Burning Books is returning to VegFest! This Buffalo bookstore had a popular booth last year with tons of interesting books on a variety of progressive topics. We are very excited to have them return!
Thank you to our Silver Sponsor and exhibitor GreenSpark Solar! Previously known as SunCommon, GreenSpark will be bringing their solar-powered charging station to VegFest so you can charge all your devices up sustainably!
GreenSpark, a Certified B Corporation, helps people put solar cells on their home’s roof, and if that isn’t practical for someone, they also sell solar energy from a local solar farm at prices competitive to conventional suppliers.
They’ll also make a donation to VegFest for every customer who mentions Rochester VegFest when they apply, or who apply after signing up for more information at the festival. So tell them we sent you!
Rochester VegFest is sponsoring a free screening of What the Health on March 17th at 7 pm at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N. Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604.
What the Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.
What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.
Dr. Milton Mills will hold a Q&A after the film, and local organizations will be on hand before and after the program to offer information on how to move forward with a vegan diet!
Animal Rights Rochester is introducing an exciting new free program to help support potential vegans. The Vegan Living Program brings people interested in going vegan together with an experienced vegan coach for a five week program that meets at Rochester Vegan Community Center.
Would you like support to go vegan, or do you know someone else who might? We are currently accepting Pledge applications for our first session.
If you’ve been vegan for a year, would you like to be a Coach? Or would you like to volunteer at the meetings or some other way? Do you know someone who would like to be a vegan Pledge? Would you like to donate to help support this free program, and send someone to vegan camp?
Details on the program and the upcoming session are here. Thank you for your support!
Lanai has a vegan menu! Located in the historic East End, this Hawaiian restaurant is dedicated to bringing creative food, innovative drinks, and authentic island hospitality to Rochester, NY.
We have our first in-kind sponsor for 2018! We’re so happy that Zevia has offered to donate 10 cases of pop to the festival!
Zevia makes a variety of all-natural drinks.
Amaya Indian Cuisine has vegan menus! Located in Brighton Tops Plaza, they have a bar and serve a variety of dishes from different regions of India. They have 3-4 vegan items in their daily lunch buffet.
Amaya was a vendor at the 2017 Rochester VegFest. Here is their Happy Cow profile. A stack of their vegan menus was right by the front door:
John’s Tex Mex has many vegan options, and now you can ask for a vegan menu when you go in! They also have rotating vegan dinner specials on Monday that they post ahead of time on Facebook and Instagram, and do Buffalo Tofu Tacos and Burritos on Saturdays. Located on South Avenue, they have indoor and outdoor seating and serve lunch, dinner, and drinks. Here is their Happy Cow entry.