Bake A Difference With Gingerbread!

As Autumn sets in it is time to trade our summer ice creams for something a bit more warming. Spices like ginger and cinnamon have long been used to keep the chills at bay, but also taste delicious.

These spices come from far away, such as ginger from Sri Lanka and nutmeg from India, and are often grown on small family farms, by farmers who rely on their spices to make a living. Fairtrade is helping those farmers to make a more secure living.

This term, we are asking you to bake some gingerbread, and sell it at your Christmas Fayre to help us raise money to bring Fairtrade to more farmers and workers. This means we can challenge unfair trade and ensure farmers get to a place where they can feed and educate their children and look forward to an independent future.

There are many different spices in gingerbread, and during this activity you can find out about the farmers in India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and beyond who grow the spices we enjoy.

If you have ordered your pack it will be with you next week . It contains a recipe for Fairtrade gingerbread, an assembly, ideas for decorating your stall and a fun board game all about Fairtrade gingerbread.

If you haven’t ordered a pack, or if your Christmas Fayre is happening this week – don’t worry! All of the resources are available to download on the right, including the assembly plan and board game and the recipe, event poster and stencils for your event.

Click here for some places to buy Fairtrade herbs and spices.

We hope you have fun baking a difference with gingerbread! Do share your stories and photos with us on Twitter (@FairtradeUKEd) and by email ( – we’d love to see them!

The money you raise will help support the projects that we run to bring Fairtrade to more farmers and workers, and to deepen the difference Fairtrade makes to their lives.

If there’s anything you want to know about your donation or the Fairtrade Foundation’s work, please get in touch on 020 3301 5041 or email