• iHR 4.29.14

    Celebrate the 5th Annual Hemp History Week: June 2-8, 2014
    iHempRadio on the Time 4 Hemp network
    Hosted by Anndrea Hermann
    April 29, 2014    6-7pmPST Listen  here!
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    Guest #1: Matthew Mead, Hempitecture LLC, Idaho, Founder and CEO
    Facebook @Hempitecture

     Guest #2: Robert Rae, Canada Hemp Foods, Co-Founder
    Facebook @CanadaHempFoods

    iHempRadio supports Hemp History Week!

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    Guest #1: Matthew Mead, Hempitecture LLC, Idaho, Founder and CEO

    Matthew Mead- Hempitecture LLC.

    Matthew Mead- Hempitecture LLC.

    Facebook @Hempitecture
    Hempitecture is a building material Innovation and Design company. We are seeking seed-stage capital to develop Hempitecture’s innovative earth based building material concept while simultaneously engaging in design projects for clients who seek a creative and refreshing reconsideration of architecture: building for human health and energy efficiency. We achieve these design goals by harnessing the power of nature to minimize the carbon footprint of a given structure. Ultimately, we intend to both continue the research and development of hemp building innovations for the American Green Building Market. These materials will be integrated into the construction process through the design arm of Hempitecture, creating a hollistic and integrated design approach.

    Hempitecture is a design-based startup focused on building with natures most rapidly renewable resource, Industrial Hemp. The Hempitecture approach incorporates passive, sustainable design strategies with insulating hempcrete. Ultimately, Hempitecture intends to operate as a design studio for hemp projects while also focusing on innovating hemp building materials for the US market.

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    The Team!

    The Team!

    Hempitecture engages in design projects for clients who seek a creative and refreshing reconsideration of architecture: building for human health and energy efficiency. We achieve these design goals by harnessing the power of nature to minimize the carbon footprint of a given structure. Meet the team here

    Awards:
    HWS The Pitch Entrepreneurial Competition: Finalist
    New York State Business Plan Competition – Finger Lakes: Winner
    New York State Business Plan Competition – Statewide: Finalist
    Global Student Entrepreneurs Award: Regional Finalist

    The Hempiture team saying thanks to G. Washington!

    The Hempitecture team saying thanks to G. Washington!

     

    Guest #2: Robert Rae, Canada Hemp Foods, Co-Founderchf fam
    Facebook @CanadaHempFoods

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    Canada Hemp Foods was founded in 2006 by Robert Rae and Wally Venechuk and is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada. As a business that basically started out as “two guys in a garage,” the company has grown to offer nine popular hemp food products that are available in more than 200 stores across Canada and the US, as well as Amazon, Walgreens.com and our online store. Both men had added hemp to their diet on the recommendation of friends in order to clear up some frustrating chronic health conditions – and within weeks their ailments had cleared up, they were losing weight, and had more energy than they’d had in years! Robert and Wally became so convinced of the invaluable health benefits of this nutritious plant, they decided to start a business so they could share it with others. And Canada Hemp Foods was born!

    CHF Line of Fine Hemp Products

    CHF Line of Fine Hemp Products

     

    News from Vote Hemp and Hemp Industries Association

    1. Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance annual meeting registration is open!!! Register here!
    2. Hemp History Week! Get out and make a hemp difference!
    3. Reporting Industrial Hemp Acreage | U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency http://bit.ly/1rlv0XP
    4. Gov. to sign industrial hemp bill | KITV Honolulu http://bit.ly/1hLf0XZ “Gov. Neil Abercrombie is scheduled to sign SB2175 into law on Wednesday. The bill authorizes the University of Hawaii at Manoa to establish a two-year industrial hemp remediation and biofuel research program.”
    5. Need a new pair of hemp Vans? Clotheshorse has the latest on both high- and low-tops! http://bit.ly/S2ND71
    6. NY Bill Would Legalize Hemp Growth for Research | WGRZ – Channel 2, Buffalo http://on.wgrz.com/RXILA4
    7. Saving Iowa’s soil – Scientists: Much damage done | Farm-News http://bit.ly/PGW9q6 “The fourth step is add industrial hemp to farm rotations. “It’s an important food and fiber source,” Watson said, “second only to soybeans in protein. “America is the only country that bans growing hemp, but we are the world’s biggest importer of hemp.”"
    8. The Prague Post has a great update on the Czech and European hemp industry: http://bit.ly/1mNVemz

