Fair Trade in Melton Mowbray
Although Melton is a pretty small market town, it does boast its very own Fair Trade store.
The Fairtrading Post is located right in the center of things, adjacent to the market place. It is run on a very different basis to the store we had in Missouri – managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. It seems to be doing well – having just moved to a new premises giving 4 times the floor space.
We haven’t volunteered any time yet, but will do so once things have settled down a little more.
Elsewhere in the town, fair trade products are readily available in the grocery stores – much more so than we were used to in Springfield.
Melton calls itself a fair trade town – more information on that here – but in truth that makes fair trade seem more mainstream here than it actually is. Still – we can hope….