Diversity at FYH

We know that a single social media statement is not enough, and we are committed to continued actions toward a more diverse and socially responsible Follow Your Heart. Our immediate plans include an internal audit and creating a dedicated diversity team. We are looking into our hiring practices, ensuring that we are inclusive, and our job postings are accessible to a wider net of qualified BIPOC applicants. We are increasing our partnerships with Black-led, plant-based organizations that work in Black communities to amplify their message and support food education, working to end food deserts in those communities. And we are continuing to listen, stay on top of issues, and learn from the conversations at this time.

DIVERSITY at Follow Your Heart

(BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Gender, Disability Equality)

We acknowledge that we can do better and we are dedicating resources to set goals and identify strategic and effective ways that we can achieve those goals.

First Steps:

  1. Create an internal diversity team that is passionate about this program
    1. to research, review ideas, propose initiatives, and outline path to success.
    1. contains employees at various levels within the company
    1. comprised of equal representation of our local community and company.
  2. Identify and outline three top line goals that we can achieve in the next 30 days to kick start a concerted effort towards long term ­change. (Highlighted in blue below.)
  3. Map out a 6-month and 1-year plan to ensure long term actions are in place

Education. Internal Action. External Action.



  • Start with holding a safe space to everyone to share how they feel. Do what we can and feel comfortable with, personally, to confront our personal prejudices and work on them.
  • Diversity training for employees
  • Intentionally expand our team. Look into our hiring practices, ensuring that we are inclusive, and our job postings are accessible to a wider net of qualified BIPOC applicants, such as Historic Black College websites, connecting with influencers of color to see if they know anyone looking for work, and reaching out amongst our own friends to see what qualified applicants are outside where we normally post.


  • Give. Be it by supplying food products, prepared meals, sponsorships, and/or financial donations
  • Amplification. Work directly to amplify Black work and Black voices
  • Diversify ambassadors. Work to include more BIPOC in who we partner with
  • Continue to listen, stay on top of issues, and learn what the conversation is.
  • Include more diversity on our social media feeds. More people/hands of color.
  • Increase partnerships with Black-led organizations working to end food deserts in Black neighborhoods.

Earth Day 2020

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Follow Your Heart’s manufacturing facility, Earth Island, is proud to announce it has been upgraded from a Gold to a Platinum Level Certified Zero Waste facility. We are now diverting 98% of our waste from the landfill through recycling, composting, reduction, and re-purposing of materials

Not only is 2020 the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it’s also the 50th anniversary of Follow Your Heart. Our commitment to sustainability is our way of celebrating Earth Day every day and our ability to achieve Platinum Level status comes with the daily actions taken by each of our dedicated employees. Here is just a small list of the things we’ve done at Earth Island to earn credits towards our new Platinum Zero Waste status:

  • Over 2,000 solar panels generating 1.73 million kW in 18 months that power our entire facility.
  • Product label backings have been changed from a nonrecyclable, mixed-material, wax-coated paper to a clear, recyclable plastic.
  • Cheese shred packaging was redesigned to use 14% less plastic.
  • Reusable utensils have been provided in our breakroom areas for all employees.
  • New partnership with TerraCycle helps us recycle hard-to-recycle waste items into a variety of new products such as park benches, bike racks, shipping pallets and recycling bins.
  • Participation in community outreach events with organizations including Tree Care Griffith Park, Community Clean Up, Heal the Bay, LA River Clean UP, and more.
  • New partnerships with California State University Northridge, Champions for Change, Food Forward and Freedom Church for pop-up events where we distribute 10 pallets of fruits and vegetables each month to local food banks and community service organizations.
  • Collaboration with Homeboy Recycling to recycle over 2,000 pounds of electronic waste which included TVs, monitors, computer equipment and accessories, cell phones and landline phones, and cables and wires and rechargeable batteries.

We are always looking towards the future to find new and innovative ways to continue our support of the environment. In the near term, we are working to reduce our plastic packaging by 20% and identify packing materials that will improve recyclability. Additionally, we will continue to encourage individuals, organizations, and businesses to achieve sustainability in their own practices.

The Vegenaise Cookbook


The VEGENAISE Cookbook

Great Food That’s Vegan, Too

On Sale NOW!

