August 31, 2009
How does Northwest VEG manage to ensure VegFest is affordable for everyone to attend? Why, our sponsors of course! We're grateful for their generosity and their commitment to nurturing compassion, sound environmental practices and healthy living in our community and beyond. We hope you will take the time to thank them as well as patronizing their businesses.
This year's VegFest planning got off to an especially healthy early start with long-time sponsor The Integrated Medicine Group increasing their support to our top level, VegFest Event Sponsor, and perennial sponsors Blossoming Lotus Cafe and Bob's Red Mill signing on as Gold Sponsors. For a perfect finale and endorsement of VegFest, Whole Foods is our 2nd full Event Sponsor, coming in the very day of our Sponsor deadline.
The tremendous number of Silver Sponsors has been awesome as well, beginning with a pair of vegan lawyers who convinced their law firm, Welch, Bruun & Green, that VegFest was a worthy endeavor for their support. While they were the first sponsors to sign on this year, they have since been joined by 15 more Silver Sponsors. Earlier newsletters had brief descriptions of sponsors Book Publishing Co., Field Roast Grain Meat Co., Food Fight! Grocery, Herbivore, Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss, National College of Natural Medicine, Papa G's Vegan Organic Deli, Proper Eats, Pulmuone Wildwood, ReDirect Guide, Toby's Foods/Genesis Organic Juice, and Vega. To find out more about these sponsors, visit our Sponsors page.
Here are our four latest Silver Sponsors:
- KINK radio is a name synonymous with quality programming and community involvement. From the carefully chosen songs to the reporting of news stories and information features, KINK is guided by a commitment to provide quality programming for Portland area listeners. Staying "True to the Music" since 1968 is a claim that no other Portland FM station can make. www.kink.fm
- Equal Exchange has created big change since 1986. The founders envisioned a food system that empowers farmers and consumers, supports small farmer co-ops and uses sustainable farming methods. Equal Exchange partners with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffees, teas, chocolates and snacks from all over the world. www.equalexchange.coop
- HipCooking (Health Interested People Cooking With Salad Master): Ready to start or maintain a healthier, low-fat diet and lifestyle? Make an investment in your health, lower your energy use and your time spent in food preparation with Saladmaster 316Ti cookware and equipment that will last a lifetime. For information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Turtle Mountain has been first on the market with many dairy-free products, using the best all natural ingredients obtainable, while monitoring the quality of their processes through every step until the product reaches customers' hands. Two of their latest innovations are So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage and So Delicious Coconut Milk Kefir! www.turtlemountain.com