I wrote about how to find coffee, tea, chocolate and handicrafts here and here, so let's move on to some of the newer products:
- According to this search using the Transfair store finder, there are 162 stores nationwide selling fair trade sugar, rice, and/or fruit. These 119 sell fair trade sugar, here's 91 selling fair trade rice, and 110 stores offer fair trade fruit. And I am sure that I will shortly be in the happy position of having my numbers be out of date, as new stores start offering the products.
- You can order Frontier fair trade vanilla extract through their website-- or through Amazon Grocery. A few stores, including some Whole Foods/Wild Oats locations, stock it too, and more will soon!
- Etica fair trade wine is available in a few stores, in states like Minnesota, California, and Illinois, or can be ordered online if it's legal for you to receive it by mail in your state.
- Buy fair trade olive oil online and keep an eye out for it to appear in stores.
- Mountain Rose Herbs say they are the first U.S. distributor of fair trade spices and herbs-- at the time of writing I can't find confirmation on their website, but give them a call or order their catalogy!
- Fair Trade Sports has fair trade sports balls online, and I've seen them occasionally in stores as well.
- Alter Eco, which sells fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, rice, and even quinoa and hearts-of-palm, sells products in these stores (no details on which stores carry which products) and online.
- And the National Green Pages are a good tool to find all sorts of online and offline stores selling fair trade products-- so if you haven't found what you were looking for yet, search away!
- If you can't find what you're looking for near you and/or would like to help expand the availability of fair trade products, Co-op America is always working on this-- right now they have a letter-writing campaign to get supermarkets to carry fair trade bananas.