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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.


Fall 2002 Issue

Columbia-Greene Chapter Corner
By Joan Zacharias

No Animals Were Harmed At This Picnic

In a community where on any given weekend, a dozen local churches and firehouses are busy sponsoring pig roasts, chicken barbecues and steak dinners, a crowd of vegetarians and veggie-friendly people (and their companion canines) came together in Chatham on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day with veggie burgers, tofu dogs and grilled "un-chicken."  Picnickers showed off their vegetarian culinary skills with an incredible array of homemade food, while Jody Rael and his band picked out bluegrass tunes over special solar-powered amplifiers. In the front-page story that ran in the Hudson Register-Star ("Locals Declare Independence ? From Slaughterhouse." July 8, 2002), MHVS member Zinnia Konviser summed up the spirit of the day: "I can't imagine eating animals any more than eating the dogs roaming around here."

Phoenix Rises in Chatham

When in Columbia County, run, don't walk, to The Phoenix, a 100% organic vegetarian café located at 10 Main Street in the
Village of Chatham.  I like to think of it as "Nancy's Kitchen" - a warm, sunny, welcoming place filled with fresh-baked scones and muffins, heavenly homemade soups (there's always a vegan one), fresh juices and delectable daily specials.  Vegetarian owner and chef Nancy Trefethen has an unwavering commitment to buy organic and local produce - and it shows in the flavorful and healthful foods.  Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society members receive a 10% discount.  For more information, hours and specials, call 518- 392-9639.

And coming soon.

Peter Meisel, owner of luscious Luna 61 in Red Hook, is preparing to open another vegetarian eatery on lower Warren Street in Hudson.  Plans are to serve only breakfast and lunch at first, but once the word gets around about Peter's yummy cuisine and decadent vegan desserts, we predict that patrons will be begging for more.  Watch for details in the next newsletter.

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