We have a great group of exhibitors joining us this year!
A Frame Forward Photography - Sponsor
Hi! I’m Jackson, owner & operator of A Frame Forward Photography. I’m a long time vegetarian & also the highest rated eco-friendly photographer in MN. I’m excited to once again be a part of Twin Cities Veg Fest.
My style of photography blends fine art & photojournalism, with a little bit of fun. Like a hand-picked organic apple, my images are crisp, clean, and fresh. I gravitate towards bold colors, unique style, and a creative perspective. My love for Landscape Photography has me fusing some of those looks, ideas, and skills into my people work too.
The things that move me the most are music, nature, travel, organic gardening, big ideas, and all things creative. I value honesty, integrity, kindness, a good sense of humor, and old-fashioned hard work.
Not only is my art eco-friendly but my business practices and personal life follow suit as well. Everything I use from office supplies, to food, to cleaning products, are chosen with our planet and well-being in mind. I’m a big believer in the wise wisdom of Gandhi who once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I model my business, art, and life around that wonderful idea.
Agra Culture Kitchen & Press - Food Sampler - Sponsor
Agra Culture's Commitments to YOU:
TO MAKE healthy food accessible to everyone.
TO GIVE options for every eating style and need.
TO SUPPORT organic & GMO-free farmers & artisans.
TO SHARE current food & health trends.
TO SHOW healthy, sustainable & delicious go together.
Amanda Evans Hair and Makeup Artistry
Local Hair and Makeup Artist using all Vegan hair color, styling products and makeup. Working in salon and freelancing for weddings, events and photo shoots.
Amelia & Holly’s
Amelia & Holly's - Compassionately Crafted Canine Treats: Our commitment to pooches, people, and the planet. My 10 year old daughter, Amelia, and I make 100% vegan, organic; gluten, grain, soy, and corn free dog treats in tail waggin' flavors: blueberry/sweet potato, apple/carrot/pumpkin, peanut butter/pumpkin, and mint/parsley/butternut squash. Each flavor uses just 5 ingredients, which are sourced in the U.S.A.. All produce used in our treats comes from local, organic-certified Minnesota farms: from farm to Fido! They've been given 4 paws by our 11 year old rescue dog, Holly.
Animal Legal Defense Fund
The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. ALDF accomplishes this mission by filing high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, providing free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are punished for their crimes, supporting tough animal protection legislation and fighting harmful animal protection legislation, and providing resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.
Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. Today, ALDF’s groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals are supported by thousands of dedicated attorneys and more than 100,000 members and supporters.
Asase Yaa - Food Vendor
Asase Yaa (pronounced “ah-sah-see-yah”, and means “mother earth” in Akon Mythology) provides global foods for festivals.
Traditional meals with purpose. Asase Yaa meals are crafted with love, energy, and sincere intention in value of our customers.
Beanfields - Food Sampler
Beanfields bean and rice chips indulge your taste buds! They’re certified gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, allergy-friendly, and pack 5 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per serving.
Bee Free Honee - Food Sampler
Bee Free Honee is "honey made from apples, it is vegan but also...if we are to really save the honey bees, we need to find alternatives & allow them to regain in strength and in numbers so we don't loose them. Please come by our booth if you would like to learn more about how we can all do something to save our pollinators!
Boneshaker Books is a radical & progressive bookstore located in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. Boneshaker, staffed solely by volunteers, first opened in January of 2011. We specialize in progressive/radical literature, children's books, and a curated fiction section. Purchase in our store or place a special order online for pickup. If you are local, you can choose to have your purchase delivered to you by bicycle!
BOT Bakery is a 100% vegan & gluten free bakery and kitchen selling and making fun items in the midwest.
Bridges of Respect
Established in March of 1999, CAA's Humane Education Program, Bridges of Respect offers a series of interactive presentations on animal issues for receptive middle school, high school, and college students as well as community organizations in the Twin Cities metro area. The interactive programs encourage student participation and critical thinking by combining lively discussions with short videos and activities. Programs are flexible in length and format to meet the interests of the audience, and may be tailored to fit specific curricular needs. Since its inception, Bridges has given thousands of presentations, to tens of thousands of students.
Captured by Brooke Photography
International nature and wildlife photographer who also does whimsical artistic weddings and portraits.
