Monday, February 6, 2017


SWFL Veg Fest

I'm back with another veg fest post. You may remember my first experience at a vegan festival. This one happened to be in my neck of the woods. It was the first of it's kind for the SWFL area. I love going to these types of events so you know I had to be there.

The day started out with a Plant Powered Movement 5k run. I just had to participate in this one. It was a great way to get my workout on and enjoy the event afterward.

After the race runners were given post race treats. Boxed water, organic pretzels, and other post race snacks. The boxed water was the coolest thing to me. I'm always being introduced to new products when I go to these types of events and I love it. *Gulp, gulp, gulp* Ahhhh! Now on to the event.

Brrr...It was a cold and rainy morning. But I didn't let that stop me from showing up. Some events are worth it to me. There was food vendors, animal rescue booths, farmers, speakers, and more at this event.

A cooking demonstration. On the menu- Best Darn Avocado Kale Salad. After I sampled it, I give it two thumbs up and I'm going to make it soon and share the recipe. It was very very delicious. Nom Nom!

One of the many food vendors selling their wonderful dishes/products. One of these vendors is black owned. When I saw them, I had this feeling that they were black owned. So the only way to find out was to ask. I did and I got a yes. I was smiling from ear to ear. They've been in the area for over a year and I had no idea. Stay tuned for my "clueless" review. 

Random stuff: I picked up a vegan starter kit and a DVD narrated by Paul McCartney at one of the booths. There was compost bins stationed all over the event they were serious about keeping things clean and green. I sampled vegan banana oat bar. I liked it. Vegan food is not boring at all. 

I enjoyed my time at this event and hope that it returns next year bigger and better. Have you ever been to these kind of events?


  1. Cooking demonstration?Avocado Kale Salad? As a self proclaimed foodie I am going to let that slide because I became addicted to avacado last summer. LOL. The Vegan starter kit sounds interesting.

    1. HaHa! I know I know. Don't shoot the messenger. LOL

      Yes! The kit has tons of informative info. Avocado is one of my favs too. Yum!