"We do a multigrain bagel - we make our own bagels - that has flax seeds, hemp seeds and sesame seeds on it. We make a hemp-rye bread," she said. A house-made veggie burger includes the seeds.
"I sell a hemp iced tea from Sweden that wasn't available to get for this week, but we sell it at Frutcake. It comes in sustainable packaging, and it's really tasty."
For this week, Frutcake and Bluegrass Kitchen will feature a few additional items, including an Italian wedding cookie with hemp seeds and a salad sprinkled with hemp hearts.
Steele said hemp fits perfectly with her business model.
"Hemp grows fast and doesn't take up much land," she said. "Part of our business philosophy is to be as sustainable as possible. These are really important things to me."
If hemp could be grown in the United States - and even better, by local farmers - it would fit even more into Steele's goal to purchase food for her restaurant locally.
The movement apparently is growing steam - 19 states have passed hemp legislation and are urging the U.S. Congress to act.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
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