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Concordia’s local and fair-trade Holiday Market goes virtual

DEC. 1-3: From farm baskets to ethical clothing — find the gift that feels right
November 24, 2020
By Shannon Baker

Woman wearing overalls sitting on leather couch holding wrapped present  in craft paper with red ribbon and candy cane Shop local and fair-trade to give presents that reflect your values. | Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash

Looking to find a unique holiday gift while also supporting local and fair-trade businesses? Concordia’s Holiday Market has got you covered — at home.

Organized by the Concordia Farmers’ Market, the Concordia Food Coalition and the Fairtrade Farmers Market, this year’s event will take place virtually from December 1 to 3. While the event is free, registration is required to attend.

The perfect gift

Find gifts for family and friends from local and fair-trade vendors and help encourage our local economy by giving presents that reflect your values.

Provide a community-supported agriculture basket subscription and help Quebec farmers. Or check out clothing made with fair-trade cotton and know that your gift was created by textile workers who are paid and treated fairly.

Fun for the holidays

Be sure to set aside some time to also enjoy the live and recorded events. Learn a few holiday tips and tricks for waste-free gift-wrapping, make a snow globe with Concordia Zero Waste Concordia coordinator Matt Leddy (BA 18), follow along with a sustainability-focused cooking series or just learn more about what fair trade means.


Register today to check out Concordia’s local and fair-trade virtual Holiday Market.

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