About Nature Nate’s
First let me tell you our goal – To make tasty healthy gourmet snacks, using whole grains and top quality, natural, local ingredients. People always ask me, “How did you get into this”? I started out with popped wheat – it’s nothing new, in fact my mother made it for me when I was a kid…I can remember begging her to make me some. As I became an adult I pop wheat once in a while – slowly perfecting the formula and technique. As parents, we are always searching for healthy snacks, especially for food that is good on the road or as snacks at school. I began making popped wheat for my family quite often; friends of my children were able to try it during snack time at school – they all loved it, even the picky eaters! I shared it with other friends and associates – they loved it too, some even prompted me to sell it. Chuck’s Produce was the first to sell my snacks. Customers seem to like it, I was able to give out a lot of samples there. I especially love the reaction of people who try it for the first time, some are overwhelmed by the tasty, crunchy goodness. People would give me feedback while I sampled there at Chuck’s, I always jot down these notes. The customers wanted more flavors; out of a big list I came out with 2 more flavors, Honey Butter and Salsa (which is now much spicier and has been re-named “Slow Burn Salsa”) I noticed right away that there was a large percentage of people who are either allergic to wheat or won’t eat it because of the gluten and/or fear of GMO’s (genetically modified organism’s). That’s when I started researching gluten free grains. I eventually came up with Glorious Grains – 11 whole gluten free and GMO free grains and seeds, popped and roasted to perfection. I worked a few local farmers markets hear in the Vancouver Washington area; by going this route and demoing at Chuck’s I received even more valuable feedback; what I heard was that people especially like the sorghum in the Glorious Grains. I received requests to pop it SOLO for people; it soon became my top seller at the farmers markets…that’s when I knew I had something. I went to work on perfecting my methods, and came up with Avocado Oil & Sea Salt which is now my best seller, and another, the only sweetened variety, Agave Nectar & Honey and as of June 2014 we have Coconut Oil & Thai Red Curry, Extremely Cheezy and Rosemary Garlic. We carry these 5 flavors of popped sorghum in the handy 2 ounce bag and the more economically affordable 5 oz bags. They have an MRSP of $2.99 and $5.99 respectively. Our products can be found at Chuck’s Produce, Camas Produce, New Seasons fishers Landing, Grant Park and Nyberg Rivers(Please request it at the other locations), Bales Thriftway, Market of Choice stores, the Vitamin Store, Bob’s Redmill, Capella’s and Wynants in Eugene and Springfield, Highland Health in the Tri-Cities, Gluten Busters and Main Market in Spokane and Moonflower in Moab, Ut. Also in a handful of little independent grocery stores.