News and views from Vallejo and beyond!

February 12th, 2015

Vegan Vallejo

Eat Vegan and Be Happy

left to right: Evelyn, Veronica, Kenneth, Lisa, Tammy

BAVeg has been doing vegan outreach monthly at the Vallejo Farmer’s Market’s since October, regularly distributing 500-600 leaflets each time.

In November, we had out first Vegan Food Party (VFP, aka potluck) with approx 20 people. At our second VFP in January, we had approx 25 people, including Vallejo’s own vegan body building Champion, Kenneth Williams.

With such wonderful discussions of future Vallejo vegan business ventures including a food truck  and a grocery store, learning that Vallejo’s mayor is vegan, and existing vegan-owned businesses like a yoga studio and bookstore, visions of a Vegan Vallejo are dancing in our hearts.

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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Compassion

February 8th, 2015

Q: Why did the activists hand out the leaflets?
A: To raise awareness of factory farming and plant the seeds of a compassionate, healthy and eco-friendly plant-based lifestyle

In the month of January, leafleting at 3 schools and 1 Farmer’s Market, Alyssa, Debbie, Don, and Tammy have distributed 4,251 vegan leaflets. Our outreach continues – 3rd Saturday at the Vallejo Farmer’s Market (monthly), and various dates at Diablo Valley College, Napa Valley College, and Solano Community College.

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Ultimate Guide updates – Feb 2015

February 7th, 2015

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS/BUSINESSES

Recently Opened | Opening Soon | Opening Sometime in the Future | Still on Our Radar | Closed Restaurants | More Food News

Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar
Veggie Grill Grand Opening - Walnut Creek

 

 

 

 

 

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Live or work in the Napa/Solano area?

January 24th, 2015

We have a regional newsletter just for this area! Check it out below.

BAVeg News: Napa Solano edition – Jan 22nd

It includes upcoming events & activities in the Vallejo and Napa area.

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Make a World of Difference, One Person at a Time

January 5th, 2015

Leafleting can make a world of difference: have a heart, go veg leafleting!

2014 Leafleting Summary

# of Leaflets:  14,526
# of Leafleting Events: 21
# of Volunteers per Event:  1 to 3
Cities Leafleted (# of visits):  Fairfield (4), Napa (5), Pleasant Hill (6), San Francisco (2), Vallejo (4)
Types of Venue (# of visits):  3 colleges (17), 1 Farmer’s Market (4)
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Ultimate Guide Updates – Jan 2015

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

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

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

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?

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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