Vanilla ~ LAFAZA Pure Ground Organic Madagascar Vanilla
LAFAZA organic vanilla is one of the few items we sell that we don’t process ourselves. We met the founders in 2015 at the Oakland Farmers Market when Local Spicery was just starting out, and from the beginning, we appreciated their approach and commitment to their business ideals:
• to create sustainable, direct supply chains that protect the environment;
• to follow fair trade practices that support farmer livelihoods;
• and to only offer the highest-quality natural products to their customers.
LAFAZA grew out of a Peace Corps connection in Madagascar, and they continue to work directly with village farmers. Certified Organic Vanilla beans are sun-cured and dried to remove nearly all of the moisture in the pod. The beans are then ground to a fine powder and sealed in glass jars, keeping their delicious taste locked inside! Nothing added, nothing lost.
Organic Pure Ground Vanilla makes a convenient and delicious addition to baked goods, spice rubs, coffee, tea, specialty drinks, smoothies, dry mixes, and can be used in many recipes as a substitute for vanilla beans or vanilla extract. Use 1/2 teaspoon of ground vanilla to replace 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Each jar contains 1 ounce of the highest-quality pure ground Madagascar vanilla.
Chef AJ’s dessert demonstration using our vanilla: LINK