Sunday, June 5, Eastern Market, 10am-4pm
FREE Admission
The weather is looking perfect for the 21st Annual VegFest! Nearly 100 vendors will be showcasing amazing plant-based foods, including your favorite food trucks and restaurants! Choose from comfort foods, healthy options, and delicious desserts, and there will be plenty of free taste samples! Enjoy sustainable shopping and learn about the great work of local nonprofits helping animals and protecting the environment. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family, including music from DJ Drake Phifer, Founder of Urban Organics, and violinist Ashley Nelson. Plus, enjoy free massages from Irene's Myomassology! Bring the kids to hear Dan McKernan of Barn Sanctuary read his new children's book in the Kid Zone. To see a complete list of vendors, a map, and additional details, visit our VegFest page. Come enjoy a beautiful spring day filled with all-things veg, and plan to spend the day in Detroit. We've created a one-day itinerary to ensure you make the most of your veggie-filled day!
VegFest on Fox 2 Detroit
Be sure to tune in to Fox 2 Detroit on Thursday, June 2, at 9:45 am for a VegFest promo and cooking demo by Vegano Italiano!
Thanks to All of Our VegFest Sponsors! Please Support Them.
More June Events
Join us at VegFest on June 5 and see what else we have going on in June! Don't miss VegMichigan Intern Ryan Blum's virtual presentation on June 2 about the future of cultured meat. Click on the links below or check out our event calendar for our full list of events.
Thursday, June 2, 6:30pm

Sunday, June 5, 10am-4pm
Eastern Market, Detroit

Wednesday, June 8, 11:30am-1pm

Tuesday, June 14, 7pm

Thursday, June 23, 6:30pm

Wednesday, June 29, 6:30pm

Mark Your Calendars for Food Justice Book Discussion
Our next book club will be on Sunday, August 28 at 1pm. We will read and discuss Food Justice: A Primer by Saryta Rodriguez. Purchase it here, at your local bookstore, on Amazon, or borrow it from your local library.
Meat the Future: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Insights Into Cultured Meat
Join us on Thursday, June 2, at 6:30pm for a fascinating presentation about cultured meat by VegMichigan intern Ryan Blum. Ryan is a high school senior at Cranbrook. Ryan came across VegMichigan while looking for plant-based organizations that make an impact and have values in line with his passion for creating a kinder and healthier world. Ryan’s specific interests include agriculture, philosophy, and social justice. This fall, he will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business Management and Food Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
The Best Vegan Brunch Spots in Metro Detroit
Long gone are the days of boring vegan brunch, think water-based oatmeal, and lowly sauteed veg, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Join us as we explore some of the very best vegan brunch offerings in metro Detroit; each and every one is guaranteed to hit all the right notes, be they sweet or savory. Read the blog here.
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
Last Month's Winners and New Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of last month's word scramble! (The answer was: BRING A FRIEND TO VEGFEST.) Leslie Deremer won a gift card to Ale Mary's, Lucius Daniel won a gift card to Breadless, Sherry Decker won a gift card to Ima, Lisa Boyle won a gift card to SugarBuzz, and Mary Young won a gift card to Vedge Cafe. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win:
$25 Gift Card to Chive (Farmington Hills)

$25 Gift Card to Coriander Kitchen & Farm (Detroit)

$25 Gift Card to Detroit Vegan Soul (Detroit)

$25 Gift Card to Ferndale Project (Ferndale)

A copy of The Plant-Based for Life Cookbook by Vicki Brett-Gach (a VegMichigan presenter!)

To enter the raffle, solve the word scramble below and email your answer and one prize preference to Those with the correct answer will be entered into a raffle drawing for the prize of their choice. Winners will be announced in the July newsletter. Good luck!
VegMichigan is Persevering in the Pandemic
VegFund recently published a blog aimed at helping activists transition back to in-person events during the COVID-19 era, and VegMichigan was a featured grantee! VegMichigan is grateful to VegFund for its support of our work and for highlighting our tips for successful plant-based outreach. Check it out here and then make a donation to help support our outreach programs!
VegMichigan's Newest Board Member
A warm welcome to our newest board member, Nisha Andronic! Nisha is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she studied Interactive Communication and Digital Arts. Married and living in Troy, she works as a General Manager for Quality Design Services, Inc. Nisha will bring her experience in philanthropy and business management to VegMichigan. When she is not working Nisha enjoys playing golf and DIY art projects.
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