Whats really important? The people, the communities, Learn more obout our heritage.

We have partnered for more than a decade with the Quechua speaking communities who grow our organic maca roots and Quinua in the high Peruvian Andes.  We pay a floor price, which is above market price, for the maca roots. This allows the peasant producers with only a small land base to purchase basic necessities such as food which cannot be locally grown, clothing, transportation, school materials for their children and to live with dignity. Paying by a Fair Trade price has also permitted enough savings for a land-poor maca-growing community to build a low-heat solar dryer for drying the maca roots with technical assistance and an interest-free loan provided by our parent company Brown Mountain Harvest.


Sometimes we forget just how hard the farmer works on thier land just so that the rest of us can enjoy a healthy meal. We partner with farmers like Juan Ortigia not just to buy needed grains but also to help Juan live a better life.
The ceremony takes place before sowing and harvest, according to tradition and custom andina.

We pray for a prosperous and good crop harvest, through offerings to the gods of the earth.

Selecting only the best Quinua for Nutrachips is crucial.


Mary Stien is cutting and selecting some plants for testing at our quality control center.


Back at home base in the Province of Junín in Peru we carefully select only the best plants and roots for Nutrichips.