Kitchen Verde

Thank you to Sarah at Kitchen Verde for bringing food for volunteers to VegFest.  There was rice and black beans, tofu, and a wonderful corn salad that was so welcome on a hot day.  We scraped those pans clean.  Kitchen Verde was scheduled to be a vendor, but unfortunately had to cancel, so we’re sorry attendees didn’t get to have any.

Balsam Bagels

I want to thank Balsam Bagels for giving us vegan cream cheese and dozens of bagels the morning of VegFest.  They were most welcome to the many volunteers who came very early to help set up.  Thanks to Mike Q for picking them up!  The gift certificate they also donated was a big hit in the raffle.  I hope everyone has seen their new vegan menu.  Thanks to Mary for encouraging them to do that; they told her it had really increased their business.

Natural Oasis

Thank you to Natural Oasis for the $25 gift card for our raffle!

Natural Oasis is a vegan restaurant at 288 Monroe Avenue.  They have daily buffets, and a la carte items most evenings.

Buy raffle tickets until about 3 pm and put them in the bags of the items you’d like to win – drawings are at 3:30 in the lodge.  You do not need to be present to win – be sure to write legibly!  If we can’t read your writing, we have to pick another ticket!


Look at it all!  Thank to our sponsors and donors for helping us fill these bags.  Thanks to Bubbie, Mary, Leanne, and Krista for soliciting, picking up, storing, and bringing the items, and stuffing bags.

Sorry, my dog is not included (but he’s vegan, too!).

How do you get one of these awesome bags?  Show up to VegFest early to be one of the first 100 to give $3 (or more) suggested entry donation.  Just one of the items in there is a $9 free item coupon, so you do the math.

Items from:

Uptons Naturals
Good Karma
Follow Your Heart
Vegan Rob’s
Grounded by Yoga
Miyoko’s Kitchen
Hart’s Local Grocers
Badass Power Cookie
Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine
Lori’s Natural Foods
Beyond Meat
Road’s End Organics