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About the Book:

A Cookbook Inspiring Healthy Eating for Everyone

Easy and accessible to both seasoned and new plant-based cooks, The Vegenaise Cookbook offers page after page of dishes with traditionally comforting flavors and ingredients. This collection is organized to guide you through appetizers, sandwiches, dips and sauces, weeknight mains, hearty salads, and decadent desserts.

The Vegenaise Cookbook is a cookbook without pretense or judgment. It’s family-friendly food for a whole new generation. In this book, you’ll find a welcome mix of nutritious and indulgent plant-based recipes, including:

  • Lemon & Thyme Broccolini Tarts
  • Herbed Parmesan Polenta Fries
  • Crispy Mushroom Po’ Boy Sandwiches
  • Beluga Lentil Salad with Minty Crème Fraîche
  • Pesto Artichoke Pizza
  • Spicy Southwestern Potato Salad
  • Blender Blackout Double Chocolate Cake
  • and much more!

Recipes are inspired by the offerings at Follow Your Heart Market & Cafe, the natural foods restaurant that author Bob Goldberg and friends opened in 1970, where Vegenaise was born. From The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton.

About the Author:
Bob Goldberg is co-founder and CEO of Follow Your Heart, opened in 1970 in Canoga Park, California, where he developed Vegenaise. Follow Your Heart started as a seven-seat vegetarian food counter that needed an egg-free “mayo.” Vegenaise was born. Follow Your Heart continues to operate the original market and café but has grown the Vegenaise family into a $60-million business. Bob resides in the Santa Susana Mountains with his wife, Kathy.

© Max Threlfall

Plant-Based Options for Food Service

In addition to our award-winning retail products, Follow Your Heart provides bulk and food service options to help you transform your menu for the growing plant-based demand. Interest in plant-based foods is increasing rapidly with retail growth outpacing overall US retail food market at 11% overall in 2019.

With solutions for just about every category on your menu, we are committed to making the switch easy and nutritious with an emphasis on delivering delicious meals. We work closely with DOT and other food service distributors to bring these products to you with ease.

See below for our offering through DOT and feel free to reach out with any questions on our products or their availability. For sales inquiries, new placements, and promotions, please contact us salesinfo@followyourheart.com

Turnip Truck

We’re jealous of everyone in Nashville that gets to shop at Turnip Truck! They’ve been serving the community since 2001 with a focus on local produce from independent farmers, sustainability, and community-building. Their aim is to empower their local community to eat “real food” by providing the highest quality natural, local, and organic foods.

Fresh local produce. Photo by Paulo Sousa

Founded by community farmer, John Dyke, the store now has two locations in the heart of Nashville. Their mission is to connect the Nashville community with local, independent farmers by way of fresh produce. They also aim to enhance and support all diets through their expansive array of high-quality, natural foods. While they do support their community by bringing in locally manufactured products, they also offer non-local premium products to support and nourish all dietary needs.

Founder John Dyke, top right, with students. Photo by Paulo Sousa

Aside from selling great products, Turnip Truck aims to be an important contributor to their community. The store hosts sampling events, educational events, charity events, fundraisers, and more! They host summer tours and visit a local daycare to educate and assist in installing raised gardens.

An array of Follow Your Heart vegan products on shelf. Photo by Paulo Sousa

Follow Your Heart is proud to partner with Turnip Truck as part of our Local Love program. We also have our roots as a small, community-focused, independent natural foods store, Follow Your Heart Market and Café. Both stores cater to health food fanatics, moms, college students, and those struggling to find delicious foods due to dietary needs. Turnip Truck proudly carries our Vegan Slices, Parmesan, and Vegenaise.

Bulk section that allows customers to bring reusable packaging. Photo by Paulo Sousa

Whether you live in Nashville or are just visiting, we can’t recommend The Turnip Truck enough! Stop by for their Salad and Hot bar, fresh juices, full-service deli, or some of the best local produce the area has to offer. And as always, don’t forget the Vegenaise!

