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.
OLUMBIA-GREENE CHAPTER CORNER
by Joan Zacharias
Declare Your Independence from Meat
On July 4th, we will return to lovely Crellin Park in Chatham to listen to bluegrass and feast on some very special foods: vegan veggie burgers and buns made right here in the county at Hawthorne Valley Farm… our favorite Yves Good Dogs with all the fixings…grilled "un-chicken" and "un-shrimp"… and a spread of beautiful homemade, garden-fresh dishes prepared by our members and friends. Come join us! See details on the enclosed flyer and on page 1 of this newsletter.
Back to the Fair
We received our invitation to return to the county fair (hooray!), so this Labor Day weekend we will be at our usual spot - across from the American Legion Hot Dog Booth - selling veggie cookbooks, handing out literature, and answering questions about vegetarian eating and living. About 65,000 people attend the fair, so it’s a great opportunity to interact with nurses, teachers, students and lots of other residents of this agricultural community. Volunteers are needed to help with booth design and staffing. Contact us at (518) 392-VEGI (8344) or firstname.lastname@example.org t.
We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Cement Plant
Many of us are vegetarians because we care deeply about the environment. St. Lawrence Cement, owned by a Swiss company with a horrible environmental and safety track record, wants to build a sprawling coal-burning cement plant with a 400-foot smokestack in our community. This plant will spew fine particulate matter and toxic emissions all over our countryside, towns, lungs, wildlife and, yes, our organic fruits and veggies. Speak up against this threat to our health and environment. Join or support Friends of Hudson, the citizens group that is fighting the plant. Visit www.friendsofhudson.com or call (518) 822-0334.
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