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Top 10 Exhibitors

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange Fundraising offers organic and fairly traded foods, beautiful fairly traded gifts and recycled cotton gift wrap (tree-free!). With Equal Exchange Fundraising your organization can support sustainability, enjoy award winning products and make a difference in the lives of small farmers and artisans across the globe.

1820 House

Conceived in their circa 1820 home in 2004, the 1820 House candle line provides a natural & exceptional fragranced product. Each candle is made using soy / vegetable wax grown by American farmers. Glassware is either recycled content or can be recycled and all packaging is made of recycled and repurposed materials. Each candle adds up to a luxury item at a reasonable cost that supports small business, local commerce and farming communities

Harmony House for Cats

Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats is a cage-less no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and placing injured and abandoned cats. Each cat and kitten receives the expert veterinary care and one-on-one attention needed to be adopted into a loving home—but until then, they are safe at Harmony House.

Green Choice Bank

Based in Chicago, Green Choice Bank is the first holistically sustainable bank in the Midwest, dedicated to offering a better choice in banking for consumers and businesses via a relationship-driven approach to banking.

Manna Organics

MANNA BREAD® is remarkably simple and wholesome, made entirely from sprouted organic grains, seeds, fruits & nuts. It contains no salt, leavening, yeast, oil or sweeteners. By fully germinating our grains, starches covert into easily digested natural complex sugars, similar to those found in fresh fruits, hence the sweetness. The sprouts are ground and hand-shaped into loaves, baked at a low temperature, then packed and frozen to preserve shelf life, without any chemical additives.

Chicago Diner

The Chicago Diner, est. 1983 - All vegetarian, mostly vegan comfort food. The menu features award winning veggie brunch, dinner, vegan bakery and desserts all with gluten-free options. Hungry visitors can dine in or carry out. The Chicago Diner is a classic landmark, renowned for its affordable menu and a friendly, fun atmosphere.

FamilyFarmed.org

FamilyFarmed.org is a sophisticated system designed to connect local food producers with trade buyers and consumers on a regional level. FamilyFarmed.org helps consumers and trade buyers develop trusting relationships with farmers and artisanal food producers by sharing information about their values and production methods. A key reason for FamilyFarmed.org’s success is the manner in which it shares the authentic stories of farmers and producers.

Hawaii Moon

Hawaiian Moon aloe vera skin & hand cream contains only genuine, 100% organic Barbadenzis Miller aloe, the highest grade of aloe vera anywhere in the world. It penetrates the skin 7 layers deep, to the basal cell layer, hydrating and healing all the way up. The pure, organic Aloe Vera in Hawaiian Moon Aloe dilates the capillaries to stimulate and increase circulation, carrying away toxins and aiding in repairing skin, starting from the cellular level.

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods and Oils

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods and Oils is a Canadian manufacturer of Hemp Foods & Oils. All products are processed from live (viable) hemp seed, grown without herbicides or pesticides. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils is the only vertically integrated hemp food company in the world. Every aspect of the process is controlled, from the farm gate to end packaging. When you choose Manitoba Harvest products, you can be assured of quality and environmentally conscious business practices.

Conserve School

A semester-long immersion for high school students in environmental studies and outdoor activities that deepens their love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards. The Lowenstine Honors Scholarship program fully covers tuition, room and board for all students.