You can visit The Turnip Truck at

Turnip Truck Natural Market
701 Woodland ST
Nashville, TN 37206

Turnip Truck Urban Fare
321 12th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203

Instagram: @theturniptruck

BESTIES Vegan Paradise

Ever walk into a convenience store and leave disenchanted and hungry? Ever have those grocery trips where you spend half your day hopping from shop to shop in a vain attempt to find all your favorite vegan products? Allison Shead, Asia Phoenix, and Matt Fontana all had the same problems so, they decided to do something about it. BESTIES Vegan Paradise opened in January of 2019 to a hungry audience.

BESTIES is proud to represent the Los Angeles vegan community

Located in East Hollywood, California, BESTIES Vegan Paradise aims to become a vegan 7-Eleven: a place where anyone can stroll in and pick up a snack, some coffee, or a meal to take home. The long-term plan is to open more locations, first in more Los Angeles neighborhoods! Their offering includes the staples, like chips, dips, candy bars, veggie jerkies, frozen meals, cookies, and ice creams, all vegan. But Besties sets itself apart by including kombuchas, juices, gourmet vegan cheeses, sandwich fixin’s (including Rising Hearts Bakery Gluten-Free Bread), ready-to-eat meals from Clean South, a robot that will blend you fresh juices, and more! You can expect to find Vegenaise, Dressings, Yogurts, and Cheeses from Follow Your Heart readily available. As members of our new Local Love program, you can count on Besties to be some of the first stores in the country to carry our new products, like our Dairy-Free Sour Cream, Dairy-Free Cream Cheese, and Dairy-Free Yogurts.

A few of the Follow Your Heart products you can find on their shelves.

BESTIES is more than a convenience store. Their clientele consists of members of the East Hollywood community, most of which are not vegan. Despite not committing to the plant-based lifestyle, the locals have embraced besties and they have established regulars who visit frequently. Their approach is to create a positive atmosphere where all walks of life are welcome. Vegan, Vegetarian, whatever your diet is, BESTIES is there to feed you.

All the vegan jerky and snacks our hearts desire

Alison, Asia, and Matt focus primarily on smaller food companies to stock their shelves. About 30% of their products come from local producers. They are strict about only purchasing from all-vegan companies with increased emphasis on people of color and women-owned businesses. You can shop at besties and leave feeling like you’ve done something good for the planet and for a growing community.

From L-R: Asia Phoenix, Kelli (from FYH), and Allison Shead.

To top it all off, BESTIES hosts pop-up events featuring local vendors from Thursdays through Saturdays. You can find tacos, Burgers, even fried chicken, all vegan, just outside their shop on Fountain Blvd. Be sure to follow them on Instagram to stay in the know, @bestiesveganparadise. Don’t be surprised if you find Follow Your Heart products on those pop-up menus, either!

BESTIES Vegan Paradise is located at

4882 Fountain Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90029

Instagram: @BESTIESveganparadise

Follow Your Heart Market & Café

21825 Sherman Way

Canoga Park, CA 91303





Follow Your Heart Café has a full vegan menu (with limited dairy options) as well as a dedicated “no-Salt, no-Oil, no-Sugar” selection called our SOS menu. Click below to preview our menus:

FYH Menu       SOS Free Menu (No salt, no oil, no sugar)     Thanksgiving menu (pre-order today!)





The Market

Follow Your Heart Market offers a wide array of unique and specialty vegetarian and vegan foods in our 6500 square foot store. Since our early days, just two blocks from our current location, we’ve prided ourselves on a distinct selection of local and organic produce, featured independent food brands, and fresh deli items.

We have a full aisle of vitamins and supplements with an on-staff expert who can help you find the right product. Our hand-picked gift section will inspire and entertain you with items made locally as well as from cultural communities around the globe. While you wait for a table, feel free to peruse our hand-picked book corner or decide on a nice Kombucha or cold brew for your meal.

At Follow Your Heart, you can also shop with the environment in mind with our fully-stocked bulk section with grains, flours, and freshly ground coffee– just bring your own container and fill it up. And don’t forget that shot of fresh-pressed wheatgrass before you check out!

And we can’t forget Follow Your Heart products. The market is your one-stop-shop for ALL our products as we share some samples of new products that we’re just trying out.


