Celebrating 2016: Looking Back At Our 20th Year

Posted on 12/09/2016 by Left Coast

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. But looking back we’d say our 20th year in business was an amazing one! Here’s our 2016:

20th Anniversary

From two guys selling Skeet & Ike’s nut butters out of the trunk of their car in 1996 to this family of Left Coasters:

Ian Walker and Jason Dorland -Organic Snack Food Company -In the Begining


Image credit: Thrifty Foods.

We celebrated at CHFA West with the friends we’ve made over the years. Ian, our co-founder, even whipped up a batch of original recipe Skeet & Ike’s coffee chocolate nut butter to share.

Food Community

One of best things about being in the sustainable food industry is the spirit of community and collaboration. We shared and were inspired at the B Corp BLD  Conference and Feeding Growth: Scaling Your Progressive Food Business workshop series.






Since day one the idea has been that when you do the right things, success will follow. We’re honoured to be recognized as a company that’s about People, Planet and Prosperity:

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We started exciting new partnerships. Some of them were with:



Image credit: Farmer Direct Co-op

Our People

As a celebratory bunch we take every opportunity to have fun and be good to each other and our community.

We got our hands dirty with Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society.




It’s certainly been a memorable year. Thanks for sharing it with us! We’re looking forward to the new year and best wishes from your friends at Left Coast Naturals.


  1. Jessica Duncan

    You guys rock! Thanks for all the great work you do. Here’s to an even more amazing 2017.

    1. Left Coast

      Thank you so much, Jessica! We appreciate it.

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