Located on Library Mall every Wednesday through Friday
from 10AM until 2pm and
Capitol Square Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 8AM until 2pm.
House made ginger limeade$3.00
In 2011, a cohort of local vegans noticed the lack of but interest in a daylong celebration of all things vegetable, grain and non-dairy. With help from the Alliance for Animals, Hannah West and Courtney Mayhew kicked off Mad City Vegan Fest that year, and it was a resounding success.Non-vegans may be surprised at the breadth and variety of vegetable-driven cuisine available in town. This year at the Goodman Community Center, food vendors include Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and Curry in the Box, with additional tables from Nessalla Kombucha, Bloom Bake Shop, Ian’s Pizza and lots more.Victoria Moran, author of “Main Street Vegan” and 10 other books, is a featured speaker at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Chef Dino Sarma from Sacred Chow in Manhattan will do a cooking demo — ” Beans, Grains, & Veggies While Not Boring Yourself to Tears or Spending All Day” — with lemon quinoa, raw kale with chickpea dressing and daal Indian bean soup.Mad City Vegan FestSaturday, June 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St.veganfest.orgLindsay Christians covers Madison life for The Capital Times.
This video library features the best animal rights documentaries, short films and videos that can be found on the internet, all cataloged in one place for easy reference. Have you found a good film that should be in this library?
This fundraising event is part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. All proceeds for the Madison sale will benefit the Alliance For Animals. Drop by the Goodman Center and fill up with delicious vegan baked goods and help a good cause.
If you are interested in donating a bake good for the event please contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s hard to believe how far vegan eating has come in such a short time. Not too long ago, the word vegan was unfamiliar to most people, and it was certainly not something easily pronounced (vay-gun?).
Times are changing indeed, and evidence that vegan eating has reached the mainstream is everywhere. Ten years ago, would you have ever even imagined people like Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, and Michelle Pfeiffer talking about the benefits of choosing vegan foods? And look at the proliferation of dairy- and egg-free specialty companies, not to mention the recent (and hilarious) sketch featuring Justin Timberlake as a dancing block of tofu singing about the ethics and fun of vegan eating on Saturday Night Live. See full article by clicking on the link below. . .
Lucky vegans: Five divine dishes at Madison restaurants that are also animal-free – Isthmus | The Daily Page
It’s a great time to be a vegan in Madison, especially for those who enjoy dining out. Local chefs and restaurateurs are making an effort to welcome vegans to their establishments by clearly identifying vegan choices on their menus and going beyond the ubiquitous hummus wrap to offer tasty, satisfying meals that also happen to include no meat, dairy products, eggs or other animal-derived ingredients.
In my experience, many Madison chefs will gladly create an off-menu meal for vegans or other patrons with special dietary needs. But here, I’ll focus on locally owned restaurants that have vegan choices on their everyday menus. Read the full, delicious article here: Lucky vegans: Five divine dishes at Madison restaurants that are also animal-free – Isthmus | The Daily Page.
COLLEEN PATRICK-GOUDREAU is a powerhouse who needs little introduction. She is an animal advocate, chef, writer and speaker. In short, a doer. The author of six books , she regularly lectures around the country, inspiring others to think and act more compassionately. She is the creator of the 30-Day Vegan Challenge, an innovative program that has motivated many people to rethink and change their lifestyles. Her approach to advocacy is pretty straightforward. “My intention really is to take “veganism” out of the box and inspire people to recognize that it’s not some crazy, unfamiliar philosophy of living. It’s just common sense,” she says. We couldn’t agree more. Here, she brings us a one-of-a-kind recipe for a cake with aphrodisiac qualities— to spoil yourself or the one you love with (…did you know that cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, which raises endorphin levels?) And being the gold mine of information that Colleen is, we also couldn’t resist picking her brain for some food for thought. Read our insightful Q&A with Colleen, immediately following the recipe.
We want to give a special thumbs up to Madison’s weekly paper, Isthmus for featuring twice-yearly articles about vegan dining in Madison. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for us for 2013 (maybe three articles!). As a thank you to Isthmus we wanted to list the reviews, all written by Cheryl Breuer, from 2011 and 2012.
And a special thanks to Features editor Linda Falkenstein for including articles such as these in the Isthmus.
So read ‘em all and “Like” them if you’re on Facebook.
Rescues, bans, and protests—any way you look at it, 2012 was an eventful year for animal activism. As I began reflecting on the last 12 months, I was heartened by just how vocal people were, and how their speaking out for animals helped to create positive changes. Our voices didn’t always result in an all-out victory, but even when they didn’t, we can still claim some success. Rather than rank these stories, I’ve put them in chronological order. Here are 12 for ’12:
12 Animal Activism Stories That Made Headlines in 2012 « Striking at the Roots.