Left Coast Naturals 2015 – A Look Back At Our Year

Posted on 12/23/2015 by Left Coast

As we wrap up 2015 we look back at what we’ve learned, what we have to celebrate, and memories made with the ‘good food’ sustainability community we’re privileged to be a part of.

Thank you friends, family and community partners for helping make 2015 one to remember! Here are some of the highlights:

Good Food Community

Feeding Growth

We hosted one of five Feeding Growth workshops for scaling local, sustainable, ethical food businesses. See top learnings.

Partners: Guayaki, Salt Spring Coffee, Gardein, Faculty Brewing, Earth’s Own Food Group, Choices Market, Indigo National Products, and Renewal Funds.



Goodness: Recipes & Stories

Our friends Chris and Peter Neal from Neal Brothers Foods created the Goodness Cookbook, bringing together the recipes and stories of 37 good food fighters – activists, chefs, entrepreneurs and growers – from across Canada. Ian, our founder and president, contributed his grandma’s Blueberry Buckle recipe and what he’s learned over the years as an organic food advocate and business owner.





Canadian Health Food Association West Trade Show

and #HOLDMETOIT Campaign

We challenged ourselves, the businesses we work with and people we know to make pledges to live, work and play mores sustainably. See the #HOLDMETOIT pledges people made.




Here are the stellar brands we’re proud to distribute! Neal Brothers Foods, Gluten Free Bar, Denman Island Chocolate, Runa, Late July Snacks, Simpur, Castor & Pollux Natural Petworks, Lotus Foods, Fortified Nutrition, Proper Soda, Artisana, Honey Bunny, Newman’s Own, Mediterranean Snacks, Bio-Vert, Natural Value, Alive & Radiant, Good Health Snacks, Surf Sweets, Yum Earth, and Go  Bio.




Veg Expo and B Corp Panel

We sampled our Hippie Foods at Veg Expo. Suzanne Siemens (Lunapads) and Stewart Brown (Genuine Health) and Ian took part in a discussion panel on the difference B-Corps make for employees, their communities and the planet.


We were also at Gluten Free Expo, Healthy Family Expo, Vancouver Folk Festival, Coho Festival, Car Free Day and Garlic Festival.


Company Celebrations and Shenanigans

Playland and BBQ Summer Family Fun Day. More photos.










Spooky Halloween Lunch and Costume Contest. Photo album.


Winter Party: Santa, Dinner and Belly Dancing at East is East. More photos.

Also, organic summer BBQs and pajama parties.


Left Coast News



Our Products

New Clusters Facebook Feed Image 12-16-2015

Granola BEFORE and AFTER image

  • Launched a bulk food database for people to learn directly about the organic bulk foods they buy such as nutritional information, allergens, recipes, country of origin and about the farmer.


In the Media



That was our 2015 and off we go into our 20th year in business. We hope it will be our best one yet! 2016, here we come.

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