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HomePlate welcomes Kevin Tucker

Welcome to the team, Kevin!

We welcome Kevin Tucker to the HomePlate team as our General Manager. After a career in big CPG companies like Coke, ConAgra and Dean Foods, Kevin moved into private label and specialty food working with brands like IHOP and On The Border. Most recently, he worked to help grow startup brands Holy Kombucha, Daily Greens, Yummy Spoonfuls and Hail Merry Snacks. His experience in sales, marketing and operations makes him a great fit for HomePlate. Kevin replaces Don Marquess who left the firm in August 2017.

HomePlate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

These cookies are the perfect sweet treat to power up an upcoming workout or just an afternoon slump. Have fun mixing up the add-ins by swapping out the seeds and chocolate for chopped nuts and dried cranberries! The options (and the protein punch) are endless!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup HomePlate Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions:

In a large bowl, stir together oats through chocolate chips. Combine peanut butter and honey in a small bowl and microwave about 20 seconds, stir and microwave again until thinned (only a few more seconds). Add to the dry ingredients and stir well! Shape into cookies and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then store in a sealed container.

Enjoy!

HomePlate Peanut Butter Spotlight: Kerbey Lane Cafe

A feature from Kerbey Lane Cafe.

Partner Spotlight: HomePlate Peanut Butter

“Every summer, millions of Americans flock to their local minor league baseball stadiums to enjoy some wholesome family fun. It’s a chance to sit back and enjoy some baseball while splurging on classic snacks like hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, and maybe even some Crackerjack.

But what you might not know is that the players on the field are probably thinking about food as well. They’re hungry. The average minor leaguer makes something like $800 a month, which leaves little money to eat out regularly. That’s why so many players rely on an old staple – peanut butter – as a way to get the calories and protein they need to go out and play nine innings every day.
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Because players tend to be superstitious, they carry their peanut butter habit with them even when they make the big leagues. If you walk into the clubhouse of your favorite team, you’ll find peanut butter even though the players could easily afford to have steaks and sushi around the clock.

Of course, just about everyone loves peanut butter (with apologies to those who are allergic to nuts). The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is as American as apple pie. The rub is that most of the options we see on the shelves of our grocery store quite simply don’t taste good or are chock-full of stuff we can’t even pronounce. Even the natural alternatives aren’t very appealing, especially since you’re forced to constantly stir them up to keep the oil from seeping to the top.

If only there was a brand of peanut butter that offered all the healthy benefits of peanuts and tasted great as well.” Read more…

HomePlate Peanut Butter Review: Nomadic Texan

A review from blogger Nomadic Texan.

“For those of you that know me well, you are aware that the sport of baseball is a passion of mine. A few weeks ago I was surfing through Twitter and Instagram, as I do almost daily. I came across a new company named HOMEPLATE Peanut Butter. I began to read about it and realized it was headquartered in Austin Texas. I had met or come in contact with several of its founding members in my past as a business executive or at local baseball games. I am not sure exactly how Clint Greenleaf, the CEO and Co-Founder and I started talking, but the company ultimately offered samples for review. What you have to understand is I am not a fan of peanut butter, my wife is though. I agreed to “sample” the peanut butter and write a review and actually thought I would just let my wife tell me her thoughts.

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It was probably three or four days later that I received my care package from HOMEPLATE with a nice card from Clint. “No goopy oil layer, or gritty, chalky texture, just wholesome, great tasting peanut butter.” This was the quote on their website and helped me decide to try their peanut butter. The first jar I opened was the honey flavored peanut butter and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I ate the entire jar in three or four days and remember, I really am not a peanut butter fan. What was I going to do?” Read more…

 

Austin-Based HomePlate Peanut Butter is Ready for Big League Store

An excerpt from a feature from Time Warner Cable News.

Austin-Based HomePlate Peanut Butter is Ready for Big League Store

“An Austin-based peanut butter brand designed for baseball players in the minor leagues, is ready to grow and differentiate itself. Victor Diaz talks with Colin Pope of the Austin Business Journal about HomePlate Peanut Butter and its goal of expanding its workforce and its footprint into more stores by the end of the year.” More…

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Austin entrepreneur in sticky situation with thriving startup

HomePlate Peanut Butter was featured in an article in Austin Business Journal by Will Anderson, discussing what it is like working in the peanut butter industry.

