FIRST ANNUAL SWFL VEG FEST | JANUARY 29, 2017

Despite uncooperative weather, the 1 st Annual SWFL Veg Fest was a HUGE success! Estimates say that we likely had 8-10,000 visitors!! Our speakers, vendors, sponsors and volunteers did a FABULOUS job, and we were overwhelmed by the positive responses from festival attendees and participants. It’s a lot of work but we can’t wait to do it again!

This page is dedicated to the 1 st annual SWFL Veg Fest in 2017. Below you’ll find photos, video, and a list of vendors, sponsors, activities, and more. We’ll add more photos, video, and feedback to this page as we’re able. You can also find out more by visiting our Facebook page.

Enjoy!

2017 SPEAKERS

Dr. Joel Kahn – The Miracle of Heart Disease Reversal
Ellen Jaffe Jones – Vegan Fitness
Andrew Kirschner, Ed.D. – Why Isn’t Everyone Vegan?
Dr. Hans Diehl – Eat More, Weigh Less
Dr. Brian C. Taschner – Food Is Medicine
Dr. Sal Lacagnina – The Secret to Living to 100

2017 SPONSORS

Lee Health
CHIP
Seventh Day Adventist Church Fort Myers
A Well Fed World
Natural Awakenings
Saladmaster
Ada’s
Jason’s Deli
Two-Tired Services
Redaptive Health
Simply Food

Bike valet and compost collection was provided by Two Tired Services.

2017 COMPETITIONS

Chili Cook-off Judging
Cupcake-eating Contest sponsored by The Vegan Knife

2017 COOKING DEMOS

Southwestern Kale Avocado Salad with Trish Reynaert Smith
Insta Pot Pasta with Jennifer Thurman
Asian Fusion Fajita Lettuce Wraps and Mojito Fruit Salad, Vegetable Teriyaki Noodles and Spinach Salad with Orange-Miso Dressing with Evelisse Capo

2017 FITNESS

Some activities got rained out, but everyone was in good spirits despite the drizzle!
Stroller Fitness – Baby Boot Camp
All Levels Shiva Flow – Shiva Yoga Shala
Hawaiian Dance – The Hula Connection
Acro Yoga Demo – Shiva Yoga Shala
Mindful Yoga – Vita Infuse Yourself With Life™ and Ambu Yoga

2017 KID ZONE

Some activities were cancelled due to weather, but the kids still had tons of fun!

Learn about worms
Kid friendly exercise
Importance of soil and composting
Butterfly Garden
Learn about worms
Afternoon kids stretch
Butterflies in your backyard
Take home color/drawing pages

2017 VENDORS

FOOD VENDORS:
Café YOU
Chef Brooke’s Natural Cafe
fibrre
Green Cup Cafe
The Bowl
The Cook Of Ruth
The Sanibel Sprout
The Vegan Knife
University Grill

JUICE:
Del’s Lemonade
Juicelation Organic Cold Pressed Juice

ANIMAL RESCUE/ADOPTIONS:
A Roof For Roofus Rescue
Gulf Coast Humane Society
Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida
Mastiff Rescue of Florida
Parkers Rainbow Bridge Animal Rescue Inc
Team Moose Animal Rescue

EDUCATIONAL:
Florida Black Bear Defenders group
Florida Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
Master Gardeners “Ask The Expert”
PETA
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Vegan Outreach

ARTISTS:
Art by Sarah Kiser
Artfauxistic Solutions LLC
Artisan Soap Studio
Bianchi Paper Castings
David Hammel
Super Trouper Enterprises
The Herb Appeal Naturals, LLC

FARMERS/GROWERS:
Bonnie Jeans Garden
Arthur Levine Farms
Banana Sanctuary
Green Leaf Worm Farm
Local Roots, LLC
Marty, the flower guy
SWFL Produce

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:
Ada’s Natural Market
Baby Boot Camp
Be A Better U!
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc.
City of Palms Chiropractic
Custom Stitches
Elegant Studios
Ellen Jaffe Jones
I’m Simply Nutty
Lotus Blossom Clinic, LLC
Moringa Energy Life
MW Horticulture
New Beginnings Health and Wellness
Nutriception LLC
Outside the Box Kettle Corn & Treats
Pirate Palms Plant Centered Retreats
Planet Protein
Pure Haven Essentials by Rae Goldstein
Senora Dixie Salsa
Simple Soy Candle Co.
Smart-N-Healthy, LLC
The Skinny Pantry
Vita Infuse Yourself With Life Inc.
Wakaya Perfection
Young Living Essential Oils