The Global Fairtrade Breakfast at the Thurles Farmers Market on Saturday, 14th May was a resounding success. Worldwide, more than 235,000 Global Fairtrade Breakfasts were served on World Fairtrade Day, more than twice as many as last year. The global network of Fairtrade Organisations hosted thousands of events in seventy-three countries.
Thurles Fairtrade served a free Global Fairtrade Breakfast to over one hundred delighted people who tucked in to delicious scones, breads and cakes made with Fairtrade ingredients by the Farmers market and Naomi’s Café, served with Fairtrade tea, coffee and orange juice.
The wide range of Fairtrade products used, beyond tea and coffee impressed many of our guests, and indeed this was our goal - to demonstrate how easy it is to create a Global Fairtrade Breakfast every day, with over seventyfive Fairtrade products on sale in our local retailers.
Traders in the Farmers Market offered vouchers to their customers to sample the breakfast and enter a free draw for a Fairtrade hamper. The winner of the hamper was Pat Russell and his daughter Róisín.