Our History

California’s North Bay is a thriving and collaborative community within the ecosystem of food, natural products, and values-driven businesses. The unique agriculture, climate and industry-leading innovation continues to drive our entrepreneurial spirit and responsibility towards our natural resources and a love of good food.

Founded in 2013, the North Bay Food Industry Group became a Naturally Network Affiliate in 2021. Comprised of specialty food, beverage and natural and organic product companies and individuals in Sonoma and Marin counties, Naturally North Bay is a 501(c)(6) organization that actively nurtures a culture of shared ideas, collaboration, and mentorship within the local community believing that collaboration and camaraderie is the key to taking on challenges.

As a Naturally Network affiliate, we have a national voice and engagement with other thought leaders and mission-driven communities within our industry on important issues such as DE&I and climate change. Collaboration on a broader scale along with the sharing of best practice and insights builds a larger community of mutual support and success. Through shared experiences, we drive our industry forward while lifting each other via common interests and actions. Together we can make a difference.

By addressing the issues of today while anticipating the challenges of tomorrow, we continue to build and maintain a flourishing consumer product industry in the North Bay. Our on-going programs and resources encourage learning, promote sharing, foster connection opportunities that build trust, support reaching out and asking questions, endorse finding and becoming mentors – ultimately allowing us to grow stronger together.

 

Get Involved

Our board of directors, volunteers and staff are passionate, welcoming veterans of the natural products industry who work to help our community thrive.