The crew at Nuts About Granola — including Taylor Staub, left; Evan Himes, COO of Nuts About Granola; and David Caparella — works hard on
The crew at Nuts About Granola — including Taylor Staub, left; Evan Himes, COO of Nuts About Granola; and David Caparella — works hard on Thursday to fill orders from its new production facility at 237 W. Market St. The business moved into the former Garlic Pot Deli and Celebrations space. (John A. Pavoncello — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

Nuts About Granola used to make 500 pounds of granola a week.

Now, the York-based company is making 5,000 pounds a week.

That kind of volume forced it to grow out of YorKitchen, the city's shared commercial kitchen behind Central Market, and into its new manufacturing facility at 237 W. Market St.

"We have too much to store at one time to fit at YorKitchen, and for some of our food certifications we needed to be in an environment that's not a shared kitchen," said CEO Sarah Lanphier.

For example, Nuts About Granola needs special certifications to make its kosher products.

The company also has a retail store at 46 W. Philadelphia St.

Lanphier said the best space to make the company's all-natural granola was a 5,000-square-foot former deli and banquet hall next to Sam & Tony's.

"It's just a block from our retail store and will be able to handle our demand for the next two years," she said.

Not only is the new space kosher certified, it's also Non-GMO Project verified.

Lanphier said the new location will be added as a stop along the York County Factory Tours.

The move to the new spot will create eight part-time positions and one full-time position. To apply, visit www.nutsaboutgranola.com/jobs.

— Reach Candy Woodall at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.