Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters from scratch in Durham. North Carolina is a top peanut producer, and Big Spoon Roasters does its part supporting sustainable peanut agriculture. They source high quality nuts and other ingredients from local producers when possible, and from trusted, transparent farms and producers who share their philosophy that food matters to our health, our happiness, and the well-being of our planet.
Mark Overbay founded Big Spoon Roasters with his wife, Megan, in 2011. The coarse texture of their nut butters mimicks that of the hand-crushed peanut butters Mark had encountered in the rural farming community in Zimbabwe where he served in the Peace Corps in the 1990s. Inspired to recreate the African nut butter, Mark began roasting and milling nuts in his home kitchen, and then turned the enterprise into a business.
Big Spoon Roasters crafts the nut butter in small batches, roasting the nuts and measuring the ingredients to the gram. The roasted nuts are milled into a coarse nut butter, which is then mixed with other ingredients, like sea salt and raw wildflower honey. Jars are filled and labeled by hand. Their website boasts, “The only way to get fresher nut butter is to make it yourself.” Visit Big Spoon Roasters online at http://bigspoonroasters.com/.