Compassionate Action for Animals - Food Sampler
Compassionate Action for Animals is a Twin Cities based nonprofit that has been in operation since 1998. We encourage people to cultivate empathy for animals and move towards a plant-based diet. Our programs include leafleting, video showings, cooking classes, social events, and of course, the Twin Cities Veg Fest! CAA will be sampling a variety of delicious vegan foods.
Double Take Salsa - Food Sampler
Double Take creates craft salsas and hot sauces that provide everything you want in both heat level and flavor. Made with vine-ripened organic vegetables, many of which we personally grow, we lovingly oversee creation of these gourmet products starting when each seed is sown all the way to the moment the flavors are sealed in a jar for your enjoyment. Even those with a low heat tolerance come back for more – the heat doesn’t matter; the flavor is just that good.
Ecology Democracy Network
The Network offers guidance on the structural changes needed to establish an honest economic and political system in Minnesota.
The Ecology Democracy Network works to move the economic system we were born into from an anthropocentric human centered point of view to an ecological point of view by establishing an ecology-based economy in Minnesota.
An ecology-based economy recognizes that we are beings among and dependent upon an intricate web of other living entities on this fragile ecosystem we call Earth. Such a system would measure the health of the economy based on the health of habitats upon which life depends.
To do this we will need to reshape our politics in two fundamental ways. First, we need to establish a proportional representation electoral structure for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Second, we need to remove the influence of private money and powerful corporations interference on our government
Éthique Nouveau carries products that are kind to humans, animals, and the earth and 100% vegan (no animal testing, ingredients, skins, or furs). We're Minnesota’s only 100% vegan store, where all purchases help fund animal advocacy programs.
French Meadow Cafe - Food Vendor
Celebrating 30 years of fresh, organic, local and sustainable dining
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms
We started out as a sustainable produce farm and have grown to also raise 29 types of mushrooms. Since then we have branched out and also offer mushroom kits and cultivation supplies so people can grow their own at home!
Glam Doll Donuts - Food Vendor
Glam Doll Donuts will be back again for the 2nd year in a row with their delicious vegan donuts! Glam Doll is the only donut shop in Minneapolis to offer a wide array of vegan donuts daily.
Gorkha Palace - Food Vendor
Serving veg momos and samosas.
Grlk - Food Sampler
Grlk is a jar of awesomeness. Not that I’m biased. Your food will certainly think so! Fluffy, flavorful and so freakin’ good! It starts with: fresh garlic, organic lemon juice, non-gmo canola oil, organic sea salt, and water, to insure the highest amount of satisfaction. Every jar is made by hand and fresh to order. This way you can rest assured that your jar of Grlk is one of the most delicious things in your fridge. And take comfort in knowing it just may be the healthiest thing in there too! Every ingredient is consciously chosen for its freshness, quality, purity, and with your health in mind.There are endless possibilities to delight your taste buds with Grlk. It makes a healthy substitute for any condiment, salad dressing and marinade. And imagine the beautiful marriage of pasta and garlic…they go hand-in-hand like that’s amore! And to think, you don't ever have to worry about stinky garlic fingers from all that chopping ever again. Simply twist the cap, add Grlk to your favorite recipe and enjoy! And as we say in Lebanon, “sahtein!”
HOURCAR - Sponsor
HOURCAR is a locally owned nonprofit car sharing company. HOURCAR membership grants you 24/7 access to 60+ cars and trucks in Minneapolis/St. Paul for $8.50/hr, gas, insurance and mileage included.
Ryan Dow makes comics about vegetarianism, Buddhism, and other subjects.
Jasmine Deli - Food Vendor
Selling vegan Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches.
Juice So Good - Food Vendor
Made with only nutrition, whole, allergen-free ingredients, Juice So Good is dedicated to creating delicious, better-for-you beverages and foods and making them accessible to everyone looking to live a healthier, happier, more active life. From source to consumer, we are committed to driving positive change for the health and well-being of people, community and planet.
K’ul Chocolate - Food Sampler
K'ul creates great tasting, good for you, functional chocolate and energy bars with the finest all natural ingredients. The name K'ul (pronounced cool), comes from the Mayan word for energy, which is what our bars provide you with. Our bean-to-bar artisan 70% dark chocolate is designed to elevate the superfood status of chocolate. We enhance this powerful snack with other healthy ingredients to provide unique nutritional benefits with great taste.