The Café

What began in 1970 as a seven-seat sandwich and juice bar has evolved into our 67-seat Follow Your Heart Café. The café is tucked away in the back corner of our market, so don’t be bashful… come on in. The wooden decor lends itself to the community feeling for which Follow Your Heart® is so famous. You can dine at the counter with our “regulars” or at a table inside or out on the relaxing patio. The counter is an especially unique part of the café experience, and many a friendship has begun as a result of a chance encounter here.

Our home-style comfort food is modestly priced, and the portions are generous, so come hungry. The menu is vegan with select and limited dairy options and we use seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible. We also offer an exclusively gluten-free menu upon request as well as our No Salt, No Oil, No Sugar (SOS) menu.

In addition to our regular menu, daily specials are served at each meal. Our hearty homemade soups are something that we’re particularly known for and several are offered throughout the day. You can also find a deliciously low fat and low sodium soup option. Local and organic wines and craft beers and kombucha are on tap to accompany your meal

We welcome you to come visit and please say hello when you do!

Follow Your Heart Community Center

Formerly the ‘In The Mudra Dance & Yoga Studio’, The Follow Your Heart Center is owned and operated by Follow Your Heart Market & Restaurant, and conveniently located just two doors west of Follow Your Heart towards Topanga Canyon.  The Heart Center is also available for hourly rentals so if you are interested in reserving space, please email heartcenter@followyourheart.com




Cinco De Mayo Vegan Nacho Giveaway





Sponsor.  The Cinco De Mayo Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Follow Your Heart/Earth Island LLC, PO Box 9400, Canoga Park, CA 91309 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

Eligibility. Open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions outside of the United States and where otherwise prohibited by law) who (i) are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry in the Sweepstakes (or in the case of legal residents of jurisdictions where the age of majority is greater than 18 years of age, such age of majority under the laws of the jurisdiction in which they reside at the time of entry); (ii) have access to the Internet; and (iii) have a valid, public Instagram account in good standing as of the time of entry. Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and independent contractors (and their immediate family members and members of the same households (whether related or not)) of Sponsor and Campbell Soup Company and their respective parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, are not eligible to participate. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions outside of the United States and where prohibited by law or restricted by such laws, including but not limited to jurisdictions with laws that would require registration and/or trust account or posting of a bond, or any other requirements that have not been satisfied.

Application of Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant warrants that he/she has read and agrees to abide and be bound by these Official Rules and that he or she is not prohibited from participating in the Sweepstakes. Entrant agrees that Sponsor retains full authority, in its sole discretion, to interpret and administer these Official Rules, and to be bound by all decisions and interpretations made in good faith by Sponsor.  Sponsor shall have the absolute right to determine if an entry is in compliance with these Official Rules without notice to the person attempting to enter.  

Entry. The Sweepstakes begins at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on 4/30/19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (PEST) on 5/5/19 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  


To enter, visit Follow Your Heart’s Instagram page to view the post, (www.instagram.com/followyourheart) during the Sweepstakes Period, follow all four @estolias, @latejulyorganic, @the_tofurky_company and @followyourheart social media accounts, and tag one (1) friend you’d share your nachos with in the comments of the sweepstakes post.

All entries must be received within the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor’s computer clock is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per Instagram account during the Sweepstakes Period.  Entries received in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.  

If there is a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Instagram Account Holder associated with the username used to enter via Instagram. The Authorized Instagram Account Holder is defined as the natural person to whom the Instagram account is assigned by Instagram, respectively. Participant, under this method, must enter using only an Instagram account subscribed to and registered in participant’s name. The potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the Instagram account associated with the winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.

All entry posts via Instagram must comply with the Instagram Terms of Use available at http://instagram.com/legal/terms/#, including any technical requirements (e.g., file size limits for uploaded photographs or character restrictions) and your account must be a “public” Instagram account in order for your entry to be viewed by Sponsor.

Entries that have been generated by a script, macro, bot or any other automated means will be deemed void. Participants may not register with multiple Instagram accounts nor may entrants use multiple devices or artifices to enter the Sweepstakes multiple times or as multiple entrants.  Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple accounts under multiple identities will be disqualified in Sponsor’s discretion.  Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by the Sponsor.

