Recently, a local grocery store closed and a new Weis Market opened in its place (you can find it on our Google Map in Conshohocken). I remember shopping at Weis when I was an undergraduate student at Bucknell University in central PA, but I had not seen one here in southeastern PA. So, I decided to check it out to look for – of course – Fair Trade food items on the shelves!
Not only did I see the Fair Trade logo that I had been looking for, but it was on a store brand! Then, I came across some Green Mountain K-cups, Honest Tea, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Larabar bars, and Green & Black’s organic chocolate. The selection of Fair Trade food items is probably the most limited I have seen in an area grocery store, but at least there are some Fair Trade items on the shelves. Hopefully, in the near future, Weis Markets will be proud of their Fair Trade products, do a better job promoting the ones they have, and add even more for consumers to purchase.
– Contributed by Dr. Laura Guertin