Our History

Illustration of Old Trade Ships at Port

Since 1917 WM. E. MARTIN & SONS CO., INC. has been an integral part of the American spice trade.

While our shipments initially arrived on clipper ships, over 90 years later we have daily arrivals of 40’ ocean containers and have grown into one of the largest importers of spices in America. We strive to maintain fresh inventories of the world’s finest spices, seeds and herbs utilizing four generations of world wide sourcing contacts to offer the most competitive prices in today’s market.

The Martin processing facility is able to reclean and/or grind the full line of spices used in today’s food industry. Our factory has received the highest possible rating of “Superior” by the American Institute of Baking (AIB). A comprehensive HACCP program is also in effect.

As members of the American Spice Trade Association (ASTA) we are constantly updated on the latest in both industry and government standards and trends. Both of our facilities are regularly inspected to ensure the highest possible cleanliness standards and all of our products are certified “OU” Kosher.

In addition to a full line of spices, herbs and seeds we also carry dehydrated onion, garlic, parsley and other vegetables along with a complete line of raisins and allied products. We are BRC Certified and in full compliance with FDA regulations and food safety standards.

Please give us a call or send us an email and let us demonstrate the service, quality and savings that four generations of hard work has enabled us to offer.