May 31, 2011
Every year - really every month - living a plant-based lifestyle becomes more common as well
as easier. Cookbooks and websites cater to vegan diets, shops display more plant-derived hard
goods, and restaurants -- even when not vegan - display more knowledge and veg options. And
of course, living in our maritime climate we have lots of fabulous produce to keep us healthy
and happy. Part of this bounty of options comes from our strong local community, and all of us
networking with and supporting veg-friendly businesses. We're pleased that so many businesses
also support Northwest VEG and our outreach. Over the last several months we've gained four
new Northwest VEG Business Members: Northwest Organic Farm a CSA with a farm stand
too, in the Clark Co. area; Veg Food & Fit, Wendy Gabbe Day's inspiring website focusing
on healthy living through physical exercise and delicious gluten-free recipes; David Gabbe's
Cooking Classes & Cookbook, with David helping a multitude of people transition to a veg
lifestyle over the last 20+ years; and Heidi Ho Organics, bringing us a delectable assortment of
vegan cheeses. Read on to find out more about each of these NW VEG supporters, plus visit our
website at www.nwveg.org/businesses.php for a complete listing of our Business Members.
We hope you'll support them too!
Northwest Organic Farm
We are a Community Supported Agriculture farm (CSA) plus operate a produce stand at the farm, located near Ridgefield, WA., exit 9 off of 1-5. We distribute FRESHLY PICKED fruits and veggies for a 20 CSA week season at convenient pick-ups throughout the Vancouver area. We use organic, non-GMO seeds, and we're certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Visit our website to find more about us and our practices, and please stop by the farm, especially the 3rd Saturday in September for our Heirloom tomato & garlic festival! We take EBT cards, Senior and WIC coupons. www.northwestorganicfarms.com
Veg Food & Fit
Veg Food & Fit is dedicated to inspiring people to live healthier lives through increased participation in physical activity and the creation of delicious, whole foods, plant-based meals. Wendy Gabbe Day, creator of Veg Food & Fit, is an author of a recently released cookbook, Scatter Vegan Sweets, filled with delicious and nutritious vegan recipes for cakes, cookies, muffins, pies, smoothies, granolas and more. All the recipes are low in sugar, low in fat, and loaded with nutritious fruits, whole grains, seeds, nuts and beans, too. And the recipes are gluten- free and completely oil-free as well. Check out her cookbook and many recipes on her blog: www.vegfoodandfit.com
David Gabbe's Cooking Classes & Cookbook
David's Vegan Kitchen: In Portland and from Seattle to Corvallis, you'll find David teaching a wide variety of fun, informative vegan cooking classes. His 2½ hour classes are presented in a practical lecture and demonstration style and range in cost from $29-$35 each. All recipes are quick and easy and use only whole food ingredients that are cholesterol and gluten-free. For information on David's cooking classes and newest book David's Vegan Home Cooking please visit www.DavidsVeganKitchen.com. All NW VEG members and friends can purchase a book at 40% off! Click here to redeem.
Heidi Ho Organics
Heidi Ho Organics is a new plant-based vegan food company established in 2010 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon. We have created a range of plant-based vegan cheeze products that are made from all natural, organic ingredients without any additives, fillers or preservatives. Our initial line of cheeze includes four cheezes, including a soy-based feta and hazelnut-based Chipotle Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, and Monterey Jack. Heidi Ho Organics is already in the process of developing additional cheeze varieties, spreads and other delicious foods. To find out more visit us at www.heidihoorganics.com or on Twitter and Facebook.