Sherpa Power - Passion In A Bottle!
Sherpa Power, a new ayurvedic brew from Berkeley-based company Global Family Farms, packs a powerful message in every bottle. The brand-new beverage, which took home awards at this year’s Expo West and now available at Bay Area Whole Foods, makes a powerful change in more than just your health (it’s infused with stress-relieving herbs and sweetened with yacon-syrup).
Global Family Farms co-founder and VP of Operations Shane Zisman first became interested in social enterprise as a form of environmental and social advocacy after taking a course in social entrepreneurship while in law school. His newfound passion quickly routed him in an exciting new direction.
“Social change happens slowly but always begins on a grassroots level where a local community takes on a progressive initiative and succeeds, then others replicate. In this way social entrepreneurship can be used as a catalyst for change. We see this in the natural food product industry where mission driven businesses engage specific impoverished or exploited populations to introduce healthy products in a more responsible way,” says Zisman.
The company partners with farming cooperatives in Nepal in efforts to introduce their 3,000 year old system of indigenous adaptogenic herbs into the US market. “Social enterprise has created a vehicle by which we make an impact. The global food system is ripe with environmental and social injustices around the world. Sherpa Power is the manifestation of an agricultural system free of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers, which cherishes the earth's resources and treats subsistence farmers with the dignity and respect they deserve,” says Zisman.
For more info, visit www.globalfamilyfarms.com.