MICHIGAN VEGFEST TO DRAW THOUSANDS IN CELEBRATING SUSTAINABLE, HEALTHY AND COMPASSIONATE FOOD CHOICES

Comedian Carol Leifer, NBA champ John Salley, Dr. Neal Barnard, chefs, authors, health experts, artists, food and more to be featured at VegFest 2013.

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 13, 2013 – Michigan’s largest vegetarian organization will present VegFest2013 annual vegan tastefest, health, and environmental expo at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on April 21. In response to a record-breaking crowd of over 4000 last year, VegFest brings a variety of experts, innovative products, and activities. The event will feature talks by some of the nation’s foremost experts on plant-based nutrition, cooking demonstrations, childrens activites, and a food court featuring delicious options from local restaurants, bakeries, caterers and food companies. Also included will be national brand samples, eco-friendly products, cruelty-free fashion, door prizes, literature, cookbooks and more. All vegan, of course!

“VegFest is about promoting health, environmental, and ethical benefits of living a plant-based lifestyle.” says Paul Krause, president of VegMichigan. “This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in sampling vegan food and products, or wanting to learn more on sustainable, compassionate, and healthy, food choices and lifestyles.”

Nationally known presenters will be featured at VegFest again this year including comedian Carol Leifer. In addition to Carol Leifer, featured speakers include NBA champ John Salley; President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and PBS program host Neal Barnard M.D.; world-renowned ultramarathon champion Scott Jurek; author and sustainability activist Ruby Roth, on the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet.

Event Details:
April 21, 2013 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
$10 admission (under six free)

Schedule of Events and Speakers:
Room 1
11:45 – Jim Corcoran
12:00 – Scott Jurek
1:00 – Carol Leifer
2:00 – John Salley
3:00 – Dr. Neal Barnard

Room 2
12:00 – Ruby Roth
1:00 – Tina Miller
2:00 Jan Kemp
3:00 Thomas Lahser

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