Free Virtual Event with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Kick off the new year with a focus on your health! Join us for a special live Zoom event with world-renowned physician Dr. Joel Fuhrman on Monday, January 9, from 7pm-8:15pm. Dr. Fuhrman will discuss The Nutritarian Diet, the focus of his most recent book, Eat for Life. Dr. Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician and seven-time New York Times best-selling author. He coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe a nutrient-dense eating style, designed to prevent cancer, slow aging, and extend lifespan. We will be raffling off five books. Add it to your calendar. No registration required.

Dr. Fuhrman Zoom Details

VegMichigan Expands to Traverse City

VegMichigan will now be working to promote a plant-based diet in Traverse City by bringing our meetups, food giveaways, and other programs to the area. Val Schey and Nicola Philpott will lead these efforts and will also spend time working on our new factory farming initiative, which you can read more about below. Please join our Traverse City Meetup, and you can meet Val and Nicola at our first meetup on Jan. 4, from 11am-12pm. Also, check out our Plant-Based in TC Blog full of local plant-based options.

January & February Event Highlights

Click on the links below for details and check out our event calendar for the full list.

Traverse City Meetup at Edson Farms Market

Wednesday, January 4, 11am-12pm

Kick Off the New Year Right (Virtual)

Zoom Presentation with Dr. Joel Fuhrman

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

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

Presentation with Drs. Dubay and Regan 

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

Metro Detroit Meetup Sunday Brunch at Chive

Sunday, January 15, 12:30pm-2pm

Ann Arbor Meetup at Seva

Saturday, January 21, 12pm-2pm

Think Like a Vegan Book Club (Virtual)

Sunday, February 26, 1pm-2:30pm

Join Us for Special Sunday Brunch at Chive

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Join us for Sunday brunch at Chive in downtown Farmington on January 15 for a 12:30pm-2:00pm seating. The brunch menu includes Chive's House Scramble, Shroom Bakon, Scallions, Sour Cream, Cheddar with Paprika Home Fries and French Toast, Burnt Orange Syrup, Cream, and Pistachios. The meal price includes water service. Coffee, beverages, and a full bar are available at an additional cost. Brunch is $25 for current VegMichigan members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited to 30 attendees and is filling up quickly, so register soon!

This Month's Word Scramble & Raffle

Congratulations to the winners of last month's raffle! Bob Thorsen won a gift card to Ferndale Project, Danielle Bean Jackson won a gift card to Ima Noodles, Tianyu Jiang won a gift basket from Karma Spices, Kelli Mans won a gift card to Third Coast Bakery, and Sara McAuliffe won a gift card to Veg Head. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win the following prizes.

$25 gift card to Cacao Tree Cafe (Royal Oak)

$25 gift card to Estella's Vegan Cuisine & Desserts (Detroit)

$25 gift card to Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh (Clinton Township)

$25 gift card to North Star Lounge (Ann Arbor)

$25 gift card to Zest Plant-Based Kitchen (Traverse City)

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 February newsletter. Good luck!

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Warm Up with Plant-Based Soup Recipes

Michigan winter has arrived! If you are anything like us, you are already looking for help warming up on these chilly days! Our go-to? Savory and comforting plant-based soup. Each with its own personality and flavor profile, there is sure to be something for everyone at your table.

Get the Recipes

Help VegMichigan Pass Out Plant-Based Samples

We're excited to partner with Beyond Meat to expand our food sampling programs at colleges around Michigan in 2023. We are looking for passionate, engaging volunteers who would like to give out free samples at UM, MSU, Wayne State, and other colleges. Also, if you would like to do this on a regular basis we can discuss a part-time hourly position. We will be sampling food both inside and outside. If you'd like to learn more about this opportunity, contact

Join the Fight Against Factory Farming

Factory farming has been a 50-year experiment that has failed. It causes immense suffering to farm animals and severe environmental destruction. Our focus will remain promoting a plant-based diet, but VegMichigan will also start working to reduce and, hopefully, one day, end factory farming in Michigan. For the first time in 40 years, the Michigan house, senate, and governor have shown some openness to regulating factory farming. Michigan already has 300 factory farms, but big ag wants a lot more. We need to make it clear to Lansing that we do not want factory farms in Michigan. Many citizen groups and nonprofits are already working on this issue, but if more groups don't join the fight, factory farming will continue to expand. If you would like to work on this initiative, please contact

Plant-Based News Headlines

University of Michigan Commits to 55% Plant-Based Menu Offerings

A Vegan Food Wave Hits Cafeteria Menus at 4 US Universities

Vegan-Friendly Detroit Cookie Co. Opening St. Clair Shores Location in Former Harper Bakery

USDA Looks to Increase Access to Vegan Dairy for 6 Million WIC Program Participants 

25 Accidentally Vegan Cookies

The 21 Best Vegan Foods You Can Buy At Aldi

Philadelphia is Launching a Plant-Based Cream Cheese

Detroit Street Filling Station: Americana Meets Plant-Based in this Eclectic Institution

Recipe: Smith & Co. Vegan Bolognese

Michigan’s Best Local Eats: CREAM coffee shop 

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