Please join us in welcoming back another amazing sponsor for ShiftCon 2016! Nature’s Path will be generously supplying their delicious cereals and granolas for all attendees to enjoy for breakfast throughout the conference.
Some history about the company:
Nature’s Path was founded in 1985 by Arran Stephens, but the seed of the company was planted more than 80 years ago, by his father, Rupert Stephens. Rupert inherited the 89-acre Mountain Valley Farm, and developed a few creative techniques to yield rich crops of berries and vegetables in unique but sustainable ways. Uninterested in modern chemicals and mechanization, he pioneered simple, economical methods to strengthen soil fertility and produce healthy plants.
Arran Stephens grew up on that unconventional farm and because of his father’s message to “always leave the soil better than you found it,” he came away with a lifelong love of soil and nature. His fondest memories are of helping his parents gather and spread kelp on the fields, planting corn with his father and wandering through the farm eating sun-ripened berries.
After following his own path that led him from the farm to India, Arran ultimately became one of the pioneers of the organic food movement. With the help of his wife Ratana, Arran took Nature’s Path from operating out of the back of their restaurant, to becoming North America’s largest organic breakfast foods company. Nature’s Path remains a fiercely independent company, owned and operated by the family that started it.
We love sharing the story of Nature’s Path, and are so proud to have them as part of the ShiftCon family again this year! With so many of their great products available during ShiftCon breakfasts, you’ll be able to try them out and find your favorite!
Keep in touch with Nature’s Path by following them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. For more about the company’s story, and information on organic farming, check out the Nature’s Path blog. And of course be sure to visit Nature’s Path at their expo booth and try some of their amazing breakfast options at ShiftCon 2016!