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How We Met Brittany Jaroudi
We first became aware of Brittany through social media years ago and instantly saw her as a kindred spirit with her infectious optimism and no-nonsense approach to nutrition. We have been intrigued by her recipes and then noticed that she was purchasing spices through our website. We also discovered that she was on the Board of the National Health Association, an organization that we support, and realized that we had several mutual friends.
With all of these connections, we decided to reach out to her, and we fast became co-conspirators on a number of collaborations that you will be hearing about soon. Like many of you, we haven’t yet shared the air of the same room with her, but she instantly felt like we had been friends for a long time. We are grateful for the work that she does, and proud to be associated with her.
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.