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FVA Spring Potluck Picnic With Special Guest

Come join us Sunday May 4 for our first potluck of the year!  Bring your family and friends and your favorite vegan (no meat, no dairy, no eggs, no honey, no animal products of any kind) potluck dish to share.  Your dish can be as simple or as lavish as you like.  We all love vegan food!  FVA  will supply the drinks and plates with eating utensils.  So don't be shy -- come on out and meet like-minded people while eating delicious vegan potluck. Gosh, almost forgot there will be door prizes also!!

We are really excited to let you know we have asked  the inspirational and motivational speaker, Ellen Jaffee Jones, to speak to us after we have eaten. She is a personal trainer, running coach, author, and vegan lifestyle coach from Sarasota.  You may have been lucky enough to see and hear her at our Tampa Bay Veg Fest in the past few years. If not, you are in luck because she is coming specially to meet you!  Her new book called "Paleo Vegan"  is burning it up in Amazon Pre-Sales. In her book she tells what ignited her desire to blow up the "Paleo is meat 3 times a day myth."  We cannot wait to hear our good friend Ellen  and we know you will love her as we do.

  Ellen's message has been described as "Unique, powerful, high-energy and crucial to hear in a world growing farther apart by income disparities, massive health catastrophes ending in bankruptcies for many, the ravages of factory farming and well-documented animal abuse."  http://vegcoach.com/

Remember when you RSVP "yes"  let us know what food you are bringing.  This way we can have a wide variety of different food.  Thanks.


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  • Suzanne H.

    I got to try some new vegan dishes that were really tasty & met a few new interesting people. Ellen Jaffe Jones was her usual.....an inspiration & very knowledgeable.

    4 · May 5, 2014

  • Suzanne H.

    Jamie, I hope it's an "eggless" salad.

    May 3, 2014

  • Pamela S.

    I know for sure that I will be bringing a southwestern pasta salad and maybe something else.

    2 · May 3, 2014

  • Jamie

    I am going to be bringing a chickpea "egg salad".

    2 · May 3, 2014

  • Joan H.

    Thanks for this event! Plan on arriving for the speaker only, as have morning plans. Looking forward to meeting wonderful people, too!

    2 · May 3, 2014

  • Suzanne H.

    We have no rain date but I've been watching the weather, just as Ellen has, & it says Sun will be beautiful w/no rain. Looking forward to all this wonderful food & Ellen's new book.

    3 · May 2, 2014

  • Lisa R.

    Maybe the espresso brownies I made for the vegan bake sale on Record Store Day--they sold out and I didn't get to have any. :-)

    Is there a rain date, in case this monsoon-ish weather continues?

    2 · May 2, 2014

    • Ellen Jaffe J.

      Weather forecast all week, (just rechecked it now) has been calling for a zero percent chance of rain for Sunday. The monsoon is supposed to be gone by then. Yeah, rain can trash an author's investment with just a few drops. So I'm watching it. If there's any concern, I'm sure the hosts will be all over it. ;) Hope to see you! Even if you don't bring those yummy-sounding brownies!

      2 · May 2, 2014

  • Denise

    Darn it! Now we can't go due to last minute work deadline crunch : (

    April 26, 2014

  • Jackie G.

    I'm making either Yukon potato salad or quinoa chickpea salad.

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Diane K.

    I am bringing vegan sloppy joes, along with some thing sweet. What about the rest of you? I know it will be great day.

    May 1, 2014

    • Kim

      I'm making lettuce leaf tacos!

      2 · May 1, 2014

  • Suzanne H.

    I'll be bringing Beyond Meat chicken salad & Pea-Mint couscous. Excited about hearing Ellen speak again. Be sure to bring a friend or two.

    April 30, 2014

  • Heather

    I'm bringing a guest, we're coming for the speaker only... what time should we get there?

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • Kim

      I don't have full confirmation yet but probably 2ish.

      1 · April 24, 2014

    • Diane K.

      Yes she will start around 1 or 1:30. Wish you could come to eat also.

      2 · April 26, 2014

  • amber

    Not sure what I will bring yet, but it will be yummy! I will update as it gets closer.

    1 · March 19, 2014

    • Kim

      If you make it, it will indeed be yummy!

      1 · April 24, 2014

  • Jackie G.

    Not exactly sure what I'm bringing at this point. Some sort of vegan pasta salad or dessert.

    2 · March 11, 2014

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