Michigan is a Top 10 Vegan State
A study by San Diego State University ranked Michigan as a top 10 vegan state. So many of you reading this deserve a lot of credit for helping popularize plant-based eating in Michigan. Together we are doing everything we can to change the eating habits of Michiganders. We feel this is the kindest, most healthy, and sustainable way to eat, and we want to share this message with everyone we know. Many of us have different approaches, but we share one goal, and we thank you for your efforts. Promoting plant-based eating has been the mission of VegMichigan for more than 20 years, and this study is validation that our hard work is paying off. We promote a plant-based lifestyle through our festivals, presentations, programs, tailgates, giveaways, and other ways, which focus on education and delicious plant-based food. This is proving to be a winning combination. VegMichigan will organize more than 100 events this year, and having individuals try plant-based foods for themselves is proving to be one of the most powerful ways to get individuals to add more plant-based items to their diet. We have grown from a group of dedicated volunteers to an organization with four full-time employees, and we will spend more than $25,000 this year in food alone to give out to individuals who are new to plant-based eating. We feel we have a successful model, and with your help, we can reach every nook and cranny of Michigan. We thank our members and donors! If you value the work we do, please consider becoming a member or making a donation.
Free dinner and presentation for the Student Senate at Madonna University
University of Michigan students taking home bags of Beyond Burgers, Earth Balance, plant-based milk, and other popular items.
Save the Dates for Upcoming Festivals
The 23rd annual VegFest will be held on Sunday, June 5, from 10am-4pm at Eastern Market in Detroit, and our 6th annual Fall Festival will be held on Sunday, September 25, at Riley Park in downtown Farmington. Both events are free and open to the public so invite friends and family. More details will be announced in next month's newsletter.
Vegan Recipes + More Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
As the saying goes, everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Including vegans! With these recipes, you won’t need to rely on luck to entertain this St. Paddy’s Day! May these dishes bless your home with luck and bless your table with laughter and love. Happy St. Paddy’s Day, all! Read the full blog and get the recipes here.
Prefer to let someone else do the cooking? After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, St. Patrick’s Day festivities are roaring back to life! There are plenty of Irish-inspired vegan eats to be found, activities to enjoy, and much more. If you’re in the mood to embrace your inner Irish spirit, be sure to check out these vegan food options and activities throughout Michigan!
Learn How to Plant a Vegetable Garden
Growing a vegetable garden gives you an abundance of fresh vegetables, plus so much more! There are also physical and mental health benefits to starting a garden. It's better for the environment by creating less packaging and it's as local as you can get. In addition, a garden builds community and friendships as there is always an abundance to share with the neighbors and family. Join longtime farmers Matt and Deanna for their virtual presentation on March 1 at 7pm, Seeds, Sun, and Soil. How Starting a Vegetable Garden Can Provide More Than Dinner.
Upcoming Events & Presentations
Click on the event links below or check out our event calendar to view details and register for upcoming events.
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
Recipes and Videos for Easy, Healthy Meals
Looking for easy plant-based meal ideas for your busy week? Check out our newest cooking demo videos on our YouTube channel!

Last Month's Winners and New Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of last month's word scramble! (The answer was: Veg Love is in the Air.) Carol Greenfield won a gift card to Aratham Gourmet to Go, Sara McAuliffe won a gift card to Detroit Street Filling Station, Janine Kravetz won a gift card to Flint Crepe Company, Eric Gorde won a gift card to Rise Authentic Baking Co., and Anne Koueiter won a pack of Sanders dairy-free dark chocolates. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win:
$25 Gift Card to Cacao Tree Cafe (Royal Oak)

$25 Gift Card to Chili Mustard Onions (Detroit)

$25 Gift Card to Cinnaholic (Ann Arbor)

$25 Gift Card to Musgrove & Company (Jackson, Tecumseh)

$25 Gift Card to La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine (multiple locations)
To enter the raffle, solve the word scramble below and email your answer and one prize preference to [email protected]. Those with the correct answer will be entered into a raffle drawing for the prize of their choice. Winners will be announced in the April newsletter. Good luck!
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