Answer the Kale April 26 at Weavers Way's VEGANFEST


PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 17, 2014 — Established vegans and newbies, curious omnivores and adventurous flexitarians from all over are invited to check out the sights, sounds and, of course, FLAVORS of Weavers Way VEGANFEST 2014.

VEGANFEST 2014 is Saturday, April 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at Carpenter Lane and Greene Street, outside and around Weavers Way Mt. Airy.

Our sidewalk marketplace will feature vegan product sampling (look for juices from Mt. Airy’s Juice Room) and demos, local crafters and artisans, live music and belly dancing and of course, the famous Weavers Way All Vegan Grill.

This year, we also have a very special guest — Philadelphia Celebrity Vegan Vance Lehmkuhl, the blogger behind’s “V for Veg.” Vance is a writer, musician and cartoonist, and he can talk, too. He’ll be animating the plant-forward scene starting around 12:30 p.m.

In addition, Deborah Nelson, author of “The Hurried Vegetarian” will be talking about and signing her book.

The musical lineup includes songwriter Sarah Bunch and keyboardist and Weavers Way Vegan King Norman Weiss (37 years without animal products!) from noon to 12:30; Ron Kravitz Percussion at 2:15; songwriter/singer/guitar-and-violinist Rosa Diaz at 3; and Dion Sujatmiko Indonesian R&Bat 3:30.

Our belly dancers are Danielle at noon and Rukmini Spiritosoat 2.

We are also very pleased to welcome our good friends from the Humane League. Representatives from this important mission-driven organization will be on hand to explain vision of a humane and sustainable world for animals — and people too. Weavers Way will be raffling a wonderful gift basket of vegan and whole foods, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Humane League.

The Weavers Way Food Justice Committee is sponsoring a nonperishable foods drive to benefit the Whosoever Gospel Mission in Germantown, so bring a can or box.

Keep an eye on the Weavers Way website,, for additions and updates.

To go vegan is to make a statement. It’s a diet that accommodates not only those seeking optimal health, but also demonstrates a hefty social conscience. Vegans, by restricting their food consumption to vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes, say NO to mainstream industrial food production and its often wasteful, toxic trails. They can legitimately lay claim to a position of full responsibility for the social, ethical and environmental consequences of their choices.

So check out VEGANFEST — you might get inspired!

About Weavers Way: Founded in 1973 as a neighborhood buying club, the Co-op now encompasses two grocery stores and three specialty shops in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. Weavers Way is member-owned and open to everyone. We are committed to offering quality products that are local, sustainable and nutritious. For more information, visit