We are happy to be partnering with one of Pennsylvania's first true hemp processors - through the Lancaster Trading House, Inc. this facility will help provide hemp oil to our product lines - both Hempzels.com and Natalieschoice.com-
Our 10th year and I think the last years we've sown a lot of seeds that have taken root. Saturday Senator Folmer (R) and Senator Schwank(D) both presented SB50 the Pennsylvania Industrial Farm Bill Act - taking the Federal Governments persmission to get pilot programs into the States who want to see where hemp fills in. Both Senators stopped by the booth to show their constituents and Pennsylvania Citizens what we have to look forward to as the laws prohibiting hemp farming are repealed.
Monday our good friends at WEEE radio Mike interviewed Shawn for an update on what's been going on - a lot of folks heard the interview and came down to get Hempzelized at our booth 5000-1 in the Pennsylvania Market Place.
We officially had our Hempzels(tm) Soft 8 Pack Pretzel Bags finished the day before the show started - the bakery baked the freshly baked hemp swirls and we loaded up the freezer & sampled and sold a few 3 pack hot soft Swirls & a good amount of frozen swirls got taken home. Hempzel Customer Missions ? ask their local stores to pick up the product. (pictures) (videos)
This was the 2nd event - the year before I had invited Robert Rex of the Friendly Chameleon Paper Company to speak to the farmers - this event I was honored John Howell came down and Jean Laprise - that year the President of New Holland Ford provided $100 to offset my cost - he couldn't attend but sent his top 2 engineers who listened to Kennex Jean's Laprise talk about using modified John Deere equipment to harvest their hemp. That's changed in 2015.
Ah memories - I set up as the Pennsylvania Hemp Industries Information Assocation selling / showing Ohio Hempery items, displaying Jack Heror's Book THe Emperor Wears No Clothes - Representing Carol Miller of Hemp Essentials out of California who was making hemp lip balms, salves, soaps all with hemp oil. 1997 - the day before I met Ralph Amato who had started No Problem Inc which evolved into Hempzels® - a day before I met Les Stark who was working with his Uncle Barry and Grandfathers vending business.
Hempzels & Natalies Choice will be representated by the Lancaster Trading House, Inc. this Saturday & Sunday (sorry we canceled Sunday) at Oaks, Pennsylvania, greater Philadelphia for the Asian Business Expo. 10am - 7pm each day. Hemp or Canabis, which is known as "Deama"(대마 in Korean, 大麻 in Chinese) or simply called "Ma"마,麻).
I will be updating the picture for this design from a Canadian company.
Garlic Baked 4/2/18 - Hand made like our Original sourdough Hempzels - unbleached sourdough wheat - hemp flour, brown rice flour but with garlic seasoning blended in for a subtle not too strong garlic flavor. If you like Garlic - check out Natalie's Choice Garlic Jam...our hand rolled hemp pretzels are packaged in 8oz bags and when batches are made we'll have a few pounds of "brokes" that we'll make available. Ideally as the website evolves you'll see when product was baked also - Available Wholesale direct - or retail direct
Ralph Amato financed No Problem Inc. which first starting developing Hempzels® in 1997 - Mark Tucci & Donald Riese promoted and helped develop the business in it's infancy before Shawn P. House purchased it in 1998 when the DEA was starting to talk about banning hemp foods. We've come a long way -
Our home town, showing off Hempzels & partners - sample, splurge, great food, vendors, entertainment through Chris Myers - thanks! Join us.
Lancaster County Convention Center
Saturday, November 18
Sunday, November 19 Noon – 4pm
Admission for all ages, 21+ to drink
TASTE! LANCASTER showcases the finest in wine, spirits and gourmet foods along with the talents of local chefs and culinary personalities.
YOUR ORDERS KEEP US GOING! SUPPORT THE WEBSITE OR YOUR LOCAL STORE Hemp + Pretzels = "Hempzels®" Right to the Store
Retail direct through our website or wholesale / distribution direct. Hemp pretzels, hemp mustard, hemp seed, hemp nut butter, hemp granola bars, through Pennsylvania bakeries, we are adding value to trdtional product lines - we call it, Hempzelization - to became aware of hemp and specifically "Hempzels(tm)". 2015 is our year, starting out with a product that we've been offering at events and to select restaurants in bulk. Now today we have our new 8 pack swirl bag ready for the frozen food aisle of our local & regional stores staring in 2016. Launched at the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show - our 13th year. Now we are on the verge of growing hemp in Pennsylvania, 2017 join us at events being posted. Historically the company in the beginning......
A few new fan testimonials after the event:
Attention: Hemp Heals Foundation is sponsoring an event to learn how to make hemp concrete - June 6th read more;
These folks came all the way from Brooklyn New York & they've got friends in Pennsylvania now.
Hemp History every day - all the time- charts, facts & figures to be added 12/29/14
One of two meetings held in Lancaster County at Yoder's Restaurant - this is when my office was at Faye Diesel's on Main Street in Blue Ball - I now owned Hempzels & No Problem Inc, I put ads in the Lancaster County Farming Paper and invited farmers and interested parties to hear speakers. This article will document what was done as more information is dug up from the archives.. This first meeting we I had Robert Rex of the Friendly Chameleon address the farmers, Bryn B, Jim & Les Stark helped out - still looking for more documents.
Hempzel's is a registered trademark of Lancaster Trading House, Inc.. Hemp pretzels, mustard and hemp seed produced in Pennsylvania with imported hemp seed - working to "free the seed".
2003 - April Published earlier I got a call from an Los Angeles Times newspaper reporter during the time that we were raising a ruckus about this arbitrary rule, the DEA was telling us to get rid of our hemp seed. We shipped out some Sourdough Hempzels & here it is in part of the article.
Plan on seeing us at Mother Earth News 2016 -
We had a busy weekend in our new spot - confirmed for next year on the coblestones;
Here two famiiie's give us the lowdown on their Hempzel experience; thanks to the staff at Seven Springs in Chapion, Pennsylvania.
FOX 43 -
Tuesday 10/27/15 Senator Schwank's committee passed the Indusrial Hemp Act; Fox 43
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Shawn House stands at the bottom of the Pennsylvania Capitol steps with a smile on his face and an empty bag of pretzels in his hands. "Hempzel's Pretzels," he says. "It's a mix of hemp and pretzels." It's also completely legal. House, who runs the Lancaster Trading Company and it's Hempzel's Pretzels brand, uses industrial hemp in his products every day. The hemp he uses comes from the same cannabis species as the more familiar drug, and the plant it grows from looks similar to the drug, but it contains minimal doses of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the substance which leads to the high marijuana smokers feel. "Knowledge is powerful," Shawn says. "Just because you have seed, doesn't mean you have weed."
Hempzelized at the annual show.
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