Businesses from Orleans County and Beyond Host Wellness Fair

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Businesses in Albion and Orleans County are hosting a Wellness Fair Saturday Sept. 29. Over 20 vendors will be attending, offering a variety of health and fitness products. There will also be a number of physical activities to choose from, including Zumba and free massages.

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On Saturday Sept. 29, several Albion businesses will play host to over 20 vendors during this year’s Wellness Fair. The fair will be held at 118 N. Main St. Albion, N.Y., from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. Fair attendees will be able to increase their awareness of the many wonderful opportunities for alternative healing in the community and participate in a number of planned activities.

The fair will take place at the space belonging to The Golden Gourd Restaurant and Tranquility Herbals, both new businesses in Albion NY. Louisa Shiffer, owner The Golden Gourd, struggles with food allergies and has since opened a restaurant featuring healthy foods and menu items suited to those who struggle with food allergies.

With a growing population of individuals suffering from food allergies and food related diseases, proper nutrition is a key component of the discussions taking place at the wellness fair. The Golden Gourd will be serving up a full menu of healthy foods for attendees to enjoy, and will be offering a number of specials for fair attendees.

Along with The Golden Gourd, Tranquility Herbals will be offering a variety of herbal products, with samples for attendees to try. Tranquility Herbals offers a variety of hand-made health & beauty products and provides herbal education with hands-on workshops and demonstrations.

Other vendors attending the event include The College at Brockport Tae Kwon Do, Blue Pearl Yoga of Batavia, Fountains of Youth Organics, Bindings Bookstore, Guided Hands Therapeutic Massage and many more. Various vendors will also be demonstrating a variety of wellness related activities including Tai Chi, hula hooping and yoga.

Attendees will also be able to partake in several larger demonstrations including a presentation on the health benefits of a Gluten-Free diet presented by Fountain of Youth Organics. Other presentations include “Meditation and The Health Benefits of Meditating” by John Mosher, and “Astrological Signs for Parent and Child Relationships”.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 585-755-2684, or stop by The Golden Gourd at 118 N. Main St. Albion, N.Y.

About the company:
Nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Albion, they have recently opened a Best Restaurants for the health conscious, and the food enthusiasts. The Golden Gourd is a restaurant located in Albion, New York, minutes from the Erie Canal. The restaurant features healthy and gluten-free foods prepared fresh daily, using fresh local ingredients. For more information visit their website at

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