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Ultimate Guide Updates – Jan 2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Vegan Food News, powered by the Ultimate Guide, our online database of vegan and vegetarian restaurants and veg-owned businesses.

Grand Opening week of Jan 17th

Muir’s Tea Room: Grand Opening week of Jan 17th

Veggie Grill Walnut Creek - Opening mid-January??

Veggie Grill Walnut Creek – Opening mid-January??

Safeway Vegan Chocolate Midnight Cake

Safeway Vegan Chocolate Midnight Cake

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Order Sofritas, Get a Free Burrito!

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Order Sofritas, Get a Free Burrito!

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Vegan/Animal Rights Book Club

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Bay Area Vegetarians is starting a book club that will read nonfiction vegan and animal rights topics, and the occasional fiction story that has a vegan theme.  (If you are a long-time member, then we are “restarting” the book club.)

There’s some wonderful books out there. If you’d like to read more books (and enjoy vegan food during the discussions), then maybe this is the book club for you! Read the rest of this entry »

BAVeg News: Napa Solano edition – Dec 2014

Friday, December 19th, 2014

BAVeg Newsletter – Napa Solano Edition – December 2014

New Veg Support Group, next Vegan Dinners

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Vallejo Times Herald interview – Dec, 2014

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Vallejo Times Herald photograph

American Canyon couple promotes vegan lifestyle

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/sundayoutlook/ci_26989769/amcan-couple-promote-vegan-lifestyle

Looking for Support in Healthy Veg Lifestyle?

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

One of the goals of Bay Area Vegetarians is to support and connect the veg*n community, as plant-eaters are still a minority.  Sometimes it can range from irritating to frustrating to daunting or even overwhelming to live in a flesh-eating world, particularly for those who are new to veg*nism or new to the area.  Note: veg*n is shorthand for both vegan and vegetarian

With that in mind, we became an instant supporter of Lew’s idea to start a support group in our area.  (More info about Lew and his interest in this topic below)  We have some ideas about this, and would love to get your input about this, too.

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Vegan info to over 13K people

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

13,890 leaflets, to be precise.  That’s how many leaflets our volunteers distributed to individuals at Bay Area colleges in the Spring and Fall 2014 semesters, and in recent outreach at the Vallejo Farmer’s Market in October and November of this year.

We’re gardeners, planting the seeds of compassion and good health for the next crop of vegans and vegetarians.

Join us for our final outreach activity for the year — Saturday, Dec 20th at the Vallejo Farmer’s Market.

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BAVeg News – Dec 2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014

BAVeg News – December 2014

Napa Solano News – Nov 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

BAVeg News – Napa Solano edition – November 2014

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BAVeg News – November 2014

Friday, October 31st, 2014

BAVeg News – November 2014

Vegan outreach at Vallejo Farmer’s Market

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Photo collage of the day's vegan outreach at Vallejo Farmer's Market (Solano County)

Vegan outreach at Vallejo Farmer’s Market (Solano County)

On Saturday, October 18th, a typically sunny yet slightly cool fall morning, BAVeg launched its mobile outreach unit at the Vallejo Farmer’s Market.  What is a mobile outreach unit?

Well, if you’re a budget-conscious, small non-profit, it’s a shopping cart and plank of thin wood with all the trimmings for outreach – posters, tablecloth, business cards and hundreds of leaflets from Vegan Outreach and Farm Sanctuary (Compassionate Choices, Even If You Like Meat, Why Vegan, both English and Spanish language versions, Truth about Humane Meat, Eggs, and Dairy, and, of course, holiday recipes)

Our mission:

– distribute information on all the awesome reasons to eat plant-strong, vegan foods
– connect and support other vegans and vegetarians, as well as the veg-curious, in the area

Given that 548 pieces of literature were distributed that morning, and we met some wonderful new veg friends, it was a successful day!

Darren, who’s initial enthusiasm for this project was key to making it happen, explained why this activity was important to him and his partner Todd. “We wanted to join because I work at Farm Rescue and see the bad side of what humans do to other sentient beings, so it is important to us that we get out there and try to educate as many people as possible to all the wonderful cruelty-free options we have , so as to avoid having  to rescue and save these wonderful souls in the first place. If we leaflet, speak up, we can hopefully change even just one person, which has a big impact on your animal population and on the planet.”

We will be returning to do more vegan outreach at the Vallejo Farmer’s Market, typically on the 3rd Saturday.  Please come visit us — next date is Saturday, November 15th.  Volunteers are welcome, no previous experience necessary.  The market runs from 9 am to 2 pm, and it would be ideal to cover its entire duration with two shifts of volunteers, say 9 am – 11:30 am, and 11:30 am to 2 pm.  Interested in helping?  Please contact Tammy