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Living Eden ~ a place for humane beings” is scheduled to open on May 11, 2013 (Apple Blossom Day) in Red Hook NY. (10 minutes North of Rhinebeck, NY). The new store is located at 29 West Market Street Red Hook, NY in a beautifully remodeled historic building. 

“The niche of the modern vintage inspired boutique is to offer stylish and affordable USA Made (sorry, nothing from China), Fair Trade, Cruelty Free, Vegan, and other conscious products all in one beautiful store designed to inspire customers” says Bobbi Jo Forte, Co Founder and Marketing Director for Living Eden. She goes on to say that “the Hudson Valley is home to an abundance of natives and transplants who are passionate about environmental and social issues and want to feel the satisfaction of picking up a product and seeing where it is made and what good it is doing for people, the planet, and animals”.

The boutique will offer eco chic clothing for women, men, and kids, fair trade home decor, cruelty free cosmetics, green toys, upcycled gifts, natural products for baby, and more. The adjacent “Market” will feature a selection of local farm market products such as jams, sauces, and syrup plus a variety of slavery free chocolates, super foods, and vegan products. “This store is a dream come true full of products I believe in and it is an honor to share this more compassionate way of life with others who are equally inspired by conscious capitalism and social progress” says co founder Bonnie Schweppe.

The other draw of Living Eden will be workshops and classes hosted by artists, authors, fine crafts people, and other experts. “As social creatures we crave inspiration and knowledge so the workshops will provide a venue for learning fine crafts and trades, and will hopefully have a positive impact on Red Hook’s economy by bringing more foot traffic to the Village” states Ms. Forte.

Mayor Ed Blundell Mayor of Red Hook says “Our village has been in the forefront of developing the vibrant village setting that residents need and want.  Our work to improve walkability and seek new, exciting businesses is coming to fruition with this news that Living Eden is getting ready to open shop shortly.  Landlord Jack Dillon had done a remarkable restoration of his building and now we are getting a creative retailer with a conscience, a real win for the village.  We welcome Living Eden, but, remember to shop local and support all of our locally owned shops. Take a stroll on our new loop of sidewalks with the now warmer weather and enjoy Red Hook.” will feature an online store and blog featuring most of what the brick and mortar store offers and will launch on May 11,2013 as well.

Partners Bobbi Jo Forte and Bonnie Schweppe have been working on the Living Eden concept for over a year.The two met when Mrs. Schweppe was buying a barn for her new mini farm sanctuary and Bobbi Jo was helping a stray dog. An instant friendship was formed. During their many animal rescue adventures they discovered each other’s passion for living more compassionately. The Living Eden concept was born. Friend and aspiring designer Kaitlin Forbes joined the team in February 2013.

Bobbi Jo Forte, a native to the area, owns a web marketing company. One of her projects is managing Enjoy Rhinebeck, a co op advertising and tourism website for Rhinebeck, NY. Bonnie Schweppe is a West Point graduate with years of business leadership experience and charitable work.

Living Eden can be found on Facebook and will also have an online store launching May 2013. For general questions email Living Eden at or call 845-475-2619. To contact Bobbi Jo Forte email or Bonnie Schweppe at


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