The Littleton Coop is a member-owned grocery store featuring local produce, hot prepared foods, deli, bulk foods, craft beer, wine and a quality grocery selection. Member-owned Littleton Consumer Cooperative Society, Inc. strives to serve the North Country of New … Read More
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Free Wine Tasting: LaRiojana Fair Trade Wines
October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for a free tasting of LaRiojana Fair Trade (and cooperatively produced!) wines, as we finish up our celebration of Fair Trade Month.
We’re proud to partner with La Riojana Cooperative, the largest certified fair trade wine and olive oil cooperative in Argentina. Just like a food co-op, La Riojana is a company built by the community to benefit the community. Over 500 family farmers and winemakers collaborate to produce wines and olive oils to rival those from the Mediterranean. We carry their fair trade and organic wines here at Littleton Food Co-op, as well as their olive oils.
Fair trade certification is the factor that significantly sets La Riojana apart from its South American peers in the olive oil and wine industry. Fair trade standards ensure fair prices and a living wage for farmers, establish safe working conditions, protect human rights and provide for community development projects. Since their certification in 2006, La Riojana has completed 36 community development projects, including establishing a local water facility to provide fresh running water, and the construction of the community’s first secondary school for kids age 13-18. Most recently, they’ve turned their attention on improving local access to healthcare.
Come by between 4 – 6pm to learn about fair trade wine and try a taste! You must be 21+ to sample so please bring an ID.