Nicuraguan Cocoa grower to attend Clon Chocolate event for Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted on: 7th March, 2017

Category: Food & Wine

Contributor: West Cork People

Pictured above: Mayor of Clonakilty, Anthony McDermott, (centre) launched this years Clonakilty Fairtrade Fortnights programme at the Emmet Hotel last Monday with, from left: Marie O’ Keeffe, (Emmet Hotel) and Clonakilty FT Committee members Allison Roberts, (Treasurer); Cindy Kingston, (Secretary) and Trevor Kingston, (Chairperson). (Photo: CÓS)

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 commenced last Monday, February 27 and continues until March 12. The Clonakilty Fairtrade Committee has made a call to everyone to make an extra special effort to purchase FT items when shopping, eating out and in the workplace during this time.

Mayor of Clonakilty Anthony McDermott launched this years Clonakilty FT Fortnight programme of events at a pleasant ceremony at the Emmet Hotel on Monday evening, February 27. As usual the committee will be busy and will be giving talks to pupils in seven of the local primary schools, as well as the Sacred Heart Secondary School.

Their main event is this Friday evening, March 3, when there will be a public ‘Chocolate Tasting and Talk’ at the Emmet Hotel from 7-9pm with Allison Roberts of Clonakilty Fairtrade Chocolate, who is also treasurer of the FT committee. She will demonstrate how she makes her product from the cocoa bean to the consumable chocolate.

The committee is delighted that special guests on the night will be a Cocoa Grower from a Fairtrade Cocoa Co-Op in Nicaragua, and an official from Fairtrade Ireland’s national office. The event is open to all – including children (under the supervision of parents), and costs €5, which includes a bar of chocolate at the end! Booking advisable to reserve places by ringing 085-7574338.

Further details on Clonakilty Fairtrade Facebook page.

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