The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness
September, 2016

  1. THE VRG AT WAVERLY FARMERS MARKET IN BALTIMORE
  2. CALLING ALL GERMAN BALTIMOREANS…AND FINALLY VEGANS!
  3. VRG PRESENTS A HEALTHY VEGETARIAN DIET TO YOUTH IN WEST BALTIMORE
  4. EAT WELL STAY WELL SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 COLUMBIA, MD
  5. VEGAN SOULFEST
  6. TEMPORARY JOB IN BALTIMORE
  7. MY TIME AS AN INTERN
  8. SINGSING KARAOKE PALACE OFFERS VEGGIE OPTIONS
  9. VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
  10. MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
  11. VRG VEGAN THAI DINNER IN BOSTON: MY THAI VEGAN CAFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 6 PM
  12. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP'S PRE-THANKSGIVING POTLUCK IN BALTIMORE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016, 5PM
  13. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
  14. JOIN VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP
  15. ABOUT VRG

1) THE VRG AT WAVERLY FARMERS MARKET IN BALTIMORE

By Alicia Hückmann, VRG intern visiting from Germany

The VRG had a booth at the 32nd Street Farmers Market in Baltimore – also known as Waverly Farmers Market – to spread information about the benefits of meatless diets. Farmers markets are known to draw many health-conscious consumers as well as ecologically aware which was why Casey, another intern, and I looked forward to spending our Saturday morning in Waverly. It would be a very successful day for us indeed, as dozens of people would stop to grab some brochures, stickers or a brochure, sign up for our monthly newsletter and have a chat with us. Among them were a mostly vegan family, several people interested in tackling diabetes the vegetarian way and two environmental activists. Others were looking for inspiration for new recipes, for vegan-friendly places to have dinner at, or simply wanted to share their experiences with us.

Over the course of the six hours we stayed at the market (6am – noon), we had enough opportunity to go shopping for local products at other booths. Different from what the term “farmers market” suggests based on my cultural experiences, one could not only buy fruits, vegetables and animal products but also French bread, pastry, cereals, snacks, and much more. My hands down favorite (and most likely everyone else's), however, was a popsicle booth that prevented more than one heat-related fatality that day for sure. I also loved the booth next to ours that was selling animal free sweet-smelling handmade soaps and other natural cosmetics.

As I greatly enjoyed both booths I have volunteered at so far (Hamilton Street Festival and Waverly), I am all the more excited to be among the representatives for The VRG at the 3rd Vegan Soulfest in Baltimore on Saturday (20 August).

To volunteer at future booths, in the office, or other ways, contact Brigette at vrg@vrg.org To support The Vegetarian Resource Group outreach, donate at www.vrg.org/donate

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2) CALLING ALL GERMAN BALTIMOREANS…AND FINALLY VEGANS!

Although German food is traditionally not vegan or vegetarian friendly, vegan Germans deserve to be able to enjoy cultural events without feeling left out. That’s why this year the Zion Church of Baltimore featured vegan sausages (made by the company Tofurky) at their “Beer and Brats” event on Friday, August 26th, thanks to the advice of one of our volunteers. Next to the beautiful City Hall, Zion’s Garden was the perfect place to eat vegan sausage on vegan rolls, drink beer (if you’re over 21, that is), enjoy music, and celebrate the closing of the summer season, regardless of your ethnicity or religion. Zion welcomes people of all diets, backgrounds, faiths, and sexualities. It was a great community event in Baltimore that can be very educational to those unfamiliar with vegetarianism or veganism. The event was at Zion Church of Baltimore located at 400 E. Lexington Street. zionbaltimore.org.

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3) VRG PRESENTS A HEALTHY VEGETARIAN DIET TO YOUTH IN WEST BALTIMORE

By Casey Brown and Heather Francis, VRG Interns

The Vegetarian Resource Group had the opportunity to volunteer at Will of Wisdom Wellness Center, a program of Tuttie’s Place, which is an impressive non-profit organization located in West Baltimore. The center offers a summer camp to students of various ages for six weeks. This summer their aim was in educating the kids about a healthy lifestyle and diet. Ayesha, the director at Tuttie’s Place invited The Vegetarian Resource Group to come speak about health in relation to being a vegetarian. Three of our interns, Casey Brown, Heather Francis, and Alicia Hueckmann, along with Sam Stahler, a volunteer, spoke.

