About Frontier Co-op

Since 1976, Frontier Co-op has been showing the world that Doing Good, Works.

Doing Good, Works.

Now more than 40,000-member owners strong, we’re dedicated to sourcing the highest quality spices, herbs and botanical products through our Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic® and Aura Cacia® brands — all while creating life-changing opportunities for our growers, employees and their families. We’re driven by a simple purpose: to do good by our people and planet. And to create a stronger company built on a commitment to quality and sustainability.

Our History

Each year, Frontier Co-op gives back 4% of its pre-tax profits to causes and organizations around the world that inspire wellness in communities where our products are produced. 1970-79 Begin selling herbs and spices to local co-ops as a two-person operation in a small riverside cabin.

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Our History

What is Organic?

Frontier Co-op was one of the first suppliers to actively advocate organic products and organic agriculture — and we're thrilled with the strong and steady growth of organics in the natural products, and now mainstream, marketplace. We carried our first organic products in 1978, and became a certified organic processor as soon as that program was available.

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What is Organic?

Management Team

Management Team Frontier has assembled a team of managers with both the business skills and personal qualities to maintain the high standards for products, service and responsibility that have been the company's tradition. Tony Bedard Chief Executive Officer Tony leads Frontier’s mission to nourish people and planet with a passion for doing good that is rooted in operational excellence and service work.

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Management Team

Awards

2017 Frontier Co-op Saffron Threads have been named to Clean Eating magazine’s “2017 Clean Choice Awards” in the exotic spice category. 2016 Frontier Co-op's Organic Ceylon Cinnamon has been named to Clean Eating magazine's "2016 Clean Choice Awards" in the spice category.

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Awards

Health & Wellness

At Frontier Co-op, we don’t just offer a paycheck – we provide an enriching experience that enhances a healthy work/life balance. Our unique benefits package is truly helpful and meaningful to our employees.

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Health & Wellness

Quality

You can trust our products. We have the skills resources necessary to find and buy top botanical products from around the world — and to make sure that those products have no adulteration, fillers or questionable ingredients.

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Quality

Stewardship

We're committed to the health and welfare of the environment and all the people involved with producing and consuming our botanical products. .

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Stewardship

Giving Back

Each year, Frontier Co-op gives back 4% of its pre-tax profits to causes and organizations around the world that inspire wellness in communities where our products are produced. .

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Giving Back

Table to Table

Table to Table, in nearby Iowa City, is feeding the hungry, homeless and at-risk populations of their community with tons of wholesome edible food that would otherwise go into the local landfill. Each week, Table to Table saves over 40,000 pounds of wholesome food from the landfill by collecting it from donors and distributing it through agencies that serve those in need.

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Table to Table

Coralville Community Food Pantry

The Coralville Community Food Pantry partners with its community to help meet the basic needs for food and personal care items for those who need assistance. Individuals and families can visit the pantry once a week to select from an array high-quality food and personal care items.

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Coralville Community Food Pantry

Find out how our vanilla is putting people before profit