The Month of October is Fair Trade Month and New Hope Brand Coffee is Fair Trade Certified!
Come Visit the New Hope Diner Project
41st Scituate Arts Festival
Columbus Day Weekend October 11-13, 2008
(In front of the Country Gardener ~ 617 W Greenville Rd ~ North Scituate, RI)
Please be sure to visit the New Hope Brand Coffee Booth at the 41st Annual Scituate Arts Festival and say hello. Admission is free and is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Last year was New Hope Coffee's first year at the Scituate Arts Festival and thanks to your support the New Hope Diner Project exceeded it sales goal selling 200 lbs of coffee. Come visit us again at our location next door to the North Scituate Baptist Church located at 619 West Greenville Road (also known as Route 116) in North Scituate, Rhode Island and help us exceed our goal again this year!
About New Hope Brand Coffee and the New Hope Diner Project
New Harvest Coffee Roasters (www.newharvestcoffee.com) in Pawtucket, RI helped us create New Hope Brand Coffee. New Hope Brand Coffee is a perfect blend of bright lively Central American beans complemented with undertones of dark caramel and a dash of dark roast. There is a complex aroma of dried fruit and cinnamon, followed by a light-bodied brew that suggests sweet cider with a hint of citrus. New Hope Brand Coffee is Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade.
In 1872 Walter Scott first offered coffee from his lunch wagon to customers on the streets of Providence, Rhode Island. He unknowingly inspired the creation of an industry that would later become an American icon, the diner.
In the entrepreneurial spirit of Walter Scott, the Department of Children, Youth & Families, Division of Juvenile Correctional Services, Bryant University, the American Diner Museum, and Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse has been working with a disadvantaged youth population through the restoration of historic American Diners. This collaboration provides educational, vocational and employment opportunities to the youth in the care of the Department of Children, Youth & Families, Division of Juvenile Correctional Services. All proceeds from coffee sales go to the New Hope Diner Project to buy materials. The New Hope Diner Project is a self-sustaining program that was created to provide educational, vocational, and employment opportunities to the youth in the care of the Department of Children, Youth & Families Division of Juvenile Correctional Services. On Sunday October 12th meet Miss Rhode Island America, Francesca Simone at our New Hope Coffee booth from 11:00AM to 1:ooPM.
The Fair Trade Certified* label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product. Fair Trade Certification is currently available in the U.S. for coffee, tea and herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, flowers, sugar, rice, and vanilla. TransFair USA licenses companies to display the Fair Trade Certified label on products that meet strict international Fair Trade standards.Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. Fair Trade principles include:
1. Fair prices: Democratically organized farmer groups receive a guaranteed minimum floor price and an additional premium for certified organic products. Farmer organizations are also eligible for pre-harvest credit.
2. Fair labor conditions: Workers on Fair Trade farms enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions, and living wages. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited. Direct trade: With Fair Trade, importers purchase from Fair Trade producer groups as directly as possible, eliminating unnecessary middlemen and empowering farmers to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
3. Democratic and transparent organizations: Fair Trade farmers and farm workers decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade revenues. Community development: Fair Trade farmers and farm workers invest Fair Trade premiums in social and business development projects like scholarship programs, quality improvement trainings, and organic certification. 4. Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable farming methods that protect farmers' health and preserve valuable ecosystems for future generations.
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American Diner Museum
- New Hope Diner Project
- P.O.Box 6022 Providence, Rhode Island 02940, United States
- WWW.AMERICANDINERMUSEUM.ORG - American Diner Museum a member of the New Hope Alliance is a Federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and all donations may be tax deductible. The Museum will provide the necessary documentation for tax purposes. However, an appraisal of non monetary gifts will be the responsibility of the donor.