Fairtrade Fortnight takes place between February 23 and March 8 to raise awareness about the importance of Fairtrade in improving working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

Initially, Crealy is launching Pura Fairtrade coffee, tea, hot chocolate and sugar. The new Fairtrade refreshments are being supplied by Miko, based on Marsh Barton, Exeter. In addition, visitors to Crealy can also now buy FairBreak chocolate bars and GeoBar cereal bars, both of which are Fairtrade.

All bananas sold to visitors or offered to staff as part of their lunch, are also now Fairtrade. Crealy will be celebrating Fairtrade bananas on March 6 as part of the Fairtrade Fortnight ‘Go Bananas’ day.

"This is really exciting for Crealy as we are now able to offer great tasting coffee and tea, with equally great Fairtrade credentials. Crealy is a family business and farming is an integral part of what Crealy is all about," said hospitality manager Liam Armstrong.

"It makes sense that Crealy should only offer our guests coffee and tea which has been grown and manufactured by producers and farmers who are paid fairly, have decent working conditions and are environmentally sustainable, as these are factors we offer our own staff and expect of our local suppliers."