Fair Trade Fridays

Saint Mary's is a FAIR TRADE COLLEGE!

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Saint Mary's First NorCal Higher-Ed Institution to Achieve Fair Trade Designation

First Fair Trade Friday of the year: SMC shows encouragement for fair and safe working conditions

Monthly Fair Trade Friday becomes MMC tradition

Fair Trade Holiday Fair 

Fair Trade Holiday Fair

You are invited to our Holiday Fair! Come enjoy a hot beverage & festive atmosphere while learning about why Fair Trade matters and shopping for Fair Trade and locally/ethically sourced gifts such as homewares, jewelry, art, textiles, wreaths, Advent calendars, olive oil & balsamic vinegars, soup & baking mixes, chocolate, tea, and more. See flyer for participating campus and off campus organizations.


Fall Fair Trade Fridays

Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2

One Friday each month, the Mission and Ministry Center welcomes the SMC community to enjoy free fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate samples, while learning about the importance of Fair Trade.
Fair Trade Friday


Past Fair Trade Events

Fair Trade Holiday Fair
Friday, December 2, 2016 Dryden Hall

Fair Trade Holiday Fair

Fair Trade Bake Off
February 28, 12:30-1:30PM, Dryden Hall

Thank you to everyone who participated in, and attended, the Fair Trade Bake off!

Special thanks go out to our awesome judges and the Sodexo staff, particularly Matt Carroll and Chef Anton for providing many of the ingredients for our participants. 

Congratulations to the winners!

  • Best Overall - Colleen O'Healy da Silva, Cardamom Pu-erh Ice Cream
  • Best Sweet Entry - Basha Starr, Millionaire's Shortbread
  • Best Savory Entry - Hope Huber, Butternut and Yam Vegan Soup
  • Best Gluten-Free Entry - Nancy Yuen, Gluten-Free Chocolate Cheesecake

Fair Trade Bake Off

Fair Trade Festival

Brought to you by the Fair Trade Committee, Sodexo, and Mission and Ministry Center...

Saint Mary's celebrates it's status as a Fair Trade College with this yearly free Fair Trade Festival, happening on Friday April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee, chocolate, tea, handicrafts, and other Fair Trade goods will be available - both free samples and items for purchase. Enjoy a BBQ - free for students and $5 for faculty, staff, and all other festival guests.

Vendors & Fair Trade organizations, providing educational materials, free samples, and/or items for purchase, will include:

  • Alter Eco
  • Asante Network
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Equal Exchange
  • Fair Trade USA
  • GrubMarket
  • Guayaki 
  • Heavenly Treasures
  • Hi-ball Energy Drinks
  • Natural Candy Store
  • Numi Tea
  • Sodexo & Legacy Garden
  • Three Twins Ice Cream
  • Whole Foods

Fair Trade Festival and BBQ Flyer