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Solidarity

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Solidarity

It is in times of crisis that we recognize the value of a person, a people. Thanks to the solidarity of Quebecers, and thanks in particular to the Facebook group "J'achète Québécois, j'achète local" my business held up during confinement. Thank you all, and thank the group administrators who recommended as a company. A big thank you from the bottom of my heart. This pandemic made the government and the people of Quebec realize that we had to be more self-sufficient and less dependent on other countries for our basic necessities. When it comes to our food, we ...

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Update on the world vanilla crisis

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Update on the world vanilla crisis

Many things are told in the media, but few of these stories really come close to reality, because reality is multifactorial, on the one hand; and that it affects actors in the sector differently, whether one is a producer, collector, exporter or trader ... and whether one has it in Madagascar or elsewhere. Indeed, if each vanilla exporting country meets its own market realities, it is undeniable that the tribulations of Madagascar have an influence on international prices. It is often said here that when the United States sneezes, Canada catches a cold; it is the same...

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Warning! Beginning of the "lean" period in Madagascar

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Warning! Beginning of the "lean" period in Madagascar

In Madagascar, this very feverish period at the end of the vanilla export campaign is called "lean". Indeed, from March 31, 2020, it will no longer be allowed to export vanilla, and this, until October 15, as you will see from reading the document below. This period is critical because the income that will allow the vanilla planters to live until October is now playing out. It is therefore time to reserve your vanilla stocks as the doors will close soon. Already, local collectors criss-cross the bush on a motorcycle to inquire about ...

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Touched in the heart!

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Touched in the heart!

What's so touching about a piece of cloth wrapped in a few products? Hope. Monica Nayebare is a proud representative of the new African generation, proud, joyful, passionate and hopeful. Barely 27 years old, she set up a business exporting Ugandan products to the international market. Vanilla (hum hum!), Shea butter and sesame seeds. It's a good start! But the most astonishing and touching thing is to receive these very correctly wrapped samples with love and hope ... we feel it very well! And at his expense! What pride! You can imagine that Monica is really my ...

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Madagascar caviar for your homemade extracts

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Madagascar caviar for your homemade extracts

When you start making your extracts with our split vanilla, you can't go back. To make the tastiest vanilla extract in the world, this is the one for you and here's why: Vanillin, which is the most aromatic molecule of the hundreds of aromas that make up the taste of vanilla , only develops in the last weeks of ripening. The job of a good vanilla grower is to pick the fruits of the vanilla tree one by one as close as possible to the peak of ripening of the vanilla, too early, the vanilla is not very aromatic; But...

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