Thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting our second Twin Cities Veg Fest! Please consider patronizing these generous organizations.
In Memory of Kenny A. Feldman
Carole and Stan Feldman are sponsoring the Twin Cities Veg Fest in memory of their late son, Kenny A. Feldman. Kenny was passionate about music and about animals. He enjoyed a variety of music and sought out new and innovative sounds. He loved spending time with his companion animals and believed in a better world for all animals.
Read CAA Executive Director Unny Nambudirpad's blog post about Kenny.
Yelp is a website and mobile app that connects people with great local businesses, including the best vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants and shops in the Twin Cities. Use Yelp online or on your smartphone to search for nearby hot spots, post amateur food photography, sign up for the Weekly Yelp, check out the events calendar and share tips and reviews of the places you love in your neighborhood and beyond!
Way Better Snacks
Way Better Snacks Sprouted Tortilla Chips are bursting with goodness because we've unlocked the powerful nutrients found in perfect, unprocessed ingredients. It seems like a super-secret scientific miracle that sprouted food could have such incredible benefits, but it's really very simple… and natural. Research has confirmed what has been known for centuries – seeds, grains and beans are outstanding nutritional food sources. What's lessor known is they are difficult to digest and their nutrients are poorly absorbed. This means they can be eaten, pass through the body and still grow into a plant. So, when a person consumes whole flaxseeds there is actually little nutritional benefit. In addition, the seed is whole, and when it comes to the absorption and digestion of nutrients, the smaller the particle, the better the digestion.
Sprouting biologically activates the seed. It creates enzymes which start the seed on its way to becoming a plant. When seeds begin to grow, the natural enzyme inhibitors that protect them are no longer present. It also reduces or eliminates all of the other anti-nutrients found in raw seeds. Adding these quality, super-ingredients to our chips makes them a powerful, yet delicious snack. We're proud to be certified Gluten Free, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, Vegan and made in the USA.
AM950 Food Freedom Radio
AM950 is a locally-owned radio station airing national progressive talkers Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz and Thom Hartmann and daily local shows: The Morning Grind with Matt McNeil and the Daily Report with Ian Levitt. Food Freedom Radio airs live on Saturdays from 8a to 9a or can be heard anytime on your phone or computer by going to AM950Radio.com.
Captured by Brooke
Brooke Reynolds, the founder of Captured by Brooke Photography, is a lover of photography, of colors and textures, interesting people & places and the beauty of nature and wildlife. She is an observant wanderer, keeping her eyes open to the captivating subjects and moments unfolding around us, capturing it with her lens. She is an avid world traveler, visiting over 30 countries in the past 6 years, striving to bring the wonder and essence of a place and culture home with her to share the experience with others.
Brooke is also a passionate animal lover and vegan, who focuses her travels around seeing animals in their natural habitat where they belong and now only photographs animals in the wild or rescue sanctuaries. She hopes somehow, someway, to show her love of animals through her photography and inspire the love of all animals to everyone who sees her photographs. She donates a percentage of profits to deserving animal organizations around the world. Brooke also enjoys photographing a limited amount of artistic weddings and portraits sessions every year. You can find her photos on her website.
Green Jeans Media
Green Jeans Media produces fun, informative and unique video, animation and motion graphics for non-profit organizations and small businesses. We are bicycle-based and socially conscious and want to help you get the sounds and images out there that communicate the message of the great work you do.
Mercy for Animals
Mercy For Animals is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals, and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.
Radio K is the award-winning student-run radio station of the University of Minnesota, playing an eclectic variety of independent music both old and new. Radio K educates students, breaks ground in musical programming, and provides cutting-edge cultural coverage through our specialty shows and Culture Queue.
VegGuide.org is a world wide guide to veg-friendly restaurants and shopping. VegGuide is entirely community-maintained. Anyone can sign up for an account and add a new entry, upload pictures, or write a review. VegGuide is also entirely ad-free. VegGuide.Org is a project of Compassionate Action for Animals in partnership with Compassion Over Killing,Farm Sanctuary, Mercy for Animals, The Humane League, and Vegan Outreach
Eastside Food Co-op
Eastside Food Co-op is a community owned grocery store situated in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. We are a great place to shop for fresh, local and organic groceries and we are passionately committed to our community and the environment. The food and products that we offer reflect a solid commitment to a fair and just agricultural system, emphasizing sustainability and valuing the links between all aspects of food production: farm workers, farmers, the land, animals and consumers. This approach stresses the environmental and physical health of humans, animals and our shared planet. Eastside Food Co-op is a great example of people power in action and like our customers Eastside Food Co-op votes for the kind of world we want to live in by supporting the things we believe in.
Evolve Systems is a 10 year old company that builds websites using a cruelty-free method with only 100% naturally grown humans and only the finest vegan software tools. Our company's technology vision is lead by Donald Raleigh, a flexetarian for over 5 years.
Evolve Systems exists to change the future of technology through internet application development, integrated customer solutions and payment systems. We strive to create long-lasting relationships with our clients, focusing on their needs with passion, quality and respect. Our services and products are state-of-the-art, assuring the success of your business.
You can find us at www.evolve-systems.com. (No animals were harmed while typing this marketing piece)
The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. We help animals by advocating for better laws to protect animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through our sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics.
Move2Veg provides nutrition counseling with a focus on plant-based eating and can help you to get started or fine tune your eating habits to optimize nutritional health!
Interested in eating more purposefully but not sure how to start?
Want to be the healthiest vegan you can be?
Whether you are taking the first step, or updating your long-term commitment to plant-based eating, it helps to have support and guidance. That's what Move2Veg is all about, helping you meet your goals! At Move2Veg, we can answer questions, assess nutrition, fine-tune your meal plan, focus on your health concerns, shop together, or whatever best meets your needs. Appointment content is flexible depending on your priorities.
At Turtle Island Foods, our Tofurky® and tempeh products are created to promote the health and vitality of both the people and the ecosystems of our "island" home. For almost 30 years we have worked to create delicious, nutritious, convenient and affordable vegetarian food that make a difference in people's lives and have a minimal impact on our environment.
We are located in Hood River, Oregon, one hour east of Portland. We make our vegetarian products in small batches using only the finest organic and natural ingredients. No preservatives, MSG or other artificial ingredients are added to our products. All of our products are kosher, vegan, and made with organic soybeans and/or organic tofu. We are a family owned and operated company.
Upton's Naturals Seitan is not only delicious and completely unique but it is also a healthy and cruelty-free alternative to meat that is 100% vegan. Our special method yields flavor and texture that is unsurpassed, and one look at our ingredients list proves our dedication to simplicity. Upton's Naturals is a vegan-owned company dedicated to providing alternatives to meat that anyone will enjoy. Our seitan and prepared foods can be found at stores nationwide. Visit us at www.uptonsnaturals.com or at our new factory in Chicago!
Vegan Outreach is a nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our illustrated booklets: Why Vegan?, Even If You Like Meat, and Compassionate Choices, along with our follow-up Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating. As a member of Vegan Outreach, anyone, anywhere, in any situation can be the best possible spokesperson for the animals.
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- Unny Nambudiripad
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- Michael Willemsen
- BenBella Books
- Common Good Books
- Da Capo Books
- Fran Costigan
- Veg News
- Vegan Cuts
- Vegan Outreach
- Vo's Vietnamese
- Whole Foods