The J. M. Smucker Company is an American manufacturer of fruit spreads, ice cream toppings, beverages, shortening, peanut butter, and other products in North America. Smuckers headquarters are located in Orrville, Ohio. The J.M. Smucker Company was founded in 1897 by Jerome Monroe Smucker. The company produces many types of jellies, jams, and other food items. Jerome was born on December 5, 1858 in Orrville, Ohio. Much of his life was spent as a farmer in Orrville. In 1897 Jerome built a cider mill that was located in Orrville. Fruit that was used was from trees that Johnny Appleseed had planted in the early nineteenth century. Later, he prepared apple butter and sold it from the back of a horse-drawn wagon. The company was incorporated in 1921. The J. M. Smucker Company is a marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods and beverages. J.M. Smucker company brands include Smuckers, Santa Cruz Organic, Jif, Laura Scudders, Crisco, Pillsbury, R.W. Knudsen Family, Hungry Jack, White Lily, and Martha White in the United States, along with Bicks, Five Roses, Robin Hood, and Shirriff in Canada.