October Is Fair Trade Month!

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We’ve got a great line-up of events and opportunities planned to celebrate Fair Trade Month.  We hope you can join us for all of them!

We’ll kick-off Fair Trade Month at Ascension by starting the ordering process for the boxed sets of Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates. Details coming soon. The selections of hand-crafted chocolates will include milk chocolate, dark chocolate and vegan options. We’ll have these treats available for pick-up in mid-November – something special to share at Thanksgiving gatherings, something special to give as a holiday gift, and/or something special for you to enjoy.

October 22 is an Ascension Fair Trade Double-Header! 

Oct 22 – 10:30 AM. Ascension’s Library. Chef Ben Taylor, Chocolatier with Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates in San Luis Obispo is joining us, via Zoom, for Adult Ed Class to talk chocolate — Fair Trade, Ethically Sourced, Changing Lives & Really Good!  Chef Ben will share with us his story, including his role with Project Hope & Fairness, a nonprofit group helping small cacao farming communities in West Africa get their seat at the table that is the global marketplace. If we’re going to “talk” chocolate, it’s only right that we “taste” chocolate too! We’ll be tasting some of Chef Ben’s chocolate creations at the conclusion of the class.

Oct 22 – 2-3:30 PM. Founders Hall. Fair Trade Tasting & Tea!  Join us for a tasting of Fair Trade products as well as sweet and savory delicious delights made with Fair Trade ingredients, and of course, delicious Fair Trade Tea. This is a great opportunity to invite others who may not be familiar with Fair Trade. What better way to celebrate Fair Trade then with some treat tasting, tea sipping & lots of great conversation & fellowship. Everyone is invited!  As Fair Trade cares for the environment, so do we – we’re asking all attendees to bring their favorite tea cup or coffee mug with them to the event. Not to worry – we’ll have plenty of tea cups on hand too. Details are in the flyer, and HERE is the signup!

Contact us at  if you have questions or if you would like to join our Ascension Fair Trade email group.  Let’s Be Fair Out There!