      Hemp for health – Legal hemp products are pushing into the mainstream | The Prague Post http://bit.ly/1mNVemz

    9. There’s a reason why Alberta is Canada’s hemp leader | Alberta Farmer Express http://bit.ly/1mJTsCV
    10. Hemp Oil Woodstain | Global Hemp http://bit.ly/1jVAq7w
    11. Hemp: The Next Billion-Dollar Cash Crop? | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute http://bit.ly/1faqBoK
    12. Expanded hemp production passes easily in Colorado Senate | Associated Press | The Cannabist http://bit.ly/1jOVWul
    13. Three Must-Have Seeds for Your Menu | Jane Dummer | The Huffington Post Canada http://huff.to/1jQ83HQ
    14. Assemblywoman Lupardo on Hemp Research | FOX 40 News WICZ-TV http://bit.ly/1igmhVt
    15. High Hopes for Hemp on Maui | Maui Weekly http://bit.ly/1hfjxpJ
    16. Indiana has passed a hemp farming law. NUVO did a nice write write up on the subject. The screen shot below is page 13. Check it out in their digital edition at: http://bit.ly/Qe4OBk
    17. Missouri Hemp Network announces 2014 Earth Day in Columbia | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch & STLtoday.com http://bit.ly/1hlmwsg
    18. JUNGMAVEN hemp t-shirts, do you have yours? Jungmaven Hemp T-Shirts  Made in the USA http://www.jungmaven.com/
    19. Holy Crap Cereal, funny name, big sales, and lots of hemp. Risqué Names Reap Rewards for Some Companies | The New York Times http://nyti.ms/1k707U9 Corin and Brian Mullins named their nonallergenic, high-fiber breakfast cereal, Holy Crap Cereal. Photo credit: Kim Stallknecht for The New York Times
    20. Doug Fine will be at Village Books in Fairhaven – Bellingham, WA on Tuesday, April 29 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Town Hall Seattle – Seattle, WA on Wednesday, April 30 from 7:30 am – 9:00 pm. All of his book tour dates, times, and locations are here: http://dougfine.com/events/

  • iHR 4.22.14

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    iHempRadio on the Time 4 Hemp network
    Hosted by Anndrea Hermann
    April 22, 2014   Earth Day show!  6-7pmPST Listen  here!
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    Guest #1: Jake Browne, The Hemp Box, Co-Founder
    Facebook @hempbox  Indiegogo
    Promo: Use hashtag #hemplife in your Indiegogo comment for an extra gift in your first box.
    Guest #2:  Judy Garbutt, High On Health, Founder/Owner
    Facebook   @gethighonhealth
    Promo spend $100 receive 400gram bag of Bo’s Buds.

    iHempRadio supports Hemp History Week!

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    iHempRadio is offering HempCases! These are hemp composite brief cases with shoulder strap, latches,inside pouch and computer strap! Preorder form is now open. Place your preorder here!

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    Guest #1: Jake Browne, The Hemp Box, Co-Founderhemp boxLogo-Transparent
    Facebook @hempbox  Indiegogo
    Promo: Use hashtag #hemplife in your Indiegogo comment for an extra gift in your first box.
    • What is The Hemp Box? The Hemp Box is a subscription and e-commerce business based in Denver, CO that leverages power in numbers to get our customers amazing deals on drug-free hemp-based products. We offer monthly subscription boxes to customers interested in receiving and learning about this exciting new frontier. Each box contains 4-5 samples of hemp beauty, health, and nutritional items. Love what you tried? Visit thehempbox.com for full size items at a special rate.hb what you get20140309213107-sample-card-backThe Hemp Box is a monthly gift that’s shipped directly to you. With the leading hemp health, beauty, lifestyle, and nutrition products, you’ll love our hand-picked selections! Leave your e-mail below to get an exclusive first look at our boxes this spring. Interested product partners email hello@thehempbox.com. Let The Hemp Box know you learned about them on iHempRadio!

    Why Hemp? We’re excited to be the first subscription box service to provide hemp products to the masses. With the advent of medical and recreational cannabis legalization we realize that hemp now has a bigger platform than ever before. Since hemp products contain only trace amounts of THC, the “high” people get from marijuana, we can legally ship them to all 50 states.

    Hemp is an excellent source protein, vegan, usually gluten free and has incredible healing powers. Cultures around the world have been celebrating this plant for centuries, but no such platform exists to promote the mainstream use and education of hemp in the US… until now!

