Fall VegFest Highlights

We would like to thank everyone who attended our 6th Annual Fall VegFest in downtown Farmington! It was inspiring to see so many people enjoying plant-based foods, supporting local businesses, and enjoying each other's company. We would also like to thank our sponsors, members, vendors, and volunteers for coming together to make this a free event! Not only is it a fun day for the vegan community, but the event also attracts a lot of people who are new to plant-based eating and helps grow the plant-based movement. Lastly, we would like to thank the 40 individuals who joined or renewed their membership at VegFest! If you would like to support the growth of the plant-based movement in Michigan, please become a member. Annual memberships start at only $20.

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Save The Date for Spring VegFest 2023

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Eastern Market in Detroit

We are excited to announce that Spring VegFest will again be held at Eastern Market! Please mark your calendars for Sunday, June 4, 2023. We will have more space to add additional food vendors, tables, and chairs so you won't have to wait in long food lines and will have a place to sit and enjoy the event! We are also adding some additional surprises to improve your overall experience. 

Event Highlights This Month

Click on the links below for details on upcoming events or check out our event calendar for the full list. Don't miss the live virtual Q&A with Dr. Michael Greger, which was rescheduled from last month. Send any questions you have for Dr. Greger to olivia@vegmichigan.org by 10/5. 

Virtual Q&A with Dr. Greger (rescheduled from September)

Thursday, October 6, 7pm

Plant-Based Cooking Demo: Autumn is Here (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 12, 7pm

Growing the Plant-Based Community in Michigan

In addition to all the fun events that we host for our supporters, we spend the majority of our time and resources connecting with individuals who are not vegan. The feedback we receive from individuals who have never tried plant-based food is amazing; they love it! We will give away $40,000 in free vegan food and educational materials this year! At a recent event where we were giving out our pledge bags full of popular plant-based items, a participant told us, "I absolutely love this 30-Day Pledge. Being able to try out these vegan products made me realize how truly good they are. I will now be purchasing these products..." - Rachel from Ann Arbor

At a recent U of M football game, we gave out a lot of free vegan pizzas and literature

Please Take Our Equity & Justice Survey

VegMichigan is always interested in what our supporters have to say. We want to hear your feedback about equity and justice in our movement. Our new Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) developed a short survey to get your feedback. Please click the button below.

Equity & Justice Survey

Get Your Panda Express Beyond Orange Chicken

Panda Express is offering a vegan chicken option nationwide for the next two months. If the trial goes well, it will become a permanent menu item. Stop by a location near you to support it. FYI, if you order it as part of a meal, it comes in Styrofoam, but if you order it a la carte, it comes in a paper box. In addition, VegMichigan will be giving out free samples at various locations during the next two months. Read VegNews Article Here

Special Vegan Pizza Deal for Newsletter Readers

Get 20% off any vegan pizza and other vegan menu items at Toarmina's Canton location from October 1-15! Simply place your order online and use coupon code Octoberfest. Enjoy delicious vegan specialty pizzas and vegan cheese bread!

Enter This Month's Raffle

Congratulations to the winners of last month's raffle! Kitty Oppliger won a gift card to Detroit Street Filling Station, Laura Sajdak won a gift card to Michigan & Trumbull, Kimberly Malone won a gift card to Nautical Bowls, Lori Brown won a gift card to Rad.ish Street Food, and Kathleen Hempsall won a t-shirt from One to Save Many. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win:

$25 Gift Card to Crow's Nest (Kalamazoo)

$25 Gift Card to El Harissa (Ann Arbor)

$25 Gift Card to The Kitchen by Cooking with Que (Detroit)

$25 Gift Card to Panda Express (multiple locations)

Try the new Beyond Orange Chicken! See the story above.

$25 Gift Card to Public House (Ferndale)

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

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Why Fund Plant-Based School Meals? A Teen Tells Us

21 Vital Spots for Vegan and Vegetarian Food in Detroit

Farmington’s Chive Kitchen Keeps Vegan Eating Fun with Diverse Menu 

Downward Trend in Milk Drinking Having a Big Effect on Dairy Farmers

Now is the Best Time in Human History to Be Alive (Unless You’re a Farm Animal)

Plant-Based Burgers Aren’t Denting People’s Beef Addiction

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