Chew on This: Austin Entrepreneur in Sticky Situation with Thriving Startup

“From book publishing to food manufacturing, Austin serial entrepreneur Clint Greenleaf has made a career of starting companies in legacy industries mostly dominated by large corporations.

HomePlate Peanut Butter, with Greenleaf as CEO, is now sold in about 300 stores and widely eaten throughout the ranks of professional baseball. The nearly two-year-old company plans to expand to 1,500 stores by the end of the year and generate sales of about $1 million, Greenleaf said in a Q&A with Forbes magazine published Wednesday. HomePlate is looking to hire two employees in sales and marketing and expand its workforce to six by the end of the year.

Greenleaf moved his publishing company to Austin in 2004. On the difference between running Greenleaf Book Group LP in his 20s and leading HomePlate Peanut Butter in his 40s, Greenleaf told Forbes he has the advantage of experience.

‘Hopefully I have a more mature outlook on life,” he said. “Back then, I would work all the time and barely sleep. I could succeed just by throwing sweat at it. Now I can’t work that same way. I have to find new ways to work smarter and harder at the same time.”

Greenleaf moved from CEO to chairman of Greenleaf Book Group in 2014 and left the company in 2015 after he had HomePlate up and running.” Read more…

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Why is this Peanut Butter in Every MLB Clubhouse?

 from Fox Business, talks with HomePlate CEO Clint Greenleaf and founding partner Mike Lowell, on why HomePlate Peanut Butter is in every major league clubhouse.

Why is this Peanut Butter in Every MLB Clubhouse?

“Nothing says a day at the ballpark like hot dogs and cracker jacks. Well, until now.

Former major league players are now hoping to capitalize on the peanut butter industry with their new startup called HomePlate Peanut Butter—connecting America’s favorite pastime with America’s favorite peanut spread.

Mike Lowell, who played in the major leagues for 13 years for the New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, and Boston Red Sox, says he jumped in on the idea because he knows how much peanut butter played a role in his training—especially in the minor leagues.

“It was kind of a big staple of survival. Most guys are six feet, over 200 pounds. Meal money in the minor leagues was around $12 dollars a day. So, if you do that math that’s a lot of fast food and I think when you get into those clubhouses, you will see a lot of saltine crackers and peanut butter,” Lowell, a founding partner at HomePlate tells FOXBusiness.com.” Read more…

 

HomePlate on ESPN

We were recently featured on ESPN showing some of the Golden State Warriors enjoying HomePlate Peanut Butter. Watch below!

Source: http://bit.ly/1S7sXBh

Former PublisherTaking Peanut Butter Brand to the MLB

From an article in Forbes by author Darren Dahl, an interview with HomePlate Peanut Butter CEO Clint Greenleaf on how he went from being a publisher to running a peanut butter brand.

Moneyball: How a Former Publisher Is Taking His Peanut Butter Brand to the Major Leagues

“While peanuts and Cracker Jacks have long been associated with the game of baseball, you might not immediately connect peanut butter with America’s pastime. But the gooey spread has actually long been a staple in Major League clubhouses – mainly because players develop a habit of eating it as they make their way up from the minor leagues, where it serves as a cheap and reliable source of protein. Today, you’ll find one brand in particular served up in the clubhouse of every major league team: HomePlate Peanut Butter, a one-year-old startup based in Austin, Texas, founded by two former players and an entrepreneur named Clint Greenleaf. The company’s peanut butter is already sold in some 300 stores with plans to expand to 1,500 by the end of the year with sales topping $1 million.

I caught up with Greenleaf, who founded and later sold a publishing company, Greenleaf Book Group, and had a conversation that has been edited and condensed about how he got involved in a food startup and how he plans to become a national brand.” Read more…

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HomePlate Peanut Butter Bat Bag Bars

Whether you are prepping snacks for a little league game or need a quick bite of protein, HomePlate Peanut Butter Bat Bag Bars will do the trick. They are easy to make ahead of time so you can grab one on the go.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup HomePlate Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup honey (we like to eyeball it depending out the dry ingredients absorb the wet ingredients)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • (Optional) a dash of cinnamon and vanilla extract for taste

Directions:

Combine ingredients into a mixing bowl. Take a spatula and dish out the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Refrigerate for up to an hour and enjoy!

Store in a sealed container to prevent drying.

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