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

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

Frontier Co-op Giving Fund

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation administers the Frontier Co-op Giving Fund, which is a donor-advised fund. This means that Frontier Co-op makes recommendations on grants, and the Community Foundation is responsible for ensuring that the grants meet regulations and for handling the grant-making process.

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Frontier Co-op Giving Fund

Well Earth

Our Well Earth sustainable sourcing program, started in 2007, is still going strong — adding supplier partners, increasing the volume of our products sourced through the program and helping grower communities around the world. We create true partnerships with the growers and communities who supply our products through the Well Earth program.

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Well Earth

Our Growers Well Being Community Nourishment Sustainability

Well Being Spices: Organic Vanilla Bean, Organic Vanilla Extract Country: Madagascar We source our premium-quality organic Bourbon vanilla beans from a group made up of thousands of small growers in Madagascar, who grow, hand-pollinate, and cure the beans. Through our Well Earth program, we were able to help dig 49 wells in 38 of our vanilla-farming communities.

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Our Growers Well Being Community Nourishment Sustainability

Sustainability Sustainability Report Facilities Energy Recycling and Waste Reduction

Sustainability Report Transparency is at the heart of true sustainability. Our publicly accessible, online Sustainability Report details our performance in seven key environmental and social areas — sourcing, products, packaging, customers, operations, employees and community— and compares the results with those from past years.

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Sustainability Sustainability Report Facilities Energy Recycling and Waste Reduction

Find out how our vanilla is putting people before profit