Outdoor Free Festival Returns
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 12th, for food, fun, and live music! The Free Festival will once again be held at Riley Park in downtown Farmington, which is the perfect location for a festival! You will be able to enjoy all that the event has to offer and also explore the lovely downtown. We will follow all local and state guidelines and make safety a priority. More details will be announced soon.
A Program Like No Other
Sarah wrote, It opened my eyes to plant-based eating and gave me delicious alternatives I didn't know existed. This is just one of the hundreds of positive comments we have received in regards to our plant-based food giveaway program. Nearly 500 individuals have received our sample bag full of great-tasting items. In addition, we offer helpful resources to guide individuals on their plant-based journey. We want to continue to expand this program but we can't do it without your help. Each bag costs well over $10 but we feel that it is well worth it because it is proving to be a successful way to introduce individuals to plant-based eating. Please consider donating directly to this program by selecting Food Giveaway Program on our Donation Form, or become a VegMichigan Member. Thank you!
Dr. Jamie's Tips for Optimal Summer Health
Hey, VegMichigan friends! It’s starting to feel like Summer, which is wonderful! In my free time, I’ve been keeping busy adding onto our raised garden beds and planting flowers and vegetable seedlings. I can’t wait to watch everything grow! I'm sure you have a lot of plans this summer yourself as we begin to get back to normal. We want to make sure we stay healthy so we can enjoy this summer. Check out my blog, Tips for Optimal Summer Health.
Join Us for These Upcoming Virtual Events
Tuesday, June 8, 6:30pm
Presented by Chantal Singer, RDN

Thursday, June 17, 6:30pm
Presented by Molly Tamulevich, Michigan State Director, HSUS

Thursday, June 24, 7pm
Presented by Kim Korona, Humane Educator

Thursday, July 8, 6pm
Presented by Marc and Kim Ramirez, Chickpea and Bean
Molly Tamulevich
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Last Month's Winners and New Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of last month's word scramble! (The answer was: Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers.) Milissa Burdette won a gift pack of Detroit Gourmet Nuts, Judith Jacobs won a gift card to Avalon Cafe and Bakery, Judith Hickman won a gift card to Chive Kitchen, Jackie Smith won a gift card to Green Beat, and Ellen Kord won a gift card to The Fuel. Congrats! For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win one of these prizes:
$25 Gift Card to Nosh Pit (Royal Oak)

$22 Gift Card to Urge Juice (Berkley)

$25 Gift Card to Green Beat (Detroit)

$25 Gift Card to Vedge Cafe (Ann Arbor)

$25 Gift Card to Blondies (Flint)
Please select one prize preference and submit it with your answer. We do our best to pick prizes from a variety of locations so at least one location will be close to you.

To enter the raffle, solve the word scramble below and email your answer and gift 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 July newsletter. Good luck!
Veggies Abroad: The Best Gardens and Flower Fields in MI
Michigan has finally woken from its deep winter slumber. Welcoming lush fields of colorful blooms with the fresh scents of calming lavender and lilac that dance through the air to delight the senses. Spring and summer are the best times to see Michigan awash with color and life. While you’re planning road trips throughout Michigan over the next few months, make sure you pencil in stops to these beautiful farm fields and gardens! And if you find yourself stumped on where to eat, don’t worry we have you covered with multiple vegan guides that will keep you fueled until your next colorful stop. See The Full List Here
New Documentaries Coming This Summer
Two new documentary films are set to release this summer; Meat Me Halfway explores the benefits of reducing meat consumption and will be released on July 20. It is available for pre-order via iTunes. Gunda shares the life of a mother pig and her piglets as she raises her young. Gunda is produced by longtime animal advocate and Academy Award Winner, Joaquin Phoenix, and was short-listed last month for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Despite not winning the category it is receiving glowing reviews.
Your Support Helps Introduce More People to Plant-Based Eating
VegMichigan is a local organization focused on promoting the benefits of plant-based eating right here in Michigan. Our positive, non-judgmental approach is proving to be effective through our free food giveaways, fun festivals, online resources, and virtual presentations by knowledgeable doctors, nutritionists, and other experts in their field. VegMichigan started over 20 years ago as an all volunteer organization and we have grown through the years and now have three full-time employees, a dedicated board, and helpful volunteers who have allowed us to greatly increase our impact! The popularity of plant-based eating is definitely growing in Michigan and we will continue to work hard everyday introducing more individuals to the benefits of plant-based eating. Please Watch this Short Video to see how we are making a difference and consider becoming a VegMichigan member.
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