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.

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NewBo City Market

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.

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Grow: Johnson County

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.

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Indian Creek Nature Center

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.

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Cooperative Community Funds

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

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.

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Parsley — A Quality Choice

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.

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Rosemary — A Quality Choice

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.

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Foster Farm Botanicals

Well Earth Partnership: Saffron from Afghanistan

Frontier Co-op Saffron is sourced from a Well Earth partner formed by U.S.

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Well Earth Partnership: Saffron from Afghanistan

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.

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Well Earth Partnership: Bay Leaf from Turkey

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