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Whether you're reaching out with a product question, inquiring about a tasting at your workplace, looking for your next wedding flavor or would like to mentor as part of our employment training program, we'd love to hear from you! Either fill out the form to the right, or shoot us a note at We'll be in touch soon!

Healthy, gourmet nut butters that provide job skills training to women in need.



We're changing women's lives.


Through an inclusive work environment and on-the-job training, we take an individualized approach to meet women where they’re at, regardless of their background and previous job history.  We cultivate a space for women to grow in confidence and skills, providing a stepping stone to their next phase of employment. Success looks different for each woman who joins our team, and our goal is to be a guide in helping them reach their personal and professional goals.


Homelessness is a real issue in our city of Portland, OR. Women trying to get back on their feet often have the motivation to work, but lack the skills, experience, or confidence to be hired by an employer. Through conversation we learned that a part-time job (just 10-20 hours a week) would have a huge impact on their ability to save up while searching for housing, and give them the job experience and confidence they need to make the transition into longer term employment.

Through the sale of delicious and healthy nut butters, we hire women overcoming adversity to work with us part-time, giving them an opportunity to learn everything from sales and marketing to working in a commercial kitchen space. After 6-12 months in our employment training program, they have the job skills, on-the-job mentoring and ultimately the confidence to transition into their next phase of life.

We are convinced that if you create economic and personal stability in a woman’s life, the trickle down effect to her family and community will be powerful and dramatic. So not only are our nut butters good for you (hello, healthy fats and no added sugar), but you can feel good eating them because they help to spread good, too.



It’s great being able to work closely with my bosses (who are very encouraging and understanding) and experience firsthand how their business structure is formed and maintained. I love getting the opportunity to take ownership on a certain task and that my bosses trust me to do it well!
— R.G., Ground Up Intern

This woman can label for hours on end, with a smile on her face and music blasting in her headphones. We’re excited to introduce you to J! Learn more about her here. >>

Bonnie joined our team in the last stages of her pregnancy, and still hustled harder than anyone. Read Bonnie’s story (in her words). >>

Marie is our current filling machine master—and brings such a warm and bright presence to our team. Read more about her here! >>

Meet Tiffany

The first person to master our filling machine, Tiffany was a crucial member of our kitchen team—and we are so proud of her for moving on to full-time work elsewhere! Learn more about her story. >>

"I am driven by the importance of advocating for someone who can’t advocate for themselves; everyone deserves to have a voice." Learn more about one of our top sales reps! >>

One of our first interns, Cynthia quickly mastered labeling, kitchen work, and even selling at events! Learn more about Cynthia here. >>


We're fortunate to be partnering with some incredible Portland-based organizations that enable us to run our employment training program. We are endlessly grateful for their support, referrals and expertise! Our partners include: