Did you know that our products are also organic?
This means that our products that we sell to you are fully selected with care and love, while we also make sure that our products don't contain any kind of pesticides. This happens through a multitude of rigid processes, with vital elements of care and control in place at each stage.
We love this quote, because it really simplifies everything: “Organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use of man-made fertilisers, pesticides; growth regulators and livestock feed additives” - we pride ourselves in this notion, and are always going to continue with this, to give you only the best quality vanilla! Essentially, organic products may be described as being ‘closer to the earth’, and products might feel more natural to consumers. (Not like that manufactured vanilla extract you may find in supermarkets! These are of low quality, and definitely are not ‘close to the earth’).
Adding onto this, less than 1% of the world’s vanilla flavour comes from real beans.
Check out the linked article from the BBC right here; it's very informative. Did you also know that artificial vanillin is made mostly from petrochemicals, and sometimes even coal and tar? This is another reason to buy organic vanilla!
But how do the organic standards apply to our products? Our organic and Fairtrade pods are grown on professional farms, many of which are run by families who specialise in maintaining specific organic standards, while farmers always make every effort to attract Fairtrade traders. This extra care helps to ensure the vanillin yield per pod is high.
The organic standards must meet the EU Organic Regulation, and farmers are always ensuring the health and well-being of their workers, environment and their consumers whilst also respecting nature.
As the National Organic Standards Board explains it, the goal of organic agriculture is "to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people." (https://www.frontiercoop.com/community/about/what-is-organic)