All comments posted to enter the Sweepstakes must be in keeping with the Sponsor’s positive image and may not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or entity, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s or entity’s personal, intellectual property or property rights or any other third party rights. Comments must be suitable for online publication accessible to the general public. Sponsor reserves the right to eliminate any entries that it determines, in its sole discretion, contain inappropriate content or content that may be deem obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or unlawful, including, without limitation, obscenities, threats, violence, unsafe behavior or situations, or disparagement of any product, service or person.

Neither Sponsor nor its advertising and promotion agencies are responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected entries, or for any problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic, including, but not limited to, computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability or garbled or jumbled transmissions, or service provider/Internet accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes in the event of any such problem. Entries not in compliance with these Official Rules are disqualified. Sponsor shall have the absolute right to determine if an entry is in compliance with these Official Rules without notice to the person attempting to enter.

Use of Entrant Information. As permitted by law and in accordance with these Official Rules, each Sweepstakes entrant agrees that Sponsor may use the information that entrant provides in connection with the Sweepstakes for the purposes and within the context of the Sweepstakes and for Sponsor’s internal purposes. In the event of a conflict between these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at https://followyourheart.com/cinco-de-mayo-vegan-nacho-giveaway/, to the extent it may apply, these Official Rules will control.

Prizes. Four (4) winner will receive product from Follow Your Heart, Estolia’s, Late July SNACKS, and ToFurky, with an aggregate ARV of the prize of $40.00. Specifics relating to the prize not specified here in are at sole discretion of Sponsor. The winner is solely responsible for any costs and expenses due in connection with the prize not specified herein. The prize may not be transferred or assigned, except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. No cash value or substitution of the prize will be permitted or provided, except that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may provide a prize of comparable or greater value. The winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes due in connection with the prize. Receipt of the prize is conditioned upon compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and these Official Rules.

Selection of Winner and Notification. Each eligible entry submitted during the Sweepstakes Period will be entered into a random drawing to be held at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period.  One potential winner will be selected at random by Sponsor, whose decision will be final and binding, from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period within forty-eight hours after the Sweepstakes Period ends. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received in the Sweepstakes Period. In the event a winning entry is discovered to be invalid for any reason whatsoever or the person who submitted the winning entry either fails to comply with these Official Rules prior to delivery of the prize or refuses the prize or any portion thereof, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected at random from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsor’s discretion. An alternate winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries until the prize has been awarded.

Sponsor will contact the potential winner via Instagram Direct Message between Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th, 2019, and will be notified via post and/or tagging via social media contact or email. All selected winners will have forty-eight hours after the random drawing to obtain additional information reasonably necessary to verify eligibility. In the case that a winner does not reply in 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. The potential winner will be required to direct message (DM) Sponsor with his/her contact details and provide the additional information requested by Sponsor to verify eligibility. By direct messaging Sponsor, Sweepstakes entrant warrants and represents to Sponsor that the information contained in such direct message is true and correct in all material respects and that Sponsor may rely on such information in its efforts to comply with applicable laws and regulations. It is acknowledged and understood that such information is being provided to Sponsor and not to Instagram. The potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Sponsor reserves the right to require the potential winner to show proof of identity prior to receiving any prize.

Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements for the Sweepstakes, including without limitation the execution of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law) and completion of such other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require in order to claim his/her prize, if applicable, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the Sweepstakes.

Sponsor shall not be responsible for (i) the failure of a potential winner to receive Sponsor’s notification for any reason, or for the inability of such potential winner to respond to Sponsor’s notification for any reason; (ii) failed, returned or misdirected notifications due to inaccurate information provided by an entrant; (iii) submissions and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received, in whole or in part, by Sponsor.

Affidavit of Eligibility and Release/Delivery of Prize. The potential winner may be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within two (2) business days from the date the request is made, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law) and to complete such other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require in order to claim his/her prize, if applicable. If these documents are returned as undeliverable or if a potential winner fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (if applicable), and to complete such other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require within the required time period, or if a potential winner does not meet the eligibility or other requirements of the Sweepstakes, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from among all remaining eligible entries.  The prize will be delivered by UPS or USPS delivery within thirty (30) days of Sponsor’s receipt of the documents that may be required by Sponsor to be completed and signed by the potential prize winner.  Sponsor shall not be responsible for delivery of any documents and/or the prize or prize-related materials and information provided that they are sent to the addresses provided by the potential winner. Sponsor is not responsible for prize information or documents that are lost or misdelivered by the postal service or carrier to the extent applicable.

