BARRY is known for many things and one of them is being fair, and nothing can prove that more than Fairtrade Barry.

The scheme is back with Fairtrade Fortnight, an opportunity to highlight how locals can support farmers and workers across the world to produce food in an ethical and sustainable way and be paid properly for their work.

The scheme is part of a commitment to a Globally Responsible Wales and runs from Monday, February 27 until March 12.  

Fairtrade Barry chair, Cllr Ian Johnson, said the idea has been a roaring success in the town since it started in 2017 and this year should be no different.

Cllr Johnson, said: “This year we are working with local traders in Holton Road, High Street and Park Crescent to promote Fairtrade goods that are stocked in shops around Barry, which includes coffee, chocolate and bananas, amongst other products.

“We will be supporting Fairtrade food tasting sessions at Karry’s Deli on Park Crescent, hosting a Fairtrade Coffee Morning with the Mayor of Barry, and promoting Fairtrade at the football.

“There is also an art competition for young people that is being supported by all of the Vale of Glamorgan Fairtrade groups, including Dinas Powys, Llantwit Major and Penarth. There’ll be an exhibition of those works later in the year.

“Fairtrade fortnight gives us a specific opportunity to highlight the impact of climate change and unfairness upon the food that we like to eat.

“Please come and join us at our events in the next few weeks.”

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(Cllr Ian Johnson (left) looks forward to all getting involved)

Fairtrade fortnight events in Barry

Friday, 3rd March. Mayor’s Fairtrade Coffee Morning. 10am – 12noon. Town Hall.

Saturday, 4th March. Fairtrade Food Tasting with Karry’s Deli, Park Crescent

Saturday, 4th March. Fairtrade at the Football. Barry Town United v Ammanford

Tuesday, 7th March. Fairtrade Quiz. 7pm. Venue TBC.

Saturday, 11th March. Fairtrade Food Tasting with Karry’s Deli, Park Crescent