VegFest 2020!
Former Detroit Piston John Salley and Dr. Greger to Speak
This year's VegFest will be held at its most elegant location since the event's inception over 20 years ago - VegFest will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the TCF Center in Downtown Detroit. The TCF Center is host to the North American International Auto Show and other major events. This is a huge step for the plant-based/vegan movement in Michigan. The recently renovated TCF Center offers plenty of onsite parking, a beautiful view of the Detroit River Walk, and many other amenities you're going to love. Plus, moving VegFest to the TCF Center will greatly increase our media exposure and help us demonstrate that the plant-based movement has indeed arrived! In addition, we want to tap into all the excitement happening in Downtown Detroit! Detroit Piston legend and four-time NBA champion, John Salley and Dr. Michael Greger, who has just launched his new book, How Not To Diet, will be speaking. Other major presenters will be announced soon. This will be a special day, get your tickets below and add it to your calendar!
Sunday, May 17, 2020
11:00am - 6pm

TCF Center
Grand Riverview Ballroom
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit

Advanced Discount Tickets On Sale Now
Online Advance Ticket Price: $13.50
Upcoming Events
For details about the dinner clubs in your area, join one of our many region-specific VegMichigan Meetup groups in Ann Arbor Area , Flint , Greater Lansing , and Metro Detroit .
VegMichigan Teams Up with Irene's to Spread the Message
Friday, February 28, 6:30pm-8pm
Irene's Myomassology Institute
26061 Franklin Rd., Southfield

Come enjoy a Friday night out to learn about the benefits of eating vegan and sample amazing vegan food! We're hosting former University of Michigan football player and TEDx presenter, Marc Ramirez, in partnership with Irene's Myomassology Institute in Southfield. Marc will share his inspirational journey to health. In 2011, Marc and his spouse, Kim, began a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. This change cured Marc’s Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, ED, frequent heartburn, psoriasis, and he also lost 50 pounds. Learn how Marc's story can benefit your own life. VegMichigan will also provide a variety of plant-based dishes for you to enjoy. Come learn why plant-based eating is becoming so popular. Click here to purchase tickets .
VegMichigan Hosts a Presentation for the Girl Scouts
It was cool to learn about what goes into plant-based diets and reasons why they should be more prevalent... it was fun to see how easy it is to make plant-based foods. I liked how interactive it was. Jaime, Girl Scout,16 years old

VegMichigan recently provided a program to the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan . With the help of our amazing volunteer, Kim Korona and board member, Jeri Schneider, VegMichigan provided an interactive educational program about the environmental benefits of a plant-based diet along with a cooking demo that focused on how to create well-planned, healthy, and delicious vegan meals. During the program, the scouts learned how animal agriculture contributes to water scarcity, land mismanagement, deforestation, a loss of biodiversity, and climate change. The cooking demo taught the scouts how to prepare healthier versions of their favorite takeout dishes. They learned how to make power bowls by mixing and matching healthy grains, vegetables, plant-based proteins, and sauces. The event finished up with all of the scouts enjoying a huge vegan feast that they helped to create. Many scouts enjoyed eating plant-based meat for the first time! We also left them with plenty of resources about healthy plant-based eating to share with friends and family. If you know of any youth organizations interested in learning about the benefits of plant-based eating, please email tom@vegmichigan.org
Going Vegan in January
As we set our New Year's resolutions and reflect upon how we can improve our health while being more sustainable and compassionate, an increasing number of people are considering the switch to a vegan diet. The popular U.K. based Veganuary pledge, which inspires people to go vegan in January and continue throughout the year, has now spread to the U.S. And at the end of last year, Greta Thunberg, an inspiring young vegan and climate activist, was named Time Magazine's 2019 Person of the Year. State laws, including one in Arkansas , that made using the words, "burger," "sausage," "chorizo," or "meat," when referring to vegan products illegal, are also being struck down by federal courts, a promising outcome to these biased laws. To find tips on going vegan for beginners, click here .

If you're not sure where to start and are looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet this year, please join us for free educational programs and food tastings in Dearborn Heights on January 6 and in Lansing on January 7. See our list of events above for details or check out our online Resources page for local contacts who can help you navigate the transition.
Egg Recall Effects Michigan
A broadened recall on hard-boiled and peeled eggs potentially contaminated with listeria has now spread to Michigan. Almark Foods, based in Gainesville, Georgia, issued the recall on December 20. Brand names affected include; Eggland's Best, Kirkland Signature, Great Value, Kroger, Fresh Thyme, Giant Eagle and Members Mark labels, among others. Read more here . There's no need to eat eggs from animals! Try out one of the many vegan egg options instead, including Just Egg and Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg .
Vegan News Headlines
How to Make Vegan Brownies
VegMichigan's good friend, Quiana "Que" Broden, of Cooking with Que, recently stopped by Fox 2 Detroit to demonstrate how to make the best vegan brownies ever! Click on the video link here to watch.

VegMichigan is proud to have accomplished so much for the plant-based movement in 2019 with your help! Look out for our Year-In-Review update coming to your inbox soon.
VegMichigan is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization focused on promoting the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of a vegan diet. We work to educate the public by offering a wide range of activities for learning and socializing