By Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman

SEVEN SPRINGS – The Mother Earth News Fair was incredible today … and to be honest a tad overwhelming! So many talks. So many informative vendors. So much to see and learn! And … it continues Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mother Earth News – the original guide to living wisely – returned to the Seven Springs Mountain Resort, one hour southeast of Pittsburgh, for the Seventh Annual Mother Earth News Fair this weekend. This incredible event, is geared towards people who want a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle.

One of the first vendors I met today was from literally within a half hour drive of me! Ben Glick, and his wife Rachel, of Alpine Heritage Creamery offered samples of their organic raw milk cheese form their grass-fed cows. Grass-fed cows in Lancaster County! The first cheese that caught my attention was the PA Dutch Feta cheese. They also previewed Paradise Cheddar, Herbal Jack, Dutch County Swiss, and more. Their website is They will not be at the Fair tomorrow but can still be contacted through their site.

Una Biologicals at the Mother Earth News Fair

Una Biologicals at the Mother Earth News Fair

Another great stand is Una Biologicals. The company offers a variety of organic health and beauty items, all of which are vegetarian friendly and none of which were tested on animals! I picked up an Organic Cuticle & Nail Rescue. It is a healing salve for cuticles and cracked skin. I also got a muscle rub – I can never have enough of those! – and a deodorant stick. While at the booth, I had the delightful opportunity to speak with owner Jessica Wilson Graves. She is so knowledgeable and so friendly, as were most of the vendors there.

Rebecca Perdieu, Regional Distribution Manager for CBD Natures RX, did an incredible job explaining her company’s CBD/Terpene rich organic hemp oil products. The oil, legal in all 50 states, is 100% natural, organic, and gluten free. Rebecca explained not only about the safety of the products but also how to properly use them. We spoke about various health concerns in relation to specific products. For more information, visit She was so impressive; I invited her to write an article for a future issue of Therapeutic Thymes!

The Turmeric Store, based out of Hunter, NY, offered several products using turmeric as the main ingredient. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Dr. Cullyn Consales, a chiropractor from Integrative Health & Wellness Center, chatted at length about the importance of clinical nutrition and functional neurology.

Event sponsors include: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Mountain Rose Herbs, Yanmar, Botanical Interests, the John C. Campbell Folk School, Jung Seed, and Cabela’s. Mother Earth News holds these fairs throughout the nation. The next one is scheduled 22-23 October for Topeka, Kansas. It will be held at the Kansas Expocentre.

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