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Our Story

Take a behind-the-scenes peek at our history, our people and our values.

Our Mission is Simple

We are committed to creating a healthier world through regenerative organic farming and plant-forward lifestyles.
How We Do This
Plants With Purpose

Navitas Organics: Cultivating Goodness

Navitas (Nuh-vee-tus) is Latin for “energy.” We dedicate our energy to sourcing the most ethically grown, powerfully nutritious plant-based superfoods to give you the energy you need to thrive. Our devotion to regenerative organic agriculture and plant-based nutrition has been a hallmark of our company since day one (way back in 2003!). We wholeheartedly believe that maintaining a plant-forward diet is one of the best things we can do for the health and longevity of our bodies and our planet—and we’re using our business to help make that happen.

We are a Certified B Corporation®

As a B-Corp organization, our most important stakeholders are the planet and the people. At Navitas Organics we aspire to use the power of our business model to alleviate social and environmental problems we face today. Learn more about what it means to be a Certified B Corporation.

Quality Matters

We are known to be a bit obsessive about quality around here, but you don’t have to take our word for it. We run the gauntlet of rigorous third-party certifications and testing processes because we want to ensure top notch quality, efficacy and safety in our foods. Here are some of the certifications you’ll see on our packaging.

Organic is in our name, and organic is our game. We only source organic ingredients because it’s simply the best for your health and the environment. No pesticides, GMO’s or other toxic byproducts are used to grow or create our foods. Ever.

We believe in clean cultivation of our foods and ingredients, and that means avoiding all genetically modified organisms, or GMO's. GMO's are not allowed in any food product that is certified organic, so with our USDA Organic certification, you can be assured our foods are also non-GMO.

At Navitas Organics, we want to change the status quo for small shareholder farmers around the world. We aim to help address the growing inequality in the world’s farming communities by supporting sustainable, fair and safe farming practices through Fairtrade America

While all of our single ingredient superfoods are naturally gluten-free, we certify most of our snacks gluten free to ensure safety for anyone with gluten sensitivities to snack freely without worry of contamination.

All of our foods are vegan. We partner with Vegan Verified to certify our foods as free from animal products and support a system that promotes animal welfare and human health.

Many of our foods are certified Kosher through Earth Kosher for those with this specific dietary requirement.

The Navitas Organics Origin Story
It all started in Peru...

The Navitas Organics Origin Story

In 2003, curiosity about ancient cultures and the wisdom of traditional foods led founder Zach Adelman to a special collaboration with a small farmer cooperative in the altitudes of the Peruvian Andes. Through this partnership, Zach brought the wondrous health benefits of maca to the United States and thus, Navitas Naturals (now known as Navitas Organics) was born. In partnership with his wife, Meghan Adelman, the two built Navitas Organics to share their vision of building health and wellness for people and planet through nutritious food and organic farming at the core of the business.

Since 2003, we expanded our line to bring many more health-enhancing foods harnessing the power of plants to the masses. And today, we are an organic industry leader staying true to our commitment to share ancient, indigenous foods. Driven by the Adelmans’ vision, we continue our commitment to support causes that help reduce environmental burden and improve social and worker justice through ethical and regenerative agricultural practices.

“We uphold our promise of sourcing the best organic superfoods the world has to offer. Our passion is sharing these global treasures and living life positive as we do it.” Zach Adelman, Founder and CEO
This is Us

The Superfood People

A lot of hard work, a little bit of quirk. Meet a few members of #TeamNavitas with a contagious passion for plants.

Max
Fun Facts

Our guardian of all things environmentally-friendly since 2010. Thinks Maqui is the most underrated superfood out there. Proud title holder of "Fastest Navitian" (that's a foot race, btw)

Max Sustainability & Quality
Meredith
Fun Facts

Bringing the masses into the plant-based orbit since 2016. Our in-house intellectual, she digs in deep with all the facts one could know about our products. She has the highest side kick in the office thanks to her black belt in Tae Kwon Do. 

Meredith Product & Education
Arthur
Fun Facts

Human encyclopedia of product knowledge since 2013. As a certified personal trainer, he moonlights as our weight training coach 3 days a week. His real legend status sits with the 8-minute plank he held for a contest (and won, obvi).

Arthur Product & Nutrition
Heather
Fun Facts

Digital evangelizer of superfood goodness since 2018. Is known to start a spontaneous dance party at the drop of a hat - and will lip sync battle anyone to Salt n Peppa's Shoop. As an autoimmune warrior, she lives that "food is medicine" mantra. 

Heather Ecommerce & Marketing
Kali
Fun Facts

Believes in saving the world with nutrition. Working on it with Navitas since 2014. When off the clock, can be found living her best goat herder life in southern Maine.

Kali Sales
John
Fun Facts

Actual family in this family business, he's been keeping operations running smoothly since 2003. Often spotted on the soccer pitch on the weekends as a youth sports referee. 

John Logistics
Jody
Fun Facts

Keeping the marketing train running like a Swiss operation since 2018. Has survived 7 years and counting of raising twins without a drop of caffeine (gasp!) but compensates with always keeping active.

Jody Project Management
Dirk
Fun Facts

Living deep in Excel, he's been crunching the numbers since 2014. Don't let his trim appearance fool you - his ability to lift heavy is otherworldly. Literally powered by superfoods! 

Dirk Strategy & Analytics

Interested in joining our team of superfoodies?