New Haitian Chocolate Bars


Singing Rooster’s New Haitian Chocolate Bars: 70% Dark, luscious chocolate bars, 5 choices, ONE really important reason:  Haiti’s cacao farmers win plain lemon with melt in your mouth ginger pieces orange crunch (toasted nibs) peanuts covered w/ moringa cinnamon/cayenne Haitian chocolate is rare and has notes of Red Fruit, Hazelnut, Jasmine, Licorice, and White Pepper.  Plus, our little includes (ginger, peanuts, orange, moringa & cinnamon) pay homage to all things important to Haiti. nonGMO      vegan      gluten &  soy free      superfood … Read More

Jute or Sisal Coffee Sacks work GREAT in the Garden


Hey Garden Store or Nursery:  Jute or Sisal Coffee Sacks work GREAT in the Garden Recycle Coffee Sacks: 4 Easy Steps for Growing Potatoes in a Recycled Coffee Jute or Sisal Sack Roll sack down (you’ll roll up / add dirt as plants grow). This is easiest with two people as the sack can be resistant depending on material. The sack should look like a thin doughnut. Add 3 inches of soil—enough to totally cover the bottom. This should be regular garden soil—nothing too rich. Potatoes … Read More

Apple Dumpling Day Recipe


Happy National Apple Dumpling Day!   Did you know apples rarely grow in tropical countries? Apples are hard to find at supermarkets in Latin America and the Caribbean – but really, who cares as long as you can eat Haitian mangoes and avocados! Apples are rich in antioxidants, flavanoids, and fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants are believed to help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Be grateful for our bounty by making an apple dumpling this weekend: purchase or make pastry for a double-crust pie … Read More

Metal Garden Art Beckons Birds

metal garden stake crane

Yep.  And Your customers will love the art and support the story. John Audubon (1785 – 1851) was born in Haiti to a French naval officer and his Creole mistress. He would be heart-broken to see Haiti’s present day ecology – one of the most environmentally devastated places on the planet. In a country with less than 5% forestation, it’s no surprise that Haiti lacks birds (water sheds, soil stability, shade, beauty that greenery brings). We’re Singing Rooster and offer retail and wholesale Haitian art. 100% of … Read More

Defy Superstition Day


September 13th  is the day to throw caution into the wind — walk under a ladder, cross paths with a black cat, hold an umbrella in a lightning storm while out golfing (okay, that’s not really a superstition – that’s just plain stupid).  But there are some weird superstitions roosters have never heard of: Pointing to a rainbow will cause you to lose your finger If you sweep the floor at night, the mother of the household will die (hey, put that broom away) Put … Read More

U.S. Dumps Peanuts on Haiti

U.S. dumps peanuts on Haiti

September 13th is National Peanut Day.  In spite of being a delicious and nutritious food, peanuts are causing a sticky situation in Haiti.  Is dumping peanuts on Haiti good or bad?  That’s the wrong question. After two years of a bumper peanut crop in the U.S. that was brought about by price subsidies paid to farmers by taxpayers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA ) is shipping surplus peanuts to Haiti. On the surface, this seems like a good idea:  kids are hungry, some starving. … Read More

International Literacy Day

National literacy Day, Haiti

September 8, 2016:   National literacy day is the PERFECT day to re-think how we respond to poverty. Haiti’s literacy rate is 64% for males and 57% for females. Nearby Latin American and other Caribbean boast a whopping 92% literacy rate. Why the big difference? 50% of Haitian children do not attend school 30% of children who do attend school, won’t see third grade Another 60% abandon school before sixth grade Very few Haitians 25 or older attend secondary school much less college or vocational school … Read More

School Fundraising

school fund raising fundraiser with coffee

School Fundraising Ideas:  use Haitian Coffee, Chocolate, Art Hey parents, kids, teachers:  Add  Fair Trade #Haitiancoffee, chocolate & art to your next school fundraiser & generate proceeds fast — while simultaneously supporting Haiti’s small producers. 80% of adults drink coffee Haitian coffee is excellent — chocolaty sweet with mellow citrus-highlights. It’s the perfect way to raise money. We offer different Roasts, Decaf AND Single Serve Haitian coffee 24 minimum, 12 ounce bags, flat ship Set your own retail price — earn a minimum of $3 a bag — over … Read More

Say hello to Papillon !

about papillion haiti

In other words, most orphans in Haiti aren’t really orphans. Why?  70% of parents are unemployed.  Jobless parents put children in orphanages out of need, not desire. Papillon is a Haitian social enterprise that markets artisan goods.  They create jobs for parents so that they may keep children at home.  They’re also environmentally conscience where products are made from recycled materials. Even if you’ve never heard of Papillon, you’re likely familiar with their jewelry.  This video shows how beads made from upcycled cereal boxes, clay, glass & brass are transformed … Read More

Wholesale Haitian Art for Gift & Garden Stores

garden art haiti fair trade

There’s something magical about specialty gift shops, fair trade stores, and garden centers.  They smell good.  They inspire. They calm. They create a sense of awe. Haitian art does this too, and we can help you put it on the shelves.  We’re Singing Rooster, a member of the Fair Trade Federation and an advocate for Haitian artists.  We’ve been working shoulder-to-shoulder with small producers in Haiti for years; your growing Millennial customer base supports stories like Singing Rooster’s. Our wholesale #Haitianart can help you put unique … Read More