The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness
- HOUSING FOR INTERNS
- RELAY FOODS: CONVENIENCE, QUALITY, AND KARMA
- VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
- BEN YEHUDA NOW OFFERING VEGAN CHEESE
- MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
- VIGIL FOR ANIMALS USED IN ENTERTAINMENT
- “BRING THE WORLD IN” BY HOSTING AN EXCHANGE STUDENT!
- GO VEGAN IN GREECE
- AMAZON SMILE: PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON AND MAKE A DONATION TO VRG
- VEGAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP 2014: ONE $500 AWARD, TWO $250 AWARDS!
- DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
- BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
- VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
- ABOUT VRG
1) HOUSING FOR INTERNS
The Vegetarian Resource Group periodically has out of town interns. If you
live near our Baltimore office in Roland Park, and would like to offer free or inexpensive
housing, please let us know and send details to firstname.lastname@example.org We will be having
at least one out of town eight week intern this summer.
2) RELAY FOODS: CONVENIENCE, QUALITY, AND KARMA
Love the farmer's market but can't always make it there? Relay Foods works
with over 200 local farmers and food producers to bring
fresh food right to your door. Next day deliveries at a time of your choice
are $10, or pickup your groceries for free at community partner locations
around Baltimore and the surrounding area.
In addition to quality farmers market produce and other local goods like Zeke's
Coffee and Wild Pea Hummous, Relay Foods also delivers thousands of items
you can find in regular grocery stores, including name brands, paper towels,
beauty care, pet care, frozen food, bulk foods and spices, and much more.
We offer lots of foods for specialty diets, including vegetarian, vegan, organic,
gluten free, fermented foods, etc.
There are no membership fees or other costs, and 70% of every dollar for local
products goes directly to the farmer! (Most grocers pay only 15-20% to the
farmer.) You can make an impact on the local economy while enjoying fresher
better tasting foods!
To get $30 off of your first order of $50 or more visit:
[ http://www.RelayFoods.com/friend/47xpbt ]
Feel free to contact me with any questions: 443-937-3042 or Christopher.Kindig @RelayFoods.com.
3) VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
- MARYLAND AREA OUTREACH EVENTS
- Spring Into Good Health Festival -
Baltimore, MD - 4/26
[ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pauls-Place-Inc/125246952331 ]
- Baltimore VegFest -
Baltimore, MD - 5/3
[ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Annual-Baltimore-VegFest/263956273645903 ]
- NATIONAL (OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA) EVENTS
- Worcester VegFest -
Worcester, MA - 4/6
[ http://worcestervegfest.com/ ]
- PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting & Exhibition -
Bethlehem, PA - 4/24
[ http://www.eatrightpa.org/ ]
- Richmond VegFest -
Richmond, VA - 6/21
[ http://www.veggiefest.org/ ]
If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, contact Nina at email@example.com.
If you would like to donate towards our veggie outreach, donate at:
[ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]
Donations can also be sent to
The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Or call: (410) 366-8343.
4) BEN YEHUDA NOW OFFERING VEGAN CHEESE
Ben Yehuda Cafe and Pizzeria, located at 1370 B Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring,
MD 20902 is certified Kosher by the Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington.
Ben Yehuda offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options (all kosher),
such as: salads, falafels, roasted vegetable paninis, grilled veggie wraps,
baked potatoes, knish, vegetarian meatballs, and a selection of pizzas. In
addition to that extensive menu, they are now offering vegan cheese on their
pizzas and calzones for an additional $2.
5) MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
- VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEET-UPS IN BALTIMORE, MD
The Vegetarian Meet-up happens at Mango Grove, located at 8865 Stanford Boulevard,
in Columbia, Maryland 21045, on the first Sunday each month at 12:30 PM. The
Vegan Meet-up takes place at Mr. Chan Szechuan at 1000 Reisterstown Rd. in
Pikesville on the third Wednesday every month at 7 PM. If you are vegan or
vegetarian and would like to eat great food while socializing with others
who share your interests, attend a meet-up!
