Press Release: Celebrating 40 Years of Locally-Owned Success!

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Cambridge Naturals announces its 40th Anniversary Celebration to take place on the weekend of May 16th-18th.

Founded in 1974 by local residents Michael Kanter and Elizabeth Stagl, Cambridge Naturals has a mission to provide its community with the best choices in natural health and wellness products. Cambridge Naturals is a certified Sustainable Business Leader and a founding member of Cambridge Local First. The business has also been an early promoter of sustainable business practices and a long-time supporter of many mission-aligned non-profits in Cambridge and Somerville, including Community Cooks. “Cambridge Naturals has been a local business leader and a major contributor to nonprofits for decades,” said Laury Hammel, Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts. “Their dedication to impeccable customer service together with their active support for their fellow independent businesses has helped move our community toward a thriving sustainable, local economy.”

The celebratory month will kick off in May with daily tastings by local artisanal food producers, 15-minute chair massages by local massage therapists and the customer gift packs with product samples. “We want to commemorate this momentous occasion with our entire community that has supported us for so many decades,” said Elizabeth Stagl, co-owner. “Our staff, our customers and our vendors can all take part in ‘ringing the bell’ with us.”

Alongside the anniversary celebrations, Michael and Elizabeth are thrilled to announce the introduction of their daughter, Emily Kanter and her fiancé, Caleb Dean, to the Cambridge Naturals team, arriving this summer. The two will transition into ownership of Cambridge Naturals over the next several years.

“We are overjoyed at the opportunity to bring our daughter and future son-in-law into the business and to begin planning the next forty years of local, independent stewardship,” said co-owner Michael Kanter.