The Maine Crisp Company

Our Story

Our mission is to delight you.

Maine Crisp is a family affair, born from the coast-to-coast culinary obsessions of Karen and Steve Getz and their two grown daughters – Rachel, a chef, and Claire, who owns production and quality control from headquarters in Waterville, Maine.

Cracker-creator Karen is a patient, persistent perfectionist who makes extraordinary foods from simple ingredients inspired by the bounty that surrounds her. While living in California in the 80’s, she and Steve became enlightened about extraordinary bread. When they moved the family to Pennsylvania, they wanted to keep devouring delicious bread so they built a wood-fired oven, captured wild yeast, milled organic flour and turned artisan bread-baking into the family’s after-school activity. Next, their culinary wanderings led them to purchase a dairy farm in Vermont, where Karen became a farmstead cheesemaker, tweaking and testing her way to produce award-winning raw-milk cheeses that were featured at New York’s finest cheese shops and four-star restaurants. A trip to Japan with Claire and Rachel in a quest to experience the delicate nuances of hand rolled and cut buckwheat soba noodles inspired Karen to use gluten-free Maine-grown buckwheat as the backdrop for her unpretentiously good crisps.

Maine Crisps are made in good spirit, from the best possible natural ingredients, responsibly farmed.