This blog is moving to a new home

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Please join me at my new online home – Renaissance Vegan

Why Renaissance Vegan?

I first heard the phrase Renaissance Vegan used by Victoria Moran on the Main Street Vegan podcast to describe Dr. Richard Oppenlander, activist and author of Consciously Unaware and Food Choice and Sustainability. His books are helping to raise awareness about the impacts of meat, dairy and eggs on the health and well being of ourselves and our planet.

I don’t presume to be as well known or educated as Dr. Oppenlander, but consider myself knowledgeable about a wide variety of issues and topics. Hence, the name of this blog.

This site is where I hope to raise awareness about the issues of veganism, the impact of animal agriculture, the climate crisis, social justice and others.

I look forward to seeing you there.

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Farmers’ Market in Springtime

Tomatero Organic Farm

We are so lucky to live here in Marin County where the Farmers’ Market is year round. It can look a bit sparse during the winter months, not all the vendors come year round, but there is always fresh greens of some kind.

Now, though, I’m seeing more variety. Here are some images from last week’s Market.

The picture above is the stall for Tomatero Organic Farm. They have one of the largest stalls and there is usually a long line of people checking out. They are known here for the different varieties of strawberries they sell. All are wonderfully juicy and tasty.

The other large vendor that always has a large and beautifully arranged booth is Capay Organic Farm.

Capay Organic

Capay Organic

Last week was the first time I saw cherries and blueberries. Yum

Cherries

Blueberries

Still lots of other fruit available. Soon we’ll have stone fruits – peaches, plums, nectarines.

Oranges

It’s planting season for tomatoes. Lots of starter plants available.

Tomato plants

Finally, some beautiful flowering plants for sale.

Roses

Flowers

Sonoma County Veg Fest

Sonoma County Veg FestThe Sonoma County Veg Fest is this Saturday, August 16 from 10:00am-5:00pm in Santa Rosa, CA. The cost to attend is $5.00.

There is a great line-up of speakers including Dr. Will Tuttle, author of the best-seller The World Peace Diet and Veg Fest organizer Hope Bohanec, author of the book The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat?.

Along with these great speakers, cooking demonstrations and fabulous vegan food, the movie Cowspiracy will be shown at 3:00pm with a talk afterwards with Keegan Kuhn, co-director of Cowspiracy.

CowspiracyIf you live in the Bay Area or Northern California, come and join me at the Veg Fest. It will be a great time.

Springtime in NorCal

I wanted to share some photos from my visit to the Farmers Market and around San Rafael. The photo above is from the Capay Organic Farm booth at the market. Their presentation is so beautiful. The next picture is from their booth also.

capay 2The market is full again, now that Winter is over. Along with produce, there were also lots of vendors with bedding plants.

bedding plantsThere is lots of beauty elsewhere. Here is a small yard full of azaleas that we see on our walk in our neighborhood.

flowers 1There is a Community Center near us and in the back is this lovely area with arches full of wisteria.

wisteriaWe are loving our new home and the beauty we find here. I hope all of you have a wonderful Spring filled with flowers and fresh-grown food.