Add an exotic flair to your kitchen and support Guatemalan farmers at the same time with a trio of unique and unexpected spice blends. The J.M. Thomason companies works closely with Heifer project participants to cultivate the cardamom, coffee and chilis that flavor their Garam Masala, Gaucho Espresso and Parisian Pastry blends. A generous portion of each sale benefits Heifer International.
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Trio of J.M. Thomason Seasoning Blends
A portion of your purchase goes to support Heifer's mission of helping hardworking farmers around the world achieve a livable wage with dignity and hope.
Garam Masala Spice elevates the taste of pan-fried meat or any curry sauce- 6 oz. tin.
Gaucho Espresso, a blend of espresso & chilies lends a smoky flavor to grilled meats- 5 oz. tin.
Parisian Pastry combines brown sugar, cinnamon and spices for a subtly sweet flavor- 7 oz. tin.
Sourced in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala
Supporting Small-Scale Farmers
Cardamom crops thrive in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala when farmers there overcome pervasive threats of pests and poverty. Through training, education and gifts of cardamom seeds, beehives and coffee plants, Promesa Cardamiel is helping 1,006 spice farmers like Elvira Pec Beb of Alta Verapaz boost yields, reach profitable markets and lift themselves out of poverty and onward to better livelihoods.
How does my purchase make an impact?
Increase in income and assets
By focusing on strengthening the value chains that link farmers to markets, we are furthering collaboration among the producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, transporters and consumers.
Food Security and Nutrition
We train and support small-scale farmers to achieve year-round availability and access to diverse and nutritious food, as well as provide access to water and improved sanitation.
Fostering Women's Empowerment
Our projects seek to increase women’s participation in decision-making at the household and community levels, as well as their access to income and assets and leadership roles.