The Nutty Gourmet, a Sacramento, California-based affiliate of Grower Direct Nut and family-owned walnut farm and processing facility, says it has donated 6,720 nut butter jars to UC Davis Medical Center. The company dropped off several hundred cases to the hospital.
“UC Davis is very close to our hearts,” VP of Sales and Marketing Tony Varni said. “As a fellow alum, I wanted to make sure our company did something to put a smile on the faces of these nurses and doctors who are risking their lives for our community day in and day out.”
While The Nutty Gourmet continues to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic, the company adopted multiple new safety protocols. This includes social distancing measures for staff members, protective gear for manufacturing employees, increased hand washing and sanitization, and remote work when feasible.
The Nutty Gourmet donated thousands of 10-oz. Pecan Praline Butter and Honey Walnut Butter jars that will be passed out to medical center staff.
In addition to Walmart and Sprouts, The Nutty Gourmet also sells its Sea Salt Walnuts at 1160 Tractor Supply Stores nationwide.
The Nutty Gourmet produces a variety of walnut, pistachio and pecan products, including nut butters, flours and dry nuts. The company operates a family-owned walnut farm and processing facility that produces sustainably grown, non-GMO walnut snacks direct from its orchards. It also sources nuts from local sustainability-focused farms around California. As part of the company’s mission to increase the accessibility to heart-healthy snacks, it only uses natural, non-genetically modified (non-GMO) ingredients in its products.