Fair Trade Markets Capital Region NY


The Fair Trade Markets are organized entirely by volunteers. If you would like to be involved with future Fair Trade Markets in the Capital Region, or would like advice about running your own Fair Trade event, please get in touch via our Contact Us page.

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development.  Its purpose is to create opportunities for producers who have been economically disadvantaged or marginalized by the conventional trading systems.


Fair Trade works to eradicate institutional as well as individual acts of injustice including:

bribery, child labor, corruption, destruction of the environment, exploitation of persons or resources, gender inequality, hunger, poverty and slavery.

With thanks to Manchester United Methodist Social Justice Ministry, Manchester MO for this definition