While there, we had a discussion with about thirty students, ages ranging from five to eighteen years old. We began by asking what they already knew about vegetarian and vegan diets/lifestyles. Many of them were familiar with the terms, though out of the thirty kids there was only one student who cut some type of animal product from their diet. This was a high school student who was raised a pescatarian. While discussing the topic of nutrients, the kids thought someone who chose a vegetarian diet would have trouble incorporating protein into their diet. One young kid, in about fourth grade told us he couldn’t live without steak. We were able to explain, along with a young girl in the audience who knew, how protein comes from numerous sources such as beans, lentils, tofu, and whole grains. A few kids asked us what tofu was, which surprised us since tofu is something we have been used to eating in our diet and since we are surrounded by those who know what tofu was. The young kids were surprisingly also curious whether or not vegetarians were allowed to eat french fries, seeds, soda, and fruit juices. During our discussion, we were able to explain to them vegetarians could eat those foods, along with many other vegan friendly foods.

We also asked the students why they think people would go vegetarian, and most of the students only thought people chose to change their diets to begin eating healthier. We were able to explain some of the health benefits of going vegetarian, including a lower risk for many diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. We mentioned how many people also choose to eat less or no meat due to the inhumane treatment of animals along with the environmental impact it has. We wish we could have gone into more detail on the ethical side and environmental side of veganism since veganism encompasses all three of them, but they are each a different type of presentation. Hopefully, in the future we can return with the intent on educating the kids on the mistreatment of animals.

While the students did not seem interested in committing to a fully vegetarian or vegan diet, many expressed they would be able to try it for one day out of the week.

After presenting, we had the kids make banana nice cream. We froze enough bananas to feed thirty kids and offered toppings alongside the dessert. Using a Yonanas machine, each of the students made their own bowl of banana ice cream and topped it with their choice of strawberries, dairy-free chocolate chips, sprinkles, shredded coconut, walnuts, and/or peanut butter. The students enjoyed making the ice cream themselves, and they all seemed to love the healthy, dairy-free alternative. They were eager to try it and were excited to share the recipe with their family once they got home. The student who said he could not live without steak, shared with us how he was nervous because he expected the ice cream to consist of tofu, but was instead surprised to find he loved the creamy banana texture.

The recipe itself uses only frozen bananas either processed through a Yonanas machine, or blended in a blender.

After we cleaned up the kitchen, Ayesha, the director took us for a tour through the center. We learned the center is in conjunction with Tuttie’s Place which is a Group home for males in the area. The Will of Wisdom Wellness Center is not a group home, but a program for students in schools in multiple schools in Baltimore. There are three classrooms, 5-8 years old, 9-13 years old, and 14-21 years old. Right now there is a waiting list for students to be introduced into the program. The center helps students in high school with college applications, tying ties, job interviews, and basic life skills. Right now there is an after-care program, and summer camp, and they are working on including a before-care program as well for the upcoming school year. The center makes a tremendous contribution within their community, and we are thankful we were able to come volunteer and make an impact on these students-whether it is big or small.

In the future, we are planning to table at booths and come speak with the students again about vegetarianism and veganism. We found a lot of kids don’t know what it means to be vegetarian or vegan, so by staying involved with this program we will be able to spread awareness and share our resources with the students about vegetarian and vegan diets.

For more information on Tuttie’s Place and The Will of Wisdom Center in Baltimore, Maryland, please visit: [ http://tuttiesplace.org/np/ ]

To intern with The Vegetarian Resource Group, see
[ http://www.vrg.org/student/index.php ]

To support The Vegetarian Resource Group outreach, donate at www.vrg.org/donate

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4) EAT WELL STAY WELL SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 COLUMBIA, MD

Taking place on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 9 AM to 4 PM is a One Day Immersion for a healthy plant-based lifestyle. This event will take place at Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6520 Martin Rd., Columbia, MD.

Tickets are:

$89 per person through June 1 through September 17, 2016
$99 per person at the door (if seating available)

Presenters include: Neal Barnard, M.D., Michael Greger, M.D., Lani Muelrath, M.A., Dana Simpler, M.D., and Sharon McRae.

