About Us

It's been hempening slowly and building over the last 30 plus years.

1-800-USE/873/HEMP/4367 That's the Mission and the original phone number in 1997.

 Now for 25 plus years it's been Hemp flour, seed, oil for pretzels = "Hempzels".  2021 it's expanded as Farm To Bottle Pennsylvania sourced cannabis hemp flower for healing salves & tinctures - more health & wellness.

                        2022 - 2023 for Industrial hemp fiber textiles like HempVest or strengthening plastic for                                 Hemphrisbee's™ & HEMPY'S™ Scoop Shovels  (decarbonizing plastic tools)
My goal from the beginning - let's reintroduce this back into Lancaster County the
#1 non irrigated farming area in the whole USA.

Please Understand with this new industry should come restitution to those who have suffered from this criminal War on the Cannabis Hemp Plant thus the continued call louder to  #AbolishTheDEA.

GE was a broad network of energy companies - ADM started with flax seed - The Lancaster Trading House, Inc is the portal creating a team & resources since it's always been about the hemp seed. This network continues creating the infrastructure from Pennsylvania outward. Where is our six degrees of separation? Let's get it going 2022-3-4.

Meet The Crusader

The Journey is not over, the foundation is being laid, the story will continue as the world continues to change. Consultations, joint ventures, networking, speaking. Find out more today.


Shawn P. House

CEO Lancaster Trading House, Inc, Head Hempzels™

It's been a long journey advocating for true cannabis hemp and it's revival. Shawn has been brutally honest in his perspective to legislators and the media over the past 25 years, ditto business owners, advocates and dreamers about what he is hoping to accomplish and leave as his legacy to creating jobs, protecting the environment and buying American hemp, grown, processed, value added products for the 21st century.

Hempzel's™ debut-history.

  • RIP Ralph Amato former CEO & President of No Problem, Inc. He financed and friends Mark Tucci of RYO & Muse "Uncle Don" Riese

  • Working with friends in Jamaica Ian and his wife Tamica were hand batiking hemp clothe that Ralph had local Mennonite ladies custom sew outfits.

  • Finding hemp seed meal the first hemp pretzels were created in Uncle Don's kitchen in York PA by his wife Jane.

  • The recipe changed with the introduction of shelled hemp seed thanks to Hemp Pioneer Richard Rose The Original Hemp Nut.

  • Over coming the ban on hemp foods, the financial collapse, creating a family and advocating for full decriminalization of Cannabis hemp this About page will highlight the history-our story about creating jobs, protecting the environment and growing Lancaster County Hemp. 

Fast forward to 2021 and everything is changing but our mission is still the same, contract with our farmers, work with our partners, expand the network, develop more applications for True Cannabis Hemp whether agricultural / industrial or medicinal. We recognize & respect the whole plant. January 2022 will kick of the Chemurgy show at he PA Farm Show.

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Hempzel's™ His-tory

Just Say Know Campaign A Life's Journey

8/01/2022 - This is still being filled in!

1992- House Brand Hemp Products, John Stahl Evanescent Press selling the Declaration of Independence printed on Hemp Paper from US growers & Spanish Imported Hemp. 

Selling Rob's - Friendly Chameleon Paper..


Selling Ohio Hempery Lotions, Soaps, and other Hemp Essentials Lip Balms, Salves.

Customer calling on Genesee Natural Foods, Avatars in Harrisburg, PA, 

  • Acre's USA - Shawn Meets Ralph Amato

    March of 1997 Shawn had a booth set up as the Pennsylvania Hemp Industries Information Association at the old Host Farm Complex.







...Jim Stark Hemp Historian & Shawn House at the Hempola Farm in Canada.

Hemp Event Dinner - The day before the Pequea     Silver Mine Hemp Fest.




Newspapers proclaiming hemp foods banned!  

Ban Hemp Foods - 2000-2004

Filings - Papers - 




Hempcar visits Lancaster County July 2001 we are all optimisitic -

Wormtown Mass Music Fest bust / 3 days before 911

Sept 11, 2001 - 



Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels ---



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add in new events - 2003 - content to add 




2004 content to add - hightlights - changes- 


..Incorporate as Lancaster Trading House, Inc. - 

Start of NataliesChoice - Nut Butter, Baklava -


January - 2005 - Pennsylvania Farm Show - In through Food Service Contract -Introducing Soft Hemp Pretzels - Sourdough Pretzels in 10oz Bags -  



..PA Farm Show Start of the first hemp booth - introduction of Sourdough Hempzels and lots of history.

Hemp Baklava See Products Past


2006 -2nd year at the PA Farm Show t.

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2005 - 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show Memories.

Best way to sow seeds of knowledge & change an attitude about hemp.


