Vanilla is a slow art, an art that that requires both an intimate knowledge of the ingredient itself, and an absolute dedication to the craft of its harvesting, curing, and extraction. And, sustainable cultivation and processing requires long term and deep commitments to farmers and communities.
After five generations, sustainable vanilla remains Virginia Dare’s life’s work. Historically the standard against which the rest of the industry’s quality is measured, Virginia Dare’s vanilla extracts, concentrates, and oleoresins deliver the rich and complex flavor and aroma that define the ingredient.
About our speaker:
Henry Todd, VP International Operations, Virginia Dare
Henry Todd is an expert par excellence in the vanilla trade. With 25 years of field experience, he brings deep expertise in both business development and supply chain management. He specializes in improving profitability for forward thinking commodities buyers through insightful crop analysis, trust-based client relationships and a proven global perspective.
"One of the important things about [Virginia Dare's] presence in Madagascar is that it allows us to truly be a part of the social fabric in-country... part of our own sustainability effort is managing a large number of 'farmer direct' relationships." – Henry Todd, VP International Operations, Virginia Dare
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