See
[ http://eatwell-staywell.com/event/eat-well-stay-well-2016-one-day-immersion/ ]

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5) VEGAN SOULFEST

By Casey Brown, Alicia Hückmann, and Marissa Thobe

Last month we, Casey Brown, Alicia Hückmann, Marissa Thobe, and Matt Baker, had the opportunity to volunteer at The VRG’s booth at the third Baltimore Vegan Soulfest. It was a great event, which combined the innovation of the first festival with the size of the second. From sticky buns to “mac & cheese” to freshly made vegan pizzas, it was difficult to taste everything because there was so much food! Dozens of vegan chefs, bakers including Scotty Cakes, tailors such as Compassion Co., and nonprofit organizations including The United Poultry Concerns came together to share their enthusiasm for the vegan movement. There were also speakers including David Carter (“the 300 Pound Vegan”), cooking demonstrations, various children’s activities, and music performances such as a unique rap show about kale.

At The VRG booth, we spoke with many people hoping to transition to a vegan diet, long-time supporters of The VRG, and innovators in the vegan community. Of the people transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, many of the common questions were nutrition related. One man asked us about B12 intake since he was interested in how much nutritional yeast he should consume on a regular basis to meet his RDA. We were able to refer him to our Simply Vegan book to determine the answer for his question. Another lady asked us about the potential health risks of soy, and we were able to answer her question as well as refer her to our website for additional information. Multiple people were interested in learning more about vegan and vegetarian diets for their children and teenagers, so we referred them to our “Vegan Nutrition for Teenagers” brochure and our “Vegan Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childhood” brochure. Marissa, one of our teen volunteers who has recently begun powerlifting, was able to provide herself as proof to parents and concerned non-vegans that teenagers and athletes can be vegan and thrive.

It was great to meet so many fellow vegans at the festival, but it was also awesome to see how many people were interested in the lifestyle. The majority of the people there were interested in general advice for transitioning to a vegan diet. We were able to share advice from our personal transitions, answer their questions, and refer them to many of our resources, specifically our “Vegan Diets in a Nutshell” brochure, our “My Vegan Plate” handout, and a copy of The VRG’s Journal, which has a lot of information as well as some great recipes to get them started. People were very interested in the cookbooks we were selling as well since they were all looking for some great new recipes to help them begin the transition. Meatless Meals for Working People and Vegan Soul Kitchen were popular among the crowd. Our Baltimore Dining Guide was also a great resource, and the children’s coloring books were a hit with the kids.

Through this festival, we were able to see how big The VRG’s network is since we met with many friends and long-time supporters of this organization, including a past intern of The VRG. We also were able to help the network grow by connecting with innovators who were interested in using our materials and resources within their own organizations. We spoke with individuals who ran nursing homes and religious groups that were hoping to use our resources to educate the people they work with. We also met with individuals from HaVen, which is a new organization within Baltimore that serves as a vegan community for people to hold meetings, workshops, or just relax. They were interested in using our resources within their group to promote veganism, health, and ethics so we can support each other’s endeavors.

The festival was a great experience, and we are all looking forward to the fourth annual Soulfest. We are also excited for our next opportunity to volunteer with The VRG at a booth for Eat Well Stay Well in Columbia, MD on September 18.

To support VRG booths and other outreach, please donate at
www.vrg.org/donate

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6) TEMPORARY JOB IN BALTIMORE

Reliable, responsible workers in the Baltimore area needed to assist veg manufacturers in their booths at the Natural Products Expo East at the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 22, 23, 24. Must be available to work all 3 days. Paid positions. If interested, please email veggourmet@aol.com

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7) MY TIME AS AN INTERN

By Heather Francis, VRG Intern

My first day at The Vegetarian Resource Group was technically in May when I attended a Dietetic Internship Day. That day I met Charles and Debra who run The VRG and ate a ton of Vegan goodies, such as blueberry “cheesecake.” My first real day began the end of June when Charles gave me the tour of the office. We must have spent hours talking about the history of The Vegetarian Resource Group, and about the vegetarian movement. I was pleasantly surprised to find a hidden library in the back of the office full of nutrition, animal rights, and cookbooks.

I definitely learned a lot about the vegetarian movement, and how there are "extremists" and those who float along. I learned more about what it means to be a vegetarian and how to approach those who aren’t. I used a lot of patience when it came to trying to find out whether or not the National Parks in America contained vegan meals for one of my projects which another intern and I are still working on. I spent my time writing articles, and spent time packaging and fixing brochures for the office.

What I found most beneficial about the internship, is the overall experience.

