Peterborough Museum Café earns Fairtrade status


Peterborough City Museum gets Fairtrade status

Peterborough's Fairtrade City Steering group organised a café crawl on Tuesday (October 26), affirming Fairtrade commitments and encouraging city centre locations to meet the criteria to be Fairtrade outlets - by offering at least four Fairtrade products, which are independently guaranteed to be ethical, assuring fair pay and conditions for farmers and workers. 

The volunteers discovered that City Culture's Georgian Cafe at Peterborough Museum met the Fairtrade criteria and earned themselves a "Proudly Supporting Fairtrade" window sticker - and a pin on the local online map.  

Several other outlets are checking at Fairtrade for wholesale options, now that they know what a big difference to people's lives a simple choice of tea, coffee, sugar, chocolate, rice or bananas can make. 

Kerry Green, Manager of City Culture's Georgian Cafe at Peterborough Museum in Priestgate said: "We're always doing things that are good to do - and that make our cafe more appealing to more people in Peterborough. That's why we've switched to Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar. Fairtrade is such a nice thing to shout about.". 

Fairtrade City is a community which has made a commitment to support small-scale farmers ensure they earn decent incomes and have long-term contracts with companies. Peterborough was awarded Fairtrade city status in October 2019.

The Lightbox Cafe, Greggs and Starbucks have all met the Fairtrade critera and join the likes of Chimes Coffee Shop, Lakeside Kitchen & Bar, MD’s Coffee and West Raven Community Cafe.

More information on Fairtrade Peterborough, and a list of outlets which stock Fairtrade products in the city, can be found here