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About Us

Gretchen (Christina) Maser sits on a couch with a glass of her Good Food Award Winner Red Raspberry Shrub. Christina Maser Co. is a woman-owned and operated small business in Lancaster, PA. 


It all started somewhere around 1990 when a friend of Gretchen's (aka, Christina) taught her to make jam -- thanks Eileen! Thinking back to that first batch of strawberry jam...wow! Who would have guessed we'd be here now? Jam making led to gardening for herbs, which led to soap making, and finally led to candle making.

We've grown a long way from our humble beginnings. What began as a one-woman operation quickly grew to a handful of helpers in a home basement. Now, we operate out of a downtown Lancaster workshop with our small, woman-driven team.

Our products are entirely handmade with all-natural ingredients, and we source locally whenever possible. We're fortunate to be in the land of abundance here in Lancaster County where, come summertime, our kitchen overflows with fresh fruits, herbs, and peppers from our local farmers.

Our mission at Christina Maser Co. is to create small batch products that tread lightly on the Earth. We aim to eliminate single-use plastics from our packaging, opting instead for reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials. We strive to support our immediate community by sourcing supplies and ingredients as locally as possible, opting first for smaller, privately-owned growers, companies, and distributors.

We hope you'll join us on our mission.