We Have A Hemp Recipe Contest Winner

Our first ever vegan & hemp recipe contest has finished up, and on August 8th in the Roberts Creek Hall at the first ever Sunshine Coast VegFest we announced the winner: Barbara Townsend-Batten, from Ontario, with her fabulous concoction, a Coconut Cloud Pie with Hemp Date Nut Crust. Canada Hemp Foods was delighted to sponsor this exceptional festival and participate with a display and sales table, and we sent many people home with our hemp hearts and protein powder. The event was very much a success, especially for a first year debut, and is surely the first of many.

Barbara wins $100 worth of Canada Hemp Foods products, a signed copy of Gene Baur’s book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, and a one-on-one vegan lifestyle coaching session with Certified Holistic Nutritionist Deb Gleason.

Congratulations, Barbara!

Please note: though no photo was available, the first in our team to make this dish and photograph it professionally will post it here and on the Canada Hemp Foods Facebook page. 

For the winning recipe and to see ALL of the recipes entered into our inaugural contest, please download this complimentary PDF collection.

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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.”

Uses of Hemp – Astika Holdings, Inc.’s Green Future with Hemp


Hemp rope has been used for decades on the Star Ferry in Hong Kong.

Astika Holdings, Inc., a strategic acquisition company of service, agriculture and industrial companies from the Nantong Region in China, is moving into the industrial hemp sector. They plan to acquire their own facilities in Asia and New Zealand under the new company, Nantong HZ Hemp Co. Ltd.

Mark Richards, the director for Astika Holdings commented that industrial hemp coincides with Astika’s vision of a “Green Future.” The Nantong Grain Seeder meets Astika’s standards of agriculture modernization, a multi-function process that cuts down on the use of tractors, lowers costs, increases product, uses less fertilization, reduces pollution and protects the environment.

There are many uses of hemp, and it can replace environmentally harmful products such as tree paper. Hemp is easier on the environment in that it does not require pesticides or herbicides, does not cause soil erosion, and it produces oxygen. The processing of tree paper requires chlorine bleach which creates toxic waste products that are carcinogenic. Tree paper also contributes to deforestation. Hemp on the other hand, produces 4 times more pulp than trees, can wield 1-3 crops a season, and can potentially be recycled up to 10 times, compared to 3 or 4 times for wood pulp paper. The raw material of hemp can also be used to create products such as textiles, building materials, industrial materials, rope, foods, cosmetics, and many other products, without causing harm to the environment.

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