The Great Chocolate Fairbake Challenge

fairtrade-logoLocal cafes in Orkney will be serving delicious chocolate cakes, buns and biscuits made with Fairtrade cocoa throughout the fortnight of 25th of February to 10th of March.

This year Fairtrade Fortnight will be focusing on the people who grow the chocolate – mainly women #SheDeserves .

You can find out more about that here: Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade fortnight  will see a series of events taking place across Orkney. Orkney Fair Trade Group 

Throughout the 2 weeks  schools in Mainland and the Isles will be exploring Fairtrade through a range of learning activities, assemblies, special projects and tuck shops.

Special events are also planned:

Friday 1st March

St Magnus Cathedral will be lit in Fairtrade Blue and Green during the hours of darkness to mark Fairtrade Fortnight

Saturday 2nd March

Orkney Friends of Palestine Fairtrade eventJoint event with Orkney Friends of Palestine and two visitors from the Zaytoun food company: Khader Khader, a Fairtrade farmer, and Taysir Arbasi, liaison director of the company in Palestine. The Friends Room at the St Magnus Centre for 7.30pm to meet and hear from Khader and Taysir; Fairtrade refreshments will be served and Zaytoun goods will be on sale. All welcome

Sunday 3rd March

Fairtrade service at The Milestone Church, Dounby at 11.00am where Khader Khader and Taysir Arbasi from the Zaytoun company in Palestine will be speaking. All are welcome

Monday 4th March

Aberdeen for a Fairer Future and Northlink Ferries will be holding a shipboard event for invited groups of local schoolchildren on the Hamnavoe in Stromness Harbour, from 11.30am to 2.00pm , with activities and speakers and a tour of the vessel

Wednesday 6th March

Westray Fair Trade Group will be holding a coffee afternoon in The Hofn, Westray, 2.00-  4.00pm; all welcome

Sunday 10th March

Services on a Fairtrade Theme at Kirkwall East Church at 11.15am and  Shapinsay Church at 12 noon

Customers of  cafes participating in the Chocolate Fairbake Challenge can nominate their favourite Fairbake, and enter a prize draw for a Fairtrade Hamper. There’ll be an award for the best Fair Baking.

Chocolate FudgeIf you want to do some of your own Fairbaking there is a recipe book available.

10 Minute Fairtrade chocolate fudge



OFT Honey and Oat Bread

Mocha tiramisu


Orkney Friends of Palestine Fairtrade event

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