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.
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.
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.
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.
Stewardship Our Growers Our Prairie Quality Sustainability
Our Growers We meet personally with growers whenever possible and help them improve their livelihood through true partnerships built upon mutual respect for quality botanicals and sound social and environmental practices. Our Well Earth sustainable sourcing program is built on the expertise we've gained from over three decades of experience buying botanicals.
Organizations We Support
American Herbal Products Association American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry representing the growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbal products. AHPA founded in 1983 with the mission to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products.