First off, we just want to say WOW to the Kitsap community for showing us so much support last weekend at the Kitsap Free Vegan BBQ and Potluck! When we were originally planning that event, we were anticipating a much smaller crowd. When the number of confirmed attendees started going up and up on Facebook, we and the fine crew at Laughing Dog Kitchen put the pedal to the metal, and thanks to the continuous generous support of Field Roast, Tofurky, Follow Your Heart, and Franz Bakery, we were able to provide for (we’re estimating around) 400 people! The line was long, and we admire and very much appreciate everyone who waited patiently in it. Huge shout out and thank you to Laughing Dog Kitchen for inviting us to participate in this event, and for the awesome crew they had working that day! This event was a wonderful example of the mutually beneficial, community strengthening, and partnering that we strive to thrive on. Laughing Dog Kitchen gave us a wonderful opportunity to work with a local business and reach out to an area that we had not yet been present in. We met so many new faces and were inspired by so many stories. We raised more money in our donation jar than we had at any other event previously (by a landslide!) Below are pictures from Sunday – our hard working volunteer crew on the grills with the line of dedicated foodies and supporters in the background, and the Cupid’s Landing volunteer crew that helped make the event possible.
Moving forward the next event on our roster is a free presentation at Marlene’s Market and Deli in Federal Way, WA – Plant Based Planet – How a Plant Based Diet Can Save Our Environment. See our events page for more details.
With all of that out of the way, we’re excited to announce our second annual Vegan Wine and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser! This event was SO much fun last year, despite some last minute hiccups and technical difficulties with the building (some of you may remember the elevator that chose your floor for you, or the bathroom that required a creepy stairwell to get to…) This year, we’re pleased to continue working with the People’s Community Center in Tacoma (the same venue for our Garage Sale and Free Vegan BBQ and OG Muscle’s Summer Boot Camps, NOT the same location as last year’s wine and cheese tasting.) This year we will be featuring vegan cheeses by Follow Your Heart, Punk Rawk Labs, Nu Culture, Cobb’s, and Miyoko’s Kitchen. All of the wines featured are made with 100% vegan practices at local Washington state wineries – Klickitat Canyon Winery, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, and Domaine Pouillon.
When: Sunday, October 8th 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: The People’s Community Center – 1602 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma WA
Tickets: Tickets are $15 in advance and $22 at the door. Bring a designated driver and save $5 – DD tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here.
This event is 18+. All ID’s will be checked at the door. Alcohol will only be served to 21+. Non alcoholic beverages will be available. Designated Driver ticket holders will be stamped accordingly and will not be served alcohol.