SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Eating and living vegan is no longer just a short-time trend. In the last years it got more and more popular. Statistics of the website VeganBits say that there are about 19 million vegan living people in the US.
For everybody around Syracuse who has no plans for the upcoming weekend here comes a suggestion: The “VegFest” – an event about veganism and vegan lifestyle.
The gathering takes place Saturday, Oct. 19, at the New York State Fairgrounds. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. vegan and non-vegan people can visit the fair, taste vegan food, and inform themselves what veganism is all about.
For those who want to dive deeper into the topic, there are some speakers, who talk about their experience with veganism. They give suggestions how to deal with that change of eating and the advantages which appear with the change. Also, some local restauranteurs will be seen on stage, like the owners of “Strong Hearts,” a vegan Syracuse restaurant.
The event is free and definitely not only for vegans, said Theresa Stowell, the president of Vegan CNY, the organization responsible for the “VegFest.”
She hopes the “VegFest” will also encourage non-vegans to stop by and maybe get rid of some prejudices people have about the vegan lifestyle and food.