Alter EcoNourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

  Dear friends and fellow citizens,   Like many of you, we were extremely troubled and disappointed with President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. At a time when our country needs leadership in the commitment to mitigate climate change, we feel strongly that education and uniting with one another […]

Father’s Day is coming up quick! Time to celebrate the #1 guy in your life. While gifts are always appreciated, what we’re sure dad wants more than anything is to spend time with you! So break out your best dad jokes and plan one of these awesome go-to events with dad!   Go to a […]

  We all love melty, silky, smooth, organic, fair trade chocolate, but have you ever wondered about how the cacao for your delicious chocolate bar or truffle was produced? On a recent trip to Ecuador, we teamed up with our chocolatiers and farmer partners to discuss the dynamics of sustainable cacao agroforestry.       […]

  Memorial Day has come and gone, so you know what that means? It’s officially summer as far as we’re concerned! And with summer comes an abundance of our favorite fruits and veggies. We’re talking heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, watermelon, basil, strawberries, avocados, and oh-so-many stone fruits!! You know what else comes with summer? Barbecues, […]

It’s time to celebrate the #1 gal in your life – your mama! If you’re having a little trouble deciding what to get her, have no fear! There are so many great companies that are leading the fight for social justice, fair labor standards, and environmental accountability – here are just a few of our top […]

    All right foodies, it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room: we need to eat less meat. It’s no secret that adopting a vegetarian diet can have numerous benefits to your health (including lower cholesterol, decreased risk for heart disease and cancer AND better moods), but did you know that eating […]

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things we’re most grateful for – this year we’re thankful for quinoa (and of course our farmers who grow it)! This intriguing whole grain is packed full of protein, essential amino acids, fiber and iron – the perfect ingredient to balance out any holiday dish! Whether you’re […]

  Last year, Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op took part in a contest to sell Alter Eco’s fair trade chocolate truffle variety packs; maybe you, dear reader, were even one of the awesome customers who purchased a box. If you did, I’d like to say a big “Thank you!”, because this past fall Mississippi Market was named winner […]

Tomy Mathew is the founder of Calicut’s and Kerala’s first FT Organic Grocery store.  Tomy and his wife Seepja founded Elements in 1999, after moving back from Chennai. The establishment of Elements allowed farmers of Kerala to catalyze the now thriving Fair Trade movement in Kerala.   Tomy’s journey into the Fair Trade movement was […]

  Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? Thanksgiving, a time for family gatherings, eating until your pants don’t button, food coma-induced naps and football watching on the sofa and filling your fridge with leftovers that inevitably end up in the trashcan. Why do we use Thanksgiving as an excuse to be […]

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