Subject: Marin VEG November News
From: Patti Breitman <>
Date: 11/1/2018 9:49 AM
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November, 2018
Marin VEG

As the days grow shorter, I look forward to Thanksgiving, the holiday that celebrates gratitude.  Remembering what I'm thankful for is a nourishing, daily practice that helps me smile  more often.   Yes, there is sorrow and cruelty in our world.  And at the same time there are trees turning red and gold, spiders building intricate webs, warm soup, and countless reasons to be grateful. 
May many smiles greet you this month, and may you find opportunities everywhere for giving thanks.

Saturday and Sunday
November 3 and 4
Free Samples at Lucky Supermarkets in Novato, Petaluma,
Santa Rosa, San Francisco and more
"Fall In Love With Plant Based"
The Plant Based Food Association has teamed up with Lucky stores in Northern California (70 stores!)  to showcase and promote plant based foods that are available at Lucky's. 
The ground-breaking campaign  is called Fall In Love With Plant Based.  There will be seven advertising stands located throughout each store to highlight plant-based food options. There will be register screen ads and break room TV content to further educate staff about plant-based foods. Educational booklets with coupons will be available at all stores.  The campaign will last until December 2, and this coming weekend some stores will be handing out samples of delicious, plant based foods.   To see the participating stores for the samples (not Larkspur's, unfortunately), go to To see what products are being promoted and to read the press release from PBFA go to  And if you are near a Lucky Supermarket between now and December 2, stop in to admire the campaign, pick up some coupons, and buy some wonderful plant based food products.  Tell you friends, too, that plant based foods are going mainstream!

While Safeway in San Anselmo is not offering a vegan holiday meal for take out this year, Veggie Grill is.  Here are a few delicious ways to enjoy a vegan Thanksgiving feast in the Bay Area and one event to encourage others to keep the table cruelty free. Many of the meal events sell out, so reserve early if you want to partake.

Saturday, November 10

Thank The Turkeys Holiday Dinner
Animal Place in Grass Valley
Celebrate turkeys and the bounty of the season at the annual Thank the Turkeys dinner at Animal Place farm sanctuary in Grass Valley. Meet with turkeys and other rescued animals and enjoy a catered, vegan meal, with all proceeds going to Rescue Ranch 2.0, a rescue and adoption center that liberates more than 3,000 hens from egg farms every year. The cost is $75 for adults and $40 for children up to 12 years old.  Learn more and get tickets at

Wednesday, November 14
6 PM
San Francisco
Enjoy an all you can eat Thanksgiving banquet at Opera Plaza Community Room (601 Van Ness) in San Francisco on Wednesday, November 14.  Created by Patricia Allen-Koot of Wellness Central and co-sponsored by the San Francisco Veg Society, this holiday feast will include a Thanksgiving roast, a gluten-free roast, harvest kale salad, cranberry-citrus relish, home-style classic gravy, sweet potato, double dark cacao bites, pumpkin petite bites, and more.  The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Order your ticket at

Today and Until  November 17  While Supplies Last
Veggie Grill Holiday Meal Available to Order
Pick Up on November 21 Only
Veggie Grill  in Corte Madera will not be open on Thanksgiving, but is offering a Thanksgiving meal for four that can be ordered as long as supplies last and picked up on Wednesday, November 21.  The meal consists of a stuffed holiday roast, corn bread stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed yams, cauli-mashed potatoes, porcini gravy and cranberry sauce.  Pumpkin cakes and sides are also available.  The cost is $74.95.  Place your order at

Saturday, November 17
Thanksgiving Educational Outreach for Turkeys
Santa Rosa
Be a voice for turkeys and encourage people to keep them off the table at this leafleting event at Oliver's Market (421 Stony Point Rd.) in Santa Rosa from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 17.  Sponsored by Compassionate Living, leaflets and signs will be provided. For more information, contact Hope at 707-540-1760 or  This is also a meetup event:

Thursday, November 22  
Thanksgiving Dinner
Santa Rosa Pot-Luck                    
The 12th annual Thanksgiving Potluck Feast will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 at 4 PM at Monroe Hall (1400 West College Ave.) in Santa Rosa.  Sponsored by United Poultry Concerns and Compassionate Living, this is a day to  count our blessing for family, friends, and what really matters. Please bring a VEGAN, HOME COOKED holiday dish to share and your own place setting (plate, cup, fork, etc.) and serving utensils.  After the meal, there will be a delightful (optional) sing-along of  carols and folk music. Celebrate community together at this festive and scrumptious potluck! For more information, contact Hope- 707-540-1760. This, too, is a meetup event:

Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving Dinner
Millennium Restaurant, Oakland
Award winning, gourmet Millennium restaurant in Oakland (5912 College Ave.) is serving a holiday dinner on Thanksgiving. Go to to make your reservation. This event will sell out, so do not delay if you want to enjoy Thanksgiving at Millennium.

Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving Dinner
Pena Panchamama Restaurant, San Francisco
Make your reservations now for a Cornucopia Thanksgiving feast at Pena Panchamama Restaurant (1630 Powell St.) in San Francisco from 5 to 10 PM on Thanksgiving Day.  Chef Jillian Love will create both a raw and cooked, vegan, gluten free, four course dinner.  The cost is $59.95 for adults, $29.95 for children under 12.  You can also come just for dessert and live music at 8:30 PM for $29.95.  To see the menu and to reserve a spot go to

Amy's at SFO
Amy's is coming not only to Corte Madera, but also to Terminal 1 at SFO.  Scheduled to open at the airport in July, 2019, Amy's will offer travelers its signature burgers, burritos, milkshakes and more.  Everything on the vegetarian menu can be made vegan. Thanks to VegNews for publishing this good news.

New Investment Fund for Vegans
While there are many socially responsible investment funds that avoid tobacco, weapons, and other harmful industries, a new fund is specifically tailored for vegans.  According to, there is a new EFT (Exchange traded fund) called Vegan Climate EFT. The fund's prospectus says that it "address the concerns of vegans, animal lovers and environmentalists by avoiding investments in companies whose activities directly contribute to animal suffering, destruction of the natural environment and climate change."  Read the story at

Bone Bro
Are you as sick of seeing bone broth everywhere as I am? Aside from the cruelty involved, I was skeptical of the many health benefits attributed to it. So I was delighted to see this article by Conor Kerley from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies about what the studies show.

Three Articles About Meat and The Problems It Causes:

Why We Must Cut Back on Meat
In October the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a report on the dire and worsening condition of our planet's dangerous, changing climate.  One of the best articles about this report was from the World  Resource Institute. Read it here:
From the article:
"Producing beef, for example, uses 20 times the land and emits 20 times the emissions as producing beans, per gram of protein. Researchers have shown that even when accounting for future improvements in agriculture and reductions in food waste, shifting the diets of higher-income consumers toward plant-based foods remains essential for meeting climate targets."

Saving Water
According to the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), eating a meat-free diet could save up to 55% of our water usage. From the Live Kindly article about the report:
The JRC’s findings add to the growing body of scientific evidence showing that a plant-based diet is the most sustainable way to eat. Earlier this year, even the meat publication Global Meat News admitted that animal agriculture is to blame for a third of the global water footprint. 
Read the whole article at

World's Most Urgent Problem
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has labeled meat as the world's most urgent problem.  Thanks to for bringing this to my attention. Here is the story:

To find out what else is happening in the coming weeks be sure to visit these excellent sites: 


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