Spring VegFest 2024 Presented by Unburger
Sunday, June 2, 10am - 4pm, Eastern Market, Detroit
Don't miss the 23rd annual Spring VegFest at Eastern Market in Detroit! We've revised the layout to include more food trucks, plus all your favorite vendors and many new ones. Enjoy live music from local singers/songwriters, kids activities, cooking demos, and a presentation by fan favorite Dan McKernan, Founder/President of Barn Sanctuary. Cooking demo by celebrity chef Quiana “Que” Broden! Plus, sustainable shopping, free massages, and of course, amazing plant-based food! Soak up the good vibes and learn why so many people are incorporating more plant-based foods into their lifestyles. Spring VegFest Details.
Sign Up to Volunteer at VegFest
Calling all VegFest volunteers! If you haven't already, please fill out our new Volgistics volunteer application and sign up for an orientation date by Monday, April 8. We'll be using the new system to manage sign-ups, and we're counting on you to make Spring VegFest 2024 the best yet!
Help Stop Factory Farming in Michigan
Please join us on Monday, April 8, at 6pm for Michiganders for a Just Farming System's monthly virtual meeting. Our special guest speaker will be Christine Ball-Blakely, who is a senior staff attorney at The Animal Legal Defense Fund. She will speak about California's biogas industry and discuss lessons we can learn from California's failures. Register for Zoom Meeting Here
Events This Month
Click on the links below for details and check out our event calendar to see the full list.
Plant-Based 101 (Dearborn Heights)
Wednesday, April 3, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, April 4, 6pm-7pm

Saturday, April 6, 1pm-3pm

Thursday, April 11, 6pm-7:30pm

Thursday, April 18, 6pm-7:30pm

Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm-8pm

Thursday, April 25, 3pm-4:30pm

Friday, April 26

Saturday, April 27, 6pm-9pm
Enjoying Food & Fun at a Meetup
The Smell of Money Screening in Detroit
Join Us at These Earth Day Events
Friday, April 19, 6pm-8pm

Saturday, April 20, 12pm-4pm

Saturday, April 20, 1pm-4pm

Sunday, April 21, 1pm-4pm
Thank You, VegFest Sponsors
A very big thank you to our VegFest sponsors, which help to make this a free admission event. Please show them your support by patronizing their businesses, and look for the rest of our VegFest sponsors in the May newsletter.
Unburger is on a mission to revolutionize the burger experience by offering delicious, plant-based alternatives that are both better for you and the planet. Their commitment to sustainability is at the core of everything they do, from sourcing quality ingredients to minimizing their environmental footprint. With a focus on flavor, innovation, and compassion, they're proud to serve up mouthwatering meals that make a positive impact. Join them on a journey towards a healthier, more sustainable future, one bite at a time. Learn More
Veggies Abroad is a women-owned vegan travel business that offers small-group vegan tours and custom one-on-one travel advisory services that combine the thrill of exploration with a commitment to ethical practices. If you'd rather plan your own adventure but could use a little help, check out the Veggies Abroad blog or podcast — both are packed with helpful resources and inspiration. Learn More
Irene's Myomassology Institute is the oldest and largest massage school in the Midwest. Founded by Irene Gauthier in 1987, this nationally accredited school continues to set the highest standards for massage education. Its graduates are prepared to begin their new careers with a multitude of skills to best help their clients. Learn More
Enter This Month's Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of last month's raffle! The answer was: Happy Spring. Hannah Cross won a gift card to Blaze Pizza, Erica Miller won a gift card to The Lunch Room, and Cindy Ritz won a gift card to Mudgie's Deli. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win one of the following prizes.
$25 E-gift Card to Bake It Up Vegan Style (Caro)

$25 E-gift Card to La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine (various)

$25 E-gift Card to Playa Bowls (various)
To enter the raffle, solve the word scramble below and email your answer and one gift card preference to [email protected]. Those with the correct answer will be entered into a raffle drawing for the e-gift card of their choice. Winners will be announced in the May newsletter. Good luck!
New Local Product Spotlight
Simple Plant Foods is a new line of plant-based salads featuring simple ingredients that can be enjoyed right out of the container. There are a ton of ways to make a special meal, snack, or party spread. Choose from five delicious 100% plant-based flavors: Classic Chik'n Salad, Classic Tuna Salad, Shawarma Chik'n Salad, Taco Chik'n Salad, and Cranberry Curry Chik'n Salad. Find Simple Plant Foods at Natural Food Patch in Ferndale, Holiday Market in Royal Oak, Heartland Marketplace in Farmington Hills, and Cantoro's in Plymouth, or stop by their table at Spring VegFest to learn more.
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