    • hemp box sproutsHow does The Hemp Box work? Hemp Box members will receive a surprise gift each month full of healthy and/or delicious hemp products. A monthly membership is $20 with FREE shipping within the US*. Members will enjoy hemp product samples like lotions, soaps, essential oils and tasty treats… all made with 100% legal hemp!
      The Hemp Box will also offer an extensive line of full-sized hemp products available for purchase on our e-commerce site. Members that enjoyed the samples are encouraged to visit our website to explore the full line of products available through our product partners. The e-commerce site is also available to non-members.
      *At this time we can only ship within the US. We are working hard to offer the Hemp Box all over the world!

     

    Guest #2:  Judy Garbutt, High On Health, Founder/Owner Facebook   @gethighonhealthhemp_health_products_collingwoodHigh On Health, provides quality hemp products for people looking to improve their health with a natural supplement. Hemp provides balanced Omega Essential Fatty Acids. Hemp also improves heart health and cognitive functioning as well as skin, hair, and eyes.

    “Hemp IS Nature’s BestSuper-Food”!Ontario grown and processed – HIGH ON HEALTH celebrates hemp for all of its resources! natural_hemp_products_collingwoodIn addition to our Choose Healthy for People, Choose Healthy for Pets, and Choose Healthy for Planet product lines, we feature products from companies who have a similar passion to make a difference.Promo spend $100 receive 400gram bag of Bo’s Buds.

    • Hight_on_Health_Store Location:
      High On Health
      345 First St. Suite 2
      Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1B3

     

     

     

  • iHR 4.15.14

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    iHempRadio on the Time 4 Hemp network
    Hosted by Anndrea Hermann
    April 15, 2014    6-7pmPST Listen  here!

    Listen to iHR show archives at iHempRadio

    iHempRadio supports Hemp History Week!

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    iHempRadio will be offering HempCases! These are hemp composite brief cases with shoulder strap, latches, inside pouch and computer strap! Preorder form is now open. Place your preorder here!

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    Guest #1: Summer Star Haeske,  Director of Sales & Marketing, EnviroTextiles, LLC
    Facebook    @EnviroTextiles1

    et 2Reporting on the April 5th inaugural NoCo Hemp Expo - NOCO

    Upcoming events June 7th – Hemp Seed Revival – Avogadro’s Number, Fort Collins – 2pm   NoCoFacebook

    The purpose of this (NoCo) event is to bring together like minded people, from consumers, business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers and authors, media entities, non-profit support organizations, and all around advocates for the movement of industrial hemp development in the USA. Read more about the event here and here

    Summer and IA leader in Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, and Bio-Degradable Products

    Our Mission Statement:  EnviroTextiles LLC is committed to providing superior plant fiber textiles, leaving the smallest environmental footprint as possible, and ensuring that the local economy benefits from our business.  Founded on the principles of environmental protection, fair trade, and corporate responsibility, we actively promote sustainability.

    Envirotextiles in Glenwood Springs, CO, is a pioneer in the development of hemp and hemp blend textiles and are industry leaders in the efforts to improve corporate responsibility and transparency in manufacturing processes and labeling.

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    Guest #2:Nancy Metcalf, Campaign Coordinator, Hemp History Week  Nancy HHW 2013
    Role: Assist the Program Manager in all manner of work; manage retailer program logistics Facebook   @HempHistoryWeek

    Now in its fifth year, Hemp History Week is a nation-wide education campaign and marketing program that seeks to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. while raising awareness about the benefits of hemp products. The 5th Annual campaign will include grass-roots events across the country, nationwide retail promotions, and a national restaurant program.

    hhw What is Hemp History Week? The 5th Annual Hemp History Week: June 2-8, 2014 It’s Time to Grow Every day, more and more Americans discover the benefits of hemp. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto parts, and building materials. But despite hemp’s growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing this nutritious, versatile, and eco-friendly crop. It is time for Federal policy on industrial hemp to reflect today’s reality and ensure a better tomorrow for America’s families and farmers, the economy and our planet.

    Guest #3: Sandy Soderberg, Founder and Nancy Metcalf, Coordinator, Spokesperson and Visionary, Evergreen Hemp Company  (EHCO)  Facebook @EHCO

    Sandy Soderberg, Founder

    Sandy Soderberg, Founder

    Evergreen Hemp Co. is a women-led organization dedicated to renewing hemp farming in Whatcom County, Washington and Washington State with a common goal of bringing industrial hemp back to America. In lieu of adequate state legislation, our immediate goals include public education, lobby organization and action, and policy reform.
    We are working on a local, state and federal level to educate and implement common sense legislation. Our goal is to bring industrial hemp back in a mindful, diverse fashion to help improve the environment and economy.

