Meet Our Vanilla Farmers and Curers
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(Photo: Our growers/curers sorting and drying vanilla beans in Suva, Fiji)
Much like wine or coffee or chocolate, vanilla cultivation is both an art and a science requiring immeasurable devotion, wisdom, and care. At Jones & Company, it is our delight and honor to bring you the literal fruits of the labor of the most phenomenal farmers in the world.
Our 375 ml. specialty vanilla extract bottles, vanilla bean test tubes, and 500 ml. vanilla sugar jars offer you a rare opportunity to sample the highest quality vanilla and, at the same time, support local farmers who painstakingly grow these marvelous vanilla beans for us.
We provide one-time or ongoing support, training and encouragement to small plot vanilla growers and curers throughout the vanilla growing-regions of the world.
Our financial and/or technical support has and can consist of: startup vanilla stock, onsite training, third party training, gifts of the Vanilla Handbook and firm commitments to purchase.
We have provided support to growers/curers in:
- Africa – Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and Uganda
- Fiji – Vanua Levu, Viti Levu, and the remote outer islands
- Papua New Guinea
- United States – Florida and Hawaii
Our goal is to give small growers and curers—in remote growing regions that produce small yields but high-quality vanilla beans—a reliable and prosperous marketplace to sell their harvest and thus provide income and stability for their families and communities.
Normally, these smaller plot growers have limited access to traders and extractors due to low volumes. As a result, their beans often may not make it to market, and if they do, rarely achieve fair market pricing.
Your purchases change that and allow us to showcase their ongoing labor of love.
Ten percent of our specialty vanillas of the world net proceeds go to support our grower/curer/trainer worldwide networks.