Boston Veg Food Fest Exhibitor List, Volunteers Needed, Media, Events, Organizers
October 28, 2008

Dear Boston Vegetarian Society,
We are in the countdown days to our 13th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival this Sat., Nov. 1!

We have a full house of fabulous exhibitors and a lineup of lively, information-packed, and humorous speakers. All free! Lots of free food sampling, but bring your wallet or checkbook, and stock up on show-special priced foods, books and cookbooks, and other items that support veg living.

Here is our amazing exhibitor list, with many new and exciting foods and products!
  1. More Volunteers Needed for Veg Festival this Saturday!
  2. Media for the Festival
  3. Help us publicize the Festival
  4. November BVS Events
  5. Festival Organizing Committee & Key Team Mates

We are in the countdown days to our 13th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival on Sat. Nov. 1!!

Please hit Reply to volunteer, for a couple of hours or all day, we need you!

* Early birds -- There is a great need for volunteers from 7:30 - 10 AM on Sat. to assist exhibitors with unloading. This is a perfect job for those who want to help but don't want to miss any speakers. And you get to see the room as it fills with exhibitors and excitement!

* We have a beautiful new 2008 Festival T shirt in chocolate brown organic fair-trade cotton (so soft!). Volunteers can get one at half price if they will wear it at the Festival!


We have been getting excellent media, with radio shows, print, and web exposures. We anticipate feature articles in this Wednesday's Boston Herald Food Section and Patriot Ledger Food Section. Web blogs have been kind to us, such as American Feast:


and thank you to Yelp for putting us in their "On The Radar" weekly newsletter, and their choice events page:


But still we need you! Help us draw in non-vegetarians to learn the whys and hows of veg*n living. Also, to surround aspiring veg*ns with the support they may need to flourish.

Please print and post our flyer at health food stores, your gym, school, library, workplace, etc.:

Mention the Festival on your blog and add a Festival banner:

Come and bring your non-vegetarian friends!


November begins with Food Fest and continues with other great activities and we hope you'll join in! Our monthly educational seminar/buffet (usually on the 3rd Sunday at Grasshopper) will this month be on the 2nd Sunday, Nov. 9 at 4 PM with this topic:

Colin McCullough and his family will be crossing the U.S. next May/June in their vegetable oil powered Beetle to visit renewable energy sites and interview people who have made impacts in sustainability. Their goal is to distribute their video profiles to schools nationally and online, with a mission of inspiring and empowering kids to create a renewable and sustainable future. Learn how this vegan family is having an impact on our planet!
Then on Saturday, Nov. 15:
The next in our series of vegan cooking classes with Veg Cookbook Author/Chef Didi Emmons.

Here is a teaser of some of the dishes that will be taught (no RSVPs yet please):
Parsnip Soup with Truffle Oil
Jerusalem Artichoke Gnocchi with Swiss Chard, Walnuts, and Quince
Sweet Potato Pie

And stay tuned for details on our vegan pre-Thanksgiving dinners Tues. & Wed. Nov. 25 & 26!

You can always check on what's ahead on our website calendar at


The Festival is brought to you by the donated labor and talents of our Organizing Committee:

Julie Correia, Kevin Coyne, Andrea Eisenberg, Maysoon Hamdiyyah, David Havelick, Evelyn Kimber, Mark Patrick, Beverly Rich, Blakely Sullivan, Al Willis, and Melanie Wisner

With special appreciation to Marie-Hoyt Pariury, Crystal Hanehan, Jeoff Tardif, Alex Chou, and Louis D'Angio.

Hope to see you all on Sat. Nov. 1!



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