Hundreds pour into Fairtrade Market in Seaford

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More than 200 people visited a Fairtrade market in Seaford on March 7.

Seaford Fairtrade Group’s market took place at the Clinton Centre and organisers said there was a good turnout of stallholders and visitors.

The doors were opened at 10am by Seaford Mayor, Cllr Mark Brown.

A steady stream of customers admired the items on sale which included crafts from Africa, Asia and South America and skin care goods using fairly traded ingredients from several African countries. Traidcraft, a Fairtrade company in Britain, sold food products and a variety of crafts. Two of Brighton’s Fairtrade shops, Love that Stuff, and Fair, ran stalls. Sainsbury’s Community Support Stall also ran a Fairtrade Banana Quiz.

A spokesman for the group said: “In the cafe all drinks and home made cakes were Fairtrade. The coffee was courtesy of Percol and there were many comments from visitors about its good taste and quality. Tea was provided by Traidcraft and Fairtrade Cola and Orange Juice was on offer. A large number of cakes had been made by group members using, as far as possible, Fairtrade ingredients. Raffle prizes - all Fairtrade - were generously provided by Percol, Sainsbury’s, the Co-op, Morrisons, and Neal’s Yard Organics. The Market and Tasting Cafe has become a busy and successful annual event in the Seaford calendar. It provides an opportunity for the town’s residents to see and purchase a wide range of Fairtrade goods, and helps to encourage the idea of a fair and just return for the producers’ hard work.”