Not only will Cherry City VegFest be a fun place for vegan and veg-curious people to gather; we will have lots of awesome vendors too! We’ll have everything from food to clothes to animal sanctuaries… and more!
“The Space is a landmark in local entertainment, providing all the key elements that sociable people desire for their open days and evenings. The Space not only offers out of this world food and drink, but a wide variety of entertainment options including but not limited to live music and comedy.”
The Space will be bringing fun food to Cherry City VegFest including pastries, bottled hot sauce, lemonade, and coffee.
“We believe in making veganism an easy and accessible choice for anyone and everyone. We also love metal and puns. Come celebrate compassionate living with us!”
Snackrilege is a local company that specializes in making grab and go vegan sandwiches that you can find in grocery stores such as New Seasons. They will be bringing their awesome sandwich inventions to Cherry City VegFest this year!
LifeSource Natural Foods is Salem’s only locally owned full-service all natural and organic grocery store! They will be providing an organic vegan beverage and sample-size produce and bulk snacks.
“The Peaceful Palate is out to promote peace in Eugene, OR with some seriously healthy eats on the streets. It’s a food truck that’s curated a 100% organic plant based menu, hand crafting a bevy of gourmet meals to tantalize your tastebuds.”
The Peaceful Palate will be providing tofu scramble, curry bowl, Beyond Burger, At patty burger, tempeh BLT, and salad at Cherry City VegFest.
Grimm Brothers Foods LLC is a business based out of Seattle that specializes in hot sauce. “We grow the 3 hottest peppers in Seattle; Ghost, Scorpion & Reaper. Using the magic of alchemy, we transform them into amazing sauces & spicy condiments.” They will be providing hot sauces, BBQ and spice blends.
“The Higher Taste is a company dedicated to bringing the public the freshest, most delicious ready-to-eat vegetarian and vegan foods available.” They will be providing samples of their delicious burritos.
“Get your day started and keep it going with our delicious raw, whole-food 100 % plant based shake blends. Left Coast Raw is located in Bend Oregon where we hand craft each of our shake blends in our own facility. My primary responsibility and passion is sourcing the best ingredients and formulating our raw, whole-food blends.”
Left Coast Raw will be serving raw, whole-food shake blends at Cherry City VegFest.
Cherry City VegFest is happy to be hosting both human AND dog food vendors at our event! “We’re passionate about making a difference through our 100% animal-free products. When your pup adopts a plant-based diet, they’re taking a stance against animal cruelty.” V-Dog will be providing dog food samples.
“Located on 98 acres in Newberg Oregon, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary is a haven for farm animals and wildlife alike. We provide lifelong refuge and rehabilitation for abused and abandoned farm animals while lovingly protecting the property’s native plants, wetlands, woodlands, and wild animals.
Through our mission and the lives of our beloved residents in this special place, we aspire to inspire! Our greatest hope is to help open eyes and reshape the way humans view and treat farm animals by considering a compassionate and cruelty-free way of living.”
For volunteer opportunities, head over to Wildwood’s Facebook page to check out their upcoming events.
“The mission of Green Acres Farm Sanctuary is the prevention of cruelty to, and the commercialization of animals, especially farmed animals. We put this mission into action by providing shelter, care and board to abused, abandoned, and unwanted farm animals. We look to inspire change through creating a place where members of the public can have positive interaction with farm animals by providing for their care and the animals can, in turn, educate them about the abusive use of farmed animals.”
For volunteer opportunities, head over to Green Acres’ Facebook Page to check out their upcoming events.
Sunset Farms Sanctuary is “a refuge for all critters who need a home where they will be loved, cared for, and have a home for life. Anyone who has ever shared their life with a furry companion, knows without a doubt that animals feel love, pain, fear, happiness.”
Click here to help support Sunset Farms Sanctuary with a tax-deductible donation.
“Out to Pasture Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit vegan farmed animal sanctuary and licensed animal rescue with Clackamas County, OR. We provide a loving, forever home to abused, neglected, or abandoned animals including farmed animals, rescued laboratory animals, and others… Volunteers are invited to participate in workdays scheduled through out the year at the sanctuary.”
“Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices.We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.”
Visit FEP’s Website for more information on how you can make a positive impact on the world with your food choices.
“We are forging a unified front for a new, sustained youth advocacy movement that promotes environmental sustainability, compassion, and community through a plant-based diet. Through our innovative Raven program, we give young advocates, aged 14 – 22, the support and resources they need to courageously promote a plant-based diet within the spaces they know best, their own communities. The Corps provides essential guidance and resources to Ravens every step of the way, helping passionate young people become plant-based advocacy powerhouses within their own communities.”
To learn more about The Raven Corps and what it means to be a Raven, check out their Get Involved page.
“The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), the largest association of wildlife centers and sanctuaries in Africa, includes 23 organizations in 13 countries which are securing a future for Africa’s primates and their habitat by:
- Rescuing and caring for orphaned apes and monkeys,
- Protecting endangered primates from extinction,
- Working to stop the hunting of endangered species and the illicit pet trade,
- Educating the public, and
- Empowering communities.
