As the Grand-daughter of an accomplished Missouri agriculture professor, farming was in Phyllis’ blood. The company, “Three Stuck Nuts (TS Nuts),” was conceived in 2005 from a producing Macadamia Nut farm.
Aunt Phyllis cultivated a private grove using only organic fertilizers and no sprays to ensure proper nutrition for some select trees.
Making macadamia nut butter was not the first thought when the farm was purchased, but became a vision when the price of nuts went drastically down. While many farmers were plowing their fields and raising coffee, Phyllis decided to make a value-added product to preserve the trees and ensure the the success of the farm.
The dream of making locally grown Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Butter to be sold in a major Health Food chain began in January 2008. It became a reality in March 2009, when Whole Foods opened the doors of their first store in Kahala, on the island of O`ahu in the State of Hawai`i, and offered Aunt Phyllis' delicious “mac nut” butters.
Aunt Phyllis’ Macadamia Nut Butters
Phyllis Maureen Stine, owner
2100 Kaiwiki Road, Hilo, Hawai`i 96720