VegMichigan 2022 Year in Review

Please take a few minutes to watch our Year in Review video to see all that we accomplished together in 2022. We would like to thank our members and donors for making this work possible. If you would like to become a member or make a donation for Giving Tuesday, we would very much appreciate it!

Watch Year in Review Video

Free Special Virtual Event with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Save the date for a special Zoom event with world-renowned physician Dr. Joel Fuhrman on Monday, January 9, 2023, 7pm-8:15pm. Dr. Fuhrman will discuss The Nutritarian Diet, the focus of his most recent book, Eat for Life. No registration is required.

Dr. Fuhrman Event Details

Michigan-Made Vegan and Cruelty-Free Holiday Gifts

There are many fantastic vegan and vegan-friendly businesses throughout Michigan that have everything from indulgent handmade fudge to chic handbags that will make perfect gifts this holiday season! Click below to see 19 vegan and cruelty-free gift ideas from Michigan-based businesses.

Holiday Gift Ideas Blog

If you're shopping on Amazon this holiday season, be sure to support VegMichigan by using this link. For eligible purchases, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to VegMichigan.

Shop VegMichigan's Store for the Holidays

Our new Friends Not Food shirt could make a great gift or could be a special gift to yourself! We have cozy crewneck sweatshirts and four new t-shirt colors to choose from featuring artwork from VegMichigan supporter and artist Heather O'Neal. We also have our classic shirts available.

Shop VegMichigan Store

Upcoming Events

Click on the links below for details on upcoming events, or check out our event calendar for the full list.

Sustainable Meals for the Holidays (Virtual)

Cooking Demo with Vicki Brett-Gach and Jeff Tritten

Friday, December 9, 6pm-7pm

Ann Arbor Lunch Meetup at Fresh Forage (Ann Arbor)

Saturday, December 10, 12pm-2pm

Lansing Meetup at Charlie Kang's (East Lansing)

Saturday, December 17, 5pm-7pm

Plant-Based Holiday Cooking Demo (Virtual)

Monday, December 19, 7pm-8pm

Kick Off the New Year Right (Virtual)

Zoom Presentation with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Monday, January 9, 2023, 7pm-8:15pm

Plant-Based Eating for Health (Grand Ledge, In-Person Only)

Presentation with Drs. Dubay and Regan 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 6pm-7:30pm

VegMichigan is Expanding to Traverse City

VegMichigan will be opening a chapter in Traverse City in January 2023. We will be offering our 30-Day Pledge, Meetups, presentations, and hopefully, one day, a Traverse City VegFest! Wouldn't that be cool! For now, if you are in the Traverse City area, please join the VegMichigan Traverse City Meetup. And, if you would like to get more involved with our Traverse City chapter, email

Radical Plants Opens New Retail Space

Congratulations to our friends at Radical Plants who will open a new retail space adjacent to their production kitchen, located at 25404 Harper, St. Clair Shores, on Monday, December 5! Their goal is to make the vegan lifestyle "beautiful, delicious, and easy" with grab-and-go cold salads, snacks, and one hot option each evening. The hours are Monday-Thursday, 11am-7pm. The weekly menu will be posted on their Facebook and Instagram. Plan to do some of your holiday shopping there!

This Month's Word Scramble & Raffle

Congratulations to the winners of last month's raffle! Jessica F. won a gift card to Aratham, Lori Brown won a gift card to Barrio, Diane Santo won a gift card to Cinnaholic, Jodie Flower won a gift card to Corner Brewery, and Katelin Romick won a gift card to Rhythm & Blue Juice. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win:

$25 Gift Card to Ferndale Project (Ferndale)

$25 Gift Card to Ima Noodles (Detroit or Madison Heights)

Gift Basket from Karma Spices (Popped Water Lily Seeds and Khichdi)

$25 Gift Card to Third Coast Bakery (Traverse City)

$25 Gift Card to Veg Head (Lansing)

To enter the raffle, solve the word scramble below and email your answer and one prize preference to You will be entered into a raffle drawing for the prize of your choice. Winners will be announced in the January newsletter. Good luck!

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Plant-Based News Headlines

Vegetarianism is on the Rise — Especially the Part-Time Kind

Ann Arbor Voters Approve Climate-Action Tax Proposal with 71% Support

How to Save Sick Piglets While Avoiding Jail Time (podcast)

New Free Film: A Deeper Kindness (38 min)

New Tax Credit for Biogas Could Be a Boon to Factory Farms

Beyond Meat Just Launched 2 New Vegan Chicken Products. Here’s Where to Find Them.

Drink This Type of Milk to Keep You and the Planet Healthy

Coming Soon: New Documentary ‘I Could Never Go Vegan’ Tackles Vegan Skepticism

Ypsilanti Vegan Restaurant Converts to Food Truck Amid Building Troubles

The Essential Vegan Guide to Starbucks Holiday Drinks 

Equal Exchange Chocolate Lover's Seminar on 12/14

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