Blackwell’s Organic Gelato Sources Fair Trade Ingredients


RED BANK, NJ ~ Blackwell’s Organic is the First and Only Frozen Dessert Company to Have
At Least One Fair Trade Certified Ingredient in Every Flavor ~ Blackwell’s Organic Gelato and Sorbetto has partnered with TransFair USA to exhibit within their booth #5463 at the 2008 Fancy Food Show in NYC. TransFair USA is the nation’s only independent, third-party certifier of Fair Trade Certified products and Blackwell’s Organic is the only frozen dessert company that has at least one Fair Trade Certified ingredient in every flavor.

Blackwell’s Organic will be sampling four of their 11 delectable flavors at the show.  Attendees will get to try their deep Dark Bittersweet Chocolate, Espresso, award-winning Raspberry Sorbetto and their refreshing Orange Sorbetto. 100% of the chocolate, cocoa, coffee and evaporated cane juice in these flavors are organic as well as Fair Trade Certified.  This family owned company hand crafts each flavor in small batches.  Family members actually puree all the fruit for the sorbettos and brew the coffee for the coffee gelato.

Consumers can find Blackwell’s’ Organic super premium frozen desserts at specialty and gourmet retailers in the NY metro area, NJ and PA for SRP of $9 per pint. Blackwell’s Organic products are also available at Whole Foods Market in NY, NJ and southern CT. The full line of Blackwell’s Organic Gelatos and Sorbettos can be purchased online at for shipping throughout the Continental USA.

“From day one we knew our gelatos and sorbettos would be made with Fair Trade Certified ingredients.
Fair Trade is something we are passionate about and it was the only way we would do business,” said Marcia Blackwell, Founder of Blackwell’s Organic. “We look forward to sampling our delicious desserts and sharing our views on the importance of Fair Trade Certified ingredients and products.”

Blackwell’s Organic was named by the readers of Edible Jersey Magazine as their 2008 Local Hero-Food Artisan and that their Raspberry Sorbetto is a SOFI silver finalist in the USDA Organic Category at the 2008 Fancy Food Show in NY.

In the June issue of New Jersey Life Magazine, the editors said “New Jersey-based Blackwell’s Organic creates soy gelato and fruit sorbetto made from the finest organic ingredients that you will not be able to resist. Rather than rely on sugary toppings and wacky combos, quality and depth of flavor reign in Blackwell’s 100% vegan and cholesterol-free treats.”

Also at the Fancy Food Show, On Saturday June 28 at 2pm, Marcia Blackwell will speak as part of a panel discussion entitled, “Taking Your Products to the Marketplace”.  Marcia will share some of the secrets to her success, Do’s, Don’t and resources.  Other panelists include Tim Ashman, Ashman Manufacturing Company; Adam Borden, Bradmer Foods, LLC; Bob Sickles, Sickle Market, LLC.
The Moderator is Marsha Echols, NASFT Legal Counsel.

About Blackwell’s Organic Gelato
Blackwell’s Organic is NJ’s first and only certified organic, dairy-free gelato and fruit sorbetto manufacturer. The company – headquartered in Red Bank – was started by Marcia and Tom Blackwell in 2005. Blackwell’s Organic is dedicated to using ingredients that come from farmers and suppliers devoted to sustainable agriculture, resource conservation, and Fair Trade.

The classic, healthful frozen desserts are handmade in the Italian tradition, using the highest quality certified organic ingredients including Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa, chocolate, coffee and evaporated cane juice. Blackwell’s Organic is distributed in NY, NJ, PA and CT.  To learn more about Blackwell’s Organic, their products and upcoming events, please visit: and

About TransFair USA
TransFair USA is the only independent, third-party certifier of Fair Trade Certified™ products in the United States. TransFair USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies offering Fair Trade Certified products and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods were paid fair prices and wages. TransFair USA certifies coffee, tea, herbs, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, rice, sugar, honey, bananas and flowers.  Visit

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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