Celebrating Women

It’s International Women’s Day! What a great reminder to lift up the women around us! As a female-founded business, Jo Anne’s Place is excited to celebrate the talented women in our wellness community. Today we wanted to highlight some Canadian, female-led brands that we carry in-store!

Cheeks Ahoy – Founded by Leah Black (Jo Anne’s Granddaughter!)

Cheeks Ahoy was founded in 2013 when Leah decided to make the switch to reusable baby wipes, and wanted to share her products with other parents.
Today, Cheeks Ahoy offers a full line of household cloth reusables with the goal of helping families care for the environment, while also saving money. 
Each item is sewn with love and care right here in Peterborough, Ontario.

Green Mango Jewellery – Founded by Heidi Den Hartog (Jo Anne’s Place Employee!)

Heidi developed a love for natural colour and texture while travelling around the world with her father as a child. Inspired by the market stalls in India and the Southeast, Heidi’s jewellery features dehydrated fruit and vegetable peels! Green Mango Jewellery is handcrafted in Peterborough, Ontario and can be found at all three Jo Anne’s Place locations.

Rasa Ayurveda – Founded by Lisa Power and Tiffany Nicholson Smith

Named Canada’s largest Ayurvedic Apothecary, Rasa Ayurveda was born from the vision to make the gifts of Ayurvedic ancient wisdom accessible to everyone. Their products are handmade in small batches and blessed with mantra to amplify healing power and ensure that you are receiving the very best. Jo Anne’s Place is proud to supply Rasa Ayurveda’s SuperHerbs and Ritual Tools!

Learn more about the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda HERE – on the Wellness On Purpose Podcast! Listen to our in-house nutritionist Marissa chat with Rasa Ayruveda founder Tiffany about the difference between the doshas, the importance of a daily routine including tongue scraping, and how you can support your wellness journey with Ayurveda.

Georgian Bay Granola Company – Founded by Sheila Hannon

Georgian Bay Granola Company is a Canadian business that believes in working with our planet. Run by a mother daughter team, Hannah and Sheila, they make sure that all ingredients used in their granola are 100% organic and gluten free. We started out selling from a table in a local summer market in Parry Sound Ontario and now feel privileged to share our organic granolas to more and more people. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Bonus! Georgian Bay Granola Company is currently working on compostable packaging which should hit the shelves in the summer of 2021, if not sooner!

Pluck Tea – Founded by Jennifer Commins

Pluck Tea began in 2012 when Jennifer spotted a gap in the market for fun, premium quality teas. Pluck teas are infused with local ingredients from Prince Edward County lavender, to cranberries from Nova Scotia, and grape skins from the Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara. Almost all products are blended and packaged in Toronto, Ontario.

Be sure to check out our YouTube video where certified nutritionist, Marissa, uses Pluck Tea to create delicious mocktails!

Nuts for Cheese – Founded by Margaret Coons

Margaret started experimenting with dairy-free cheese when she worked as a vegan chef – using the restaurant kitchen after hours to perfect her recipes. After launching Nuts for Cheese at the London, Ontario Farmer’s Market, this artisanal 100% dairy-free cheese has become a staple to vegans and non-vegans alike, all across Canada.

We encourage you to show these boss babes some love by following them on social media!
And be sure to keep an eye out for quality products from these great female-powered companies on our shelves!

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