St. Olaf hosts Fair Trade expo

Published 11:58 am Friday, November 19, 2010

St. Olaf Lutheran Church is hosting a fair trade market Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 21, with proceeds benefiting mission projects.

The market, part of the church’s International Festival, will feature handcrafted items from the Lutheran World Relief Handcraft Project. Items for sale will include jewelry, accessories, games, books, baskets, house wares, musical instruments and Christian items.

Other fair trade products for sale will include coffees, teas and chocolates.

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Fair trade markets are handmade by artisans or developed by farmers in developing nations. Through offering fair prices for their products, those responsible for their creations are able to work their way up through business sales.

The public is invited and encouraged to come to the Fair Trade Market, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.