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Discounts on AVS & NAVS memberships

50% discount on membership: 

Please note that you will need to join/renew by phone (856-694-2887)


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50% discount on membership:


Please note that you will need to join/renew by phone (518-568-7970), or via mail (PO Box 72, Dolgeville, NY 13329).


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More discounts with VSSJ membership.

Receive discount with VSSJ membership, More member benefits

Discounts on lodging & tours

15% off for VSSJ members:

The area’s oldest inn.  Offers one night stays and modern amenities including private baths.  Breakfast is served at partnering restaurants with vegan and vegetarian options.


VSSJ member:  Todd Land


The Eldredge House is now an Air B&B with direct contact as well


5% off your booking at

Veg Voyages
4500 Williams Dr, Suite 212-214
Georgetown, Texas 78633
1-877-VEG-VOYAGES (1-877-834-8692)

Green, eco friendly vegan adventure tours.
Travel, explore and immerse yourself in the amazing cultures of India, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Sumatra and Bali.


More member benefits



Monday April 6, 6pm
1 High St, Mt Holly NJ 08060
Join VSSJ for a special dinner, prepared by BCCCC culinary students!
Diners will have a choice of 5 appetizers, 5 entrees, and 2 or 3 desserts (all vegan).
Seating from 6pm to 6:45pm (please note that arrivals after 7pm may not be served).
Please contact us by 3/29 regarding gluten-free and other options.
Pre-payment is required by Sunday March 29.
VSSJ members:  $22; Non-members:  $25.  Please register at
For more info, please contact us at or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). Tentative menu:

1st course-pick one

  • Carrot curry soup with tarragon oil
  • Gazpacho
  • Bibb and endive salad with tomato and green apple dressing
  • Wedge salad with pickled cucumbers and carrots; white balsamic vinaigrette
  • White bean dip with homemade pita

2nd course-pick one

  • Smoked portobello with quinoa and asparagus
  • Deep fried tofu with soba noodles and vegetables
  • Curried vegetables with basmati rice
  • Barley risotto with black beans, cilantro, jalapeno, lemon zest
  • 3 bean chili with vegan corn bread

3rd course-pick one

  • Fresh Berries with mint, vanilla simple syrup, lemon zest
  • Coffee granita
  • Canteloupe soup with lime zest

There are plenty of gluten free options!

Intro, Burlington County College Culinary Center

VSSJ on social media

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

Facebook group:

Facebook page:



LinkedIn group:

LinkedIn profile:


Member Services discounts





Special offers for VSSJ members!


$15 off a 1-hour session for VSSJ members!





Massage therapy in Medford, NJ.  All new clients receive 50% off.  All current military, fire rescue, and EMS, as well as people 65 and over, receive 30% off always.







15% off first-time personal chef service.



The area’s oldest inn.  Offers one night stays and modern amenities including private baths.  Breakfast is served at partnering restaurants with vegan and vegetarian options.

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Upcoming Events



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 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:

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: 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:

During the event:

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

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2pm-7pm
Collingswood Community Center
30 Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
(convenient access to Patco train station)

For more info:, 877-999-8775.

VENDOR SPACES available. Contact Janet 856-596-3269

VSSJ's 25th ANNIVERSARY Sept 18, 2011

Vegan Hors d’ouevres Menu

Whole Foods Market in Marlton, NJ has become a sponsor for our Anniversary Celebration. They will be showcasing some of their new vegan hors d’ouevres that can be ordered on their party trays now and for the holidays.  They are generously donating:
Vegan dumplings w/dipping sauce  
Marinated Seitan Kabobs (mini kabobs – seitan & grilled bell peppers on a toothpick)
Vegan General Tso’s Chicken – 1 piece on a toothpick – similar to the kabobs above
Moshe’s Burrito Bites (assorted flavors: grilled vegetable & quinoa, black bean, lentils & spinach)
Tomato poppers (cherry tomatoes filled with tabouleh)
Grilled Sesame Tofu 
Vegan Cheese & Harvest Whole Wheat Crackers
Make sure you register today
They will also be providing the vegan ice cream to top our apple crisp.
International Gourmet Appetizer Reception

