Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community

VegFest 2010
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VegFest Sponsors 2010

VegFest Event & Media Sponsors

Integrated Medicine Group is a multidisciplinary health care group practice based first on preservation of wellness and health and secondarily on treatment of illness. Fundamental to this approach to wellness are healthy diet and exercise patterns. IMG strongly supports a vegan lifestyle and daily exercise in moderation as fundamentals of health care. From this basis of personal responsibility for oneself, all things are possible through patient-physician interaction and cooperation. Owners Dr. Richard Heitsch M.D., Christy Heitsch and much of the staff are vegan and all supplements and health-related products offered at the clinic are strictly vegan. 15% discount on supplements for NW VEG members.

VegNews Magazine, the premier vegetarian lifestyle magazine, serves up the latest in news, health information, tantalizing recipes, global events, the best new veg products, must-read books, and so much more to this growing segment. VegNews readers are living the vegetarian lifestyle and want more than just recipes. Named one of the "Best 50 Magazines" by the Chicago Tribune and the country's "Best Lifestyle Magazine" in 2008, 2009, and 2010, VegNews is read by more than 195,000 people in 38 countries. In addition to its flagship publication, the vegetarian media company also produces the award-winning along with a collection of popular e-newsletters, blogs, and events.

Go eco-friendly. Take TriMet. TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail services in the Portland metro area. Our transportation options improve mobility, ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution - making our region a better place to live.

Gold Sponsors

Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products, including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certified organic products. With a wide variety of whole-grain products--from flours and hot cereals to baking mixes and grains--Bob's Red Mill has "whole-grain foods for every meal of the day." Bob's Red Mill--an employee-owned company--is the nation's leader in stone milling and is dedicated to producing natural foods in the natural way. They stone grind all common and many uncommon grains into flours and meals on over one-hundred-year-old mills. With all of the sophisticated knowledge of recent times, no machinery has yet been developed that grinds grains into flour as well as these slow-turning, flint-hard quartz millstones.

Dave's Killer Bread, located in Milwaukie, Oregon, is dedicated to baking the highest quality, best tasting organic bread possible. Each loaf is packed with whole grains, seeds, and/or nuts amounting to a bread that is both healthy and delicious. We currently offer 12 varieties that are sold in stores all over Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Northern California, Utah, and Alaska. Our breads contain no animal products, artificial preservatives or sweeteners, or genetically modified organisms. In the words of Dave Dahl, a tireless worker dedicated to staying on the right path after so many years in prison: It is our vision to make the world a better place, one loaf of bread at a time.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods is a Canadian based vertically integrated hemp food processor. Our products include kosher and certified organic shelled hemp seed (Hemp Hearts), hemp oil, hemp seed butter, hemp protein powders including the world’s only water soluble hemp protein concentrate, Hemp Pro 70 and Hemp Bliss our non-dairy hemp milk. Hemp seed is an amazing source of Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3 & Omega 6) and a great source of vegetarian protein.

Turtle Mountain, since 1987, has prided itself as the producer of the country's most popular brands of all natural, dairy-free frozen desserts under the Purely Decadent, So Delicious Dairy Free and It's Soy Delicious brands. In 2008 Turtle Mountain began the launch of products "Made with Coconut Milk." These include dairy-free, soy-free, coconut milk ice cream (pints, bars and sandwiches). These were followed by our refrigerated line of Coconut Milk Beverage (half gallons), Cultured Coconut Milk Beverage (quarts), Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt, and Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer (16 oz size).

Silver Sponsors

Book Publishing Company is a community owned, independent publisher dedicated to promoting books that educate and inspire. We have been in business since 1974. Our title list includes books on vegetarian and vegan cooking and nutrition, raw foods, natural health care, and Native American culture. We are a member of The Green Press Initiative and have committed to print a growing number of our titles on chlorine free, recycled paper.

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is a rapturously creamy, healthy alternative to dairy and soy-based frozen desserts. Crafted in Oregon from a base of naturally rich and cholesterol-free coconut milk and sweetened with low-glycemic agave syrup, Coconut Bliss is completely vegan, certified organic, and is free of dairy, soy, gluten, and refined oils. Made in a wide selection of creative and enticing flavors, it's available at natural foods stores throughout the Portland area.
Equal Exchange has created Big Change since 1986. Our founders envisioned a food system that empowers farmers and consumers, supports small farmer co-ops, and uses sustainable farming methods. They started with fairly traded coffee and didn't look back. Today, we continue to find new and powerful ways to build a better food system. We partner with co-operatives of farmers who provide high-quality organic coffees, teas, chocolates and snacks from farmers all over the world.
Portland General Electric's renewable power program is the #1 renewable power program in America. You have the power to choose clean renewable energy, please see our booth or visit:
Pulmuone Wildwood is a company with love for humans and nature. Our vision is a lifestyle sought by consumers concerned about their health and sustainability of the global environment. A strict set of LOHAS values are applied to the process from selection of ingredients to production and distribution of Wildwood products.

Emerald Valley Kitchen manufactures fresh salsas, hummus, bean and edamame dips with 5% of its profits being donated to humanitarian and environmental projects. All Products are Organic which means there are NO Additives, and NO Preservatives. Everything is Wheat and Gluten Free! Please visit us online at

The ReDirect Guide is the Portland/Vancouver Region's Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Guide and Business Directory. ReDirect your everyday purchases to the businesses found in the FREE ReDirect Guide distributed at many locations throughout the metro area, and you'll know that you're helping to build sustainable and healthy communities, locally and worldwide.

Theo Chocolate is the only true bean to bar maker of organic, Fair Trade Certified chocolate in the United States. Theo is uniquely positioned in the marketplace as the only independently owned, socially and environmentally responsible true chocolate maker. Theo controls and executes the entire manufacturing process, from bean sourcing through to the final molding process, demonstrating their innovation, passion for chocolate and mission to serve consumers and the environment every step of the way. In choosing Theo, people make a healthier choice for both their bodies and the planet. Theo Chocolate is a privately held company headquartered in Seattle's Fremont District. Visitors are invited to attend a tour of the chocolate-making plant.

Toby's Family Foods is all about the warm feeling you get from eating smart. It started 30 years ago when Toby came up with the tofu dips and spreads that you know and enjoy today. Toby's also makes award-winning salad dressings and Genesis Juices.

Genesis Juices are made by people who believe in the power of Mother Nature. Unlike most juices that are flash-pasteurized or boiled at 160°, Genesis uses a high-pressure, non-thermal process that maintains the freshness, flavor and nutritional integrity of every organic fruit and vegetable that goes into each great-tasting juice. Toby's & Genesis Juices are handcrafted in small batches in Springfield, Oregon.

Turtle Island Foods, since our founding in 1980, has provided delicious, nutritious vegan options for discerning eaters. Our products are made with organic soy and other high quality ingredients to let the natural flavors shine. In addition to our best-selling line of Tofurky brand gourmet meatless sausages and deli slices, we now offer the first frozen vegan pizza line that features meat analogs as part of the toppings.