A Celebration of Ethical Eating
Highlights from the Sonoma County VegFest
Welcome to the Sonoma County VegFest, Sonoma County’s full-featured, indoor-outdoor celebration of compassionate, healthy and environmentally responsible living.
The 2015 Sonoma County VegFest was a huge success! We featured knowledgeable speakers, delicious food, refreshing drink, dozens of local and bay area vendors, professional cooking demonstrations, lots of free samples and vegan ice cream! Food vendors include: Heidi Ho chia seed nacho cheese (seen on Shark Tank!), Miyoko’s cashew cheese, Grindstone Bakery, Artisan Seitan by Freja’s Foods, Vixen Kitchen Vegan Gelato, amazing chocolatier Sjaak’s Chocolate and much more.
Lunch choices included local favorites Seed On The Go Vegan Food Truck, Chalk Hill Cookery and Muir’s Tea Room. There will also be offerings from Citizen Fox, a soon-to-be open vegan restaurant and brewery in San Francisco.
Nationally Recognized Presenters
Knowledgeable speakers informed attendees on the latest scientifically-proven benefits of a plant-based diet as well as how foods can fight depression and link to our emotional well-being. Animal advocates shared what are the most effective actions to relieve the suffering of animals in food production and we heard from best-selling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, a recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan.
Professional Cooking Demonstrations
We learned how to make raw vegan cheese-its crackers, plant-powered pad thai, mint chocolate brownies and more from the fabulous and delicious cooking demonstrations hosted by professional chefs and nutrition experts!
We had a full schedule of events for kids including story-telling, eat-the-rainbow hands-on food activities, and a music concert featuring Octopretzel, an interactive, engaging and super fun musical experience for kids of all ages!
We would like to thank United Poultry Concerns (UPC) for their co-sponsorship of the Sonoma County VegFest. UPC is a outstanding nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl for 25 years. To learn more and support them, go to www.upc-online.org
Join us next year in August of 2016!
The Sonoma County VegFest is proudly sponsored by Compassionate Living, a Sonoma County non-profit whose mission is to create a compassionate world where people are healthy, the environment is protected, and all animals are free from human imposed suffering. To learn more about Compassionate Living and the far-reaching benefits of transitioning to a plant-based diet, please click here.