Fair Trade Area at the 29th Hanse Sail
The “Engagement Global gGmbH” informs about the topic of “Fair Trade”. Picture: Lutz Zimmermann
Fair traded quinoa – What do we as consumers know about the journey from the Andes Mountains region to our plates? For 5.000 years, quinoa has been known as a staple food in South America and conquered the taste buds of Europeans in the last years. For those, who still don’t know quinoa, there will be the chance to try this “fruit” in our Fair Trade Area in various forms. The offered quinoa is verifiably 100% fair traded as well as many other products that will be presented at the harbour terrace in the city harbour.
All suppliers in the Fair Trade Area have self-committedly declared that at least two products or ingredients for meals or ice cream from their offerings are fair traded after German seal right and at least half of the products are sustainably grown from organic or regional farming.
Visitors will find delicious food of the restaurant “CarLo 615”, ice cream from the “Eiswerkstatt”, coffee and cake in the Fair Trade Café and wine of the “Fa.Schollenberger” as well as many products from the “Weltladen”.
The Fair Trade Community at the Hanse Sail committed themselves to reducing the non-compostable waste during the four event days to an amount that fits into a shoebox.
The motto for this is: reusable packaging and compostable tableware at the Fair Trade Area which is characterised by sustainability.
A big pagoda organized by “Engagement Global gGmbH” is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and provides information about “Fair Trade” and practical tips for everyone to make our world fairer.
Slowed Down Area
Vis-à-vis to the Fair Trade Area, the “Nordlys” will lie at berth 76 and will visually round off the maritime scenery. The ketsch, which was built in 1873, is one of the oldest trading sailing vessels and sails without motor. She brings fair produced and sustainable goods, like rum and chocolate, to Rostock.
There are many options to relax in this slowed down area, if you are tired from wandering around and watching ships. Beside the relaxed atmosphere and the offers, there are further reasons to stay for a while. Various music groups will be playing on the stage, one of them is SAOCO who will create hot Caribbean rhythms. A talk with international guests of the Sail will also entertain visitors. In addition to that, a coffee tasting with fair traded coffee from the company J.J. DARBOVEN is scheduled.
Thommi Baake, who is known from radio and television, will be hosting the whole event from Friday to Sunday. He will also act as comedian as well as present some musical treats on stage. Welcome to the Fair Trade Area of the Hanse Sail 2019 and Bon appétit with quinoa and co.!
Anke Dartsch/ Project Coordinator Fair Trade Area