Celebrate National Nut Day with Liberation Foods
The days when nuts were merely a greasy, salty snack in a pub are long gone. Sales of nuts are on the up as they are increasingly recognized as a nutritious, tasty, versatile, environmentally friendly food-stuff.
Liberation Foods was founded in 2007 when small-scale nut producers from around the world got together to bring their lovingly grown produce to the European Fairtrade market. Today we are 44% owned by peanut, cashew and brazil nut producer co-operatives in Bolivia, El Salvador, India, Malawi and Nicaragua – united by a mission to bring the nut producers and consumers of the world together so that everyone gets a better deal.
Liberation’s farmers invite you to join them in celebrating ‘National Nut Day’, coming up on Saturday 22nd October. Cashew producers in Kerala, Fair Trade Alliance Kerala (FTAK), particularly recommend this vegan recipe made with Liberation Fairtrade Oven Baked Salted Cashews and Peanuts. I was blown away by the energy and enthusiasm of the women FTAK farmers in particular when I visited them in the midst of harvest season earlier this year. FTAK’s Vice-Chair Aniamma Roy has helped to create a thriving community loan scheme through which female farmers are growing healthy, zero food miles produce for their families and supporting their kids’ education. Aniamma has a daughter training to be a nurse and a son studying for a degree in physics – neither would have been possible without regular sales of Fairtrade nuts.
Liberate your tastebuds, empower small-scale nut producers and celebrate with us!
Saturday 22 October 2016 marks National Nut Day. Visit chooseliberation for more details.