Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Have you tried Singing Dog Vanilla?

I remembered reading that Singing Dog Vanilla was located in Eugene, Oregon.  Knowing we would be visiting in the area, our host, Pete, called the local number and spoke with co-owner, Marty.  Marty invited us down to visit even though he said it was just a simple warehouse.  What excitement as Diane, Pete, the Trout and I made our way to Singing Dog Vanilla.

The philosophy of this company is to produce organic, non-GMO and high quality products.  Just speaking to Marty, one could hear the pride in his product,  as it should be.

Fair Trade Plus is a partnership between family farmers and companies that bring the produce to markets.  In this case, the product is vanilla from Papua, New Guinea.  The name, Singing Dog, comes from the breed of dog, found in New Guinea.  It is a dog that does not bark, but sings.  On the website, you can actually hear a dog singing.

Products being produced are vanilla extract, tea, coffee, vanilla beans, paste, lip balm and now even vanilla salt.  (This is reportedly great on popcorn.)  Packing materials are sustainable such as cardboard, cornstarch packing material and reusable tea bags.  This is a company that will go far.  Good luck to Marty and his crew.  We loved our visit.

I stocked up on several items while in town.  I see that the products at this time are not available in Florida, but you can order them by mail.  The vanilla bean paste....I can hardly wait to try it.  I think it will have to wait until fall when I am back home in my own kitchen.  Baking in a travel trailer seems a little bit daunting. 


  1. I'm from Eugene - love their products.

  2. Y'all are just TOO CUTE in your t-shirts! Look like you are having so much fun! Love to see it and hear of your adventures!! I can hardly wait to hear of what you concoct with that vanilla bean paste. ;) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

  3. Susan, I'm still chuckling at the three of us in those t-shirts. Such fun... so many laughs.

    I'm working on a blog and see I better hurry or I won't have anything to tell... not. LOL

  4. What a great company! You'll love your vanilla paste :)

  5. Thanks for the heads up on this vanilla. When I'm out, I'll pay a visit to their products.

  6. How fun Susan! Sounds like you're having a wonderful summer! I'm crazy for vanilla bean paste - it's quite the amazing stuff!

  7. You guys look like you are having such fun with your cute tee shirts and all. The vanilla paste sounds fabulous. I can understand why you might wait until you get back to Florida.