Mark your calendars--the Second Annual Heartland Farm Sanctuary Gala is coming up August 10,2012!If you follow Vegan Milwaukee on Facebook, you probably saw photos from my visits to the Sanctuary and realized that I'm in love with that place! As an animal activist, I'm so happy that we have such a great organization nearby in the Madison area that is not only saving farm animals, but also reaching out to their community to help educate people of all ages about how special each and every one of these creatures is.Now, let's talk about this Gala! This is a huge event held at the Madison Concourse Hotel (fancy!) that includes a formal dinner (both vegetarian and vegan options offered), live entertainment, and live/silent auctions.
The vegan meal sounds fantastic--it includes "a mouth-watering mixture of rosemary polenta and grilled summer vegetables, topped with zesty basil puree."Tickets are $60 per person or $100 for a pair. All the proceeds go directly to the Heartland Farm Sanctuary to help save more animals like Toby the calf who I'm feeding in the picture below.
Tickets will be on-sale until July 24th, but make sure you get yours before they sell out!You can buy tickets directly online or by printing out the PDF form and sending it in. Please let them know that Vegan Milwaukee referred you in the "Referred By" field. Hope to see you there! :-)
The next Milwaukee Vegan Bake Sale is coming up fast! Here's a quick breakdown for you:Date: Saturday, May 12Time: 10AM - 5PM (get there early for the best selection)Location: The Urban Ecology Center - Riverside BranchAddress: 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211Proceeds go to The Heartland Farm Sanctuary (Madison, WI) and the Urban Ecology Center.Sign up to bake at this link (Google doc)See the Facebook Event and spread the wordThere are so many awesome things about this bake sale, I don't know where to begin. First of all, I know SO MANY amazing vegan bakers in Milwaukee! From home bakers who have perfected their treats to professional vegan bakers like Compassionate Cake, to a fabulous gal who wrote her own vegan cookie cookbook (Kelly Peloza); we will not be short on delicious sweet treats!Second, all the proceeds are going to be donated 50/50 to two great organizations. I've fallen in love with both of them. If you haven't visited The Urban Ecology Center, it's a must-see. The facility is just beautiful and they do amazing work for the environment and the community. I've visited the Heartland Farm Sanctuary twice now and I can't get enough! Oh, how I wish it was closer to where I live so I could volunteer! They rescue farm animals (awesome), but also work with the community to help educate children and give them an opportunity to use their talents to help the animals. They even do nursing home visits to let those residents enjoy the company of a friendly farm animal. Amazing, right?!The third awesome thing is the wonderful person who runs the bake sale twice a year: Stephanie. Read a great interview with Stephanie written by Kelly Peloza. She not only works hard to organize the event, but is also a fantastic baker and candy-maker. So, make sure you check out the bake sale and bring your friends, both vegan and non-vegan because there's something for everyone!