MaraNatha® is one of America's largest producers of high-quality natural and organic nut butters. We specialize in many varieties of delicious peanut butter, nutritious almond butter, luscious macadamia nut butter and creamy cashew butter. Born of the purest ingredients, with no trans fats, hydrogenated oils or preservatives, our wholesome nut butters are the perfect choice for nut-lovers who enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
The MaraNatha story is the classic American tale of two entrepreneurs - Robert and Chris Plotnik, pioneers in the distribution of natural foods who shared a commitment to promoting good health and preserving our environment. When the Plotniks first founded MaraNatha in Ashland, Oregon in 1982, the company distributed dried fruit from the California Central Valley to small natural food stores in Oregon and Washington. As their business grew, the Plotniks created their own line of natural and organic products, including creamy and flavorful micro-batch peanut and nut butters, which quickly became a regional hit. As demand for the MaraNatha line grew, the Plotnicks decided to leave the distribution side of the business so they could concentrate on crafting the nut and seed butters that had created a loyal following among MaraNatha fans.
From that point on, MaraNatha has grown in leaps and bounds. In fact, over the last three years we have expanded by between 20 and 30 percent annually with the backing of The Hain Celestial Group, our parent company and one of the nation's largest producers of natural and organic food. Today, both our national distribution and our sales to larger food companies are growing steadily, our support from devoted customers within the natural foods community is skyrocketing, and we are one of the nation's leading producers of natural and organic nut butters.
The secret to our success is a business strategy that is as simple and wholesome as our products: Make delicious, high-quality natural and organic foods that suit an active and healthy lifestyle. To do this, we source nuts only from environmentally sensitive growers. We use only the highest quality ingredients, and we inspect every product for safety at each point in the production process - from raw materials, to the jarred nut butters that reach grocery stores nationwide. We produce all of our nut butters in our Ashland facility under the watchful eye of our dedicated employees, many of whom have been part of the MaraNatha family for two decades or more. In short, we do everything we can to provide our customers with alternative foods that taste great, ensure good health and respect our environment.