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Veggie Tucson Message Board › Succulent Potluck 411 - How it works

Succulent Potluck 411 - How it works

kristen t.
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Tucson, AZ
Post #: 6

Thank you for your interest in our JUICY Meetup group. We are excited to connect with YOU within this fully spirited circle of friends - new and old. We are the fastest growing raw vegan meetup group in the Tucson area. Our member base grows with each event. We have created community through our monthly potluck gatherings.

Kristen Taylor created this group for those interested in experiencing a raw/vegan/organic meal while gathering as a community in the comfort of each others homes. However, due to the rapidly increasing attendance at our events, we often gather now at various park locations around town. We have found this setting encourages folks to bring more family and friends. Park gatherings are a huge success. Lunch during the cooler months and dinner or indoor locations when it is hot.

$2 Contribution: This is explained in detail on our message board:­


A raw/vegan/organic dish that serves EIGHT or more to share with others. We ask that you bring an ingredient list written on an index card so everyone can freely in*joy without worrying over hidden food allergies. And serving utensils for this dish.


The dish may contain: organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains, superfood supplements, or a beverage that is unprocessed by chemicals or pasteurization. Vegan means that it contains no animal products including dairy. Raw means that nothing is heated over 111 degrees in preparing it. Organic means that the majority of the ingredients are certified "organic" and preferably local when possible.

There is no need to eat any certain way. You only need to have the desire to experience and share this type of food at our gathering. In fact, very few of our members are exclusively 100% raw vegan. Many people join us for tips on how to increase the amount of raw food in their daily diet. We completely understand if you prefer/need/desire other healthy foods in addition to our raw feast potlucks. We welcome you to bring it for yourself in addition to the raw vegan food you bring to share. Please note: All items on the SHARING TABLE will be RAW VEGAN.

TOO BUSY TO MAKE FOOD? We've got you covered... In our busy lives it is certainly understandable that, on occasion, you may wish to attend our potlucks without preparing and bringing food. Soooo for everyone's convenience and so our organizers, Kristen Taylor and Dan Desmond, can prepare enough food for everyone that takes advantage of this option, we now ask that you A) Let us know 1 week in advance and B) Prepay $15 via paypal when these arrangements are confirmed - non-refundable.

MOTHER NATURE: Let us love and honor her... In addition to bringing food, we also bring: Our own cloth napkins, vessels to eat & drink from and our own utensils for eating and serving (to cut down on waste). We now have a "POTLUCK FUND" that buys paper products in case you forget. Please remember to make a donation into this fund if you need to use these supplies.

DISH FAIRIES:I now have a tiara and a crown to bring glory to the blessed souls that volunteer for this part of cleanup. We love you.

MARKETING: Our potlucks are joyful, social gatherings. We are blessed to have so many talented people within this group sharing resources. We always provide a spot for business cards. Please no soliciting.

LOCATION: As I explained earlier, this location often changes monthly ~ variety is the spice of life, right? For the privacy of our hosting members, directions are emailed out a few days prior to the event. It is important to RSVP in advance as same day sign-ups may not get the directions mailed out in time.

NOTE: Because we are often welcoming you into our homes we ask that all information presented here be accurate. We ask for REAL NAMES and photos of YOU... Not business names or pictures of your beloved furry companions. We want to see BEAUTIFUL YOU!


We invite you to join us for our Live Food Feasts! These gatherings are always filled with Super Food and Super Fun! Our group consists of local, high-vibe, Tucson/Oro Valley residents and occasional visitors from out of town. We invite people with diverse eating preferences to attend our gatherings. Remember: Being 100% Raw Vegan is not necessary - your interest in experimenting and experiencing this type of food with your community is!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU. Let us know how we can help you feel most comfortable in joining our group. Please contact Kristen directly if you have any questions or groovy ideas.


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