the benedictine sisters of mt. angel live in a monastery in oregon. they dedicate their life to god and serving the poor, and they upkeep a shelter for the homeless and migrant workers. a few years ago, they began producing mustard as a means of fundraising. when it caught on at local farmers markets, they turned it into a business, and now they offer 10 flavors of mustard, all of which are loved by their loyal following. the proceeds from the sales of the mustard goes to keeping the monastery open and functioning, and continuing to provide for those in need in their area.
i’m not religious, and i don’t like mustard, but this is awesome and a testament to hard work, creativity, and perseverance that should be celebrated. if you have the means, pick up a bottle and help support these women who are doing so much to help the people in their community who rely on them.
video about monestary mustard:
website where you can see the flavors and get your mustard on: