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Sunday, September 12, 2010

DC VegFest



DCVegFest

The Green Harmony Living team (Roland, Naoko, Yuma, & Omi) went to the DC VegFest in Washington DC on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. This is an awesome free annual festival promoting vegetarian & vegan consciousness by the oldest vegetarian society in the USA. Here is the link: http://dcvegfest.com/

It was a fun and exciting event for the whole family! We really enjoyed it and highly recommend it for everyone to attend since it is a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with lots of diverse vendors from delectable vegan desserts, to warm sandwiches, to the hottest vegan sports drink maker, Vega! There were also many booths providing valuable information about healthy living and there were interesting books for sale!



The highlight were the many topnotch speakers from vegan body builder, Robert Cheeke, to amazing chef, Tal Ronnen, author of "The Conscious Cook", to Tracye McQuirter, author of "By Any Greens Necessary". I was personally glad to see a rawfood vendor there for the first time called "Elizabeth's Gone Raw" which has a rawfood restaurant catering business in Washington, DC. She had tasty raw lasagnas, tiramisus, and tarts for sale.

UMMM yummy!

Notable groups and vendors that were represented at the DC VegFest:

Vega

Commercial vendors: Green Earth Travel, Live Green, Max and Ruffy's (vegan dog treats), MOM's Organic Market, Pangea, Vega by Sequel Naturals (vegan fitness and athletes), Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness by Robert Cheeke, Vegan Kids + Mr. Carott

Mr. Carott

Vegan Dog

Vegan Dog

Vegan Dog

Vegetarian and vegan food vendors: Amsterdam Falafel, Cafe Green, Elizabeth's Gone Raw, Emily's Desserts, Sticky Fingers Bakery, Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant

PETA

Non profit groups: American Vegan Society, A Well Fed World, Farm Animal RIghts Movement (FARM), Compassion Over Killing (COK), The Humane Society of the US, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, Vegetarian Resource Group, Vegetarian Society of DC

Vegan Kids

There were many people there who support the vegan movement as well as people just curious about living healthier, happier lives. We appreciated the opportunity to connect with many interesting people there. For instance, we talked with DJ Kim, the owner of Java Green and Cafe Green eco cafes in Washington, DC, Saurabh Dalal, the president of the Vegetarian Society of DC, Rami, a friendly vegan from Baltimore, and Rezz, an amazingly knowledgable person who told us how it was better to live in Puerto Rico, especially during the winter months, than Canada.

Vegan Group

We hope this festival helps to increase people’s interest in a greater consciousness of the vegetarian, vegan, and rawfood lifestyles, especially regarding the health aspects, environmental, and animal friendly points of view. We would like to see this festival take place in Baltimore and more cities in the future.

Vegan Group

The DC VegFest seems to be blessed since last year and this year the weather has been warm and sunny. We thoroughly enjoyed this peaceful event with our family and friends!





































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