Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Baseball Snack Server qualified for the Collection:
Just fill the bat and ball with your favorites, like peanuts and pretzels, and settle in to watch the game. The bat is crafted from ash wood—the same material used to make most Major League bats—and the ball is made from recycled aluminum, with textured stitching that adds special detail.
Responsible Business Practices
"Our mission is to put a J.K. Adams product in the hands of every person who is passionate about their kitchen, about the food they make, and about the connections made while entertaining with good food and good friends. We will design and produce products that are exceptional from a functional, aesthetic, and quality standpoint and will always stand by them with a full 100% replacement guarantee. We will continually work to prove that well run companies with committed and customer focused employees can grow and prosper by producing high quality products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in the United States."
J.K. Adams pays employees a starting wage of $13/hr., which exceeds Bennington County's living wage.
- Local (Vermont State) minimum wage: $10
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $12.39
paid time off
All full time employees receive 9 paid holidays and earn PTO based on years of service, from 1 to 4 weeks. They also receive 3 paid personal days off per year, available on January 1st and to be used within the calendar year.
recycling primary/secondary materials
J.K. Adams recycles all of its primary material (wood). All of their scrap and by-product pieces of wood are collected and burned in one of two wood-burning furnaces, which in turn reduces their dependence on fossil fuels. The sawdust they generate is collected in two 20-foot containers and sold to local dairy farms.
J.K. Adams has a long history of supporting local charities. These non-profit organizations include their
local library, an organization focused on their local forests, a local theater, and organizations focused on numerous health and
educational issues. In 2014, they provided these organizations with financial and product donations for events and auctions
The company supports local farmers and producers. During the summer months, a local farm operates a produce stand two days a week from in front of their building, and in the winter, they host the Sunday Dorset Farmers Market in their manufacturing facility
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Teak oil, North American native wood (natural source materials), and recycled aluminum.
The Baseball Snack Server is packaged in a partially recycled and recyclable/compostable corrugated box, with partially recycled and recyclable/ compostable paper fill.
There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Baseball Snack Server: UncommonGoods.