Check Out Our New Monthly Cooking Segment

Cooking Your Way to Good Health with Deanna

We're excited to launch a new regular feature focused on healthy and seasonal recipes hosted by Deanna, a nurse practitioner specializing in cardiovascular disease at Henry Ford Hospital. She also holds a bachelor's degree in nutrition and is interested in disease prevention with a focus on increasing fruits, vegetables, and plant-based proteins in your daily diet. Each video will be about 6 minutes in length. For her first recipe, Deanna will share a fun spin on a quinoa salad full of protein, calcium, iron, beta-carotene, antioxidants, and vitamins B2, C & K.

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Monthly Speakers Series

Growing a Garden: A Path to Physical & Mental Well-Being

Join us as we continue our popular speakers series on Tuesday, March 7 from 7pm-8pm via Zoom for a presentation that will inspire you to start your own garden this spring! In addition to some great growing tips, you will learn how a garden can help improve your physical and mental well-being. The presenters, Matt and Deanna Tregoning, are the former owners of Sol to Seed Farm in Washington state. Deanna is also a nurse practitioner with a nutrition degree. 

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Special Dinner Club: Vegan Fish & Chips (and More)

Join us for a fun night out at The Old Shillelagh in Detroit! You can order from their large vegan menu or enjoy their vegan fish & chips special. VegMichigan will also be raffling off some fun prizes! The dinner is on Friday, March 10 on the second floor. Please arrive between 6pm and 7pm. There will be a live band starting at 8pm if you would like to stay. Each person/party will pay for their dinner and drinks separately. We hope to see you there. RSVP requested on our Metro Detroit Meetup Group but not required.

Upcoming Event Highlights

Check out the links below for details and visit our event calendar to see the full list.

We had a lot of fun at our February Traverse City and Ann Arbor Meetups!

Traverse City Meetup at Edson Farms Market

Wednesday, March 1, 11am-1pm

Vegetable Gardening: A Path to Physical & Mental Wellness (Virtual)

Tuesday, March 7, 7pm-8pm

Metro Detroit Meetup: Vegan Fish & Chips Dinner (Detroit)

Friday, March 10, 6pm-8pm

Plant-Based Cooking Demo (Virtual)

Wednesday, March 15, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Embracing a Plant-Based Lifestyle (Ypsilanti)

Thursday, March 23, 6:30pm-8pm

Ann Arbor Meetup: Jerusalem Garden (Ann Arbor)

Saturday, March 25, 12pm-2pm

Easter-Themed Cooking Demo (Virtual)

Thursday, April 6, 7pm-8pm

Cooking Class: Healthy, Plant-Based Cooking on a Budget (Traverse City)

Sunday, April 16, 1pm-3pm

Factory Farming Coalition Update and Action of the Month

There is a growing problem of factory farming in Michigan and VegMichigan has created a coalition of organizations to work on this problem. We have been meeting regularly and if you are interested in getting involved, contact

Also, please take a few minutes to make your voice heard for farm animals in this year's Farm Bill by Urging Congress to Better Protect Farm Animals in the 2023 Farm Bill.

Cooking Class in Traverse City Next Month

VegMichigan's new Traverse City Chapter is doing a great job expanding the plant-based movement Up North and is excited to partner with Oryana Community Food Co-op to host a plant-based cooking class on Sunday, April 16 from 1pm - 3pm at Oryana West. The hands-on class will feature budget-friendly recipes, turning vegetables and beans into a variety of dishes you and your family will love. Recipes will include burgers, wraps, bowls, and more. Samples of each item will be included. The class will be limited to 12 attendees and registration is $20/person. This is a prepaid event, so you must register in advance. Click on the button to register.

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This Month's Word Scramble & Raffle

Congratulations to the winners of last month's raffle! Jennifer Perkins won a gift card to Chipotle, Meg Gray won a gift card to Hexenbelle, Sadie Esch-Laurent won a gift card to Wolverine Sushi, Rachelle Hoover won a gift card to Pie Sci Pizza, and Amanda Pifer won a sample pack of Nutcase Vegan Meats. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win one of the following prizes.

$25 gift card to Good Cakes and Bakes (Detroit)

$25 gift card to House of Falafel (Farmington Hills)

$25 gift card to Rise Authentic Baking Co. (Grand Rapids)

$25 gift card to The Good Bowl (Traverse City)

$25 gift card to Unburger (Dearborn)

To enter the raffle, solve the word scramble below and email your answer and one prize preference to You will be entered into a raffle drawing for the prize of your choice. Winners will be announced in the April newsletter. Good luck!

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VegFest Cooking Demo Lineup and Updates

VegFest is shaping up to be a fun and inspiring event this year, which will be held at Eastern Market in Detroit on Sunday, June 4, from 10am-4pm. Our cooking demos will include Cooking with Que's Quiana Broden, Chive Kitchen's Suzy Silvestre, and Velonda Anderson from Sweet Potato Delights. In addition, we will have more space and many new food vendors for you to enjoy. Check out our VegFest page for a map of the event and a list of vendors, and be sure to check back often in the coming months for updates.

Plant-Based News Headlines

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Michigan Researchers Find Every River Fish They Test Contains 'Forever Chemicals'

New US Climate Law Could Make Midwest Water Contamination Worse

Study on Modern Diets and How They Impact the Environment

Detroit Today: What do we owe animals in a world dominated by humans?

Impossible Plant-Based Burgers Coming to Ann Arbor Public Schools High School Cafeterias

America Is Losing the ‘Epic Battle’ Against Bird Flu

US Restaurants With Vegan Options Now Near 50 Percent

What Is Your Favorite Plant-Based Indian Dish?

Why the U.S. Government Is Shooting Cows From Helicopters in New Mexico

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