Plump Pods organic vanilla Vanillan planifolia – grown and cured in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, in the Matale District. The tropical climate of the region is ideally suited to growing vanilla beans and supports a small, boutique vanilla industry, which is growing. The particular growing conditions, the soil, local climate, farming techniques and curing methods all contribute to the unique flavors and attributes of Plump Pod vanilla beans.
Plump Pods procures directly from producers through their farmers co-op. The direct trade model (following Fair Trade principles) has an enormous social impact by putting more money back in the hands of local farmers. This ensures micro, small and medium sized farms are viable, helping to lift the rural communities out of poverty.
The co-op prioritises teaching and assisting the local rural farmers to improve their organic farming practices to produce nutrient-rich, finest quality produce. They take an holistic view of the long term sustainability of the farms, businesses, rural communities, local environment and their trading partners, doing what they can to implement green initiatives that reduce their impact of on the planet for future generations of farmers.