The Faces of Thanksgiving

It is said that the greatest of virtues is gratitude. At HQO, we believe this to be true and thank each and every one of our customers, employees, partners and family farmers for the blessings they bestow upon us daily.  Scroll down and see how together, we have used our resources to do some great things in 2012.

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Raju w Mustard Seed Grower India - Nov 2012

HQO CEO, Raju, celebrating a long-term relationship HQO has had with a fourth generation mustard seed grower India.

Tom in Peru w Snow Peas - Sept 2012

Tom, an organic grower in Peru, is able to build an almost extinct crop of Lucuma in addition to other organic ingredients because of a new partnership with HQO.

Cardamom Trip Nicaragua Children - Oct 2012

A Fair Trade cardamom grower in Nicaragua is able to build a new school for these children based on the new Fair Trade agreements HQO has established.

Ginger Farmers in Peru

Our VP of Supply Chain, Toby, is standing with some hard-working ginger farmers in Peru. Together we worked to solve a significant logistical challenge the Peruvian farmers had of trucking their product over 10 hours to have it dehydrated. Using the expertise from our world-wide network of growers, we were able to help the farmers test air drying with success. Fossil fuels, time and labor are saved and both the farmer and our customers gain value for their product.


Rwanda women carrying water until well installed

HQO has been working with these Rwandan women to help build a better water supply and test organic crops. Soon they will no longer need to carry water from the reservoir and will have opportunities to create income for their family from the organic crops they grow.

Founded by the SEKEM Development Foundation, an arm of one of our major growing partners, SEKEM, and the Abouleish Foundation, Heliopolis University is the first university of its kind in North Africa totally dedicated to sustainable development.


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