More Great Entertainment for our 25th Celebration


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:

If you haven’t registered yet – time is a ticking. Click here to register

If you want to know all about the festivities click here


Matt & Nat handbag for our Auction

This beautiful bag is cruelty-free, using no animal products with 100% recycled bottle lining. The Clyde features a sliding strap closure at front. Back has zippered slit pocket. The interior has a PDA, cell phone and zip pocket. Includes a detachable / adjustable shoulder strap.
Auction & door prize items (preview some of the great items)

Blackbird Vegan Pizza

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

Thank you Blackbird!!  To see their entire menu visit

Blackbird offers 10% discount to VSSJ members – just show your membership card.


International Gourmet Appetizer Reception


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!!

Dessert is Homemade Apple Cobbler
topped with “Ice Cream” and Cupcakes.

Hot and Cold Beverages

Catered dinner

Personal Care Samples

You will be receiving some personal care samples from Dr Bronner’s in your swag bags at our 25th anniversary celebration

to register



Swag Bags (view some of the free items you will receive)

Flourless Bread

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.


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Buttery Spreads


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 and

Swag Bags (view some of the free items you will receive), International Gourmet Appetizer Reception, Food

Cook Books





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. 



Swag Bags (view some of the free items you will receive), Auction & door prize items (preview some of the great items)

Quick peek at Nature’s Gate

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

Plus everyone will receive 2 samples in their swag bags :o)

Swag Bags (view some of the free items you will receive), Auction & door prize items (preview some of the great items)

New addition to our Auction and Giveaway bags

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.




Swag Bags (view some of the free items you will receive), Auction & door prize items (preview some of the great items)

Meatless Monday Workshop: Sprouting 101

VSSJ has teamed up with Wholefoods Market in Marlton to offer fun and informative events for Meatless Mondays. Our next event is Monday August 15th at 7:00pm Discover the nutritional benefits of sprouting and learn this easy kitchen gardening technique that anyone can do. Sampling will be provided! Sign up at the Customer Service booth at Wholefoods, call 856.797.1115 or email:

Produce Basket

The owners of Cheyenne’s Road Market are donating a basket of produce to our 25th anniversary celebration!! Do I hear $25?? $40?? Whoever wins this basket is getting the best produce in the area …. check out their FB page​Cheyennes-Road-Market/10230826​7576?ref=ts&sk=wall#!/pages/Ch​eyennes-Road-Market/1023082675​76
for more info on our anniversary celebration

Auction & door prize items (preview some of the great items)

Lip balm

Hurraw! Balm has donated a variety of their lip balms for our 25th anniversary!! This plus many other surprizes will be in the swag (give away) bags for all attendees.   Hurraw!

Hurraw Lip Balm is all natural, vegan, and made from premium raw, organic and fair trade ingredients.
Swag Bags (view some of the free items you will receive)

Tofu Press

TofuXpress has donated a press to our 25th Anniversary…. let the bids begin :o)
TofuXpress is a gourmet food press for vegetarians, macrobiotics, gourmet cooks, and anyone who loves or would like to try to cook with tofu and other vegetables. Also, their website contains delicious tofu recipes. Great for making paneer cheese too.
Auction & door prize items (preview some of the great items)

Scoville Blues

Scoville Blues will be entertaining us during the first part of our 25th celebration by offering us a nice variety of popular music as well as some of their specialty songs.



Click here to register for our 25th Anniversary and food festival


Photo session

Betsy Brody photography donated a $200 gift certificate for an in home photo session which includes an 8×10 print

Auction & door prize items (preview some of the great items)

Food Basket

                                                                                                                                                                Eden Foods is donating a food basket for our 25th anniversary. Eden Foods provides the cleanest most nutritious foods and accurate information about them, their uses, their benefits.

Auction & door prize items (preview some of the great items)