I have never lived in a city. I have never rented a room from someone I had never met. I didn’t know what it was like to have everything at arm’s reach. I was fully independent, and the work at the internship was all on me to complete. I even created my own schedule and followed it during the summer. The schedule itself changed around due to projects popping up and timing, but I was able to complete all of what I had set to do plus more. I got to try almost every vegan restaurant in Baltimore, and even traveled to Sticky Fingers in DC and Glory Donughts in Frederick, MD.

I am extremely thankful for the conversations I was able to have within the office. I have spent numerous times engulfed in conversation with my fellow interns or my boss about societal and political issues. It is through these conversations I have learned the most. If there is anything I can say I will always remember, it will be Charles’ favorite saying, “take everything with a grain of salt.”

Just because a product says vegan, doesn’t make it vegan. Just because someone is vegetarian doesn’t mean they are. Yet, whether a product or a person is or isn’t 100% vegan shouldn’t matter as long as there is still contribution and direction within the animal rights movement.

Overall, I will miss interning at The Vegetarian Resource Group, but I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and experience. I will continue to volunteer and stay involved with this impactful organization, as I’m already scheduled to work a booth in November near my hometown in New Jersey. I found that working for a non-profit, specifically this one, there is a lot of work but at the end of day I can go home knowing I am making a difference in an important movement. I will head back to Jersey with more knowledge within the vegetarian movement, and be able to help others focusing on trying to do justice in the animal rights world. I am in school for dietetics, and this internship did not turn me away from dietetics but instilled more reason why I should become one.

I move into school in two weeks, and my first week I will be meeting with the Senior Director of Residential Dining to go over the plans for the new vegan and vegetarian menu. I know I will utilize the tools and resources I have discovered the past two months interning for The Vegetarian Resource Group. It doesn’t end here though, as the animal rights movement is growing and there is more to be done and to learn. Living the vegetarian lifestyle is about compassion, and showing compassion to each person one encounters. Whether or not someone is vegetarian or vegan should not matter. Whether or not a company is vegetarian or vegan should not matter. Compassion matters, and that’s what the movement is about. The Vegetarian Resource Group makes this extremely clear in all that they do, and I am blessed to have been able to be a part of it.

For information about VRG internships, go to
[ http://www.vrg.org/student/index.php ]

To support The Vegetarian Resource Group scholarship, internships, and other outreach to young people, donate at
www.vrg.org/donate

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8) SINGSING KARAOKE PALACE OFFERS VEGGIE OPTIONS

As recently featured in the Washingtonian, doors are open at SingSing Karaoke Palace, H Street's latest venue from the Atlas District pioneers behind Sticky Rice, Jason Martin, and John Yamashita.

You may already be familiar with Sticky Rice's weekly Wednesday favorite, Veggie Sushi Heaven, where you'll score 1/2 off of our plentiful vegetarian & vegan sushi offerings, but we'd also like to invite your group to enjoy 50% off Karaoke every Wednesday night!

SingSing, located right next door to Sticky Rice, offers two private soundproof karaoke rooms, each with its own state-of-the-art karaoke machine featuring actual videos, two televisions, and four speakers. Each room also includes push-button waiter service so you can seamlessly eat, drink, and sing your hearts out like the VIPs we know you are!

One push of that magic button serves up Sticky Rice's entire food and beverage menu, including new sushi specials recently refreshed by Chef Jonny Moto. Sticky Rice's regular menu has over 20 vegetarian and vegan dishes and over 100 different mix and match combinations.You'll have full access to their beloved vegetarian and vegan-friendly bowls, noodles and other menu favorites as well as their full bar menu from specialty cocktails to sakes to Tecates.

Karaoke rooms are reserved in advance online at:
singsingdc.com/reservations.

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9) VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS

Charlottesville VegFest
Charlottesville, VA
Saturday, 9/24
[ http://www.cvillevegfest.org/ ]
DC VegFest
Washington, DC
Saturday, 9/24/16
The Maryland Dietetics in Health Care Communities
Clarksville, MD
10/5/16
VRG Vegan Thai Dinner
Boston, MA
10/16
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2010/07/19/vrgs-vegan-dinner-in-boston-11710/ ]
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference
Boston, MA
10/16 - 10/18
Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck with The Vegetarian Resource Group
Baltimore, MD
Sunday, 11/20/16

If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, contact Brigette at brigette@vrg.org. If you would like to donate towards our veggie outreach, donate at:

[ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ]
Donations can also be sent to
The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Or call: (410) 366-8343.

