Announcing another great sponsor returning to ShiftCon for the 2015 conference! Uncle Matt’s Organic is the official juice sponsor of ShiftCon 2015, and will be providing their delicious organic juices for all of the meals throughout the conference.
Owner Matt McLean ventured into the juice brokerage business after graduating from college. It wasn’t until a German customer inquired about importing organic juice that Matt rediscovered his family’s philosophy of organic farming. Matt’s citrus roots date back four generations to his great grandfather who farmed without the use of harmful pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. After researching the organic market, Matt discovered a passion for the organic way of life and launched Uncle Matt’s Organic with 100% not-from-concentrate organic orange juice.
“For me, organic just made the most sense,“ says Matt. “Less toxins to the environment and less toxic residues on the fruit are ultimately what is best for everybody. It really is the way my grandfather and great-grandfather used to grow citrus. Our philosophy is based on building healthy soils that will yield a healthier tree so it can naturally defend itself against disease, not the single factor analysis of today’s Ag world where if you have a pest you find a pesticide!”
Today, the Uncle Matt’s brand manages over 1,000 acres of organic citrus, and produces more than 10 different varieties of juice in two different sized bottles. Fully integrated from farming to manufacturing to marketing, Matt also serves as a consultant for farmers wishing to convert to organics.
We at ShiftCon love “Uncle Matt” and his passion for creating a healthy product that is good for both people and their environment. We are so excited to give ShiftCon 2015 attendees the chance to taste Uncle Matt’s Organic juices.