SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Michiana Veg Fest is the place to be if you’re looking to add some more green to your diet!
“It’s just a fun way to find out information about things you may not be so familiar with,” says Co-chair of Michiana Veg Fest, Jeanne Blad. “There’s lots of information just to give you a different perspective on how your food choices impact the community as well as your body.”
Twenty-six food vendors offered samples of vegan entrees, snacks, drinks, and even desserts!
“Paddy Shack is here, they have vegan ice cream and you see people walking around with ice cream cones, and it’s still ice cream and it tastes really wonderful,” Blad says.
Visitors even had the chance to learn from some of the best vegan chefs in the country about how to make delicious, yet healthy plates on their own in hopes that they will incorporate it into a healthier lifestyle.
“A lot of times, our visitors are older because they’re starting to think about their health or maybe their doctors have said ‘you need to start paying attention to things’”, explains Blad.
Organizers say healthy eating isn’t just about improving your own overall health, but also improving the health of the community.
“It does make a difference how we grow our food and how we consume it, what we do with it,” Blad says. “Even small changes can make a big difference.”