Fair Trade Ingredients

Here is a list of Fair Trade food items that you can use in your home or restaurant. You can also check the websites of Fair Trade USA, Fair Trade America, and Fair For Life for more information. Be sure to ask your local grocer or wholesale distributor if they offer any of these and urge them to sell more! Also reach out to Ira Josephs, mediafairtrade@gmail.com, 610 245 3745, for any help.


Sugar from Wholesome Sweeteners Brand

  • organic cane in cases of 6 x 1.5 lbs, 6 x 64 oz, 25lb bags, or boxes of 1000 single serve packets
  • raw cane in cases of 6 x 1.5 lbs, 25lb bags, or boxes of 1000 single serve packets
  • dark brown in cases of 6  x 1.5 lb bags
  • powdered in cases of 6 x 1 lb bags                                                                                                                       

Rapadura sugar from Rapunzel

Honey from Wholesome Sweeteners in cases of 6/16 oz

Blackstrap Molasses from Wholesome Sweeteners  in cases of 12 /16 oz, 12 /32 oz or 1/5 gallon

Agave Syrup from Wholesome Sweeteners or Madhava in sizes 11.75 oz, 23.5 oz and 44 oz. and also in bulk where you can fill your own container at Mom’s Market


Coffee from numerous national and local suppliers (Paul Newmans may be available at ACME, Burlap and Bean is roasted right here in Media)

Tea (ACME has a Fair Trade brand, Trader Joes, Ten Thousand Villages, Seven Stones)

  • Loose, bulk black and green from Frontier Herb (ask Ira for wholesale prices), Mountain Rose Herbal
  • Bagged black, green and herbal from Equal Exchange, Choice, Twinings, Traditional Medicinals and many others

Iced Tea from Just Tea and Steaz

Energy Drink from Steaz

Kombucha from Baba’s Brew in Downingtown

Sodas by Maine Root

Coconut Water by Simple Truth and Thirsty Buddha


Stonedance Wines ,Ecologica or Six Hats – maybe available at the State Store – also, investigate these brands: Dangerous Wine Group LLC Heritage Link Brands, Prestige Wine Group, World Premiere Wines


From Frontier Natural Products Co-op available in small jars and 1# bags (for wholesale, ask Ira)


Vanilla flavor and extracts from 2 oz to 32 oz from Singing Dog (a local company)

Vanilla extract from Frontier Naturals from 2 oz to 1 gallon

 Cocoa nibs from the herb suppliers or Navitas Naturals

Baking cocoa and hot cocoa mix from Equal Exchange and Frontier Natural 

Chocolate chips from Sunspire in cases of 9 oz bags and 5 or 25 lb bags; also Equal Exchange and http://lilyssweets.com/baking-chips/ And Jedwards International, and Endangered Species

Applewood smoked sea salt from Frontier in 1lb


Chocolate bars from many companies like Divine, Equal Exchange, Dr Bronners 

Chocolate covered rice cakes from Lundberg

Chocolate covered roasted chickpeas by Biena

Delish Fish by Wholesome Sweeteners

Peanut and almond butter cups and M&M type candy from Unreal


Tahini from Once Again Nut Butters

Coconut oil from Dr. Bronners in cases of 12/16 oz; also 30 oz; and Nutiva

Olive oil in cases of mostly small bottles from (maybe at Earth and State):

  • Import Peace
  • Olive Branch
  • Canaan Fair Trade (also offers 5 liter sizes)
  • Equal Exchange


Some of these are available at Mom’s and Amazon. Some are in 11# bags.                                                   

Near East flavored quinoa blends

Alter Eco Americas

La Yapa

CAKE MIXES by Simply Organics (which can be purchased at health food stores) and Cisse


Equal Exchange brand available in bulk or packaged

  • Organic Cashews
  • Organic Almonds (plain and tamari flavored)


Equal Exchange brand available in bulk or packaged at Mom’s

  • Organic Dried Mangoes
  • Organic Dried Apricots
  • Organic Dried Pineapples 


Bananas from Martindales in Springfield and Swarthmore Co-op and Mom’s

Pineapples from Whole Foods

Avocados in Winter, Spring and Fall from above stores

Grape tomatos and more in Winter from above stores


Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and Cosmic Bliss vegan coconut style

Many of these items can be found locally at Martindale’s in Springfield and Swarthmore Co-op, or ordered from them in cases even if they don’t stock them. Mom’s in Bryn Mawr and Phila, and Whole Foods Markets as well.
Costco has FT limes and coffee pods and more. Sometimes Trader Joes, and don’t forget Ten Thousand Villages and Earth and State. Also we can get many of these items through a buying club we coordinate (Frankferd Farms and Frontier). Look on the internet as well – Amazon has a lot. You can also order wholesale from; United Natural Foods Inc (UNFI) and KEHE but they have a large minimum, Frontier Naturals (via USPS, ask Ira), or Frankferd Farms (ask Ira) who deliver by truck with a $475 minimum or will ship UPS as well. Sysco is offering sugar although you may have to special order it and allow extra time.

*Please ask your suppliers what Fair Trade items they carry. If they know there is a demand, they will search them out making it easier for you to get them. *

Bananas and avocados are in good supply while the other produce is spotty, ask your distributors and check Moms and Whole Foods!

We are ideally looking for items certified by FTUSA or IMO (which say Fair For Life on the label) or FLO (Fair Trade America) but also companies who you have researched and believe are upholding most of the tenets of Fair Trade like fair wages, good working conditions, no child labor and environmental stewardship

Please contact me with any questions.    

Ira Josephs    610 245 3745  mediafairtrade@gmail.com