Go Bananas Milwaukee 10.15 Tour Schedule


On Monday, October 15, two Colombians from the Bananeras De Uraba fair trade farm will be in Milwaukee as part of National Fair Trade Month:  Jorge William Restrepo & Felipe Echeverri Zapata. We’re splitting them up for the four events below.

They will share with us the benefits fair trade has brought to their farm, and why you might consider socially responsible banana shopping. Mostly in English.

Jorge is a long-time union activist and Felipe is a son of the farm’s owner.  All events are free and open to the public. This tour is sponsored by Fair Trade Towns USA. Read mre here:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/axsw98zkbaacu4q/fXRTfEpRAU/Bananeras%20De%20Uraba%20-%20Org%20Background%20%26%20Producer%20Profiles.pdf

See below for our Milwaukee tour schedule:


MATC downtown, 7th & State, room M 616, Jorge will be speaking.

Cardinal Stritch University, room 1108 Kliebhan Conference Center, Felipe will be speaking, lunch can be purchased.

7- 8:30 pm

Outpost on 100 E. Capitol Drive, Felipe will be speaking, complimentary banana bread will be offered

People’s Books Co-op, 804 E. Center, Jorge,  banana cupcakes will be served, compliments of Riverwest Cooperative

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct 13-14, Riverwest Co-op will offer samples of fair trade banana bread and have a brunch special featuring bananas. Monday Oct 15 they will offer a 10% discount on fair trade bananas.

For all of October, Sven’s European Café on KK has Belgium waffles with fair trade banana topping.

You can buy fair trade bananas anytime at Outpost, Riverwest Co-op, Whole Foods, and some Sendik’s.

Sponsored by the Milwaukee Fair Trade Coalition.

Fair Trade Crawl Passport


This year’s Fair Trade Crawl is upon us, and while we’re still working on this year’s passport, we would like to give you an idea of what this year’s crawl will be like by including a link to last year’s Fair Trade Crawl Passport. While there were 31 businesses participating in last year’s crawl, please keep in mind that not all of them will be participating in this year’s crawl. In the meantime, keep checking our site to get the latest information on this year’s crawl as well as a download for this year’s Fair Trade Crawl Passport. Remember, the crawl is May 11 and we hope to see you there!

Click on the link below to download last year’s Fair Trade Crawl Passport:
2012 Fair Trade Crawl Passport