Fairtrade Falmouth has traditionally crammed its public activities into the annual Fairtrade Fortnight, but this year will focus its efforts on April to coincide with the arrival in port of the Tres Hombres cargo ship.

The ship is a “fair trading, wind powered cargo ship” carrying cocoa beans and rum from the Caribbean.

Its arrival in Falmouth in April is expected to be the first of many future visits, bringing fairly traded goods straight into Falmouth harbour.

With such an “exciting opportunity to promote the significance of global ethical trade” there will be a public meeting in Falmouth’s council chamber at 10am next Friday, March 14, to develop a new Fairtrade Food Club that will be launched during the Tres Hombres’s visit.

Rachel Lay, of Fairtrade Falmouth, said: “Please join us on the 14th to help develop this project and help plan the celebration for the visit of the Tres Hombres.

There will be Fairtrade refreshments and tasters for you to try.”

For more information about Fairtrade Falmouth visit www.falmouthalive.org.uk and look under groups, or call 01326 317587.