Better Health Better Taste Better Life
OFF THE BEATEN PATH-
Mari-Mann Herb Co., Inc.™ (also known as Mari-Mann Herbs™ or Mari-Mann™) health food store is nestled in the country setting of one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest herb farms, offering a unique experience for all. We offer homemade gourmet food products like sauces, dips, seasonings and spices, and teas (including our famous house blend Berry-Berry Tea™). We also offer a large selection of the best quality natural supplements and fragrance products. In addition, the owners lead tours of the herb farm and host many cooking shows featuring local chefs. Programs are available discussing the “Herbs of the Bible™” and the many uses of “God-given” herbs. Mari-Mann works with experts from throughout the world to educate our customers and staff on holistic health.
We invite our customers to sit in the pavilion overlooking the gardens and meditate or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We are a destination and offer a place of solace and peace.
A FAMILY BUSINESS-
Mari-Mann started in the mid 1970’s in Maribeth King’s home kitchen. She began teaching healthy ways to cook with herbs and spices in her home, selling her homemade products to friends and to the public. Mike King, her son and current owner remembers putting together the Mari-Dilly Dip™ packets around the kitchen table when he was in high school. Maribeth began traveling to local festivals selling specialty herbal products. In the late 70’s, she and her husband Bob, opened a small retail store in the country and started the herb farm with their sons Mike and Joel. After their father’s death, Mike came into the business full time in September 1983.
Maribeth’s other son, Joel worked with Maribeth in the kitchen carrying on her tradition of gourmet cooking with herbs and spices until he retired.
We continue making Mari-Mann’s™ core gourmet food products, like our famous Spoon Herbal Sauce™, using Maribeth’s secret family recipes to keep her traditions and her memory alive at Mari-Mann. We host at least two High Tea Parties every year, offer private events, cooking shows and summer outdoor BBQs as well.
QUALITY IS NUMBER ONE-
All our products are carefully vetted for quality and efficacy. As a chemist, scientist and herbal specialist Mike often communicates with other scientists and frequently tours the production facilities and quality control labs where the supplements are prepared. “I know my botanicals; I know the growers and I know they are good people and honest about their products. We offer the highest quality at the lowest cost on alternates that work!”
Mike is an educator, reminding everyone that eating right, exercising, taking supplements, having a belief in something greater than self and living a good healthy lifestyle is not only good for you, but can prevent many diseases and ailments. “Your body was designed to heal itself when given the proper care.”
Mike takes his role as a natural health educator very seriously. He’s dedicated to studying supplements and alternative medicines, passing that information on to our staff and customers. “What we do is educate and make sure our customers get the latest information.”
Mike also has two local radio shows and has written for health magazines. He keeps a very close eye on new studies featuring natural remedies for almost every ailment. “I have to prepare and document everything,” he says. “People know that I am reliable and knowledgeable.” Mike has built such a strong reputation that local journalists often come to him as a source for alternative information.
MORE THAN HERBS-
Mike, a chemist, has invented many fragrance products. The King Dry Fragrance™ division of Mari-Mann™ creates private label and innovative products to repel insects and freshen the air, which are sold worldwide. Maribeth was a cancer survivor, so Mike was inspired to create natural products as an alternative to the traditional chemical products on the market. Our fragrance and repellant products are safe and environmentally friendly, keeping the protection of health and environment at the forefront of Mike’s work.
Mari-Mann™ offers a preferred membership that provides customers with exclusive discounts. Today, there are over 13,000 preferred members across the country and the list keeps on growing.
Mari-Mann™ has grown from our humble beginnings in the family kitchen to one of the oldest and largest herb gardens in the Midwest. “Officially recognized as an Illinois Herb Garden” there are Illinois tourist attraction signs off the Interstate near Decatur, guiding people from around the world to Mari-Mann. At a time when many small businesses in America are struggling, we continue to thrive by meeting the needs of our customers in every facet of the natural, alternative and gourmet markets. We invite you to visit and find out for yourself. Thank you for taking the time to shop with us!