2008 / Hightlights - Peanut Butter Hemp Pretzel Nuggetz - Anderson Pretzels





2009 - Highlights events - 


2010 - Highlights 5th year at Farm Show

2011 Farm Show PNB Nuggetz





 Baklava Goddess 

Pennsylvania Farm Show - Hemp MillStone picked up at Brian Burkholders - 3 Booths - Inthrough food service contract- 




Steve Groff's Farm Cedar Meadow Farms

 Central Penn Business Journal 2015 - Picture from ABC News Harrisburg, PA - Old Columbia PA HQ's. 


 Lancaster County businessman Shawn Patrick House wants to believe the latest legislative effort to legalize hemp farming in Pennsylvania will succeed.

But he’s been fighting long enough to know it’s probably a long shot. Under Senate Bill 50 — introduced by Sens. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) — the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp would be allowed as part of a research program at a college or university.

“It is just an opportunity for our farmers to keep their land and to grow a profitable crop,” said House, who produces hemp-based products.

The potential profits are significant.

Canadian farmers are reporting net profits of $200 to $250 per acre of hemp, the Agricultural Marketing Resource Board reported. U.S. Department of Agriculture data puts 2014 profits from an acre of corn or soybeans at $365 and $288, respectively.

An Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development report estimates gross revenue for Canadian hemp seed production between $30.75 million and $34 million. In 2010, exports of Canadian hemp seed and hemp products were valued at more than $10 million.

The obvious hurdle is perception, of course. Hemp is the distant sister of cannabis, although supporters say hemp has none of marijuana’s mind-altering qualities.

“Industrial hemp does not have a psychoactive effect. The THC level is less than 0.03 percent,” Folmer said. “Misconceptions are withholding Pennsylvania from an opportunity for our agricultural and business industries to thrive.”

Given the legal go-ahead, farmers could benefit from the demand for hemp in products ranging from paper to fuel and clothing to biodegradable plastics, said Schwank, Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee.

The federal 1937 Marijuana Tax Act restricted industrial hemp production. In 1970, the Controlled Substances Act made hemp illegal, although the 2014 Farm Bill loosened production restrictions.

“We need to get on board with this,” Schwank said during a recent conference call. “After all, 200 years ago it was a pretty prominent crop in Pennsylvania.”


Starting 2017 -  
Starting 2018 - product changes -Farm Show Flooded Office
Starting - 2019 fill in newspaper article / 
Gourmet Food Show Introduce RSW CBD soda line - November. 

PA Farm Show Introduced CBD Soda's / addressing Flower & Flour from True Cannabis Hemp - Good Start

March Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show / Wester Farm To Table canceled half way through - all produced product brought back - 

Major Beerfest postponed twice / third moved to 2021


If you’ve visited the Farm Show in the past 15 years, you may have met a man who was ahead of his time. 

For years, Shawn House talked to anyone who would listen about the potential of industrial hemp, but only recently have farmers been permitted to grow the crop in the United States. 

House has helped educate the public on the benefits and uses of true Cannabis hemp through advocacy and marketing his unique line of hemp foods. As CEO of the Lancaster Trading House Inc., his list of items includes mustard, hemp flour, HEMPeanut butter, Hemp jam, Granola Bars, Nut-less Hemp Spread and the popular hemp pretzels, or Hempzels, a hempseed-flour-oil based soft pretzel, that he promoted to get a spot at the PA Farm Show beginning in 2005.  

Entrepreneurial Challenges

You could call House an “early adopter” when it comes to embracing the unorthodox. He started his hemp business in the early ‘90s, leaving his full-time job in 1997 and launching his website in 1999. Early challenges included educating the public on the benefit of hempseed.  “Few were aware that hempseed is rich in vitamins, Essential Fatty Acids, plant protein and fiber,” said House, adding that his soft pretzels have double the protein of a typical soft pretzel.

Release of new Webplatform Dec 29-Jan 1-2021


CoolHemp  2021-2-3 Into the USA through Lancaster County Pennsylavnia


Introduction of the HEMPY Shovel - 8/18/2021 Wholesale/Distribution/Conceptualized in Lancaster County Produced in Pennsylvania. 25% Hemp/Cellulose based-

stronger - more durable 25% less petro-oil. 

Focused on Opening 1st Retail Location in the Republic of Wrightsville.


IHEMP - working with Tony  Made in the USA - Michigan Hemphrisbee's


Business Alley 130 Hellam St - Opening July 10, 2022. Across from Jillies Bakery - Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun - hot soft pretzels,     sandwiches, beverages and more. MENU 

Solving the Puzzle - More education - Made in the USA - 


Herbal Lines Used in our Topicals / Tinctures. Developing the Health & Wellness Part of Natalieschoice.com  

July 4th 2022 - Pennsylania Hemp Milled Flour taken to Kabul Afghanistan to help improve the nutritional value of their traditional bread. Made in the USA - 


Kabul Afghanistan bread from hemp seed flour from Pennsylvania food not bombs.


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