VegMichigan Expands Food Activism Program
VegMichigan hosted over 10 events in October geared towards individuals who are new to plant-based eating. We offered free plant-based food and talked to people about the benefits of eating more plant-based meals. We focused on positive conversations in fun settings, which has shown to be a winning combination. In addition to our events, we have now given out more than 1,000 giveaway bags full of popular plant-based packaged items. Please consider becoming a member or making a donation to support our programs.
This really inspired me to go back to being vegan/vegetarian again. Your pamphlets really got through to me and my husband felt on board and surprised at how good things tasted! Thank you.

We really enjoyed the Beyond Burgers for dinner last night. They were delicious!!
-Ashley K.

The Beyond Burgers were a highlight and make me want to try out more plant-based meat.
-Sammy S.
Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Options + Win a Free Dinner
If you would rather leave the heavy cooking to the many talented chefs out there this Thanksgiving, then you’ll want to read this list of places that are serving up delicious vegan feasts in metro Detroit and beyond.

You can enter to win a delicious 4-layer family-size Thanksgiving casserole and a pie of your choice from Shimmy Shack! The winner must be available to pick it up at Shimmy Shack, located at 1440 Sheldon Road in Plymouth, on November 23 or 24. To be entered to win, respond to this email by Friday, November 12 at 5pm. The random winner will be contacted by email the week of November 15.
You're Invited to a Plant-Based Pizza Party!
To celebrate another successful year of outreach and to thank you for your support, please stop by Toarmina's in Canton between Noon and 3 pm on Sunday, November 7th, for free pizza and salad! The event is entirely outdoors. We hope to see you there!

Guide to Plant-Based Shopping at Target
Target for vegan food?! Admittedly, this has never been top of mind when we are heading out for groceries. But in our endless quest for the best vegan eats around, not to mention the thoroughness of our grocer series, we headed to our local Target to check out what lies beyond the blouses, blenders, and baby gifts. Read Target Guide.
November Event Highlights & Fall Cooking Demo
Friday, November 5

Saturday, November 6

Sunday, November 7

Saturday, November 13

Tuesday, November 16, 7pm

Thursday, November 18, 7pm

For a full list of events, check out our event calendar.

In case you missed it, you can now view last month's Fall Flavors and Spice cooking demo on VegMichigan's YouTube channel for delicious recipes and great tips!
Please Make a Gift for Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is on November 30, and we hope you'll consider donating to VegMichigan to support our many outreach programs that introduce individuals to plant-based eating! We've been busy distributing more than 1,000 giveaway bags filled with popular plant-based foods, including JUST egg, Beyond Burgers and sausages, plant-based milk, and more. Each bag costs us more than $10, but based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback we're receiving, the impact is priceless. We also recently started to bring back our in-person events, including our outdoor free festival, tailgates, dinner clubs, and other events focused on introducing more individuals to delicious plant-based eating. You can see a 2-minute video about our work here. Thank you for your support!
Last Month's Winners and New Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of last month's word scramble! (The answer was: Go Green, Go Blue, Go Veg). Shawn Renee Forman won a gift card to Detroit Vegan Soul, Lori Farrow won a gift card to Aratham Gourmet To Go, Kristin Ahrens won a gift card to Chive Kitchen, Melissa Reznar won a gift card to Art's Pub, and Tracy Weincouff won a gift card to Vedge Cafe. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win a $25 e-gift card to:

Folk (Detroit)

Fresh Forage (Ann Arbor)

Khom Fai (Macomb)

Red Haven (Okemos)

Spacecat V-stro (Ferndale)
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 December newsletter. Good luck!
Help Us Design a Billboard
VegMichigan is excited to be taking its message to promote plant-based eating to the streets; we've secured funding to put up billboards along heavily traveled interstates, and we need your help coming up with the most attention-grabbing sign ideally with four words or fewer. We'd love to hear your thoughts! Click here to submit your idea for an ad to promote plant-based eating in a positive way. Have a full billboard design in mind? Send your design to [email protected].
New VegMichigan Book Club
VegMichigan is excited to partner with Attorneys for Animals to launch a book club next month. We'll be reading and discussing Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation, a collection of essays edited by Jasmin Singer. The first meeting is Sunday, December 12 at 1pm via Zoom (registration required), which will give you plenty of time to pick up a copy of the book and start reading! You can purchase the book directly from the publisher, on Amazon, or check your local library. Click here to register and for more info.
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