Fairtrade Forum round-up

The winner of the Great Bakeoff at the Montrose Farmers Market last Saturday was Linda Broadley (as seen in last week’s photograph), with an entry of Brazilian Brownies made from Fairtrade materials.

She will compete against winners from other Angus towns in the final at Forfar Farmers Market this Saturday.

The result was announced by Montrose Fairtrade Forum chairman Ian Sykes, who thanked Carol Robbie, market manager of Angus Farmers Market, for judging the entries.

He also presented the first ever issue of local Window Stickers to Drew McDonald, local manager of Scotmid Cooperative, who have been generous supporters of Fairtrade in Angus for a number of years. These stickers, containing the Town’s Fairtrade Logo, and headed ‘Montrose Fairtrade Town’ state that “We are proud to support Fairtrade” and are intended for display as a daily reminder to local shoppers. Copies were also given to Madisons Coffee shop and are being offered to other Fairtrade caterers and retailers in the town.

The Fairtrade Stall sold about £150 of goods, thanks to the efforts of Pamela Robinson (Forum Secretary), Linda Broadley, and Ian and Pat Sykes, while Fairtrade Town leaflets were distributed by David Calder (Montrose Academy Fairtrade group) and Peter Stevens (Publicity).