Curious beginnings

Curious beginnings: My Journey to Yellow Seed Growing up, I was a curious and quirky kid who chased grasshoppers and made my own rules. But as a teenager, I was bullied and began to withdraw and shut down. By high school, I pretty much felt invisible. I didn’t fit in. I lost a connection to […]

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What is Collaborative Trade?

Yellow Seed’s website emerged as a platform for Collaborative Trade. We make people, products and resources visible so trade can happen with greater transparency and ease.   Collaborative Trade is fundamentally about people, uniting individuals working in production, logistics and markets, by providing opportunities for each person to help create systems that work better for everyone involved. Collaborative Trade […]

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Our Markets Today: Cacao

Juana knows firsthand the ways that current markets don’t serve farmers or buyers well. The fact that she is an award-winning native cacao farmer in Peru doesn’t mean that buyers can find her or that her traditional methods produce enough yield to meet minimum shipping requirements. Juana’s only option is to sell her precious beans for below-market […]

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Co-creative cacao in action: Cacao Makers Meetup

Date: September 13, 2014, International Chocolate Day  Location: Oakland, CA Yellow Seed gathered individuals and chocolate makers, including three Californian small-batch operations, to talk about Yellow Seed and how we might best support craft chocolate making. In attendance were: David Menkes, LetterPress Chocolate, LA Eli Curtis and Tracey Britton, Bisou Chocolate, Berkeley Richard and Landen […]

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Seeding Yellow Seed

Yellow Seed celebrates Earth Day with the launch of its Collaborative Project. The project originated from asking the simple question, “What if there was an easier way to connect small-scale farmers who make quality food products around with world with people who want to support high quality and ecologically produced food?” Cacao, the co-creation facilitator We […]

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