At From the Field, we believe trade is about exchange: exchange of ideas, exchange of cultures, and exchange of products. Our staff and partners recognize not only the importance of money economies to rural communities, but also the real role that social and natural economies play in fostering a high quality of life.
Nathaniel Delafield, Co-Founder, helps repair a village roof.
That is why our business model works directly with Malagasy rural farmer associations, supporting existing local systems that lead to strong communities and healthy environments. This model allows our clients to know where their products are coming from, and fosters a more direct link between growers of vanilla beans and those who appreciate gourmet products.