WIN! two tickets to an exclusive screening on National Nut Day with Liberation Nuts in London, 22nd October 2015.
The winner and a friend will see an exclusive screening of our short film about Bolivian brazil nut gatherers and their incredible journey. They will sample Liberation nut-inspired canapés and also have the chance to meet some of our producers from around the world. If you can't make the screening an alternative prize will be offered. See the official T&C's for more details. 18 yrs and over.
Good Morning! In the final instalment of Richard's wonderful blog from Bolivia he describes the workshops we held for our co-ops and gatherers and the motivation behind them. We thought it would make good Sunday morning reading, and if you haven't read the series, we highly recommend you do.
Here's a Friday Foodie teaser for you.. Watch chef Joe Hurd prepare 'Peanut, Cashew and Habas Fritas Guacamole in a Chilli and Coriander Frittata Wrap' using our 'Oven Baked Peppercorn Peanuts with Cashews and Habas Fritas'.
Thursday, 22 October 2015 marks National Nut Day – Our day to shout from the rooftops about fair trade nuts and in particular nuts from small-scale producers – Producers who simply want a fair reward for their labour. To mark the occasion, this year we’ve been in the kitchen with TV chef Joe Hurd to create three nutterly delicious dishes inspired by our range of savoury nuts. These recipes will all be available in full next week but in the meantime here are three trailers to whet your appetite. We’d love you to SHARE these with your friends. Talk to us: #ChooseLiberation #CookingWithNuts Talk about National Nut Day: #NationalNutDay #NutDay15 Trailer.. Peanut, Cashew and Habas Fritas Guacamole in a Chilli and Coriander Frittata Wrap Trailer.. Pulled Pork Tostados with Peanut, Cashew, Chilli and Lime-Slaw Trailer.. Peanut and Cashew Curry with Raita, Red Chilli and Chapati Bread ... read more
My trip coincided with workshops on Quality, Supply Chain and Communication which were conducted by James, a Peruvian best described as an outreach project leader who was working with ‘our man in Bolivia’ Feliciano. The workshops were coordinated and organised by Twin & Liberation, Twin being one of our trading partners and shareholders in Liberation. Brazil nut gatherers can spend weeks in the forest collecting the nuts, these are then carried by hand, motorbike or boat back to central collecting points before they are sent to processing plants before export, which is complex process making the supply chain, communication and transparency even more difficult than in a more conventional set up. Brazil nut co-operatives have challenges like any business, such things as market and currency fluctuations, adverse weather conditions and the complexity of managing contract processors to shell and pack nuts at origin. The groups with whom Liberation work COINACAPA, ACEBA and Aire Muje supply good quality nuts, and we identified a need to help and support communication and information flows which affect the performance of the co-ops. Liberation has invested time and resources in re-opening communication channels and creating new ones to improve the ability of the co-op to survive, prosper and become a stronger trading partner over time. Through training initiatives, the workshops we held demonstrated to the management and gatherers within the three Brazil nut co-operatives how the nuts they have gathered were packaged and bought in the UK, something many had never seen before. We also discussed with them the impact of the supply of other types of nuts, all of this was clear and importantly made relevant to... read more