Giving Back

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

Well Earth Partnership: Fennel from Turkey

Our fennel is sourced from a long-standing Well Earth partner in Turkey. It’s a local variety of sweet fennel grown in the region around the village of Tefenni in the southwest part of Turkey.

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Well Earth Partnership: Fennel from Turkey

Blue Birds International School

Blue Birds International School is a non-profit organization built and managed by a Frontier Co-op Well Earth partner in Amroha, India. The school's stated mission is to provide "a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes sound values, self-discipline, motivation and excellence in learning.

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Blue Birds International School

Well Earth Partnership: Pepper from Vietnam

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is not native to Vietnam, but it grows well there. The country's economic reforms in the 1990s boosted pepper production and export and Vietnam has become the world’s top black pepper exporter.

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Well Earth Partnership: Pepper from Vietnam

Rodale Institute Midwest Organic Center at Etzel Sugar Grove Farm

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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Rodale Institute Midwest Organic Center at Etzel Sugar Grove Farm

HACAP Food Reservoir

The Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) Food Reservoir is a nonprofit organization committed to providing food to the hungry. A Feeding America network member agency and American Institute of Baking (AIB) food safety accredited food bank, the HACAP Food Reservoir works in collaboration with community partners and businesses along with 105 non-profit partner agencies in seven counties of Eastern Iowa.

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HACAP Food Reservoir

ETC Group

As part of our 2017 giving back program, Frontier Co-op has donated $30,000 to support research by the non-profit ETC Group to address the environmental, social justice and food system impacts of next‐generation genetic engineering techniques, known as GMOs 2.

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ETC Group

Kirkwood Hospitality Arts Study Abroad Scholarship

Frontier Co-op is a long-time supporter of Kirkwood Community College's Hospitality Arts Department. In addition to monetary donations, we provide spices for the instructional kitchens of their Culinary Arts program.

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Kirkwood Hospitality Arts Study Abroad Scholarship

Well Earth Partnership: Cumin from India

In Rajasthan, India, our Well Earth partner Swani Spice Mills works with 250 farmers across several villages to produce high quality, organic cumin seed (Cuminum cyminum). To ensure strict adherence to organic growing principles, Swani Spice deploys an agricultural support team that visits farmers and provides training and guidance on the most productive ways to produce an organic crop.

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Well Earth Partnership: Cumin from India

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