VegFest is Sunday, June 2, 10am-4pm
Attend any VegFest presentation or cooking demo and receive a goodie bag full of great items and a Wicked Kitchen ice cream cone. Presentations and cooking demos kick off at 10am with a short introduction followed by local celebrity chef Quiana “Que” Rice from Cooking With Que and continue all day long. TV personality Dan McKernan from Barn Sanctuary will also speak. Join us at 10am to make sure you get your free giveaways while supplies last.
The 23rd annual VegFest is the state’s largest plant-based event at the historic Eastern Market on Sunday, June 2, 10am-4pm, with nearly 100 vendors, including popular plant-based restaurants, 15 food trucks, specialty items, and eco-friendly shopping! Additionally, attendees can enjoy cooking demonstrations, presentations, free plant-based food samples, live music, and fun for the kids! VegFest also features free massages from Irene’s Myomassology, one of the event sponsors. Admission is free to the public. Whether someone is completely new to plant-based eating or a longtime vegan, they will find a wide variety of healthy foods, comfort options, and sweet treats to enjoy. Listen to VegFest interview on WJR and see our event featured in the Detroit Free Press.      

Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207. There is plenty of free parking. The event takes place in Sheds 5 and 6. Also, you can visit Eastern Market’s Sunday Street Market in Sheds 2, 3, and 4.
Help Stop Factory Farming in Michigan
Please join us on Monday, June 10, at 6pm for Michiganders for a Just Farming System’s monthly virtual meeting. Our special guest will be Tyler Lobdell who is a Staff Attorney at Food & Water Watch (F&WW). Tyler will present “The Big Oil and Big Ag Ponzi Scheme: Factory Farm Gas,” a report that was recently published by F&WW. This report is especially timely here in Michigan. The Michigan Senate is currently contemplating a bill that will establish lucrative financial incentives for the commercialization of factory farm gas (SB 275). We will learn how “biogas” greenwashes dirty factory farms and their fossil fuel partners and the steps we can take to prevent these industries from expanding here in Michigan. We will also give an update regarding our lobbying day in Lansing and other activities. Register for Zoom Meeting Here
June Events
Click on the links below for details and check out our event calendar to see the full list.
Sunday, June 2, 10am-4pm

Sunday, June 9, 11am-12:30pm

Tuesday, June 11, 10am-12pm

Thursday, June 13, 6:30pm-8pm

YMCA Block Party (Ann Arbor)
Saturday, June 15, 12pm-4pm

Saturday, June 15, 5pm-9pm

Wednesday, June 26

Thursday, June 27, 6pm-7:30pm
Join Us at Ward Parties in Ann Arbor This Month!
Meet VegMichigan's Newest Board Member
Angela Yuan is a passionate environmental and animal rights advocate and has been vegan for over seven years. She has experience working in the environmental policy and management field at all levels from grassroots to international. Angela has worked on the Flint Water Crisis and PFAS lawsuits, at the US Forest Service, on a US Environmental Protection Agency award-winning watershed plan, and spearheaded a clean water project in Kenya. Most recently, Angela was the Project Manager at the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators where she worked with bipartisan state legislators nationwide on water and sustainable agriculture policy solutions. This summer, Angela is preparing to move to Beijing to join the Schwarzman Scholars global leadership program and to pursue an MSc in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University. During her free time, Angela loves to volunteer, paint, hula hoop, cook vegan food, and solo travel.
A Special Thanks to Our VegFest Sponsors
A very big thank you to our VegFest sponsors, which help to make this a free admission event. Please show them your support by patronizing their businesses! Click on each logo to learn more.
Enter This Month's Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of last month's raffle! The answer was: Bring A Friend To VegFest. Nancy Hannan won a gift card to Botanical Bakeshop, John Voymas won a gift card to Detroit Shipping Company, and Michael Bell won jerky and chorizo from Nutcase Vegan Meats. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win one of the following prizes.
$25 Gift Card to Condado Tacos (various)

$25 Gift Card to Love's Ice Cream (Grand Rapids)

from Nutcase Vegan Meats
To enter the raffle, solve the word scramble below and email your answer and one gift card preference to Those with the correct answer will be entered into a raffle drawing for the e-gift card of their choice. Winners will be announced in the July newsletter. Good luck!
Save the Dates: Food and Wellness Summit + Fall VegFest
Mark your calendars for the return of Fall VegFest at Riley Park in downtown Farmington on Sunday, September 8, from 11am to 5pm. As always, admission is free. Enjoy all your favorite vendors and a fun day outside!

And, new this year, join us for a Plant-Based Food and Wellness Summit at Irene's Myomassology Institute, 26061 Franklin Rd. in Southfield, on Saturday, August 3, from 10am - 2pm. Enjoy presentations, cooking demos, free massages, and delicious plant-based food for purchase from Zella's Bakery. Come celebrate all things plant-based with us and learn more about plant-based eating! Look for details in next month's newsletter.
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