Friday, May 18, 2012

Thousands of Americans have begun affirming a new direction for the economy. It’s called Slow Money.

There is an emerging trend for small businesses because of the difficulty in getting loans from the banks so peer to peer, investment club or “crowd funding” organizations have come in to fill the gap. One such organization that was recently formed to support the Slow Food Movement nationally represents this trend, the Cleveland chapter of SLOW MONEY
(see for more info). “We’ve found kindred spirits there that want to support the farmers and producers of organic, sustainable foods”, Storehouse Tea has gotten such a nice reception from the Slow Money leaders and members and believe so much in what they are doing we have become members ourselves.”

Storehouse Tea gives an enormous thank you to

Filippo Ravalico, Slow Money Ohio Coordinator has given Storehouse Tea their First Micro Loan. Thank you to some loyal investors from Columbus and Cincinnati, we can’t wait to make you proud!

A couple of Slow Money Principles:
We must learn to invest as if food, farms and fertility mattered. We must connect investors to the places where they live, creating vital relationships and new sources of capital for small food enterprises.

Let us celebrate the new generation of entrepreneurs, consumers and investors who are showing the way from Making A Killing to Making a Living.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Our teas are now available in Whole Foods and Earth Fares Stores in Ohio!

Paula conducting a demo at the Whole Foods, Warrensville Center Rd. / Cedar Rd., University Heights, Ohio. You call also find Storehouse Tea at 271 & Chagrin Whole Foods and at Whole Foods in Dublin, Ohio in Columbus off Dublin-Granville Rd.

Earth Fare Markets are a fast growing chain of healthy supermarkets, imagine a slightly smaller version of Whole Foods, that has embraced Storehouse Tea. You can find selections of our teas in Northeast Ohio at their West Side Cleveland store at 3450 Westgate, Fairview Park and in Akron off Rt. 18 Montrose at 3737 West Market Street, Fairlawn. Earth Fare just opened up a new store in the north Columbus area off Polaris Parkway across from the Polaris Mall, 1440 Gemini Place and in Dayton off Rt. 48 101 E. Alex Bell Road, Centerville.

Come on out and support us by purchasing your teas at our retail locations and let them know how much you like our products and ask them to carry your favorite Storehouse Tea selection. The more we can sell through the stores the more selections they’ll carry and you can have the convenience of picking up your favorite Storehouse Teas from your local grocery store. We will be tweeting the locations of our tea demos in the stores so you can come out and visit us and bring your friends to meet us too.

Of course if you don’t live near one of our retail locations or you want to send them as a gift you can always purchase from the full line of organic and Fair Trade artisan loose leaf teas, infuser tea ware and tea accessories from our website at .  We are in the planning stages of reevaluating our web site. Please let us know what you like or don’t like about our site and what you’d like our site to do. We welcome your opinion.