VegMichigan's Fall Fundraiser is Almost Here!
Join Us on Thursday, November 8th from 6pm - 9:30pm at
Zingerman's Greyline in Downtown Ann Arbor
Please come enjoy an elegant evening at Zingerman's Greyline in downtown Ann Arbor. Enjoy complimentary local craft beer, wine, delicious vegan appetizers, music by Event Jazz Trio , and mingle with special guest Gary Yourofsky and other vegan dignitaries. Plus, you can enter a raffle to win gift cards to GreenSpace Cafe, Chive Kitchen, Detroit Street Filling Station, a month of fruits and vegetables delivered by Hungry Harvest, and more! Only 150 tickets will be sold for what's sure to be a memorable evening so secure your spot today!

Tickets are $75 for members and $85 for non-members.

Smart Casual to Cocktail Attire
4 AM Vigil for the Animals
Tammy, Maria, Nicolette, Lane, and Kim arrived at Eastern Market at 4 am to bare witness to 300 sheep being unloaded and sent to slaughter. We thank them for their courage. Farmed animal's final moments are filled with confusion, fear, and pain. They all want to live, they all fight for their precious life but in the end they are all physically overpowered and their life is taken from them. Below, Kim Korona shared her thoughts.
"Seeing the sheep on the truck at their final moments of life was devastating. Seeing them there, knowing that they only had a few minutes left to live, feeling helpless and wanting to save them was heart-breaking. They were crammed in the truck for an 11-hour ride, three tiers of sheep, all covered in feces. They were looking at us through the holes and my heart went out to them as I told them I was sorry for how they were treated and for what was happening to them. When they were pushed out of the truck the terror showed in their eyes. They didn’t want to go and they tried to turn back but there was nowhere to go. All the sheep were corralled into the slaughterhouse in only about 20 minutes. It all happened so fast and I wish that I could have saved them. Please, if you could not kill an animal yourself, if you could not watch an animal being killed, do not pay someone else to do it. GoVegan."  
Moments before unloading and there was only one way out
The sounds of fear coming from the animals was heartbreaking
You can clearly see that each animal is an individual
College Outreach is in Full Swing
The school year began less than a month ago and VegMichigan has already helped to coordinate three events. Last week, VegMichigan teamed up with Eastern Michigan University's VegPlanet to do some vegan outreach on campus. It was a big success and we will be leafleting at many more colleges in October including at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, EMU, and others. In addition, we are currently working with student groups to finalize plans for movie screenings and vegan food tastings at a number of Michigan universities.
Plant Powered Footballers
Many pro athletes are turning to vegan diets to improve performance, increase energy level, and speed recovery. Even major media outlets such as CNBC have highlighted how going plant-based enhances the performances of professional athletes, including Tom Brady. Supreme Master TV recently created a segment about the many plant-based NFL players, including footage from the VegMichigan VegFest with Detroit Lions Theo Riddick!

Great Time Had By All at Oktoberfest!
Our 3rd Annual Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Detroit was a blast! Well over 100 people came out to enjoy the delicious new vegan menu options at The Old Shillelagh, including Beyond burgers, shepherd's pie, nachos, chili cheese fries, French dip sandwich, soft pretzels, and more! Plus, we all had fun playing vegan trivia and enjoying each others company. Congrats to Jeri Schneider, who won the trivia game and to everyone who took home goodie bags from Fresh Thyme full of vegan products. Special thanks to Peter Fulda for putting together a great trivia game.
Effective Activism Committee
VegMichigan is looking to develop an activism committee for those interested in discussing some of the most effective ways to move others towards a vegan lifestyle. We hope you'll bring your ideas and your passion! If you're interested in joining our Effective Activism Committee, please contact for more information.
Vegan Sources of Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is essential for the formation of red blood cells and healthy function of the brain and nervous system and while it is found in many animal-based foods, it is also fortified in many common vegan foods such as breakfast cereals, non-dairy milks, and meat alternatives. Be sure to check the product's label for specifics. A vegan pantry staple, nutritional yeast, is also a great source of B12. The recommended daily intake of B12 is 2.4mcg for both men and women.

B12 supplements are an effective and inexpensive way to supplement your diet and methylated B12 absorbs even faster into the body. B12 is stored by the body in the liver, so its important not to take excessive amounts or megadoses of B12. Studies have shown that up to 2mg (or 2,000mcg) is safe.

Win A Bottle of Vegan B12

We're giving away a bottle of Vegan B12, thanks to our friends at MegaFood . Be the first to send an email to:
and it could be yours!
Happy (Vegan) Halloween!
Its easy to go vegan and enjoy a plethora of Halloween and seasonal treats without the cruelty! Trader Joe's offers pumpkin goodies- from pumpkin cinnamon rolls to pumpkin spice almond milk- and many common brands of candy are vegan, including Sour Patch Kids, Red Vines and Twizzlers. Check out the links below for more great treats to enjoy this fall and share with trick-or-treaters this Halloween!

