Celebrate Hemp History Week

Celebrate Hemp History Week

We are proud to support the 6th annual Hemp History Week June 1-7, 2015. Hemp History Week, is the largest national grassroots marketing and public education effort to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. and raise awareness about the benefits of hemp products. Hemp is an untapped opportunity for American farmers. 

To help support the Hemp History Week campaign, we are highlighting local Smiling Hara Tempeh's new Hempeh in our Spicy Peanut Hempeh Burger available throughout the month of June. Hempeh is an extremely digestible source of protein that's soy free, GMO free, and naturally vegan and gluten-free. Tempeh has natural trace minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, iron, fiber, and cleansing qualities. The hemp seeds added are rich with omega 3 and 6 essential fats, making Hempeh a superfood. 

Green Sage's Spicy Peanut Hempeh Burger Special featuring Smiling Hara Hempeh. Available throughout the month of June.

Green Sage's Spicy Peanut Hempeh Burger Special featuring Smiling Hara Hempeh. Available throughout the month of June.

Smiling Hara Tempeh is working with veteran farmers at Growing Warriors Project to source the hemp and beans for their Hempeh. Growing Warriors Project was started by two veteran brothers wanting to provide hope, healing, and help for other veterans by teaching them how to farm and create their own food supply for their families. 

More on Hemp

Hemp is a traditional American crop grown by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, however misguided federal policy in the 1930’s criminalized the cultivation of industrial hemp in the U.S. despite industrial hemp holding zero drug value. This outdated policy continues to prevent U.S. farmers from growing this profitable, sustainable crop.

Today, millions of consumers know hemp as a healthful source of plant-based protein and Omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids. Consumers are purchasing hemp clothing, paper, and even building energy efficient hemplime homes. The annual U.S. market for hemp products is over $580 million, including non-toxic input for products from food and body care, to plastics, textiles, building materials and even ethanol.

Hemp is a crop that pays. Industrial hemp has been grown in Canada since 1999 netting an average of $200- $400 per acre. U.S. consumers are demanding U.S. grown hemp. Ideally hemp is processed within 100 miles of where it is harvested supporting rural economic development through creating processing and manufacturing economic opportunities. Additionally, hemp captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere storing it in the biosphere thus building soil and renewing distressed farmlands.

To learn more and find out how you can get involved visit: http://www.hemphistoryweek.com For more information and hemp farming resources, Contact – events@hemphistoryweek.com