Terra® Chips and Hain Celestial Sponsor "Let Us Eat Local" 2012

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Terra®, a brand of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life™, today announced its sponsorship of Just Food's Fifth Annual "Let Us Eat Local" Tasting Benefit. Just Food is a nonprofit organization that connects New York City communities with local farms and local food including community supported agriculture ("CSA") efforts. Terra exotic vegetable chip products, which are manufactured in Moonachie, New Jersey, will be featured in conjunction with stellar tastings from New York's finest restaurants and artisan producers. Proceeds from the event will support Just Food's mission and programs.

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"We are excited to extend our support to Just Food and the Let Us Eat Local event in New York City on October 3rd as part of our ongoing commitment to provide 'A Healthy Way of Life™' by promoting family, community and environmental well-being," said Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hain Celestial.

"As a CSA member and local food supporter, I am personally proud to support Just Food and local farms in the New York metropolitan area. The diversity of fruits and vegetables grown on these farms provide the inspiration for the artisanal varieties of our Terra products that we produce," said Jared Simon, Category Manager, Snacks of Hain Celestial.

Since 1995, Just Food has pioneered and championed the proliferation of sustainable food programs, including CSAs, community-run farmers' markets, and farm-to-food pantry programs. Just Food serves thousands of New Yorkers by forging partnerships between local farms, neighborhood groups, and consumers, and by providing urban communities with a framework for growing and knowing healthy food.

The Hain Celestial Group
The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), headquartered in Melville, NY, is a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe. Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Gluten Free Café™, Hain Pure Foods®, Hollywood®, Spectrum Naturals®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, Ethnic Gourmet®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Europe's Best®, Cully & Sully®, New Covent Garden Soup Co.®, Johnson's Juice Co.®, Farmhouse Fare®, Linda McCartney®, Lima®, Danival®, GG UniqueFiber®, Natumi®, JASON®, Zia® Natural Skincare, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Queen Helene® and Earth's Best TenderCare®. Hain Celestial has been providing A Healthy Way of Life™ since 1993. For more information, visit www.hain-celestial.com

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