Perfect Potato Salad For The 4th of July
Our monthly recipe is one of our most popular segments in the newsletter. Now you can watch us make it on our new YouTube channel ! In addition to seeing how it's made, you can add any tips, give feedback, let us know your favorite vegan mayo, or share anything else you would like in the comments section. We will be adding lots of original content to our YouTube channel over the next few months, so make sure to subscribe.

Want more great ideas for your 4th of July celebration or summer cookout? Click here for more ideas or make this amazing macaroni salad . And just in time for summer grilling season, Beyond Meat is now selling cheaper value packs of its meatless burgers at Target and Walmart and Impossible Burgers are now available for delivery right to your door. Still need to convince friends and family? Check out this list of 18 Arguments For Eating Meat Debunked . Happy summer!
Until we can safely get together again, we're working to bring inspiring presentations to you at home. Last month, 30 attendees joined us in partnership with the Novi Public Library and Chickpea and Bean for our first-ever virtual presentation,  Embracing a Plant-Based Lifestyle . Popular presenters, Marc and Kim Ramirez, gave an informative talk and even shared shopping tips and how to prepare food while transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle.

We're excited to announce Chickpea and Bean + VegMichigan are teaming up to bring you an online Plant Plunge! From July 13 - August 10, Marc and Kim are offering their Plant Plunge 5-week online course at a discounted price of just $49. Plus, VegMichigan members get an additional discount - current members can sign up for just $39! Dive in with us!

This course is an easy way to get started on your plant-based journey and it's also great for longtime vegans who are looking to eat a little healthier. Marc tackled type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity with a plant-based lifestyle. Take the plunge and learn exactly how he did it.  VegMichigan members save $10 with discount code VEGMICH. Learn more and take advantage of this great offer by clicking the button below.
Here's what you'll get with the Plant Plunge: 

  • 5 live online classes with Marc & Kim (Can't join at the scheduled time? No problem, the sessions are recorded so you can listen later.)
  • Phone consultation with Marc & Kim to design a plan for your unique situation (optional). 
  • Meal ideas
  • Cooking demos 
  • Shopping strategies 
  • Helpful emails
  • Recipes 
  • Instruction for label reading
  • Tips for eating out, social situations, and more!
July Virtual Presentations: (Click on the links for details)
This is the last chance to get your vintage VegMichigan gear featuring our old logo! Our new shirts will be available next month. All vintage t-shirts are on sale for just $9 and sweatshirts for just $19. Everything must go!
Do you have a great design (maybe a catchy or impactful message or illustration or both!) for a t-shirt that you always wanted to get printed? Here is your chance! We are adding a new t-shirt to our merchandise lineup that has a positive message and a distinctively Michigan feel. The right message can be a great form of activism, so please share your idea with us. If your design is selected you will win either a free VegMichigan membership (including one of the shirts you designed) or a $40 gift card to the restaurant of your choice, plus your design will be shared and promoted throughout Michigan. Please submit your idea to .
Statistically speaking, young people are most open to adopting some form of veg diet or reducing their meat consumption. VegMichigan has always had a presence advocating to young people, but we have now decided this must be a focus of what we do on a regular basis. After much research, we came up with a detailed plan (College Campaign) and are moving forward with interviewing prospective student ambassadors for the fall semester as we plan to fill several paid internship positions ( Job Description ). If you are a college student and would like to volunteer for this project in any way, have questions, or would like to be considered for an internship position, please email .

VegMichigan supporters, we will share monthly updates on the progress of this campaign in the newsletter. If you feel the program is valuable, consider making a donation or becoming a member to help fund this work. Thank you.
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Congratulations to the winners of last month's riddle challenge! Sumaya Boomgaard won a gift card to Chili Mustard Onions, Alex Shapardanis won a gift card to Ale Mary's and Heather Toia won a gift card to Vedge Cafe! The winners of our social media contest were Brianna Canedo and Elyse Cichoski . They also took home gift cards to Ale Mary's and Chili Mustard Onions.

For this month's challenge, you'll have the chance to win a gift card to Street Beet , Cacao Tree Cafe or the just re-opened Veg-O-Rama ! Solve the following riddle and email your answer and gift card preference to Winners will be announced in the August newsletter.
A lot of people know me because I'm a Star. Please don't judge me for being flaky.
I do admit that I can be a little cheesy at times, but some people like me that way.
Right about now we're pretty sure all of us would enjoy sitting in the grass listening to music and enjoying our favorite vegan foods with friends. One day things will be back to normal, but during these uncertain times, VegMichigan is committed to the health and safety of our community, attendees, staff, and volunteers. Although our annual Free Festival in downtown Farmington is currently scheduled for Sunday, September 13, it will most likely either be canceled or, at a minimum, the number of vendors significantly reduced to comply with social distancing rules. Please take a minute to complete a brief survey to share your thoughts about the event. As of now, the governor's executive orders preclude us from holding this event and there is a good chance that these restrictions will remain in place through September. We appreciate your input!

A new documentary from James Cameron, the same executive producer as  The Game Changers , tells the story of a group of all-vegan, all-female anti-poaching rangers in Zimbabwe’s lower Zambezi Valley. Akashinga: The Brave Ones , a National Geographic Films documentary, is not yet available to the public, but we’ll be sure to share the link as soon as it is. In the meantime, check out the trailer to learn more and watch the inspiring 12-minute TED talk by Damien Mander, a military-trained sniper turned vegan, and founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation and Akashinga.
Read poignant and timely new blog posts from VegMichigan Board member, Jeri Schneider, who wrote, 13 Actions to Take Against Racial Injustice , and VegMichigan friend and Attorneys For Animals Board Member, Molly Tamulevich, who wrote White Vegans Must Actively Support Black Lives Matter . Be sure to check our new blog page often for guest posts and informative and thought-provoking resources, plus lighthearted posts, including our potato salad recipe , perfect for the 4th of July!
Support VegMichigan When You Shop Online
Visit to shop all your favorite products while supporting VegMichigan! Simply select VegMichigan as your charity of choice. And now, AmazonSmile customers can support VegMichigan in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device, go to the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap 'Settings', then tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
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