About Burlap & Barrel
Burlap & Barrel sources unique, beautiful spices for professional chefs and home cooks. As a Public Benefit Corporation, they partner directly with smallholder farmers to source spices that have never been available in the US before and help improve the livelihoods of their partner farmers.
Burlap & Barrel believes that the standard measures of sustainability must evolve to consider the conditions in which the farmers who drive global food supply chains earn their livelihoods. Single origin ingredients draw attention to the unique environments in which incredible ingredients grow and to the farmers with the expertise and commitment to grow them well.
The B&B team sources their spices directly from farmer cooperatives and small farms, bypassing brokers and middlemen who drive prices up and quality down. They visit farms and spend time with farmers, learning firsthand about the economic, social and cultural factors behind their farming methods, and they support them to improve the quality, quantity, and value of their products.