Kakookies - Food Vendor
Kakookies are wonderfully delicious cookies made with heart-healthy oats, nuts, & seeds and are available in 4 unique flavors. There is something magical packed inside these hand held treats and it’s not wheat, dairy, or eggs because these cookies have none of that! It is a cookie re-imagined. Individually packaged for portability, Kakookies are a perfect grab-n-go snack ideal for travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, busy families, and anyone interested in leading a clean, healthy lifestyle.
Kenny Feldman Animal Advocate - Sponsor
Devoted to preserving the memory and continuing the legacy of Kenny Feldman, 1976-1999. Animal lover & activist in animal rights campaigns.
Providing beautiful natural henna for all your Mehndi Moments.
Mercy For Animals - Sponsor
Mercy For Animals is a national non-profit animal protection organization, dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies. MFA works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they so rightfully deserve. We serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy.
Molly Spring Rolls - Food Vendor
Perfect for vegans, vegetable lovers, and the health conscious. As fresh and healthy as it can possibly be.
Those who have tried these healthy, fresh, tasty on-the rolled spring rolls at NorthEast Farmers' Market love them.
Move2Veg Nutrition Counseling - Sponsor
Move2Veg provides individualized nutrition counseling with a focus on plant-based eating! Suzy, owner at Move2Veg, is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator who recognizes the importance of accurate nutrition information. A vegan herself, she began Move2Veg to support those who want to meet their nutritional needs through pant-based eating. Move2Veg can help you get started or fine tune your eating habits to optimize nutritional health.
The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group is a grassroots, student-directed, non-partisan organization that empowers and trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the statewide public interest. MPIRG members at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities work on issues involving social, economic, and environmental justice that affect people on campus and in the wider Twin Cities community.
Nicky’s Comfort Candy - Food Sampler
Where all of your sweet Vegan dreams come true!
Nicky’s Comfort Candy is handmade vegan confections made in small batches with only the highest quality ingredients, sourcing local and organic ingredients when available. Our confections are made cruelty free as our primary focus is on making a delicious product that is both animal and earth friendly. All of our products are made with Love and Peaceful Intentions. Most of our products are made without Gluten or they can be special ordered that way.We hope you enjoy eating our delicious caramels as much as we enjoy making them for you!! 100% Vegan Made with Love.
Phood and PlantFusion are both vegan protein powders that are completely plant based. The four main ingredients are pea, artichoke, amaranth, and quinoa and with no added preservatives or artificial sweeteners so you can be confident about what you're putting into your body.
Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.
Peace Coffee - Food Sampler
Peace Coffee's mission is to make exceptional-tasting, organic fair-trade coffee that sustains the livelihoods of the people who grow, roast, and sell it; preserves and protects the environment that produces it; and delights the taste buds of those who drink it.
Punk Rawk Labs, Inc. - Food Sampler
Punk Rawk Labs makes a dairy free cashew based cheese. This amazing organic and vegan product is made in the heart of south Minneapolis.
Renewal by Andersen
Renewal by Andersen celebrating our 20th Anniversary, Now offering 20% off total purchase with a 4 window/door minimum. Come in and sign up for the $10,000 quarterly drawing at any Renewal by Andersen Showroom located in Cottage Grove, Roseville & Burnsville.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Seward Cafe - Food Vendor
Seward Cafe has been collectively owned and operated since 1974. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, wine, coffee, and pastries and much more! We have tons of vegan options for anything, as well as gluten-free, local and organic goods. See our website for our event calendar for live music!
We'll be serving delicious vegan baked goods and coffee.
SKimball Fine Art
Shannon Kimball has been drawing for as long as he can remember and signs his work with “SKimball.” Just a pen, paper, and himself, that's the way he likes it, although he frequently works with colored pencils and pastels. He also dabbles in acrylics and watercolor. Shannon is a freelance, self-taught artist who tends to illustrate nature as an impressionist and the nature of things as a surrealist, often interpreting our varying relationships with animals.
St. Pops - Food Vendor
Our mission is to make delicious ice pops using simple, pure ingredients with a focus on locally grown produce. Our pops are free of dairy, gluten, soy and nuts. We sweeten our ice pops with organic cane sugar, honey, or other natural sweeteners. Like you, we care about what we put into our food.
Superior Switchel Co. - Food Sampler
An independent, owner-operated, Minneapolis business making historically thirst quenching switchel for active people. Try our new Maple Orange Switchel, packed with all organic, vegan, local, and nutritious ingredients! Drink it hot, cold, or mix it into a cocktail. We sell in 16 oz bottles or 64 oz growlers!
