Fair Food Solstice Happy Hour

Join the Domestic Fair Trade Association for a FREE Happy Hour to celebrate fair food!

The DFTA is an innovative coalition of farmers, farm workers, NGOs, processors, and retailers. The DFTA was formed in 2008 by organizations and businesses across the agricultural supply chain to unite the values of organic agriculture with the principles of fair trade for the Global North. Particularly because organic certification does not currently address worker welfare, the domestic fair trade movement seeks to help consumers not only choose food that is healthy and sustainable, but also just.

This year, the DTFA's annual board meeting is taking place in Minneapolis! This happy hour is a unique opportunity to meet leaders in the fair food movement from all around the country. DTFA board members include:

Rosalinda Guillen, Community to Community Development

Ernesto Velez, Centro Campesino

Joann Lo, Food Chain Workers Alliance

Ben Burkett, Federation of Southern Cooperatives

Grace Cox, Olympia Food Co-op

Kathia Ramirez, CATA- The Farmworkers’ Support Committee

Marty Mesh, Florida Organic Growers and Consumers

Allison Meyer, Seward Co-op

The Happy Hour will feature speeches from DFTA Board Members at 6:00pm. Please join us at the Birchwood Cafe for free hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and a raffle of items from across the country to raise money for the DTFA.