Finding Fair Trade: North Bay
A region with it's own robust argiculture and food culture, the North Bay Area, and in particular Marin, has quite a few sources for fair trade food. Napa has the lowest population and fewer fair trade sources. Solano county is a rapidly growing county and the availability of fair trade items will increase as the county grows. The North Bay has two fair trade towns, Santa Rosa and Healdsburg both of which are in Sonoma county. Marin county's highest concentration of fair trade food providers is in the southern portions closest to San Francisco. Fair trade coffee is always easy to find and some restaurants and caterers offer fair trade coffee and desserts.
Coast Roast Coffee, Organic Peruvian.
Purchased at Petaluma Market in Petaluma.
Nutty, a little flat for my taste but I like dark roasts. Part of the problem could have been that it was already ground and who knows how long it had been sitting on the shelf. The packaging is airtight though which is good. This is a direct fair trade product, though the taste was milder than I usually like in a coffee the effect was stronger. I looked into this and contrary to popular belief, the darker the roast the less caffeine in the bean.