Ginger is our jam because it's fruity, slightly sweet, and yet, has a powerful spicy heat. This one is just the right amount more pungent than most, making it a baker's dream.
Burlap & Barrel partners directly with small farms to source single-origin, biodynamically-grown spices.
Why we love it
Which spice has the most personality? Ginger, obviously. It's sweet. It's fruity. It's got a hair-bending heat. And this one here is all of the above, multiplied by five. Grown in Vietnam and picked at its peak, it's a lot more potent than the ginger most of us are used to. Use it to elevate your baked goods, but don't forget about all those savory dishes that want in on the fun (re: stir fry and curry).
How it does good
Making a positive social impact and a low environmental impact
Burlap & Barrel sources their spices directly from farmer cooperatives and small farms. They visit each of these farms, spending time with the employees to learn about the economic, social, and environmental implications of their methods. Every decision they make is fueled by their goal to end inequality and exploitation in the food industry. They do this by connecting small farms to high-value markets, educating consumers about the impact of product traceability, and sourcing unique foods that are grown using biodynamic and organic techniques.
responsible sourcingBurlap & Barrel uses fair trade practices when working with small, international farms.
low carbon footprintIngredients are sourced directly, shortening the supply chain and reducing the distance the product has to travel.