Herbally Yours Supports the Comunity:
Hines Veterans Hospital & Faith In Place Farm Markets
Slow Food USA
Slow Food is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Through a variety of initiatives, it promotes gastronomic culture, developed taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. Herbally Yours is a proud member of Slow Foods USA. For more information about the Slow Food movement, please visit http://www.slowfoodusa.org/ .
Real Simple Television
Real Simple television offers strategies to help make busy life easier and better. The weekly half-hour PBS show, hosted by CydneeWelburn, Rob Keefe, and Brooke Alexander, presents useful, smart solutions to everyday problems in an appealing, easy-to-follow way. Herbally Yours was chosen by Real Simple to do an informative show titled Upgrading Vinegar: Tips for Infusing Vinegar with Flavor! Click here to view an excerpt from the Real Simple Television show.
In October of 2004, Herbally Yours traveled to Turin, Italy to participate in the first ever Terra Madre: World Meeting of Food Communities. Terra Madre established a forum for those who seek to grow, raise, catch, create, distribute and promote food in ways that respect the environment, defend human dignity and protect the health of consumers. Terra Madre was a gathering of an unprecedented scale, drawing 5000 people from dozens of nations. All participants were members of a 'Food Community' - which means they are part of a chain of production, linked by a common product, ethnic identity, region, history, or approach. Participants in Terra Madre met to exchange ideas and solutions about how to promote a healthy, dynamic, and diverse food system.
Gallo Vineyards Gold Medal Awards
Every year, the Gallo Family Vineyards hosts a culinary craftsmanship competition to honor artisanal food producers and recognizing excellence across a variety of food categories. The program honors family-owned businesses that create exceptional artisanal food products and stand as a role model and inspiration for other food industry professionals. For the past three years, Herbally Yours Vinegar has been chosen as a finalist in the contest in the Outstanding Condiment, Oil or Vinegar division.
Oak Park Farmers Market
The Oak Park Farmers' Market offers high quality, locally grown produce in the friendly, historic Village of Oak Park.The Market is open every Saturday from June through October, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by the market and pick up fresh produce, traditional and unusual plants, fresh cheeses, honey, flowers, vinegars, herbs, and much more. Click here for more information about the Oak Park Farmers Market.
WellBeingMDTM- Center for Life
The Chicago Sun Times Oak Leaves Newspaper: Farmers Market Bursts with Authentic Freshness by Meredith Morris
“This is the best farmers market (near) the city of Chicago. We’re inspected, we have to grow everything and we have a very loyal clientele. The management is wonderful and the health department is wonderful, because they’re strict,”Vitalo said, citing a problem in some other Chicago areas with what he called“fake farmers markets,” where vendors resell non-locally grown foods. That’s not the case in Oak Park, where village staff goes so far as to pay occasional visits to vendors’ farms to ensure they walk their talk and are using sustainable practices.
Not only does Vitalo praise the market’s management, he’s also done well doing business there. “This market paid for my daughter’s high school, college and grad school to become a special ed teacher,” he said.
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