Enter the Canada Hemp Foods Recipe Contest

Canada Hemp Foods is pleased to announce a contest for the best recipes using hemp food products such as hemp seed hearts, oils and protein powders.

This contest is offered in conjunction with Certified Nutritionist Deb Gleason, leading up to the first ever Sunshine Coast Veg Fest on August 8, 2015 at the Roberts Creek Community Hall in Roberts Creek BC.

Canada Hemp Foods Recipe Contest


Submit your recipe, with a photo, by email to canadahempfoods /@/ gmail.com (edited to prevent spam; remove / and spaces to create working email address) with a covering paragraph stating the recipe is original and created by you. Entries are limited to Canadian and US residents only. Recipes must be Vegan without the use of animal products. Purchase not necessary.


Judges for the recipe contest are Canada Hemp Foods co-owner Robert Rae, Deb Gleason, Certified Nutritionist, and Laurie McConnell of Bigpacific Creative and will be based on most creative or delicious use of CHF products and their nutritional value.


July 31, 2015 at 5pm Pacific Time


  • $100 worth of hemp products from Canada Hemp Foods’ online shop
  • Signed copy of Gene Baur’s newest book, “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life” (see description below), and
  • Vegan Lifestyle Coaching Session (Value $85)
    A customized coaching session with Deb designed to help you achieve your goals and answer your vegan nutrition questions.

Prize Package must be used within the 2015 calendar year and are not transferable.


You may enter up to 3 recipes, all submitted separately. There are no costs to enter.


The winner of the First Annual Canada Hemp Foods Recipe Contest will be decided at the Sunshine Coast Veg Fest on August 8th, 2015 and notified by email immediately afterward. Prior to publicly announcing of the winning recipe, the recipe creator will be contacted and will be required to sign an agreement acknowleging the contest rules and stipulations.


Canada Hemp Foods retains the right to post the recipes on our web site, on our social media channels, and in ebook form in our online store. You grant us the right to use your recipe in our marketing so long as credit is provided to you as the recipe creator. All entries become the property of Canada Hemp Foods and may be edited, adapted, published or otherwise used in any way without compensation. Canada Hemp Foods assumes no responsibility for lost or missing entries.

Winner will be asked to provide a photo of themselves and a brief bio to run with the winning recipe announcement. Contestants are responsible for any infringement on third-party rights.

Each entry must list the ingredients and the quantity of each required, in order of use, followed by clear and complete directions. Please include the suggested number of servings. If you have a story about your recipe, please include it with your submission and photos are also welcome.

None of the participating sponsors, including Canada Hemp Foods, and DebGleason.net, their subsidiaries and affiliates, their advertising agencies, sponsors, advisors or any of their employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents, successors or assigns are responsible for or bear any liability whatsoever, in any way, attributable to any prize awarded, nor makes any warranties or representation in respect of any prize awarded except as specifically made by the participating sponsors, including Canada Hemp Foods, in these Contest Rules, nor undertakes any responsibility or liability for matters which may inhibit, reduce or prevent enjoyment of the prize.

The judges’ decisions are final and binding.


More information on Gene Bauer’s book, Living the Animal Sanctuary Life:

Gene Bauer Living the Farm Sanctuary Life“In this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide, Farm Sanctuary president Gene Baur and Gene Stone, author of Forks Over Knives, explore the deeply transformative experience of living day-to-day in harmony with your basic values.”

Canada Hemp Foods on Dragons’ Den

Canada Hemp Foods on Dragons’ Den

Back in March of 2013, Robert Rae, owner of Canada Hemp Foods, and his sister Diana (who handles the company’s finances) decided to take a chance and audition for the Dragons’ Den (Canada’s version of the popular US show, Shark Tank).



We have the Grand Prize Winner for our Fire Breathing Monsters Contest. Congratulations to Victoria K.  You have won $250 of hemp stuff!!  This includes our hemp food products and some terrific hemp apparel.

We’d like to thank the 1144 entrants who participated in our contest. It’s been a blast sending out our hemp food prizes to our weekly winners over the past 9 weeks!

We really appreciate your interest in our products and in hemp in general!

All the best from us all!!

Your Canada Hemp Foods Team

We Have Our Winner For Week #9

We have our winner for week #9! Congratulations to Deborah H.  You have won $50 of our hemp food products!

We Have Our Winner For Week #8

We have our winner for week #8! Congratulations to Christine H.  You have won $50 of our hemp food products!

This week’s “Fire Breathing Monsters” Contest will restart at midnight on Friday, March 28th, ending at midnight, Thursday, April 3rd. Be sure to enter our contest to find out the web pitch question of the week!!

We Have Our Winner For Week #7

We have our winner for week #7! Congratulations to Vesper.  You have won $50 of our hemp food products!

