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Rodelle is one of the largest authentic vanilla extract manufacturers in the US. Our vanilla customers depend on us to develop exceptional flavoring options. When you trust Rodelle to be your go-to supplier for vanilla and other flavor needs, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ll always get a consistently excellent product for a fair price.
In today’s connected world, people want to know much more about the food they buy and consume than they have in the past. We appreciate and embrace their desire for information. Testament to our commitment to transparency are our direct relationships with vanilla farmers and streamlined supply chain. Over the years, Rodelle has focused on projects that improve the overall standard of living in vanilla bean-growing regions such as Madagascar and Uganda. Dedicated to doing more than just creating better baking ingredients, Rodelle is devoted to changing lives.
With over 80 years of experience, Rodelle is an industry leader with a dedicated global team. Our joint-ventures with vanilla farmers extend around the world from Madagascar, Uganda, Indonesia and beyond. Rodelle boasts a vertically integrated vanilla supply chain that is rarely matched in the industry. Traditional supply chains are complex and filled with middle men and processes that lead to unnecessary costs and stress on the product. The team at Rodelle has removed links in that long, complex chain. Rodelle invests in relationships worldwide that help produce a Farmer-focused, vertically-integrated supply chain.
In 2015, we partnered with Sahanala Madagascar, an employee-owned cooperative of more than 2,100 vanilla farmers that gives 100 percent of its profits back to each farmer-owner. This strong partnership establishes a catalog of vanilla products that are grown by a Rodelle Farming Partnership and then carefully extracted by Rodelle’s team of vanilla experts. Sahanala sells their vanilla beans for a fair price directly to Rodelle. This strong partnership establishes a farm-to-table vanilla extract that is traceable through farmer registration and strict purchasing practices. Rodelle and Federation Sahanala Vanille (FSV) utilize a mobile system to maintain traceability of vanilla beans from the farmers within Sahanala. We employ two-way engagement with extension workers visiting each farmer to collect information from each site and share information to enrich the farmers’ experience. A core aspect of the program is agricultural education and promoting farming best practices - this is essential to increase crop yields and establishing a more stable industry that is less likely to fluctuate between boom and bust cycles, which provides more certainty for the farmers involved in the program.
Rodelle has also implemented social programs for medical care, food security and water access, and reliable education. A staff of trained nurses and doctors are situated within the villages. The team provides medical care beyond the standard government system in Madagascar. They also record community health data to be able to provide better assistance and proactive support. A food bank program has been established to aid with farming communities during the rainy season from December to April when food is scarce. Rice is available at a discounted price to all Sahanala members. Social engagement is focused on collecting and providing education services within the communities including recording student and teacher attendance and provide supporting infrastructure within the education system. Rodelle is thrilled to contribute to Sahanala members, improve vanilla farmers’ quality of life and help to build a middle class in Madagascar.
Rodelle strives to provide every customer with remarkable world-class service and support. Whether you need to have a flavor profile matched or want to create something unique, our research and development team can help create the perfect flavor to complement your carefully selected list of ingredients. At Rodelle, we use a unique combination of vanilla beans, state-of-the-art extraction techniques, and a never-rushed aging process. The Rodelle team believes that your success is our success and we invite you to become a part of a better way to source your vanilla and gourmet flavorings and to enjoy the benefits of a fair handshake and the Value of Vanilla. From farm to table, our farming partners, customers and consumers all benefit.