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Locally-made Susies Seitan at Greenstar - photo by Aimee Dars Ellis
Locally-made Susie's Seitan at Greenstar. Photo: Aimee Dars Ellis
Are you vegan, even if you call it by a different name? Join our list of animal-friendly businesses, blogs, projects, organizations, and other vegan shenanigans in the Ithaca area. You’ll make yourself easier to find, and by helping make that list of vegan folks longer, you’re helping show visitors and new vegans how much this community loves animals.

If you make vegan food locally and want others to know about it, leave a comment on our Find Vegan Food! page with your link.

Sometimes I’m not sure if people want to be listed, so if you know me but you’re not listed yet and want to be, please do let me know. Thanks everybody!

TONIGHT: The Witness with a discussion led by the filmmakers

Friday, May 20, 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Society of Ithaca – Arch Room

Peter DeMott Film Series & the Demonstrating Our Values through Eating (DOVE) Action Team of the Social Justice Council of the UU presents The Witness, with a discussion led by the filmmakers after the movie.


Watch the trailer here.

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Save the Date: VegStock in July!

Save the date! VegStock is happening July 2nd, 2011 on farmland near Ithaca/Watkins Glen, NY.

A FREE gathering just for FUN and recharging with a vegan theme. Includes: Music Entertainment (featuring Kyle Vincent and others), activities for children and adults (and adults who think like children :) ), music and drumming jam sessions, face painting, vegan food sampling & samples, vegan food and wares vendors.

Free and open to all interested attendees. (Suggest attendees bring lawn chairs/blanket to sit upon, if desired)

Click here for updates, directions and contact information.

Sunday Sept. 5th 2010 regional plant-sourced potluck

Vegan potluck
Sunday Sept. 5th 2010
5:30 pm
Location: 475 Valley Road, Brooktondale

Details and directions below.
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Farm Sanctuary Fourth of July Pignic

Props to Farm Sanctuary for offering an awesome animal-friendly celebration this Independence Day! If you haven’t yet been to the Sanctuary, I recommend it. Nothing will make you feel better about being vegan than meeting the sweet, beautiful rescued animals that live there.

Celebrate the freedom of rescued farm animals who call Farm Sanctuary home by visiting our New York Shelter this Fourth of July. Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, invites the public to attend our annual Fourth of July Pignic, for a compassionate celebration of our nation’s birthday.

This festive, full day event offers free guided tours of the sanctuary, the opportunity to interact with farm animals rescued from cases of cruelty, neglect and abuse, free samples of delicious veggie food and animal-themed arts and crafts for kids.

Tours begin every hour on the hour from 11 am to 3 pm.

WHEN: Sunday, July 4, 2010; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Farm Sanctuary, 3100 Aikens Rd., Watkins Glen, N.Y. (map)

The Pignic is a free, all-ages event open to the public. No registration is necessary. For further information, please call 607-583-2225 ext. 221 or visit www.farmsanctuary.org!

Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the “food animal” industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. Additional information can be found at farmsanctuary.org or by calling 607-583-2225.

Ithaca vegans are potlucky

Ithaca Vegan Circle potluck - photo by Ariel Liliquoi GoldHere’s a brief overview of the various vegan potlucks happening right now in the Ithaca area – there are a lot to choose from.

  • Vegan Tuesdays! (69members) – a Facebook group holding weekly potluck dinners hosted at members’ houses.
  • Ithaca Vegans (34 members) – they offer “weekly coffee meetups, potlucks, recipe swaps, cooking classes, activism, and more! Anyone interested in the vegan lifestyle is welcome to attend events. Raw vegans are also welcome.”
  • Ithaca Vegan Parents Network (47 members) – in addition to other happenings, these folks organize potlucks. They write, “Parents of kids of all ages (including unborn!) from all types of families are welcome. We also welcome parents working on transitioning their families to veganism, and are happy to provide advice and support (and recipes!).”
  • Ithaca Vegan Circle (28 members) – these folks organize potlucks including an annual Regional Plant-sourced Potluck that brings people from all over the region to our area.
  • The Ithaca Area Vegan Meetup Group (109 members) – among other activities, this group hosts dinners for a fee, and organizes potlucks for free. Membership fee is $5 per year to pay for Meetup site.

Anyone know of others I’m missing, or have corrections or reviews? Please post a comment!

The photo is of an Ithaca Vegan Circle potluck, and was taken by Ariel Liliquoi Gold.