Make Chocolates for Mom This Mother's Day
Watch our YouTube video of Chef Andrea Young making Strawberry Sensation Chocolates from one of VegMichigan's recent live cooking demos. Show Mom how much you care by making her homemade chocolates or enjoy as a fun activity together. View the full recipe here.
Vegan Guide to Kalamazoo, Battle Creek & Southern MI
While most of the vegan accolades are given to the Metro Detroit area, there are many other areas in Michigan that offer great vegan options and can make for a great day trip or fun weekend getaway.
Governor Whitmer Wants to Hear From You on Climate Change
Last September, Governor Whitmer announced a plan to make Michigan carbon-neutral by 2050, creating the MI Healthy Climate Plan. Now, the state wants to hear from you with ideas for how Michigan can reach its goal. As many of you know, adopting a plant-based diet is one of the single best things we can do for the environment, decreasing our carbon footprints by 50%. Register for the online listening session taking place on Wednesday, May 5, at 6pm here, and be sure to advocate for policies that promote plant-based diets.
Hope for Welfare Improvement in the Egg Industry
New technology is being developed at universities and other research facilities that will identify the sex of a baby chick on the day the egg is laid. Currently, the egg industry kills approximately 6 billion day-old male chicks each year and the hope is to end this practice over the next five years. Please read VegMichigan's blog to learn more.
Shop Our New Merchandise
Our newly designed shirts are here! We now have five colors to choose from, including three women's styles and two unisex styles, plus an insulated cooler bag perfect for lunch or a summer picnic. Show your VegMichigan support!
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Toarmina's Pizza - Canton & Troy
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3700 N. Lilley Rd, Canton, MI 48187
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Curry Fresh

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Last Month's Winners and New Raffle
The Fuel
Avalon Cafe and Bakery
Congratulations to the winners of last month's word scramble! (The answer was: don't be fooled, plant-based rules!) Jz Free won a gift pack of Curry Fresh meals, Lori Kempf won a gift card to Blank Slate Creamery, Judith Hickman won a gift card to M I Vegan food truck, Mae K won a gift card to Mudgie's Deli, and Valerie Elswick won VegMichigan gear. Congrats! For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win one of these prizes:

$25 Gift Card to Avalon Cafe and Bakery (Detroit and Ann Arbor)

$25 Gift Card to Chive Kitchen (Farmington)

Variety Pack from Detroit Gourmet Nut Company

$25 Gift Card to Green Beat (Detroit)

$25 Gift Card to The Fuel (Brighton)

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 [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 June newsletter. Good luck!


Virtual Events in May
Join us this month for the following inspiring presentations, including a brand new presentation on urban farming with MIT professor, Kate Brown, and a talk by popular presenter, Dr. Robert Breakey, M.D., a lifestyle family medicine doctor practicing in Ann Arbor since 1985. Click on the links below for details and registration info.
Wednesday, May 5, 7pm
Presented by Chantal Singer, RDN

Thursday, May 20, 6:30pm
Presented by Kate Brown, Professor of Science, Technology and Society at MIT

Tuesday, May 25, 6:30pm
Presented by Dr. Robert Breakey, M.D.
Detroit People's Food Co-op to Break Ground This Summer
The Detroit People's Food Co-op (DPFC) is an innovative, Black-led startup food co-op that is one piece of a larger vision of Black food sovereignty set out by the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DPFC will be a full-service grocery store focused on natural and organic foods, as well as hot and cold prepared foods, including vegan options. This will be the first co-op in the city since 2004 and it has more than 1100 owners already. DPFC is getting close to breaking ground on their retail store, which will be located at 8324 Woodward Ave. in Detroit's North End. Join the food co-op in its mission to bring fresh & healthy food options to Detroit with a co-op that is owned and driven by the community. Learn more about how you can get involved, become a member/owner, and/or volunteer by visiting the DPFC website.
Sign Up for a Plant-Based Run
VegMichigan is proud to be a sponsor of this year's Runs on Plants events, which include an 8-mile race, 5K race, and kids run on Saturday, June 5, 2021, either in-person or virtually, to promote a healthy active lifestyle being powered by plants. The in-person races will be held at Indian Springs Metropark at the Meadowlark Pavilion, 5200 Indian Trail in White Lake. Each registered participant will receive a custom race shirt and a drawstring bag filled with vegan goodies. Learn more and register here.
Walnut Meat Tacos & Flour-Free Edible Cookie Dough
Last month, in partnership with the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV), we hosted Chefs Nate and Luna from Cooking Up Vegan as a special virtual presentation for HSHV volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Nate and Luna demonstrated how to make two delicious, healthy recipes. Watch the video here.
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