PASA unifies our member wildlife centers and advocates for them on an international scale, provides them with vital support, and works closely with them to raise awareness globally about threats to wildlife.”
“Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area. Founded in 2003, we are dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a plant-based, vegan lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices. We welcome everyone and encourage you to explore the issues at your own pace. Our purpose is to:
- Build, support & maintain community in a fun environment
- Build, connect & network in the larger community
- Provide education & outreach
- Be a responsible, effective & transparent organization
- Provide expertise & serve as a resource to the community on vegan and plant-based issues
- Create positive change & make the world a better place
For more information on events and volunteer opportunities, visit Northwest Veg’s Facebook Page.
“Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.”
To become a volunteer or learn more about SSCS, visit the volunteer page on their website.
“Fences For Fido improves the quality of life for dogs living outdoors by building fences free of charge for families who keep their dogs on chains, tethers, and in small enclosures. In addition to the fence, we also provide an insulated doghouse for each dog as well as spay/neuter services and emergency veterinary care when needed.
Additionally, we’ve inspired change on a larger scale: In 2014, Fences For Fido was instrumental in the historic passage of Oregon’s first anti-tethering law, which restricts the amount of time a dog can be chained. Thank you for being a part of our effort to change lives… one fence, one family, one dog at a time.”
For volunteer opportunities, sign up here.
“Want to go vegan or vegetarian but need some one on one support? Do you want to live a healthier, more compassionate lifestyle? Try Vegan PDX can help you meet that goal! Whether you have only recently come to the decision to live a cruelty-free life, or have been vegan for many years, Try Vegan PDX has a place for you. We offer year round mentoring, in and out of state, and are always looking for mentors and those who would like support from a vegan veteran.
Try Vegan PDX’s upcoming Mentoring Month will guide you through a three step program with one-on-one support. Our event kicks off with a meet and greet mixer at Jackknife where veg-curious participants will be matched with an experienced vegan mentor. Next our mentor/mentee pairs will join us for a fun interactive brunch outing that will help participants develop a supportive connection. The series wraps up with a visit and volunteer morning at a nearby farmed animal sanctuary where our pairs will have the opportunity to meet with rescued pigs, chickens, and goats and learn their stories.”
Learn more about Try Vegan PDX’s Mentoring Program.
“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.”
For volunteer opportunities, click here.
A note from the founder: “… And so on Mother’s Day of 2016, Mothers Against Dairy was launched as a year-round project devoted to elevating the stories of vegan mothers for whom motherhood influenced their decision to reject dairy and go vegan, as well as reflections from mothers who were already vegan before becoming a parent, but whose mothering relationship deeply reinforced for them the injustice of dairy farming.”
MAD is making its Oregon chapter event debut at Cherry City VegFest! Stop by to welcome them, learn more about MAD and the inspirational stories it shares, and enjoy a sample of non-dairy cheese!
“PDX VEG seeks to empower people to shift towards a diet that benefits humans, other animals, and our planet by providing three-week Veg Challenges that include cooking demos, a Vegan Mentor Program, practical tips, inspiration, and community, all free of charge.”
For more info about upcoming events, check out the Events Page on their website.
“VegfulLife is the place to find news, tips, and recipes on how to live a more conscious, connected, and compassionate life. It is about the way we eat, think, act, communicate, interact, and live with the planet and every living being around us. It is about how we can take small and easy steps to live a compassionate and humane life.”
Check out VegfulLife’s extensive Vegan Resource Guide for all things (yes, all) vegan!
Solutionary Running is a company that provides personal coaching services from acclaimed runner Steven Draper. He provides coaching for running, personalized plant-based meal planning, and hosts social group runs for those looking for a few running buddies.
For more about their services, visit the Services Page on the website.
Other Vegan Goodies
“Our mission is to inspire others to take action for the sake of animals and Mother Earth. Help us spread a message about living a life free from harming others and how you are giving back so much more than you give up. Everyone should be treated with compassion and respect. This is why are clothing is made ethically, and sourced from WRAP Certified companies.” Have a Vegan Day! makes t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, and accessories all with a vegan and ethical message.
See some of their creations here.
“Canis Major offers all-natural vegan care products to keep your furry friends happy and healthy. Human-tested. Canine-approved.”
Bring your dog to the Canis Major/V-dog table for samples and other fun! For up to the minute product information check out the Facebook page!
Adines Beauty is a local vegan and cruelty-free beauty company that sells lipsticks, tote bags, and other fashion accessories. To explore their products, head over to their Products Page.
“Using the highest quality materials, EcoJarz produces the best stainless steel and silicone drinking jar lids and other jarmazing jarcessories… We’re committed to creating a better planet, and follow a set of principles to try to improve everything we do. We do our best to adhere to the Triple Bottom Line: working to create a profitable company that is responsible to the people it employs and to the planet. From the beginning, we have tried to offer innovative solutions, such as offering our products without retail packaging, in an effort to reduce our footprint. We pay our employees a living wage.”