October is Fair Trade Month, and Turnip Truck founder John Dyke has teamed up with Fairtrade America to promote Fair Trade and Gender Equality.

While 60-80% of the world’s food is produced by women, many still face gender inequity daily. Turnip Truck and Fairtrade America enlisted Nashville muralist Tarabella Aversa (www.tarabellaaversa.com) to paint West African cocoa farmer Rosine Bekoin on the West Nashville store at 5001 Charlotte Avenue.

Self-employed, Rosine owns and runs the farm she inherited from her mother – a rarity for women in her native Africa. Click here for more of Rosine’s inspiring story.

Throughout the month of October, Turnip Truck will feature Fairtrade America certified products and drawings at all locations. Stop by to learn more — and enter to win!

For more information on Fairtrade America and certification, go to Fairtrade America. 


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