The Herbivorous Butcher - Food Sampler - Food Vendor
This year The Herbivorous Butcher will be in the food court selling our cooked brats as well in the exhibitor hall sampling food and selling items to take home!
Super small-batch vegan meat-free meats made with local ingredients and prepared by a brother and sister team!
Brother and sister team Aubry and Kale Walch have spent the last several years perfecting The Herbivorous Butcher’s deliciously deceiving meat-free meats. Aubry has been a vegetarian for 18 years and has spent over a decade creating meat-free alternatives to all the foods that she grew up with on Guam, a place where cooking was very important and each meal consisted of 2-3 different kinds of meat or seafood, not to mention a wide variety of flavors, spices, and textures, blending traditional cuisine with culinary cultures from across the world.
After years of watching Aubry thrive as a strict non-meat eater, Kale Walch followed suit and became vegan. Over the past several years, he has developed a keen sense for the many ingredients and methods that go into making the most flavorful, nutritious and satisfying meat alternatives. Having made the change from omnivore to vegan more recently, he is able to invoke the flavors of his previous “meat palate” to create realistic and tastefully accurate meat-alternatives.
The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, driving transformational change by combating large-scale cruelties, including cruelty to animals on factory farms. Restaurants, grocery stores and other food industry groups are transforming their supply chains, voters and state legislatures are taking a stand and undercover investigations are opening consumers' eyes to the plight of farm animals. Come learn how you can be a part of the change!
The Juice Plus+ Company - Food Sampler
Grow your own fresh veggies, fruits, and greens indoor year round with The Tower Garden! Give your body some added nutrition with our whole foods based nutritional products. We have sweet tasting fruit, veggie, and berry chewables that will provide your body with a boost of energy and nutrition it craves. People "on the go" will enjoy our nutritious and delicious Vegan shakes and bars.
The Stanford Inn by the Sea - Sponsor
North America’s only vegan resort, the exquisite Stanford Inn by the Sea sits atop a meadow overlooking organic gardens and Mendocino Bay. The full-service AAA Four Diamond eco-resort is dedicated to ensuring that its guests are not only pampered, but enriched and enlivened.
Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces set and ready to light, to a salt-water indoor pool, to a sumptuous, varied organic breakfast menu. Inspired by the resort's Certified Organic farm, the nationally acclaimed Ravens restaurant provides cutting edge vegan cuisine. Guests also enjoy the Inn's Mendocino Center for Living Well which offers Massage in the Forest, and classes in nutrition, cooking, creative play shops, gardening, Chinese Medicine, nature walks, mushroom foraging, yoga and more. Canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking are available at the Stanford Inn's Catch A Canoe and Bicycles Too, providing access to the trails and waterways of the verdant and breathtaking Big River watershed.
Two Ships Baking Co. - Food Vendor
Most vegans will tell you that you don't have to sacrifice flavor or enjoyment when choosing a vegan diet. This can be said whether you are a dedicated, longtime vegan, or someone searcher for fresher, healthier, and more responsibly sourced ingredients. Two Ships Baking Co. was borne out of a love for all of these things and a desire to share these things. With 100% vegan products, Two Ships is simply for dessert lovers.
University of Minnesota Real Food Challenge - Food Sampler
Come learn about the movement towards more local, ecologically sound, fair, and humane food in our institution and those across the country. Together, we are leading the way to a just, equitable and sustainable food system that nourishes not only the body, but local economies, animals, producers, and the environment!
Upton’s Naturals - Food Sampler
Upton's Naturals is a vegan-owned, Chicago-based maker of meat alternatives including Seitan and Jackfruit, which can be found in stores nationwide.
Vegan Outreach - Sponsor
Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.
Veggie Fries - Food Sampler
Better for You French Fries! Veggie Fries are a frozen vegetable French fry made with natural ingredients all sourced in the US. Veggie Fries is Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free. Our Veggie Fries have 25%+ vegetables and are a healthier alternative to traditional French fries: less sodium, more vitamins and proteins, less fat.
Way Better Snacks - Food Sampler - Sponsor
Snacking Way Better. It’s a simple promise, but it’s what we’re all about. Our Sprouted snacks are bursting with goodness because we’ve unlocked the powerful nutrients found in premium, wholesome ingredients. We’re bringing fun, nutrition AND great taste to everyday snacks. Join us at GoWayBetter.com!