This week’s “Fire Breathing Monsters” Contest will restart at midnight on Friday, March 21st, ending at midnight, Thursday, March 27th. Be sure to enter our contest to find out the web pitch question of the week!!

Hemp Facts: Why do we call hemp a “miracle plant?”

Hemp is widely considered to be one of humanity’s first domesticated crops. Scientists believe that humans have cultivated hemp for its nutritional, medicinal, and industrial properties for more than ten thousand years. Check out the following hemp facts for more info…

Hemp facts infographicEvery part of the hemp plant offers huge value:

  • Flower: powerful medicinal and spiritual properties
  • Seed: amazing source of protein and the essential amino/fatty acids required to sustain human life
  • Stalk: contains the strongest natural industrial fibres in the world
  • Roots & leaves: feed the soil with valuable nutrients – a farmer can grow multiple crops of hemp per season in the same field without seeing a decrease in soil nutrients.

On top of that, you won’t find an easier plant to grow. The incredibly hardy hemp plant thrives in almost any environment without the need for pesticides or herbicides. It is one of the easiest possible plants for humans to domesticate.


Here are just a few of the common goods and products that humans have made from hemp in ancient and modern times:

hemp plants historical

Historical pictures of hemp farming in the US

  • Food
  • Medicine
  • Cooking
  • Oil
  • Clothing
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Cosmetics
  • Pottery
  • Building materials
  • Canvas
  • Sailing cloth
  • Rope
  • Carpets
  • Pulp
  • Paper
  • Cardboard & packaging
  • Fiberboard
  • Sealant
  • Lamp Oil
  • Agro-fibre composites
  • Compression-molded parts
  • Brake/clutch linings
  • Caulking
  • Insulation
  • Cement
  • Stucco
  • Mortar
  • Oil paints
  • Solvents
  • Lubricants
  • Printing inks
  • Fuel

Given its economic value and significance for so much of human history, it’s astonishing to consider that some countries – such as the U.S. – banned its industrial production simply because one particular strain of the plant has hallucinogenic properties. Talk about throwing out the baby with the bathwater!

To learn more hemp facts, please explore our Hemp 101 page as well as our News blog. And if you have any hemp-related questions, please don’t hesitate to send them to us at info@canadahempfoods.com.

We’re always happy to help! 🙂

We Have Our Winner For Week #6

We have our winner for week #6! Congratulations to Rhonda G.  You have won $50 of our hemp food products!

This week’s “Fire Breathing Monsters” Contest will restart at midnight on Friday, March 14th, ending at midnight, Thursday, March 20th. Be sure to enter our contest to find out the web pitch question of the week!!

Hemp Politics – Oregon won’t be ready to grow hemp by spring

In hemp politics, the Oregon Department of Agriculture officials say the state rules medical marijuana photo: hemp in the newsfor growing industrial hemp will not be ready in time for spring planting this year.

The recent federal Farm Bill, which included an industrial hemp provision, has slowed down the process of rule-making by state officials. The provision gives colleges, universities and state agriculture programs legal right to grow hemp for research purposes. Individual farms are not included in this provision and, therefore, are not protected under this new bill.

Jim Cramer, director of market access and certification for The Department of Agriculture, says they are not going to be implementing an industrial hemp program – nor is Oregon State University.

Russ Karow, head of Oregon State University’s crop soil science department, says there is too much risk involved, due to the federal prohibition on marijuana. The university’s lawyers fear that implementing a hemp program would put the school at risk of losing the federal funding it currently receives.

Cramer brought attention an additional challenge in growing industrial hemp – how to obtain verified hemp seeds that are low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). State law requires handlers to be licensed in processing the plant from harvest to usable products, and there are currently no such handlers in the state of Oregon.

Click here to read more.

Hemp as Medicine – Bill allowing hemp for seizure treatment

A Utah Senate Committee voted unanimously to recommend a bill that would hemp_farm_2_blurlegalize the use of hemp as medicine — specifically, hemp oil extract for the treatment of seizures. It’s a non-intoxicating cannabis oil from marijuana plants that is an excellent source of medicine for epilepsy.

The bill has seen several amendments and has a deadline of July 2016, which will allow plenty of time for review before being implemented.

This bill, HB105, is especially beneficial for people suffering from intractable epilepsy. The only medication currently available to them is not entirely effective — plus it has some harsh side effects. Statistics from the Epilepsy Association of Utah state that there are approximately 100,000 people in Utah with epilepsy, and one-third of them suffer from refractory seizures that are difficult to control.

There is no information about the long-term effects of the extract but those who suffer from this condition already have short lifespans and their current medications are substantially physically harmful.

Bill sponsor Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, said most of these kids will only live to be 18 or 21 so if it’s possible to give them a higher quality of life the the state of Utah owes it to the parents to be given this option.

Click here to read more.