VIDEO: My Vegan Evolution

This video is about my vegan evolution, so you get to hear how obnoxious I was as an early vegan (and what happened to make me, I hope, less obnoxious), how my friends helped me on my way, what happened when I worked for PETA for two ill-fated weeks, and some tips for other people embarking on this journey.

Click here to watch the video, and please leave me comments – I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks for watching!

Raw, organic, vegan B&B in the works

Check this out! There’s a new vegan B&B project happening in Spencer, looking for business partners:

RAW, ORGANIC & VEGAN, SPRITUALLY BASED, GREEN ENERGY” BED AND BREAKFAST… including 2+ Acres of Farmland Certified USDA ORGANIC and a Certified Professional Kitchen. I am looking for a partner(s) to get this project off the ground. This is an opportunity to live in the country, have a healthy lifestyle, make a positive impact in the life of others and on the environment. Feel free to post a question or comment below, email me: or call: 607-257-5349 and ask for Michael.

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Blue Moon Botanicals: Vegan, organic body care products, made in the Finger Lakes

Our newest addition to the Vegan Ithaca directory is my friend and fellow vegan Joanie! She makes amazing organic vegan soaps, scrubs, balms, bath salts, and other body care products. Folks outside of Ithaca can buy Blue Moon Botanicals soaps online at Etsy… but to get the other stuff you have to come to Ithaca!

Here’s more about Joanie’s business, from her Etsy profile:

Good Stuff Halloween Party and Grand Opening

On October 30th (TONIGHT!), there will be a Halloween Party and Grand Opening of Good Stuff by Mom and Me! Celebrate and support the opening of this new business: Good Stuff Kitchen at 2127 W Danby Rd, Newfield, NY.

They’ll have lots of yummy treats, light snacks, harvest salad and beverages. They’ll also be offering products for sale at a discounted rate for this day only. The event will be family friendly with lots of fun games for kids. Invite your friends – the more the merrier!

Call Claire and Tanya at 607-564-6133, and visit them online at

Unexpected Farm – veganic farming in the Finger Lakes

"swap flyer at unexpected farms - veganic!" by Shira GoldingUnexpected Farms has a booth at the Ithaca Farmers Market where you can buy their herbs, winter greens, root vegetables, beans, peas, lettuce, squash, strawberries, asparagus, peppers, and other veganic produce. (This means the food was grown without the use of animal labor, fertilizers, pesticides, etc.)

The farmers are really nice people who are kind to every animal on their land, from the cows they’ve adopted to the insects trying to eat the vegetables.

Anyone else out there a veganic farmer or gardener, or know someone who is? Please tell us about it in the comments!

Photo by Shira Golding.