About Veggie fest 2014Location of Veggie Fest
Veggie Fest Hamilton will take place on June 14th, 2014 in Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd S, Hamilton, Ontario L0R 1R0. Please click here for directions.
Veggie Fest will be open to the public from 11am-7pm. Please check the Event Schedule for more details about the activities going on throughout the day!
How Veggie Fest Hamilton Came To Be
The idea of Veggie Fest Hamilton came to Monica La Vella after attending Raw Stock in Niagara on the Lake and the Toronto Vegetarian Festival in 2012. At the time, Monica, her young children and (mostly) her husband had been vegetarian for 1.5 years. After visiting both of these events, Monica wanted to bring the same ideas, support and resources to Hamilton.
With a background in event planning and consulting, Monica runs the Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo twice per year at the Careport Centre. She decided to try vegetarianism in 2011 for 30 days when her children wouldn’t eat meat. She thought it would give her a chance to try meatless recipes. In that month, she read Eating Animals, Skinny Bitch and watched a variety of documentaries about our food and where it comes from. After the 30 days were done, she couldn’t look back.
Monica hopes to bring exhibitors and speakers to this event that she, herself, would want to learn and purchase from. Those who she believes will help others’ lives as well. She hopes that meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodies alike will share in this awesome event as we all want to lead a more healthy life and have a more healthy planet.
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