The Fair Trade Shop

Surely, many of you have heard of Giada De Laurentiis, a well-known celebrity chef. The following is a true story regarding her connection to our Women’s Bean Project vendor. In 2011, WBP held a contest for lentil soup recipes. The last submission to the contest was from Giada. She won the competition. When asked what she would like the soup to be named, the answer was, “Giada DeLaurentiis Lentil Soup, of course.” The Bean Project entered a new era in its history and there was enthusiasm that bled into every aspect of the organization. It is visible in the numbers and in the successful sales of “Lentil Soup Mix recipe by Giada DeLaurentiis” for the following twelve years.

There is a deep belief in the Women’s Bean Project mission, that every woman has the power to change their lives through employment. The job skills they learn and community they build during their time with WBP can stay with them for a lifetime.

We have Giada’s Lentil Soup mix, plus mixes for Cream Scones, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, Chocolate Brownies, Snickerdoodle Cookies, a variety of Spice Blends, Dog Treats and others in our FAIR TRADE SHOP, STONE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 8 SO. PARK ROW, CLINTON. These and MANY, MANY MORE uniquely handcrafted gift items from 38 different countries can be found in our shop from 10am to 4pm every Thursday and SECOND SATURDAYS. Purchasing fair trade items ensures artisans and small farmers fair wages and healthy working conditions, providing dignity, sustainabledevelopment and hope for marginalized people. LET US BE YOUR GO-TO GIFT SHOP! Visit us at  or