    We aim to provide Sustainable Hemp Strategies to Improve Your Environment.

     

    Our long-range goals include establishing a diverse, cooperative hemp economy in Whatcom County which provides for:

    Nancy Metcalf, Coordinator, Spokesperson and Visionary

    Nancy Metcalf, Coordinator, Spokesperson and Visionary

    1) ecological health, diversity, and abundance,
    2) economic resilience, diversity and abundance,
    3) job security, camaraderie and innovation

    We are currently formalizing our association and look forward to organically forming partnerships with like-minded businesses, organizations and individuals.

    Education, Environment and Economy. These all need healing and we at Evergreen Hemp Co have made it our mission to help in any way we can. From conception to implementation, EHCO is dedicated to providing sustainable hemp strategies to improve your environment and economy. Our goal is to provide educational tools, environmental solutions and profitable economic strategies for INDUSTRIAL HEMP in Washington State and beyond.

    Whether you are a farmer, merchant, educator or investor, EHCO has the tools and experts you need to connect with in the field, market, classroom or boardroom.

    Mother Nature and humanity has been deprived the most beneficial plant in the world. The United States is ready to have HEMP make a comeback. We believe that empowering people to be involved provides a foundation for human connection, health, sustainability and prosperity. Hemp evokes passion and compassion for our Mother and all her children.

    Have we been an inspiration? Contact Evergreen Hemp Co today to be a part of the action.

     

