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.
NewBo City Market
NewBo City Market is a dynamic public space — and gathering place — promoting health, happiness, and well-being in the heart of the New Bohemia District near downtown Cedar Rapids. This remarkable nonprofit organization is home to unique food and retail business start-ups, farmers and artisans markets, and numerous events — community arts, entertainment and educational.
Grow: Johnson County
Grow: Johnson County is a hunger-relief and educational farm not far from our North Liberty facility in Iowa City, IA. The three-acre farm grows organic fruits and vegetables that are donated to local hunger-relief agencies and provides hands-on gardening and farming experience for community members of all ages and backgrounds.
Indian Creek Nature Center
Frontier Co-op has given $150,000 to the Indian Creek Nature Center’s Etzel Sugar Grove Farm project. The funds will be used to help develop an organic farm to educate and feed the local community.
Cooperative Community Funds
As a member-owned co-op ourselves, Frontier is a strong supporter of co-ops. Many of the sourcing partners that supply our products are co-ops, and we support them by helping build their businesses and funding projects that help their communities.
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.
Parsley — A Quality Choice
There are two main types of parsley — the familiar curly leaf and flat-leaf. We sell only the more robustly flavored flat leaf parsley (sometimes called Italian parsley) Petroselinum crispum var.
Rosemary — A Quality Choice
Farmers like Victor, one of the small growers supplying our rosemary, have been working in harmony with nature in the Sierra Mariola National Park for decades. For Victor, it only seems logical that such beauty is preserved through the use of organic farming practices.
Foster Farm Botanicals
One of the key objectives of the Frontier Co-op Global Sourcing Department is to expand organic farming in the United States and abroad. We continually look for opportunities to collaborate with farms and processors not only to source quality organic products, but also to be a resource supporting organic agriculture.
Well Earth Partnership: Saffron from Afghanistan
Frontier Co-op Saffron is sourced from a Well Earth partner formed by U.S.
Well Earth Partnership: Bay Leaf from Turkey
Our organic bay leaf (also known as laurel leaf) is wild harvested in northwest Turkey through our Well Earth partner Kutas. the world's largest laurel producer.