We try to source as locally and naturally as possible, supporting our small-scale farmers and helping them improve their farms and growing practices.
The Maseno Agricultural Training Center in Western Kenya produces peanut butter made from a combination of Uganda Red and Homa Bay groundnuts, grown by farmers in the region. The ATC conducts training programs and runs a small business incubator for local farmers, encouraging them to explore sustainable farming and business practices. They started producing peanut butter as a low cost solution to iron and protein deficiencies in Nyanza county and to provide an affordable, healthy alternative to artificial food spreads.
Ndali grows its own vanilla on their farm in Western Uganda and buys from over 1000 Fairtrade certified farmers in the nearby Mountains of the Moon. Farmers receive a premium price for the very best vanilla plus a bonus that's invested into their community. Ndali produces some of the best and purest organic vanilla and is one of only a few Fairtrade vanillas in the world. To learn more, visit Ndali Vanilla.
Butter and cream cheese
Brown's Cheese is a second generation family-run farm nestled among the beautiful tea plantations of Tigoni. Run on purely biodynamic and organic principles, Brown's butter and cheese are made from milk from over 3,000 smallholder farmers in the area. In addition to buying locally, Brown's works with farmers to increase the quality and production of their milk. To learn more, visit Brown's Cheese.