At LAFAZA, we learned about the vanilla trade in a different way. Two of the founders lived and worked with local vanilla farmers associations in Madagascar as Peace Corps volunteers, and the other members of the American team have spent many years working working side by side with farmers in Madagascar.

Originally named From The Field Trading Company, we established our business to create more equitable, direct trade linkages between farmers and consumers, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable way. Between multiple bases in Madagascar and our warehouse in California, we manage the entire process of bringing gourmet LAFAZA vanilla products from farmers directly to you.

LAFAZA is the Malagasy name for a beautiful tree that grows in the lush tropical forests of Madagascar. Buying LAFAZA vanilla products helps conserve forests and protect the many endemic species that call them home.