Release of Liability. Each Sweepstakes entrant agrees that Instagram, Sponsor, Campbell Soup Company  and their respective  parent, subsidiaries or affiliated companies, their successors and assigns, and any and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, licensees and advertising and promotion agencies, shall not be liable for any personal injury, death, loss or damage of any kind or any other causes of action or claims related to entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, or acceptance or use of the prize awarded, and/or based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Each entrant agrees to release and discharge, and hereby releases and discharges, Instagram, Sponsor, Campbell Soup Company and their respective parent, subsidiaries or affiliated companies, their successors or assigns, and any and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, licensees and advertising and promotion agencies, from any liability arising from or related to the Sweepstakes, personal injury, death, property damage, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

Indemnification. Each Sweepstakes entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, Campbell Soup Company and their respective parent, subsidiaries or affiliated companies, their successors or assigns, and any and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, licensees and advertising and promotion agencies, from and against any loss, damage or expense (including court costs and attorneys’ fees) that they may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, receipt, acceptance and/or use of the prize awarded, or any portion thereof, and/or any breach or alleged breach of any warranty or representation made by entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes.

Announcement of Winner. Sponsor will post the winners’ Instagram user name or handle on Instagram, www.instagram.com/followyourheart. Sponsor may post the winner’s Instagram user name or handle on Sponsor’s website at www.followyourheart.com following the completion of the Sweepstakes and verification of the winner.

Use of Winner’s Name and Likeness. By submitting an entry, each Sweepstakes entrant, acknowledges and agrees that, if selected as a winner, Sponsor may post winner’s Instagram user name or handle on Instagram, www.instagram.com/followyourheart, and/or on Sponsor’s website at www.followyourheart.com. A winner who accepts the prize awarded will be deemed thereby to have granted to Sponsor the right, at any time and from time to time, to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide and in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to, the Internet and world wide web, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration, or right of review or notification, except where prohibited by law, and to have agreed to provide documentation in writing to confirm the foregoing promptly upon request by Sponsor.

Unlawful Conduct and Disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Sweepstakes entrant who Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, has (i) tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or of any website owned, operated or controlled by Sponsor or its parent, subsidiaries or affiliated companies; (ii) was ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes; (iii) submitted more than the allowed number of entries; or (iv) otherwise acted in an unlawful manner and/or in violation of these Official Rules. Robotic, automated, programmed, or computer generated entries or mechanical reproductions are prohibited, and any use of such devices or entry methods will cause disqualification. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operations of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law and to disqualify such entrant from the Sweepstakes.

Suspension/Amendments. Sponsor reserves the right to (i) suspend, cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes without advance notice as required by law and/or in the event Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that any computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, spamming, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other errors or problem beyond Sponsor’s control could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, and thereafter to re-commence such Sweepstakes, if at all, only at such time(s) and upon such terms and conditions as Sponsor shall deem reasonable under the circumstances; and (ii) extend the Sweepstakes Period, by providing notice via Instagram if Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that an insufficient number of eligible Sweepstakes entries has been received or in the event of unexpected difficulties or other causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control.

Severability. If any one or more provisions of these Official Rules are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect or enforcement of any other provision or provisions of these Official Rules.

Force Majeure. The failure of the Sponsor to comply with any provision of this Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, terrorism, fire, riot, earthquake, actions of governmental authorities outside the control of the Sponsor or other force majeure event shall not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Venue; Limitation of Damages. These Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with New Hampshire law without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Each entrant agrees that the state and federal courts located in New Hampshire shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising from or relating to these Official Rules, this Sweepstakes or entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, and entrant’s consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue thereof.  ALL DISPUTES SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, BUT IN NO EVENT INCLUDE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES AND WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED.

Winners Names. To obtain the names of the official winner (after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self–addressed envelope with the proper postage affixed postmarked to: Follow Your Heart/Earth Island LLC, Attn: Cinco De Mayo Giveaway, PO box 9400, Canoga Park, CA 91309. Please specify “Winner’s Names” or “Official Rules” in your request.