I strive to create nutrient dense food that will fuel my body, help achieve optimal health,
and satisfy a desire for delicious meals. Local Spicery helps me accomplish my cooking goals.
~ Tami Kramer, Nutmeg Notebook
How we met Tami & Tom
We first met Tami Kramer and her wingman, Tom, at a WFPB conference in Sacramento. We were instantly drawn to their enthusiasm for healthy food, fresh flavors, and an approach to cooking that makes it easy to create lovely chopped salads on short order. We bonded over a shared love of Central American flavors, and sweet, aromatic spices. They went home with a bunch of new spices to try, and we went home with new friends and a growing curiosity about the plant-based lifestyle.
Tami has been following a whole-food plant-based lifestyle since 2013. Through dietary changes she was able to lower her LDL Cholesterol and avoid taking statins. She was also able to achieve a healthy weight, and more importantly, she has been maintaining her 50-pound weight loss since 2015. On her blog and YouTube channel called Nutmeg Notebook, Tami shares her love of a healthy, whole-food plant-based lifestyle that is salt, oil, and sugar free. She is well known for her beautiful chopped salads and her weekly food batch prep. Working smarter not harder in the kitchen, she shares her proven tips, recipes and kitchen short cuts to make this lifestyle easier. Tami helps you get healthy and stay healthy, one meal at a time. You can follow Nutmeg Notebook on social media at the following links:
Local Spicery’s Story
At Local Spicery, we personally mill, blend, package, and sell our products when they are at their peak of freshness. We can offer maximum flavor and aroma because we mill only what we need in small batches. Our products are all natural – no additives, artificial coloring or radiation.
We know how important our food is to people living a healthy lifestyle. This is why we offer so many salt-free options, as well as a hard commitment to no irradiation or Ethylene Oxide, no GMOs, no added gluten, no MSG, no fillers of any kind. Just pure, natural food, locally processed and packaged by hand. And heart.
Local Spicery is owned and operated by Nicholas and Evelyn, a husband and wife team who met more than 30 years ago while working in engineering and construction. In 2012, the two embarked on an exciting, new and altogether different adventure for the empty-nest phase of their lives … we commissioned a custom-built, state-of-the-art spice mill and started a spice company!
We currently use four different milling technologies (hammer mill, blade mill, plate mill, and burr mill) which allows us to mill practically anything, and gives us superb control and flexibility in particle size, so we can be creative when developing our artisanal salad dressings, rubs and herb blends, and not simply pulverize ingredients to a powder.
In a few short years, we went from selling our products at farmers markets, to working with creative chefs and high-end restaurants, to opening our first retail store on Ark Row in Tiburon, California. In 2018, we bought a neglected gold rush era brick building in historic Marysville that had sat unused for 40 years. We have completely reconstructed it into our own state-of-the-art mill and processing plant. Here we do our processing, as well as internet order fulfillment. We occasionally host cooking classes and lectures upstairs in our demonstration kitchen.