• Wood-carvers of Oaxaca
  • The UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, 2016-2030
  • Mariana Cobos (in blue), Fair Trade banana producer in Ecuador

WELCOME to Mankato Fair Trade

  WELCOME to Mankato - the first Fair Trade Town in Minnesota (declared October 24, 2011)! - and to the work of Mankato Fair Trade.

MFT (formerly MAFTTI) has, since June 2009, promoted Fair Trade in our part of the Minnesota River Valley, about 83 miles south-west of the Twin Cities. Our main focus has been on the major retail center of Mankato (40,000). MFT also tries to engage those interested in Fair Trade in North Mankato (13,000) and St.Peter (11,000). 

To read Mankato's Fair Trade journey, click here.

 Holiday Show
You are invited to a Zoom Holiday Show
Please click the link to join:
Webinar ID: 938 5793 5187

Participating Businesses:  
New Ulm's Own
Sticks & Stones
Global Mamas
Fair Chic Jewelry
Beans Coffee
Ten Thousand Vllages
St. Peter Food Coop

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Ten Thousand Villages Kiosk

2020 presents us with a challenging holiday shopping season. Due to the pandemic, Ten Thousand Villages, Mountain Lake, will not have the kiosk in the River Hills Mall.  However, you can still support the store in Mountain Lake by ordering at www.tenthousandvillages.com and selecting the store when you view your shopping cart.  
For detailed instructions, please download this PDF

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 Gift Guides & Holiday Recipes

 Holiday Package


To help take some of the stress out of your holiday preparations, Fair Trade Campaigns rounded up a collection of Fair Trade gift guides and recipes right here.

The holiday season is a time to gather and give thanks with family and friends. However you celebrate, adding Fair Trade to your festivities spreads the holiday cheer to farmers, workers and artisans around the world.

With every Fair Trade gift your give and every Fair Trade ingredient you use, your purchase supports sustainable livelihoods and helps fund development projects in producer communities.
Learn more about your impact.

Food Justice

 November's Fair Trade Theme is Food Justice, a movement directed towards creating an equitable, just, and healthy food system for all.


Upcoming Events:

  • Nov 19 9:30pm EST: Join Friends of Family Farmers to watch the documentary Gather, an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.
  • Dec 1 8:00am EST: Food Tank's Virtual Summit will set the stage for the 2021 United Nations World Food Systems Summit, the event will explore what it will take to end hunger, improve health, sustain livelihoods, and protect the natural environment.


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
 Martin Luther King Jr.

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