    ourPartners_07Hemp News from VoteHemp and HIA ourPartners_06

    1. Healthy Eating: Amazing Diet, Health Benefits Of Hemp Seeds | Global Animal http://bit.ly/OdUx6s
    2. Industrial Hemp: A Win-Win For The Economy And The Environment | Forbes http://onforb.es/18vgru6
    3. Bringing It Home has won the Silver Tree Audience Choice Award at the inaugural Cape Town Eco Film Festival in South Africa! A total of 1167 votes were cast during the Festival and on scale of 1-5, BRINGING IT HOME achieved a near-perfect score of 4.9. Our immense gratitude for this honor.
    4. Bringing It Home Looking forward to hemping the Big Apple at NYC Green Festivals April 26-27, Pier 94 with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps! Bringing It Home Movie shows 4/26, 4:30 with Director Linda Booker (below) at Home & Community Stage.
    5. Grain Free Hemp Seed Breakfast Cookies (with chia and coconut) | Thrive Style http://bit.ly/1qeqiKW
    6. FDA Nutrition Label Shift Expected to Face Pushback | Roll Call http://bit.ly/PGpPUJ
    7. Is Your Smoothie Bad For Your Health? Give Yours a Makeover | PARADE Magazine http://bit.ly/1mQDFSo
    8. Hemp rules leave growers high ‘n’ dry | Stock & Land http://bit.ly/PmYBmb
    9. Bringing It Home Movie is featured at the 4th International Building Symposium this week! the first such event held in a building made from Hempcrete-The Catwise Centre in Wales. http://internationalhempbuilding.org/events/4th-international-hemp-building-symposium/
    10. What’s Up with the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD? | Ladybud Magazine http://bit.ly/1hcm9pE
      This is an important article that is a must read for anyone in the hemp industry. Also, please note that we delete all comments posted on our page which offer medicines and controlled substances. Repeatedly making these offers will get you permanently banned. Inside The Pot & Hemp Stock Bubble | Forbes http://onforb.es/1g1Ipw0
    11. EDITORIAL: Hemp could be serious cash crop for Hoosier state | The Times of Northwest Indiana http://bit.ly/1qWsPIm
    12. Let them eat hemp | The Sydney Morning Herald – smh.com.au http://bit.ly/1eDnxvO
    13. Ask a Stoner: Do hemp houseplants count as marijuana? | Denver Westword http://bit.ly/1el77xy
    14. Research is only the first step, just like they did in Canada two decades ago. Let’s finish this and pass S. 359 and H.R. 525 in Congress. It’s not enough to just click like; please like, share, and take action! http://votehemp.com/takeaction
    15. Good news for hemp in the Farm Bill. Universities in states with hemp legislation in place can now grow hemp for research purposes. One step closer for farmers! Get involved with the Hemp History Week campaign because we are bringing hemp back to U.S. farms! http://hemphistoryweek.com/events/get-involved/
    16. IT’S THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY: Here Are 19 Famous ‘Quotes’ That He Never Actually Said | The Seattle Post-Intelligencer http://bit.ly/1hyayjM  Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp… (Quotation) | Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello http://bit.ly/1klHHzU “Status: This statement has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson. It appears to be of extremely recent vintage, and does not appear in any secondary print sources available online. Thomas Jefferson did grow hemp, but there is no evidence to suggest that Jefferson was a habitual smoker of hemp, tobacco, or any other substance.”
    17. Hawaii Senate Committee Appropriates Funds for Industrial Hemp Program | The Daily Chronic http://bit.ly/1em1j12
    18. Tennessee industrial hemp bill now awaits Governor’s signature | WJHL http://bit.ly/Q0v8yS
    19. Top 10 UK eco homes: Hemp Cottage in County Down, Northern Ireland | The Guardian http://bit.ly/1kBgNqb
    20. Industrial hemp acres on the rise, especially in southern Alberta | Alberta Farmer Express http://bit.ly/1sOa3Xd
      Upwards of 100,000 acres will be grown in Canada this year, said Jan Slaski, a crop physiologist with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures in Vegreville.
    21. Hemp Building Materials | Global Hemp http://bit.ly/1kR2pWB Another great hemp story by Arthur Hanks.
    22. Industrial hemp ‘farmers talk’ Saturday in FM | Fort Morgan Times http://bit.ly/1etRdeQ
    23. Small seed remains large hurdle for legal hemp farming | The Denver Post http://bit.ly/1gbATTV
    24. REVIEW: Hemp Shield Wood Finish | Ladybud Magazine http://bit.ly/1qr5CO1
    25. The Satori Movement Spring / Summer 2014 collection looks great!
    26. Hemp: Thirteen producers hold twenty registrations after first month | Denver Westword http://bit.ly/1kvQ2PB
    27. Hemp-to-Biofuels Research Gets Green Light | Domestic Fuel http://bit.ly/1kjtFkK
    28. Hold the milk? There are so many options beyond dairy | Los Angeles Times http://lat.ms/1i92P7W
    29. The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) had a good crowd in Adams County Government, CO for the Hemp Farming Symposium last Thursday. Speakers included Kevin Greenwood of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, Ron Carleton of Colorado Department of Agriculture, Kent Peppler of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and Garry Meier of Hemp Genetics.
    30. Nutiva has a great all hemp deal today, which is available now though 9:00 AM Pacific time on Wednesday morning at: https://store.nutiva.com/crazy-deals/
    31. This is an historic hemp happening! Kentucky-grown hemp may be sold, Conway’s office says | Kentucky.com http://bit.ly/1dRw6Z3 The interest in agricultural hemp is growing! Hundreds of potential hemp growers have already inquired with the agriculture department in Kentucky. Farmers will start planting in early May. Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/04/03/3177250/kentucky-grown-hemp-can-be-sold.html?sp=%2F99%2F164%2F #hemp #bringhemphome
    32. Bringing It Home Movie has extended their Spring Promotion! Organize a screening event in your town to celebrate Hemp History Week for a special price and HHW perks. Must PURCHASE by APRIL 22nd. Learn more/Sign up/Buy at http://hemphistoryweek.com/events/bringing-it-home/

     

  • iHR 4.1.14

    iHempRadio on the Time 4 Hemp network
    Hosted by Anndrea Hermann
    April 1, 2014    6-7pmPST Listen  here!

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    Guest #1: Laura Nobel, Owner L & J Enterprises, Inc: Cousin Mary Jane & Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co., Michigan   Facebook   twitter: @CousinMaryJane

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    Laura Noble

    Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co and Cousin Mary Jane are brand names and trademarks of L & J Enterprises, Inc. We are focused on bringing healthy Hempelicious foods into everyone’s daily diet. The nutrition in hemp is second to none and hemp seeds are our main ingredient! Our goal is to help provide consumers with non-GMO healthy food choices. We believe eating healthy is rewarding; a journey into feeling good and enjoying life. From our family to yours, we hope we can be a part of your good life.

    Cousin Mary JaneTM feature HempeliciousTM foods and is Michigan’s leading source

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    for hemp food products. All products are Non-GMO, no soy, Gluten Free; most items are dairy & nut free.  Help the hips, lose the chips, and grab a bag of Toasted Hempseeds. Our Toasted Hemp Seeds are a real treat. They are high in protein carrying 18 amino acids making them a great snack. The omegas 6 and 3 are perfectly balanced at a ratio of 3:1. A serving will provide 15 grams of fiber along with numerous vitamins and minerals including high sources of magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and copper. The seeds can be eaten by themselves or added to salads and other recipes.

