Lots of Smiles at VegFest
Thank you to all the volunteers, staff, vendors, attendees, and everyone who made the return of VegFest a big success! We had a lot of fun getting back together. The weather was perfect and crowd was bigger than expected so we would like to apologize for the long food lines. We will make improvements for next year and please share your thoughts by filling out the short survey below.
Join the Team with our Drive for 500
We appreciate our more than 300 paying members as they are vital to our mission of promoting the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet. Member support allows us to host a free VegFest, which brings out a lot of veg-curious individuals. Members also help fund our many outreach programs, free fall VegFest, 30-Day Pledge, speakers, and cooking demos. If you are not a member or your membership has lapsed, consider joining. It's money well spent and, together, we can continue to grow the plant-based movement. Memberships start at as little as $20 per year. Help us get to 500, thank you for your support!
Free Fall VegFest Set for September 25
Mark your calendars for our upcoming free Fall VegFest on Sunday, September 25, at Riley Park in downtown Farmington! This year we are expanding the hours of the event and doubling the number of food vendors to help ensure shorter food lines and a better experience for everyone. The event will now run from 10:30am until 5pm. We hope you can join us for some music, food, and fun! Click Here for More Details.
Get Your VegMichigan Burger at Unburger
Order the VegMichigan Burger and the best vegan potato salad in Metro Detroit to help support VegMichigan's work. Our friends at Unburger Grill in Dearborn are generously donating 10% of every sale in July of the VegMichigan BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger ($10), potato salad ($2), and a peach milkshake ($6). Unburger makes everything homemade and you can choose between a black bean or chickpea patty, both are delicious! Enjoy and thanks for your support!
Upcoming Events
Join us for dinner outdoors on the patio at VegMichigan staff favorite, Pie Sci Pizza, for our first Metro Detroit Meetup in quite some time! This event has limited capacity, so please purchase a ticket in advance by clicking here. Click on the links below for more great events this summer, or check out our event calendar for our full list.
Wednesday, July 13, 6:30pm

Saturday, July 16, 9am-12pm

Tuesday, July 19, 7pm

Tuesday, July 26, 6pm

Thursday, July 28, 6:30pm

Sunday, August 28, 1pm
Toarmina's Pizza - Canton & Troy
The Best Vegan Pizza in Town! 

3700 N. Lilley Rd, Canton, MI 48187
Order Online or call 734.981.0060

1123 E. Long Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48085
Order Online or call 248.524.2441
Vegan Road Trip to Windsor, Ontario
Windsor offers a diverse dining scene — whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or a lineup of zesty veggie-filled tacos, you’ll find it at one of these vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants. Let’s head across the border and see what we’ve been missing!
Enter Raffle to Support Vegan-Friendly Businesses
Congratulations to the winners of last month's word scramble! (The answer was: SEE YOU AT VEGFEST.) Judith Hickson won a gift card to Chive, Anne Koueiter won a gift card to Coriander, Allie Boland won a gift card to Detroit Vegan Soul, Kristin Regan won a gift card to Ferndale Project, and Peterann Siehl won a copy of The Plant-Based for Life Cookbook. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win:

$25 Gift Card to Cold Truth (Detroit)

$25 Gift Card to Commonwealth Cafe (Birmingham)

$25 Gift Card to Fresh Forage (Ann Arbor)

$25 Gift Card to JHouse Juice (Grosse Pointe)
To enter the raffle, solve the word scramble below and email your answer and one prize preference to raffle@vegmichigan.org. Those with the correct answer will be entered into a raffle drawing for the prize of their choice. Winners will be announced in the August newsletter. Good luck!
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Equity and Justice Survey
VegMichigan's committee on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice wants to hear from you! Click here to take a short survey about equity and justice in our movement. 
Video Chat
Shimmy Shack Food Truck For Sale
Have you always wanted to own your own vegan business? Now is your chance! Shimmy Shack owner Debra Levantrosser started Shimmy Shack food truck 10 years ago and is ready to move on to her next venture in animal activism, so she is selling Shimmy Shack (truck, recipes, and brand). Read the press release here. To discuss and make an offer, contact debra@shimmyshack.com. Everyone at VegMichigan would like to thank Debra for her work!
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