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10) MARYLAND AREA EVENTS

VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEET-UPS IN BALTIMORE, MD

The Vegetarian Meet-up happens at

Mango Grove
8865 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, Maryland 21045
on the first Sunday each month at 12:30 PM.

The Vegan Meet-up takes place at

Mr. Chan Szechuan
1000 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD
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, see:

JOIN EARTHSAVE FOR A SPECIAL SPEAKING EVENT

Join us this Saturday, September 24th, from 6 to 8 PM for a potluck in Towson. Accompanying the potluck will be a video of Dr. Alan Goldhamer, founder of True North Health Center, presenting “The Dietary Pleasure Trap,” in which e explains why our brain is not suited to our current environment. This will help us begin to understand why obesity and chronic illness are so common today. Please RSVP and join us if you can!

Potluck dinners are held at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave, Towson. Dinner guests may bring a vegan dish to serve 8, plus $5 donation (Earthsave members just $2). Fee is $15 for those who attend without bringing food ($12 for Earthsave members). Fee is $5 to attend educational presentation only, which usually go from about 7:00 until 8:00 Please RSVP by email to Baltimore@Earthsave.org, or by calling 410-252-3043, and let us know if you’re bringing food. Come join us if you can!

DINEKIND

Dinekind Harford meets monthly to share information on the benefits of a plant-based diet. For more information, visit:
[ http://www.dinekindharford.com/ ]

MARYLANDVEGEVENTS.COM

Marylandvegevents.com is a one stop calendar site for all MD/DC vegan and vegetarian events. If you are looking to network, socialize, and/or engage in social activism you will find plenty of opportunities here. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or interested in trying vegetarianism/veganism, you will find many exciting and fulfilling events.

BALTIMORE NUTRITION AS MEDICINE POTLUCK AND SUPPORT GROUP

This group meets on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 PM at the

Park Heights Community Health Alliance
4151 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215

They typically show one or more short educational videos, often a cooking demonstration of something delicious and easy. And, of course, support, discussion, advice, and recipes, beginners welcome. Organized by a plant-based Registered Dietician and also a plant-based Medical Doctor. Please bring a vegan dish to share if you can.

Please RSVP and visit at
[ http://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Nutrition-As-Medicine-Potluck/ ]

If you have any questions, contact: joeadamsmd@gmail.com or 410-231-3323

EAT WELL STAY WELL 2016

Taking place on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 9AM to 4PM is a One Day Immersion for a healthy plant-based lifestyle. This event will take place at

Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church
6520 Martin Rd.
Columbia, MD

Tickets are:

$89 per person through June 1 through September 17, 2016
$99 per person at the door (if seating available)

Presenters include: Neal Barnard, M.D., Michael Greger, M.D., Lani Muelrath, M.A., Dana Simpler, M.D., and Sharon McRae.

BARCS Animal Shelter Presents: A Harvest Wine Vegetarian Supper

Join us for a menu filled with the freshest ingredients that Mother Nature has to offer – an amazing evening of delicious wine and fine vegetarian cuisine.

Date: October, 6th, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM-10:00 PM
Location:
Gramercy Mansion
1400 Greenspring Valley Rd.
Stevenson, Md. 21153
Ticket Price: $99.95 (plus service)

For information see:
[ http://www.chefsexpressions.com/barcs-animal-shelter-presents-a-harvest-wine-supper/ ]

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11) VRG VEGAN THAI DINNER IN BOSTON: MY THAI VEGAN CAFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 6 PM

The Vegetarian Resource Group will host a vegan Thai dinner at My Thai Vegan Café in Boston on Sunday, October 16, 2016 during the annual meeting of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Meet VRG advisors Reed Mangels PhD RD, Catherine Conway MS RD, Debra Wasserman, and vegetarian dietitians from around the country. All are welcome.

MENU:

  • Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup with tofu)
  • Thai Mango Salad
  • Nam Prik Kaeng Kari with tofu (Yellow Curry) with brown rice
  • Pad See Ew (Wide rice noodles with Chinese Broccoli with vegan gluten)
  • Fruit cocktail for dessert or other fruit
  • Tea and cold water

This will be a plated sit down dinner.

TO RESERVE:

Send $30 per person (includes tax and tip) (under eight is half price) with names to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Call (410) 366-8343 Or pay at [ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ] and write "Boston Dinner" in the Comments. $35 after September 30th. Refunds after September 30th only if your seat can be replaced.

