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This bonkers-amazing small batch vanilla extract is made right here in Minnesota from fair-wage, sustainably sourced, certified organic vanilla beans from Madagascar. Have you ever thought about where vanilla extract comes from? Perhaps it's because it's so, well, VANILLA, but the problems and potential surrounding the humble "plain" flavor is just as fraught with colonialism, peril, and--most important to your muffins--subpar imitations and mysterious chemicals that impact the taste as with fair trade coffee or fair wage chocolate. Enter The Vanilla Bean Project. By investing with progressive vanilla bean farmers and supporting local grower cooperatives and women-owned businesses, the beans do good in the communities in which they are grown. By investing in the shockingly aromatic, deeply resonant flavor, and charmingly designed bottle you are doing good in your pantry shelves.