It's Time to Get Your Tickets, the Fall Gala is Next Week!
Thursday, November 8
6pm - 9:30pm
Zingerman's Greyline - Ann Arbor
A Unique Event Space in the Heart of Downtown Ann Arbor
You're Not Going to Want to Miss this Amazing Night and You Will Have the Opportunity to Mingle with Local Vegan Activist, Gary Yourofsky
Live Cocktail Music from Local Trio EventJazz Followed by Fun Dance Music!
Complimentary Open Bar Featuring Local Craft Beer from Bell's, Short's, Atwater, Founder's, New Holland, Dark Horse and Arbor Brewing and a great Wine Selection!
Complimentary Vegan Appetizers
A Chance to Win a Gift Card from one of our Fabulous Sponsors:
20th Annual VegFest: Dr. Greger Returns!
We're excited to announce that physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker behind , Dr. Michael Greger has signed on to speak at our 20th Annual VegFest on Sunday, April 28, 2019 ! Dr. Greger is one of the most popular speakers in VegFest's 20-year history with his engaging and informative presentations on the health benefits of going vegan.

For our 20th year of VegFest, we're not only bringing back the greatest hits, we're also introducing new features by doubling the size of the exhibit hall, which means wider aisles and more great vendors for you to enjoy! We'll also be announcing more fun activities for the whole family soon. Be sure to save the date and join us in April!

Click here to check out a video clip of last year's VegFest featured on Sheena Monnin's show, The Beauty of Sheena Monnin: Empowering People with the Truth .
Please Welcome Our Newest Board Member
Rhea Linn has served as the VegMichigan Greater Lansing Area coordinator since 2013, where she manages the Meetup group, the Greater Lansing Vegan Dinner Club . The group has quickly grown to more than 1,000 members in the past few years, holding monthly potlucks and restaurant nights to create a fun-loving, supportive vegetarian community. Rhea’s focus is on promoting awareness of the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a vegan (plant-based) lifestyle. Rhea has been vegan since 1990.
Our First Vegan Chili Cook-Off!

Sunday, November 4, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Caroline Kennedy Library
24590 George Ave, Dearborn Heights
Join VegMichigan on a Sunday afternoon for our first Vegan Chili Cook-Off at the Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights. We will be awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes according to the peoples’ choice! 
Suggested entry fee is $10 per pot of chili for participants and a $5 donation for attendees. If you are interested in entering your chili in the cook-off, please email for entry and rules.
VegMichigan's Newest Dinner Club in Saginaw
Friday, November 16 at 6:30pm
Panda House Chinese Restaurant
1010 N. Niagara St., Saginaw
Join VegMichigan for our first ever Dinner Club in Saginaw. We will be dining at the Panda House Chinese Restaurant and they will have a good number of vegan options available for us to choose from. We would also like to talk about ideas to promote vegan eating in the area. Everyone is invited to the VegMichigan Dinner Clubs, from meat eaters and vegans alike, we just ask that you order a vegan meal at the dinner club. Please come out for a fun evening! You’ll enjoy great food and you will also make some new friends. If you would like to join us, please email .
Flint Dinner Club
Friday, November 16 at 6:30pm
Flint Crepe Company
555 Saginaw St., Flint
Join us for our monthly dinner club in the Flint area at  Flint Crepe Company . This restaurant has a nice mix of sweet and savory crepes and they can make most of their crepes vegan (you have the option to customize them as well). They also serve Flint-roasted coffee and feature locally-sourced ingredients. Please RSVP to . We hope you’ll join us!
You're Invited to "Thanks-Living" Dinner
Saturday, November 24, 6pm - 8pm
Canteen at Kyocera Unimerco
6620 S. State Road, Saline
VegMichigan’s Annual Vegan Thanks-Living Potluck Dinner is moving to a new location! Much appreciation to Paul Krause for many years of hosting this event at his lovely home. We are holding this year’s event at Chef Sheila’s newly remolded canteen located inside of Kyocera Unimerco, at 6620 S. State Road in Saline, just 20 minutes from Zingerman’s Greyline, where we are holding our Fall Fundraiser.

The festivities will begin at 6pm with a buffet of delicious vegan food. Spread the word to others who might be interested in celebrating this Thanks-living feast, where all can be thankful, including the animals who will not be on our tables. Please bring your best vegan dish to share. 

You must RSVP prior to attending by emailing  as we are limited to just 65 attendees. Don’t miss out on a delicious meal in this beautiful space!
College Outreach Update
What The Health Movie Screening at MSU a Success

Approximately 25 people were in attendance for our first documentary screening at MSU in partnership with the MSU VegClub. VegMichigan provided free vegan pizza from Blaze Pizza following the film and received lots of positive feedback on the food and the movie's message! This month, VegMichigan and the Michigan Animal Respect Society (MARS) will be hosting a meet-and-greet and free vegan food sampling for students to promote how easy eating vegan can be! Check out our online calendar for details on more great events coming to a campus near you.
VegMichigan has reached thousands of students this fall by partnering with local student groups to hand out information on the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. We've been to Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Macomb Community College. If you're interested in activism, leafleting is an easy and effective way to help spread the message!
Action Of The Month: Refer a New Member and Be Entered to Win VegMichigan Gear!
Memberships help fund VegMichigan's important work to spread the vegan message throughout Michigan and introduce more people to the many benefits of eating vegan - and it comes with great benefits like a subscription to the award-winning VegNews magazine and free entry into VegFest!

Now we're asking for your help in referring new members during our November membership drive. In return, for each new member you refer who joins VegMichigan we'll enter you into a drawing to win a VegMichigan T-Shirt and bumper sticker to show off your support for going vegan!

To enter, simply refer a potential new member to our online membership page to complete the application and payment and then send an email to to let her know who you referred. Once the member joins, your name will be entered into the drawing. The winner will be drawn at the end of our membership drive on November 30 and notified via email.
Vegan Sources of Calcium
There's no need to consume dairy in order to meet the recommended daily allowance of calcium as the dairy industry would have us believe. In fact, vegetable-centric vegan diets are actually more likely to prevent broken bones and osteoporosis than drinking cow's milk. Vegan foods with the highest quantities of calcium are:

1. Tofu 2. White beans 3. Collard greens 4. Kale 5. Almonds 6. Tempeh 7. Chinese cabbage 8. Sesame seeds 9. Figs 10. Oranges 11. Soy milk 12. Okra 13. Rhubarb

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Recipe of the Month
Vegan Crockpot Chili
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Serves: 4-5

  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 small chili pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
Add the broth, quinoa, black beans and tomatoes to the slow cooker. Stir to combine. Add the peppers, carrot, onion and garlic, and stir, then add the rest of the seasonings and stir a few times to combine.

Set the slow cooker (CrockPot) to high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or to low for 5-6 hours.

Optional: serve with chopped avocado, green onions and/or cashew sour cream.
VegMichigan is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization focused on promoting the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of a vegan diet. We work to educate the public by offering a wide range of activities for learning and socializing.