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12) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP'S PRE-THANKSGIVING POTLUCK IN BALTIMORE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016, 5PM

The Vegetarian Resource Group is hosting our 35th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Dinner on Sunday, November 20th 2016 at 5 PM. The event is taking place at the

North Baltimore Mennonite Church
4615 Roland Avenue
Baltimore MD 21210

We will be showing appreciation for turkeys by not eating them! Come join us for a variety of festive, delicious vegan dishes! Please bring a vegan dish - free of meat, fish, fowl, dairy, eggs, honey, or any other animal byproducts - that serves 4 per adult attending.

Adult admission is $4 and children eat free!

We hope to see you there!

To volunteer at the event or to help with promotion, please contact Brigette at vrg@vrg.org

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13) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

  • CHIPOTLE VEGAN OPTIONS
  • SILVER LEAF
  • B12 MYTHS
  • VEGANIC GARDEN
  • MELLOW MUSHROOM
  • SOUTHERN GERMAN VEGAN MENU
  • AND MORE...
VEGGIE ACTION—MEET THE OWNERS OF LIKE NO UDDER
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/09/06/veggie-action-meet-the-owners-of-like-no-udder/ ]
VEGETABLES AND PULSES OUTLOOK=THE USDA ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE (ERS) HAS RELEASED ITS LATEST REPORT
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/09/05/vegetables-and-pulses-outlook-the-usda-economic-research-service-ers-has-released-its-latest-report/ ]
CHIPOTLE VEGAN OPTIONS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/09/02/chipotle-vegan-options/ ]
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOME QUICK AND EASY FRESH PEPPER DISH IDEAS?
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/30/are-you-looking-for-some-quick-and-easy-fresh-pepper-dish-ideas/ ]
CREATE A VEGANIC GARDEN IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD!
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/26/create-a-veganic-garden-in-your-own-backyard/ ]
SUPPORT FOR DAIRY FARMERS PARTIALLY DUE TO SLUGGISH MARKETPLACE FOR DAIRY PRODUCERS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/25/support-for-dairy-farmers-partially-due-to-sluggish-marketplace-for-dairy-producers/ ]
MEETING OF THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ALTERNATIVE TOXICOLOGICAL METHODS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/24/meeting-of-the-scientific-advisory-committee-on-alternative-toxicological-methods/ ]
MELLOW MUSHROOM OFFERS DAIYA CHEESE AS AN OPTION
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/22/mellow-mushroom-offers-daiya-cheese-as-an-option/ ]
SOUTHERN GERMAN VEGAN MENU
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/19/southern-german-vegan-menu/ ]
SILVER LEAF
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/15/silver-leaf/ ]
GLORY DOUGHNUTS IN FREDERICK, MARYLAND-WORTH THE DRIVE!
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/11/glory-doughnuts-in-frederick-maryland-worth-the-drive/ ]
EATING VEGGIE INDIAN CUISINE AT MANGO GROVE IN COLUMBIA, MARYLAND
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/10/eating-veggie-indian-cuisine-at-mango-grove-in-columbia-maryland/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AT HAMILTON STREET FESTIVAL IN BALTIMORE
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/09/the-vegetarian-resource-group-at-hamilton-street-festival-in-baltimore/ ]
TIPS ON TRYING TO TALK TO OTHERS ABOUT VEGANISM
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/08/tips-on-trying-to-talk-to-others-about-veganism/ ]
B12 MYTHS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/05/b12-myths/ ]
VEGAN FOODS AVAILABLE AT SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/04/vegan-foods-available-at-seton-hall-university/ ]
VEG DINING CARDS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/08/04/veg-dining-cards-2/ ]

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14) JOIN VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP

Are you or someone you know raising a vegetarian or vegan child? If so, you may want to join a network of parents interested in exchanging ideas on various vegetarian/vegan topics including: finding a vegan summer camp, vegan dining options at Disney World, what can I pack in my child’s lunchbox, how have you and your child dealt with the dissection issue in school, can you recommend a veggie-friendly pediatrician or dietitian, is there a veggie children’s group in my area, etc.

For more information on this online Yahoo Group see:
[ https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vrgparents/info ]

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15) 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 at:

[ http://www.vrg.org/journal/ ] )

To sign up for the The Vegetarian Resource Group national email newsletter, please visit:

[ http://lists.vrg.org/mailman/listinfo/vrg-news_lists.vrg.org ]

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