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WELCOME to the VEGETARIAN SOCIETY of SOUTH JERSEY’s “VEGGIE DINING” blog.
VSSJ’s DINING GUIDE, along with the guide at NJveg, is the most up to date info for South Jersey, Philadelphia, and surrounding area restaurants. We’ve started with the ones that offer a discount for members of VSSJ.
Other blog categories include restaurants that are solely vegetarian or vegan, discount coupon links, recipes, and VSSJ events.
We’re looking forward to your contributions and comments as well! To learn more about us, visit vssj.com.
VSSJ has been increasing its social media presence. We have an established group on Facebook with over 300 members, and recently introduced a Facebook page. We also started a Twitter presence, and have now added in Google+ & LinkedIn as well. We invite you to join us on some (or all) of these, and please feel free to invite your friends and family. Links are listed below.
If you’re available to volunteer, we need your help in maintaining these, and also establishing a VSSJ presence on other social media. Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/
Facebook page: http://facebook.com/TheVSSJ
LinkedIn group: https://linkedin.com/groups?
LinkedIn profile: https://linkedin.com/profile/
Sunday, September 18 2011, 2pm-7pm
We have been in South Jersey for 25 YEARS and we are ready to CELEBRATE!!
EVERYONE ATTENDING receives a swag bag with lots of goodies to take home. For a sneak peek of some of the items that will be included click here: http://www.vssj.com/veggiedining/category/25th-anniversary/auction-door-prize-items/swag-bags-view-some-of-the-free-items-you-will-receive
WE HAVE LOTS OF FOOD for you to eat so come hungry
When you first arrive you will experience our International Gourmet Appetizer Reception sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Marlton, NJ , Blackbird Pizzeria and others. Get a preview of some of the delicious food: http://www.vssj.com/veggiedining/category/25th-anniversary/food/internatl-gourmet-appetizer-reception and it’s VEGAN !!
Then there’s DINNER – at around 4:30pm you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal Catered by Miss Rachel’s Pantry. For more details: http://www.vssj.com/veggiedining/category/25th-anniversary/food/catered-dinner
During the event:
- You will have the opportunity to hear from some very knowledgeable speakers. To see who’s coming: http://www.vssj.com/veggiedining/category/25th-anniversary/special-features/speakers
- We will be giving away door prizes!
- You will have fun bidding on your favorites at our E bay style AUCTION. To see some of the items: http://www.vssj.com/veggiedining/category/25th-anniversary/auction-door-prize-items
- You’ll have time to browse our vendor tables. Need to relax? You can have a 10 minute seated massage. Love to read? Browse the American Vegan Society’s book sale, plus more!
- What’s a celebration without music?? Look who’s coming with a few of their favorites to share with us http://www.vssj.com/veggiedining/category/25th-anniversary/special-features/music
ALL OF THIS FOR ONLY $40 ($35 for ACTIVE paid VSSJ members)
REGISTER NOW! PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPT 9TH – SO HURRY!!(after the 9th call for availability 1-877-999-8775) Limited seating www.vssj.com
Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2pm-7pm
Collingswood Community Center
30 Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
(convenient access to Patco train station)
VOLUNTEER, ADVERTISE in our Event Program or BECOME A SPONSOR.
For more info: email@example.com, 877-999-8775.
VENDOR SPACES available. Contact Janet 856-596-3269 Janet@janeterickson.com
Master Guitarist Reid Alburger will be entertaining us with some soothing music during dinner. A past member for years of VSSJ, Reid has come back to join us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration! In the past, Reid has played for VSSJ during our Thanksgiving potlucks and he was fantastic!!
Reid has been performing professionally since 1970. He is a student of and endorsed by Chord-Melody Jazz Master Ted Greene, and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance. As a sought after guitarist, he has TV, radio and recording studio experience. To read more about Reid, click here: http://reidalburgermusic.com/
If you haven’t registered yet – time is a ticking. Click here to register www.vssj.com
If you want to know all about the festivities click here http://www.vssj.com/veggiedining/category/25th-anniversary
LET THE BIDDING BEGIN!!
As part of the International Gourmet Appetizer Reception at our 25th Anniversary and Food Festival you will have the chance to sample Blackbird’s delicious Vegan pizza. Yes, it will be Vegan – who thought Vegan could taste this good!! Have you registered yet? click here to register www.vssj.com
Thank you Blackbird!! To see their entire menu visit www.blackbirdpizzeria.com/
Blackbird offers 10% discount to VSSJ members – just show your membership card.
Buffet Dinner catered by Rachel’s Pantry includes:
Italian Wheat Balls in Tomato Gravy, Lentil Rice “Meat” Loaf with mushroom gravy,
Hearts of Palm “Crab Cakes” with sauce, Smashed Creamy Potatoes (all Gluten Free)
and Garlicky Steamed Broccoli. Our event committee had a sampling of the menu and it was delicious!! www.missrachelspantry.com
Dessert is Homemade Apple Cobbler
topped with “Ice Cream” and Cupcakes.
Hot and Cold Beverages
You will be receiving some personal care samples from Dr Bronner’s in your swag bags at our 25th anniversary celebration http://www.drbronner.com/
to register www.vssj.com
Manna Organics is donating their delicious and healthy sprouted breads for you to sample as part of our International Gourmet Appetizer Reception at our 25th anniversary celebration. Manna organics has perfected their recipes to produce great tasting flourless breads. They are also including a coupon for your giveaway (swag) bag. www.mannaorganicbakery.com/ www.facebook.com/MannaOrganics
As part of our International Gourmet Appetizer Reception you will be able to sample several varieties of Earth Balance’s buttery spreads. their delicious soy milk and other surprises. Plus a coupon for your giveaway (swag) bag
About Earth Balance®:Based in Boulder, Colo., Earth Balance® produces a line of delicious buttery spreads, shortenings, nut butters, soymilk, coconut spread and alternative mayonnaise. All Earth Balance® products are plant-based, vegan, made without artificial ingredients or hydrogenated oils, free of gluten, lactose and eggs, offering a delicious alternative for health conscious individuals and those with food sensitivities. Earth Balance products are a tasty complement to cooking, recipes and enjoyed on their own. Earth Balance strongly supports the Non-GMO Project and sustainable agriculture practices, and all Earth Balance products are made without genetically modified ingredients. Earth Balance promotes a plant-based diet and earth-friendly lifestyle through the online social community Made Just Right™. Earth Balance is a division of Smart Balance Inc. (NasdaqGM: SMBL). For more information, visit www.EarthBalanceNatural.com and www.MadeJustRight.com.
The Vegetarian Resource Group donated these great cookbooks for our event. Plus all attendees will receive a copy of their Vegetarian Journal in their swag bags. www.VRG.org
Here’s a quick peek at some of the items that Nature’s Gate has donated to our 25th celebration before they get put together into a beautiful basket for your bidding – or will it be one of the door prizes?? to register www.vssj.com
Plus everyone will receive 2 samples in their swag bags :o)
Eden Foods has made a generous donation to our 25th anniversary. A basket of goodies for our auction and samples of their organic pasta for our giveaway (swag) bags. We will have some other surprises for the swag bags and I will continue to keep you informed as the donations come in.
Eden Foods is a principled, 43 year independent natural food company offering 250+ authentic, organic, traditional, kosher, pure foods. Eden brand is never adulterated with irradiation, preservatives, toxic additives, food colorings, refined sugars, or genetically engineered ingredients. The best food, the best service. edenfoods.com