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Veggie On A Budget: Talk & Samples | Oakland Veg Week 2014

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to ashley.erickson@wholefoods.com or call 510-834-9800 ext. 260.

Whole Foods (Oakland) | 230 Bay Pl. Oakland, CA

Oakland Veg Fest 2019

The Oakland VegFest is back for their fifth year, organized by the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC).

As always, the VegFest is totally free and open to the public, and will feature awesome food, vendors, speakers, a “cutest dog” contest, and a kids area.

Oakland Veg Week 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 11 am to 5 pm
Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland

>> VegFest will go on rain or shine.

View List of Vendors


  • Katie Cantrell (Executive Director, FFAC)
  • Chef Tirzah Love (Celebrity Chef and Owner of Tirzah Catering)
  • Sid Garza-Hillman (Author and Health Coach)
  • Ryan Bethencourt (CEO, Wild Earth)
  • Speaker Panel: Food Justice in the Oakland Flats. Feat. Andrea
  • Talley & Mikhael Holmes (Mandela Grocery Cooperative)

Musical Performers:

  • Far I
  • CLEAN feat. The Black Excellence Band
  • Shino Smoke
  • Quite the idea

If you would like to be a part of this event, you can sign-up for a volunteer shift. As a thank you, volunteers receive a swag bag featuring gifts from the incredible sponsors and an invitation to the volunteer party.

Due to limited parking options, attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. You can take BART to the Lake Merritt station and the festival is just a 10 minute walk away. There is also a free 4 hour public parking across the street at the Kaiser Convention Center (one entrance on Lake Merritt Blvd and one entrance on 10th and Fallon), but those spots will fill up quickly in the morning. There is also limited metered street parking available near the event.

This event is wheelchair accessible, plus it’s dog- and kid-friendly.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Veggie On a Budget | Oakland Veg Fest 2019

A little creativity and preparation go a long way in your food budget. How do you plan ahead but still take advantage of store specials and sale items? How can you make the most of cooking time? Which foods give you the best nutrition for your food dollar? What does it take to make plant-based meals more satisfying and interesting?

Free, but an RSVP is required to ashley.erickson@wholefoods.com or call 510-834-9800 ext. 260.

Taste samples and take home strategies that inspire you to add in more plant-based meals right away. Lora Silver is a Certified Health Coach who provides personalized programs to help clients develop their own healthy lifestyle habits and transform their relationship to food.

Event Details

Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to ashley.erickson@wholefoods.com or call 510-834-9800 ext. 260.
Categories: **Annual Event**, East Bay, Eating & Drinking, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 230 Bay Pl. Oakland, CA

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