Hey friends! I feel like it has been a while since my last post…it has certainly been a busy few weeks in the Jacobs home, but taking time to relax and enjoy this restful Sunday afternoon.
Last weekend we were in Plymouth, MA hosting the annual Brave Generation conference with an organization we work with called Holyfire Ministries. It was a beautiful weekend to be on the shore, worshipping Jesus with almost 1000 people, in a town that holds so much heritage for our nation!
This weekend, April 28th-29th, was the very first ever CT Vegetarian and Healthy Living Festival held in the Hartford Convention Center. Joe & I spent the afternoon there with our good friend Annie; it was a lot of fun to be a part of it!
Many (mostly local) organizations and companies who support and promote the vegetarian, vegan & holistic lifestyle were there offering their products and services to the attendees. There was an array of soaps, jewelry, beauty products, apparel, energy saving systems, local farms, kitchenware, LOTS of food and more on display, and being served up for all who inquisitively approached each table.
Here were some of my favorites:
SuperSeedz, by Kathie Pelliccio at Kathie’s Kitchen in Branford, CT – Amazing shelled pumpkin seeds that come in a variety of flavors including, Super Spicy, Sea Salt, Sugar & Cinnamon, my favorite: Coco Joes & more.
Good Neighbors Foods – Delicious Salsa & Hummus from Derry, NH. I loved the Peach & Pineapple salsa.
Mama Micki’s All Natural Bakery – out of Scituate, Ma offering Cookies & Biscotti that will delight your taste buds. The Chocolate Orange & Molasses were the bomb.
The Fanciful Fox – Soaperie & boutique located in Scranton, PA. I love soap & natural handmade anything; put the two together: perfection. These soaps and other beauty products not only smelled amazing, but were all so creative, and well, fancy. I wanted them all!
Ok, on to the item I probably tasted the most of: CHOCOLATE. I am a chocolate lover and there were a couple of products that won my heart.
Taza Chocolate – This chocolate factory based in Somerville, MA makes stone ground organic chocolate inspired by age-old Mexican chocolate traditions. They have flavors like Salted Almond, Vanilla Bean & Guajillo Chili. My fave was the Ginger Chocolate! You can take tours of their factory, and that is definitely on my list of things to do this summer!
Chocoholistic – This was my favorite product at the entire event, mainly because I ADORE chocolate and all things HEALTHY. Kenzie Harrick, Certified Health Counselor from East Norwalk, CT created raw, organic, sugar-free, super food, medicinal chocolates containing health promoting ingredients like: chlorella, chia seeds, passion flower and reishi, just to a name a few. It was really yummy!
We had a blast experiencing this *first ever* festival and already can’t wait for next year! Check these guys out and let me know what you think!