Doors open at 9:45 a.m. The first 300 guests will receive goodie bags filled with coupons and free samples from some of our generous sponsors. We will also have $1 raffle tickets for sale with winners announced every hour.
The all-ages event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
by David Fournier
Many people still believe you need to eat animal products in order to get enough protein. Wellness coach David Fournier will debunk the protein myth and outline nutrition needs for optimal health. He will also discuss high quality protein sources and the health risks associated with protein deficiencies and excess protein consumption.
by Laura Grierson
While our dietary choices play an important role in our level of health, there are many other factors that contribute to wellness or dis-ease. In this presentation, raw food chef Laura Grierson of the Living Foods Institute will discuss the five main causes of dis-ease and provide guidance toward healing.
by Alicia Simpson
Local vegan cookbook author Alicia Simpson shows how rich, flavorful meals can be part of a healthy plant-based diet. She will also be signing copies of her book “Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food.” Her low-calorie recipes will fit into your lifestyle whether you’re looking to eat a more balanced diet or just love good food.
by Terry Hope Romero
Classic Greek street food with a full vegan makeover! Watch Terry Hope Romero show you how to turn easy homemade olive-flecked seitan into a luscious handheld meal in a pita topped with tangy dairy-free tzatziki dill sauce. You can also snag a signed copy of her brand-new book, “Vegan Eats World: 300 International Recipes for Savoring the Planet.”
by Jenny Brown
Jenny Brown will be speaking on her new book, “The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals.” Her poignant, provocative memoir is a story of survival and compassion. Learn more about the inspiring, personal journey that led to her co-founding the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary after awakening to the reality of our food system.
by Bianca Phillips
Bianca Phillips will be demonstrating how to make vegan tofu deviled eggs. It’s a favorite recipe from her new cookbook, “Cookin’ Crunk: Eatin’ Vegan in the Dirty South.” By incorporating family classics that have been the basis of Southern cooking for generations, Bianca invites everyone to enjoy vegan versions of the simple soul food dishes she was raised on.
by Dr. Joe Esposito
Local health expert Dr. Joe Esposito will deliver his signature lecture, “The Seven Deadly Sins of Nutrition.” The thought-provoking talk outlines seven things to avoid to lead a happier, healthier and longer life. The concept is simple: Eliminate foods that rob your body of vital nutrients and replace them with high quality, tasty foods.
by Dr. Carrie Freeman
A discussion led by Dr. Carrie Freeman will look at the roots of our culture’s ethical beliefs about animals. While veganism may seem modern and radical, animal rights and animal welfare concerns have been credibly discussed for more than 2,000 years. Dr. Freeman aims to help her audience deepen their values and become better advocates.
Ages 4 and up