Over the years, I’ve learned so much from the New Hope Network. From attending their amazing Natural Products Expo West & Expo East trade shows, to their natural business school course . . . to staying up-to-date on the latest consumer trends through the great content they continually provide. As company that is trying to bridge the gap between farmers and the natural products sector, a huge part of that pathway runs right through the New Hope Network.
So, when they included us in a list of 10 amazing organizations moving regenerative agriculture forward . . . it was quite a day! Of course, any young company is hungry for good press — but this story meant even more to me.
Starting a company from scratch is the hardest thing I’ve ever done . . . and I’ve done a few hard things — like taking out a loan after college and moving to Washington DC without a job (yikes).
Although I believe so deeply in our mission, there are days when it can feel like I’m letting down all the truly phenomenal people who have put their trust in me to move us all forward — because we aren’t moving fast enough (in my view).
So when a company whose job it is to highlight the emerging trends for the most profitable part of the food and products sector recognizes our work — and puts our small company in the same category with other bigger organizations also doing great work, it is more than a vote of confidence, it is a signal that we are on the right track.