Camino chocolate comes from cocoa that is grown and harvested by small-scale family farmers in the South. Farmers who work their own land and are part of a co-operative in their regional area. These farmers have an opportunity to vote on key decisions and participate in the democratic process of being part of a co-operative. When the co-operative is certified fair trade, the farmers receive many benefits including a minimum floor price for their harvest, pre-harvest financing, access to training, and more.
Fair-trade chocolate ensures farmers receive reliable compensation that allows them to plan for the long-term future, as well as their cooperatives receive a social premium to invest in community infrastructure. That's why Muggy Mondays serves Camino Hot Chocolate every week. Sure we could go with typical hot chocolate... but there are all the reasons in the world not to. Camino products are available in most grocery and natural health food stores across Canada. Choosing Camino chocolate means farmers earn a fair price for their harvest and social premiums are contributed to the co-op allowing for the purchase of equipment or other resources. Switching to Camino is just one simple step towards a fair, healthy, sustainable future.