We get our Well Earth vanilla from small–scale farmers in Madagascar who are organized into a self–governing cooperative. Their vanilla processing is very decentralized, with the majority of the blanching and curing being done by the farmers themselves prior to sale to exporters, providing good quality beans with an excellent flavor profile.
In addition to fair pricing and expert agricultural training, we provide a stable market for our Well Earth partners' beans on an ongoing basis, an important factor in helping these marginal small farmers cope with the often volatile markets. Our Well Earth partnership also provides a means to help with community problems such as the lack of clean drinking water for the villages.
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