    Our Fabulous Flap Jacks carry 13g of protein per serving; Vegan Flap Jacks carry 10g.  That’s not all! Check out our GalaxSEEDTM Energy Bar Mix & HempeliciousTM HoneyNut Bar Mix, those tasty treats will provide nearly 8g of protein per serving and are packed with lots of vitamins and minerals – nothing has been fortified.  Did I mention yummy? Hempagizer Protein Blast is sure to get you the complete protein you need.  Add Hemp Flour & Hemp Hearts to just about anything. Now you can, Stop Bad Snacking and Eat More Hemp!

    Hemp FlapJack- Cousin Mary Jane ready mix

    Hemp FlapJack- Cousin Mary Jane ready mix

    Cousin Mary Jane accepts wholesale clients and retail clients alike! Visit our website to educate yourself on the many delicious possibilities hemp foods have to offer. Including hemp hearts, high protein hemp flour, sea salted roasted toasted hemp seeds, raw hemp oil. Hemp is a vegan food product free of nuts and and gluten

    Our CousinMaryJane site is eCommerce as well as has info on industrial hemp education. We hope to expand our products into hemp apparel this next year. LadyJaneGourmet.com site is just about ready to go live and will be eCommerce.

    Guest #2 Jeremy Koosed, Owner & Operations Manager, Plant Kingdom Bakery, LLC, Ohio   Facebook 

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    Plant Kingdom owner Jeremy Koosed and employee Lauren Berlekamp mix ingredients for hemp-based baked goods. Source-science.kqed.org

    Plant Kingdom owner Jeremy Koosed and employee Lauren Berlekamp mix ingredients for hemp-based baked goods. Source-science.kqed.org

    Plant Kingdom started in late 2008 when baker Jeremy Koosed began making Goo balls for friends. That was our first Hemp seed goodie. With concern for agricultural and health issues on the rise, an under-utilized plant protein like Hemp is clearly part of the solution. We have so much to gain from awesome plant foods, but without access-initiatives and health information, the benefits won’t be realized. It’s our hope that increased access to vegan & Hemp foods will advance collective well-being and agricultural progress.

    Jeremy saw the potential in Hemp seeds to play a bigger role in strengthening the community. People were becoming hip to agricultural issues, demanding alternatives to empty calorie snacks and greater access to fresh and sustainable farm products. Our line of snack-sensations is providing uniquely satisfying experience. Whether it’s the snappy crunch of whole hemp seed products, the delightful crispyness of Coconut bars, spot-on peanut buttery chocolate items, or the pleasantness of berry bars, there’s a flavor and texture most everyone can enjoy.

    From the kitchen of Plant Kingdom Bakery

    From the kitchen of Plant Kingdom Bakery

    Our nourishing goods are produced in two spots. Goo balls, scones & cookies are made with love at our bakery in Akron, inside Ms Julie’s kitchen. On Cleveland’s east side along Mayfield rd in Lyndhurst, our energy bars are mixed in small batches and dehydrated. The temperature doesn’t exceed 130° at this dehydration kitchen. Dehydration is a great preservation method, giving our bars a shelf life of around two months without being refrigerated. Low temperature production method also preserves thevalue of the good Omega-fats in the seeds.

    Embedded in Northeast Ohio, Plant Kingdom operates a bakery/retail location in Akron and our energy bar kitchen/storefront on the east side of Cleveland. We serve independent vendors and community gathering places like coffee shops where we’ve served several hundred thousand snacks, helping these vendors make an honest living while boosting the sustainable farm economy.

    If it sounds like Plant Kingdom is on a mission, it’s true. A steadfast supporter of pk singresponsible agricultural practices, owner Jeremy Koosed knows our era demands action. Natural resources that support life are being wasted. We need a life-affirming, energy efficient agriculture system that provides whole foods directly to people. When folks find out that 80% of Ohio agricultural products are processed into corn and soy derivatives or fed to animals, the land & energy use doesn’t seem logical. Industrial scale mono-cropping and factory farms are a primary cause of Greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity-loss. Whatever your tastes, making the most of plant protein sources like seeds, beans, nuts, and whole grains can make a big dent in restoring the integrity of our agricultural sector while creating broader opportunities for family farms