For more information about EarthSave's Vegan and Vegetarian Baltimore Meet-ups,
- JOIN EARTHSAVE FOR A VEGAN POTLUCK
Held on the last Saturday every month at the Learning Center of Your Prescription
for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills, EarthSave presents a vegan
potluck and presentation. They eat first, make announcements, vote and present
awards for their favorite dishes, and then have a presentation. This month,
on April 26th, Earthsave will feature a screening of The Engine 2 Kitchen
Rescue with Rip Esselstyn. Former Texas firefighter and best-selling author,
Rip Esselstyn, teaches two families the basics of a whole-food, plant-based
diet. Rips' lessons include a top-to-bottom pantry clean-out, a primer on
plant-based nutrition and label reading, and a guided tour of the grocery
aisles. Join Rip and learn how to rescue your kitchen today!
Dinner guests may choose to either bring a dish without animal products (to
serve 8) plus a $5 donation, pay $12 to enjoy dinner and a presentation; or
pay $5 for presentation only. Let us know in advance, if possible, if you
plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish. RSVP by calling 410-252-3043,
or emailing Baltimore@Earthsave.org.
- SPEND YOUR TUESDAYS DISCUSSING CURRENT ISSUES IN WHOLE-FOOD PLANT-BASED NUTRITION
Held at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month at varying locations,
The Baltimore Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition Meet-Up meets to discuss some
of the current topics and issues in whole-food plant-based nutrition.
Protein: The Forgotten Vegetarian Nutrient.
Meet-up fee is $5.00 per person.
For more information, visit:
[ http://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Whole-Food-Plant-Based-Nutrition/ ]
- SOYFOODS 101
Taking place on Sunday, April 6th from 10 AM to 1 PM in Fairfax Station, VA,
is a informational cooking class which will undoubtedly dispel all myths surrounding
soy. Learn to cook with soy food derivatives including: tofu, tempeh, miso,
TVP, and shoyu/tamari. Past classes have included some of the following: roasted
soy nuts, organic soy milk smoothies, edamame hummus, miso tahini spread,
ranch dressing, miso nuggets, breaded tofu, soy 2-way chili, Thai tofu curry,
sesame tofu bowl with peanut dressing, and fudgesicles.
No meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey. $55/person; $100/two people;
$50/VSDC, VRG, or COK members. Demonstration classes include recipes, organic
food samples, manufacturers' samples coupons. Gift certificates are available
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-643-2713 for space availability. Make
checks payable to Mimi Clark and mail to 9302 Hallston Ct., Fairfax Station,
VA 22039. Sorry, no phone or e-mail reservations and no walk-ins. Seventy-two
hour cancellation policy for refund or credit. Class subject to cancellation
if minimum enrollment is not met.
Check website for monthly class updates:
[ http://www.veggourmet.wordpress.com ]
- EAT WELL STAY WELL 2014-ONE DAY IMMERSION
Come join us for a fun and informative day-long event to hear the latest scientific
and medical findings and to learn how to make the transition to a delicious,
healthy, and rewarding new lifestyle. Taking place on Saturday, May 31, 2014
from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD, you
can enjoy delicious whole-food, plant-based meals, cooking demonstrations
with samples, mini-exercise breaks throughout the day, local and nationally
known presenters, optional morning gentle yoga from 9:15-9:45 AM, handouts,
recipes, coupon, door prizes, as well as book and DVD sales.
People presenting at the event, include: Michael Greger, Chef AJ, Dr. Dana
Simpler, Sharon McRae, and Stephanie Dignan.
Tickets are: $115 per person April 1 through April 30, $125 per person May
1 through May 30, and $135 per person at the door (if seating is available).
For more information or to buy tickets, visit:
[ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-well-stay-well-one-day-immersion-tickets-10808016067 ]
6) VIGIL FOR ANIMALS USED IN ENTERTAINMENT
Join Open the Cages Alliance on Thursday, April 3rd for a vigil honoring the
animals used in entertainment. The vigil will be taking place from 9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM outside the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore,
MD 21201. It will take place as attendees leave the Ringling Bros and Barnum
& Bailey Circus that evening. Those who attend the vigil will hold signs,
leaflet, distribute animal-friendly entertainment list, have personal pledges
for people to sign that pledge not to attend traveling animal acts and ask
that Baltimore City Hall not allow Ringling or other traveling animal acts
to return to Baltimore, as well as engage attendees of the circus and passers-by
To RSVP, e-mail email@example.com or call 443-478-3074.