October Dinner Clubs and Potlucks
Ann Arbor
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-8:30pm
Palm Palace  
2370 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor

We're pleased to announce the The Ann Arbor Vegan Meetup Group is now sponsored by VegMichigan with our newest Board Member, Sarah Chouinard at the helm! Join us for our first official Ann Arbor Dinner Club at Palm Palace , a delicious Mediterranean restaurant and previous winner of Hour Detroit Magazine 's Best of Detroit and WDIV's Vote 4 The Best . Please RSVP with the number in your party to .
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30pm
Red Star Chinese Restaurant
13944 Michigan Ave, Dearborn

We hope you’ll join us for Chinese food at Red Star in Dearborn this month! Red Star feature an entire menu of   vegan “chicken”  dishes, including vegan almond “chicken” and vegan sweet and sour “chicken.” Don’t miss out on dining with us at this very popular spot! Please RSVP with the number in your party to .
Ann Arbor
Thursday, October 11, 6:30-8:30pm
Original Cottage Inn
512 East William St., Ann Arbor

The Original Cottage Inn recently rolled out an entirely vegan menu thanks to the hard work of Tammy Warren, Community Outreach Director, and we’re so excited to announce a set monthly dinner outing at Cottage Inn! VegMichigan will be dining at the Original Cottage Inn on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30 –8:30pm. The cost is $20 per person and includes salad, pizza, pop/tea, breadsticks, tax and gratuity! Please RSVP to   with how many will be in your party.

Thursday, October 18, 6:30pm
Grill of India  
2105 Linden Rd., Flint

We had such a great time hosting our first dinner club in Flint at  The Grill of India , we decided to head back again! Grill of India has several delicious vegan options and they will provide us with menus highlighting them. Most of the vegan items are priced at $10.95. If you are in the area, please come out for a good time and great food! Please RSVP with the number in your party to .
Sunday, October 7
6pm - 8pm
Clerical Technical Union Conference Room 
Northeast Corner of Hagadorn and Lake Lansing Roads, East Lansing

If you're in the Lansing area, we hope you'll join the Greater Lansing Vegan Dinner Club for the next potluck. This event is open to anyone and everyone! Please no animal-derived products, including meat, eggs, dairy, whey, honey or gelatin. Dinnerware and serving spoons will be provided. For more information. please contact   or visit the   Greater Lansing Vegan Dinner Club Facebook  page.
Dearborn Heights
Monday, October 29
6:30pm - 8pm
Caroline Kennedy Library
24590 George Ave., Dearborn Heights

Join us for friends, conversation and of course, food at our vegan potluck! All are welcome, we just ask that all dishes are vegan, even if the chef is not.

Please bring a vegan dish to share with around 20 people (no animal products, including meat, eggs, dairy, whey, honey, or gelatin) and a recipe sheet along with your own plate service and beverages. Water will be provided.   More Info .

Please RSVP with the number of people who will be joining you to  .
Local Vegan News
Barn Sanctuary MOO-nster Mash
VegMichigan will be tabling at Barn Sanctuary's last event of the season on Sunday, October 21 from 11am - 6pm. Join us for a fun time on the farm, including visiting with 45 rescued farm animals, live music, food vendors, pumpkin painting, caramel apples, costume contest and more!

Dr. Kahn to Appear on Dr. Oz Talk Show
Local vegan cardiologist and author, Dr. Joel Kahn, will be a guest on the 10th season of the Dr. Oz show, which began airing on September 17. Dr. Kahn is the founder of GreenSpace Cafe in Ferndale, GreenSpace & Go in Royal Oak and a popular speaker at VegFest and other VegMichigan events, including last month's "How to Live to a Healthy 100" at the Caroline Kennedy Public Library.

National Vegan News
Recipe of the Month
Easy Vegan French Toast
  • 1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract (optional)
  • Dash of Cinnamon 
  • Dash of Apple Pie Spice or Nutmeg
  • 6 Pieces French Bread Sliced 3/4 Inch Thick

  1. Mix all the ingredients except bread together in a bowl with a whisk.
  2. Heat skillet to medium-high and lightly coat with melted vegan butter or use a non-stick pan. 
  3. Soak bread in mixture for 3 seconds, with thinner bread you may need less time.
  4. Brown soaked bread in skillet, flipping as needed. 
  5. Top with fresh fruit, syrup or powdered sugar.

From LiveKindly. Full recipe here .
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.