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VegWorcester’s February 2010 E-News

February, 2010

“Those VegWorcester people really have it going on; every time I catch up with what they’re up to, they’re doing something fun and cool to promote vegan eating.” – Erik Marcus, blogging about the VegWorcester vegan mac & cheese cook-off


In this e-newsletter

Upcoming VegWorcester Events

  • Every Tuesday Feb-April,  6:30pm-8pm – Weekly VegFest organizing meetings in the UC at Clark University. Email for more info.
  • Thursday, Feb 11, 5:30pm-7pm – VegFest volunteer party. Join us for a fun evening of volunteer tasks like preparing literature and making signs. Contact:
  • Saturday, February 13, noon-7pm. Buddha Hut’s monthly buffet and fundraiser for VegWorcester (facebook event)
  • Thursday, Feb 18, 6pm – First meeting of the 2nd annual Animal Liberation Theory & Action reading and discussion group. Email to sign up.

Monthly Vegan Feed-in: VegWorcester gives away free vegan donuts to encourage Dunkin’ to add vegan options

biker takes a vegan donut This month VegWorcester teamed up with Compassion Over Killing to urge Dunkin’ Donuts to stop supporting cruelty and start offering vegan donuts. We gave out free vegan donuts on Main St in Worcester (photos & reportback). Learn more at

Want to help out? Check for news about the next feed-in.

New Book: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

why-we-love-dogs-eat-pigs-and-wear-cows-an-introduction-to-carnism Melanie Joy’s new book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows is making quite a splash. Joy deconstructs the carnism, the ideology in which it’s considered ethical and appropriate to eat (certain) animals. Carnism is essentially the opposite of vegetarianism. Watch the trailer explaining the book. Melanie Joy is also the author of Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation.

The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipe from the 2010 Mac Daddy Competition

vegan-macnchz The 2010 Mac Daddy Competition was a huge success! There were 17 different entries in our 1st annual vegan mac & cheese cook-off/taste-off, not to mention a roomful of eager tasters. Greg Opperman won first place and took home the MACNCHZ belt. Check out his winning recipe online or download a printable pdf of his recipe. Our event raised $150 for the Worcester VegFest!

What’s wrong with dairy? ABC airs new investigation into animal cruelty on dairy farms

dairy-farm-investigation ABC recently aired a shocking investigation that shows animal cruelty on a dairy farm in New York. The images you’ll see in this video are tough to watch, but if you’re still eating dairy, I implore you to watch it all the way through. Check out the video.

Vegan On the Cheap: 5 places to find a vegan meal for under $5 in Worcester

vegan-on-the-cheap Worcester Magazine recently ran Vegan On The Cheap as the newest article in their Soy de Worcester column. You might be surprised to read which businesses made it onto the list: The Pickle Barrel, Veggie Corner, Fantastics, George’s Bakery, and Tortilla Sam’s. Read the article to see what dishes got them on the list.

Save the Date: Worcester VegFest on Saturday, April 17, 2010!


On April 17, 2010 VegWorcester is holding the first vegetarian festival ever held in Central Mass. We have top national speakers lined up to talk about the latest in clinical nutrition, animal rights campaigns, getting involved in vegetarian advocacy, and connecting animal rights to other social movements. There will be live music and plenty of free samples.

It will be a blast, but we still have a LOT of work ahead of us. To volunteer, email our volunteer coordinator: or call 315-834-2655.

Connect with VegWorcester

To keep up-to-date with veg news and culture in the Worcester area, check out the VegWorcester blog (subscribe by RSS). You can also connect with VegWorcester on facebook and RSVP to our upcoming events.


One Response

  1. avatar Valerie - February 8, 2010

    happy to volunteer for April event. May have already sent this email. thought I was on your email list – if not should be. thanks.

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