Come One, Come All

We're proud to host the premier celebrations of our region's natural and organic products community.
Hundreds of attendees from the Front Range and beyond join us annually to rub elbows with the best and brightest.
Join us for our annual Spring and Fall events — Spring Fling and Pitch Slam & Autumn Awards!

Spring Fling

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About Spring Fling

Plan to join us in-person at Hope Hill Farm on May 19, 2022!

Tickets on sale now!

Spring Fling is our annual celebration of the natural products industry’s roots in Boulder, as well as the thriving ecosystem it now nurtures. In the past, Spring Fling has hosted a lively Shoots Showcase that featured nearly three dozen local companies less than three years old and the festive event has attracted over 750 attendees.

Come celebrate, reconnect with your community, and sample budding brands. We’ll have light bites, two bars, plenty of fun non-alcoholic beverages, and places to relax and chat. This location is an active, working family farm and we’ll be primarily outside so please dress for the weather. We can’t wait to see you there!

Learn more about the event. 

Spring Fling will remain an exclusive member and sponsor benefit by only being open to Naturally Boulder members, sponsors, and their guests.

Not a member or sponsor? Click here to learn more about joining our community.

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Shoots Showcase

Since the ’60s, Boulder has maintained its reputation for incubating inventive brands that progress the natural products industry. Spring Fling’s Shoots Showcase honors that reputation by giving budding brands the opportunity to showcase their products to hundreds of attendees.

Applications for the Shoots Showcase are closed

Colorado Natural Products Pitch Slam

Colorado Naturally Boulder Pitch Slam

Pitch Slam & Autumn Awards

Naturally Boulder’s annual competition challenges entrepreneurs to pitch their young companies to an audience of industry legends and up-and-comers! A judging panel of experts determines which entrepreneur will win the grand prize: a booth at Natural Products Expo East, a guaranteed spot in Expo East’s Pitch Slam competition, and a high-value suite of business services. We source robust prize packages exclusively from our annual sponsors to provide a unique opportunity for sponsors and growing brands to interact.

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Plan to join us Fall 2022!

Who qualifies for Pitch Slam?

Young Naturally Boulder member brands that have been in the market for at least a year and have a significant Colorado business presence.

Innovation Showcase

Pitch Slam also provides scores of new and established member brands with the opportunity to share new products in the Innovation Showcase.

Who qualifies for Innovation Showcase?

Established Naturally Boulder member brands who can demonstrate innovation to share with attendees and a significant Colorado business presence.


Autumn Awards

Awards including Breakout Brand of the Year and Industry Leader/Community Champ are presented in addition to the Pitch Slam and People’s Choice Awards.

2021 Livestream Recording

Watch the 2021 Livestream Recording:

Past Pitch Slam Winners


Pitch Slam: Frescos Beverage Corporation
Climate Catalyst: Danone North America
Breakout Brand: Cappello’s
Industry Leader / Community Champ: Justin Levy, Conscious Alliance


Pitch Slam & People’s Choice: Gruvi
Climate Catalyst: Organic India
Breakout Brand: Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha
Industry Leader / Community Champ: Bill Capsalis


Pitch Slam: Hoplark HopTea
Breakout Brand: Weller
Industry Leader / Community Champ: Dale Kamibayashi


Pitch Slam: Picaflor
Breakout Brand: Bobo’s
Industry Leader / Community Champ: Justin Gold


Pitch Slam: The Honest Stand
Breakout Brand: Goddess Garden
Industry Leader / Community Champ: Sylvia Tawse


Pitch Slam: Frau Fowler
Breakout Brand: Lucky’s Market
Industry Leader / Community Champ: Jane Miller


Pitch Slam: Wild Zora
Breakout Brand: Quinn Popcorn
Industry Leader / Community Champ: Steve Hughes


Pitch Slam: Appleooz
Best Young Business: Noosa Yoghurt
Company of the Year: Boulder Brands
The Lance Gentry Breakthrough Innovation Award: Quinn Popcorn
Lifetime Achievement: Joan Boykin


Pitch Slam: Compo Keeper
Best Young Business: Alfalfa’s Market
Company of the Year: WhiteWave Foods Company
Local Hero: Bryce Winton Brown
Focus on the Future: Silk
The Lance Gentry Breakthrough Innovation Award: Goddess Garden
Lifetime Achievement: Mo Siegel


Pitch Slam: Dressed Up Salad Dressing
Best Young Business: Boulder Soup Works
Company of the Year: Door to Door Organics
Local Hero: Joan Boykin
Focus on the Future: Teatulia
The Lance Gentry Breakthrough Innovation Award: Cheribundi
Lifetime Achievement: Paul Repetto


Pitch Slam: Bamboobies
Best Young Business: New Planet Beer
Company of the Year: EVOL Foods
Local Hero: Chef Ann Cooper, The Renegade Lunch Lady
Lifetime Achievement: Hass Hassan


Pitch Slam: White Girl Salsa
Best Young Business: Bhakti Chai
Company of the Year: Rudi’s Organic Bakery
Local Hero: Ramona Clark, Growing Gardens
Lifetime Achievement: Steve Demos


Pitch Slam: Goddess Garden
Best Young Business: MIX 1
Company of the Year: Eco-Products
Lifetime Achievement: Mark Retzloff


Pitch Slam: Sticky Fingers Cooking


Pitch Slam: “Under Research”


Pitch Slam: Phil’s Fresh Foods (later changed to EVOL Foods)


Pitch Slam: “Under Research”

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