plan Fair Trade Live and other events, work with other FT groups like those at our local FT schools, educate merchants and consumers, promote FT and local products and generally have a good time. The location moves around so contact Ira at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610 245 3745 for details.
Wednesday June 11, 2012, 5:30-7 PM
Fair Trade Live Meeting
We meet every other Wed. as we plan our big music festival and marketplace designed to promote and educate about Fair Trade and local. It is at 24 Veteran's Square on the 2nd floor. Plan to do Dining Under The Stars afterwards and note that there is no driving or parking on State St. Contact Ira at email@example.com or 610 245 3745 for more info.
Saturday March 24, 2012
Media Rotary Annual Pancake Breakfast
Come out for this annual fundraising event at Media Elementary School at State and Monroe Sts. from 8-12 this Sat.. There will be pancakes made with Fair Trade bananas and chocolate chips available! Thanks to Tom Hibberd for the Fair Trade enhancements!
Saturday October 29, 2011 7-10 pm
Scare Trade Ball!!!
We're so excited to be presenting this dance party and silent auction again! Last year was so much fun and it raised vital funds for our committee. It will be held in the beautiful Sangha Space again at 116 W. Baltimore Avenue in Media (19063) (Thank you so much Lori!). Cost is $25 per person or $15 with student discount and includes delicious food and beverages. Costumes and fancy dress are encouraged! We will have dance demonstrations and raffles. Its even kid friendly! This is going to be a great party!!! For more information contact Ira 484 234 0672, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look below for all the restaurants and stores donating food and silent auction items:
(Thank you all for this great support!!!)
Delicious food and drink from:
320 Produce Market
Front Street Fountain
Lotus Farm to Table
Mrs. Marty's Deli
Selene Whole Foods Co-op
Plus baked goods and other specialties from our committee members!
Our silent auction includes gift certificates from:
Bryn Mawr Running Shop
Deja Vu Salon and Spa
Enso Yoga Studio
Fast and Fancy
Fergy's Hair Salon
Hair Kutz Studio
Iron Hill Brewery
La Belle Epoque
The Sporting Gentleman
And gift items from these fine shops:
10 Thousand Villages
Earth and State
Local Home and Gift
One or Two of a Kind
Prodigy Hair Salon
Rattlebox Nature Center
Selene Whole Foods Co-op
Village Art Shop