Going green: VegFest venerates all things veggie



"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -Michael Pollen


They say you are what you eat. Few can claim total ignorance to the importance of eating fresh, unprocessed foods, but the task of finding prepared food that's delicious without being dependent on animal products can leave many would-be vegheads beefin' pretty hard. Saturday's VegFest should take care of all that.

Sponsored by Eco-Licious and Charlotte Veggie Business Union, Charlotte's first VegFest gives fest-goers a chance to enjoy food provided by several local veggie restaurants, check out lots of local vendors, jam out to local musicians and participate in several other family-friendly activities. There's even a vegan dessert competition, and you can be one of the judges. Dessert that's good for you? Sign me up.

The event's proceeds will go to the North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue.

May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1916 Commonwealth Ave.