Food & Drink, Hemp History Month, North America, USA

1997: High Times gives first Hemp Achievement Award

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Celebrating Hemp History Month 2021 – May 1997 | Richard Rose, founder, owner, and Le Grand Fromage of Rella Good Cheese Co. (formerly Sharon’s Finest) today received the first annual “Hemp Achievement Award” in the Hempseed Food category. Sponsored by Hemp Times Magazine of New York City, the Hemp Achievement Awards honor people in the industrial hemp field who have made significant contributions in men’s fashion, women’s fashion, accessories, body products, technical aspects, paper, hempseed food, and activism. Winners were chosen by an anonymous industry committee, of which Rose’s selection was unanimous. The awards coincide with the Eco-Pavilion exhibition at the International Fashion Boutique Show in New York City, May 31-June 3.

Sharon’s Finest introduced HempRella in 1994, and Hempeh Burgers in 1995 to the North American food market. In 2 years HempRella became the 19th best-seller in the cheese alternative category, making it the single best-selling hemp product of any kind in the U.S. The 10-year old company also markets TofuRella®, TofuRella® Slices, AlmondRella, Zero-FatRella, and VeganRella. (more)

This series courtesy of the Richard Rose Report

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