7) “BRING THE WORLD IN” BY HOSTING AN EXCHANGE STUDENT!
PAX is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to providing exchange
opportunities to teenagers around the world by matching them with placement
in a U.S. high school and host family. Host families come in all shapes and
sizes and include: single parents, retirees, 'empty nesters', young couples
with small children, as well as two parent families with teenagers. As the
Baltimore/Baltimore County Community Coordinator for PAX, I am presently seeking
host families for two Vegetarian female students from Spain and Germany for
the 2014-2015 school year. To accommodate school placement, I am looking for
host families that live in Northern Baltimore City or in Baltimore County,
areas North and Northwest of Baltimore City.
To find out more about this wonderful opportunity, please contact: Meredith
Safford at 410-382-5359 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on PAX, visit:
[ http://www.pax.org/ ]
8) GO VEGAN IN GREECE
Visit Greece on a budget. From April 27th-May 3rd 2014, you can save $1428
on a trip to Crete, Greece. For $1830, you can experience traditional vegetarian/vegan
Cretan food and wine tour, hands-on cooking classes, farmers and producer
visits, wine tasting, local dining, shopping, tours, and fun excursions. Meet
new friends from around the world and enjoy vegan food along the way.
For more information, visit:
[ http://www.portoclub.gr/browse/cooking-classes-cretan-traditional-vegetarian-cuis.html ]
or e-mail email@example.com
9) AMAZON SMILE: PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON AND MAKE A DONATION TO VRG
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases
to Vegetarian Resource Group whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices.
Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at
[ http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1279034 ]
10) VEGAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP 2014: ONE $500 AWARD, TWO $250 AWARDS!
In a further effort to help young people think creatively about vegan advocacy,
The Vegetarian Resource Group is pleased to be offering
the Vegetarian Video Scholarship Contest again in 2014! We will be offering
one $500 award and two $250 awards. The deadline for this scholarship is July
Applicants should create and submit a video relating what they want to tell
others about veganism.
Some possible topics include: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism,
water usage and veganism, veganism and animal
rights, or other vegan topics which appeal to you. Humor and feelings
are appreciated. All videos should be positive, not be critical of anyone,
and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you
have already made.
Click here to find out more about scholarship rules and how to apply.
[ http://www.vrg.org/videoscholarship.php ]
Not sure where to start? Check out past winner, Noam Lautman’s, “NO MORE
MEAT” below or browse other past winners’ videos.
[ http://www.vrg.org/veg_videos.php ]
11) DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into
a tax deductible donation benefiting The Vegetarian Resource Group. You can
donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.
Start now by clicking on "Donate Now" below. If you are not ready to donate,
find out about donating your vehicle by browsing all the valuable information
and links on our site at:
[ http://www.v-dac.com/org/?id=52127903 ]
12) BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
The Vegetarian Resource Group greatly appreciates the support given by our
monthly donors. You can join our monthly giving group with a minimum gift
of just $10 a month by going to www.vrg.org/donate. You will be part of a
network of givers who support our outreach efforts on an ongoing basis. These
donations allow us to continue vegan education in a wide variety of venues
including schools, doctor and dietitian offices, libraries, various professional
conferences, animal rights events, health fairs, environmental festivals,
and much more. Thank you for your support!
14) ABOUT VRG
Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and
individuals to bring about healthful changes in your school, workplace, and
community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of
nutrition-related publications and answer member and media questions about
vegetarian diets. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization.
Financial support comes primarily from memberships, donations, bequests, and
book sales. The Vegetarian Journal, a print magazine, is a benefit of membership
in The VRG. (For more information, please see the Vegetarian Journal online
[ http://www.vrg.org/journal/ ]
To sign up for the The Vegetarian Resource Group national email newsletter,
[ http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/ ]
We are also on Facebook and Twitter!!
If you would like to make a donation, become a member, volunteer, or find
out more about The VRG, contact us at:
The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
Fax: (410) 366-8804
Website: [ http://www.vrg.org/
To donate: [ http://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1565/ ]
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