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Announcing the Second Annual Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale
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Announcing the Second Annual
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale
— And we want you to participate!
WHEN? April 24 – May 2, 2010
WHO can participate? Just about anyone!
WHAT is it? On April 24 through May 2 (two weekends and the weekdays in
between), groups from across the world will hold vegan bake sales. Each
participating group gets to choose its venue, what to sell, and how it uses
the proceeds. (You can hold the bake sale on any day during the period—or on
more than one day if you like.)
WHY participate? 1. It's a fun way to introduce people to the joy and
tastiness of vegan foods. 2. Be part of an event that will publicize the
many benefits of an animal-free diet.
HOW do you participate? Go to this handy signup form or email us at email@example.com
. Then hold a vegan bake sale sometime between April
24 and May 2. It's that simple! (If you want to participate but cannot do so
during the official time period, get in touch with us—we've got you covered.
We're striving to be as inclusive as possible.)
There are only two rules:
a.. Goods sold must be vegan. For baking, most importantly this means no
dairy or eggs.
b.. Don't sell or distribute anything during the bake sale (books,
brochures, etc.) that contributes to the intentional harming of animals.
You don't have to be a vegan group or an animal group to participate. We're
inviting school clubs, Girl Scout troops, church organizations, even bunches
of friends who want to join.
It's an easy and enjoyable way to raise funds, and to raise awareness
about food that is delicious and satisfying but does not involve exploiting
or killing animals. (Note that animals are killed en masse, and at all ages
starting at newborn, in the dairy and egg industries). In addition, many
people are allergic to dairy or eggs, and holding a vegan bake sale shows
that you can make super-tasty versions of cakes, pies, cookies, and other
desserts without these ingredients.
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale is sponsored by Compassion for Animals
(CfA), a Washington, DC-area grassroots group that “works to reduce
human-caused harm to animals, primarily through educating people on
animal-friendly lifestyles and cultivating empathy and respect for the
nonhumans with whom we share the earth.” Our website (perpetually under
construction) is www.compassion4animals.org.
In 2009, the first year of the event, a hundred groups participated and
raised over $25,000 for a variety of causes. Some of the bake sales were
remarkable; all were memorable (here are some highlights). The Worldwide
Vegan Bake Sale was named the 2009 "Veg Event of the Year" by VegNews
Magazine. Nearly every 2009 participant has vowed, with enthusiasm, to
return in 2010.
Building on the connections we made in 2009, we expect to have increased
"mainstream media" coverage of the event in 2010, in addition to fantastic
(and greatly appreciated) promotion by cookbook authors, vegan chefs, food
bloggers, podcasters, animal activists, humane groups, and others across the
Sydney, Australia The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale web site is
www.veganbakesale.org. It's filled with ever-expanding useful information to
help you get your vegan bake sale going, including bake sale tips, vegan
baking tips, links to recipes, and an introduction to veganism.
You may be able to get funding for your participation! If, instead of
selling your baked goods, you give them away free to the public, or to a
predominantly non-vegan crowd at a sporting event or performance, and
optionally take donations, you may qualify for a grant from VegFund. Details
If your're seriously thinking about holding a bake sale, but don't
know where to find more volunteers, consider visiting the Post Punk Kitchen
forums. Several bake sales last year were formed as a result of
Here a few bake sale pointers you might want to know right off the bat
if you're not an experienced bake saler:
a.. You need to secure your venue. Possible locations include shopping
centers, strip malls, pet supply stores, community centers, public squares,
and theatres or sports arenas before or during an event. School groups and
religious groups may want to hold the event in their respective schools and
places of worship. Farmers markets, craft fairs, and festivals are other
good choices for a vegan bake sale, although you often have to register
early. Also, any vegan-oriented store will probably be receptive (if not
wildly enthusiastic) about a vegan bake sale at or near their business.
b.. You need to get all the necessary permissions for holding a bake sale
at your desired location. This can range from almost nothing to dealing with
multiple levels of officials and obscure regulations. For shopping centers
and strip malls, you may need permission from the owner of the property, not
just store management. Health ordinances vary from place to place, and
sometimes a city code will override a state code. In some areas, you may
need a special permit to hold a bake sale. You may be able to get around
some requirements by giving away the food for free (see the section on
funding, above), selling raffle tickets for cake and loaf prizes, or
partnering with a group or company that has a permit. Check with your local
health department for details.
c.. The bigger and busier the venue, the earlier you may need to reserve
it. For best results, start those phone calls soon.
New to vegan baking? It's easier than you think. Just follow any of
the million vegan baking recipes on the net or in cookbooks. Or, if you're
an advanced baker, you can usually make one or two minor changes (e.g., use
nondairy milk instead of cow's milk) and you're good to go. Either way, with
vegan baking you can create brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and other
delectables—even cheesecakes—that are as tasty as you've ever had—or better!
We've got some vegan baking tips, recipes, and links on the site, and
eventually we'll have tons, but in the meantime, in any search engine, just
enter "vegan recipe" followed by whatever you want to bake, such as
"chocolate chip cookies"or "zucchini bread," and you'll get plenty of good
recipes and cooking hints.
OK, that's it for now. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
you have any questions or suggestions. Visit www.veganbakesale.org for more
information or sign up here.
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Ca devrait donner des idées à certain(e)s, notamment parmi ceux et celels qui ont des talents culinaires ! Alors, est-ce que certains seraient intéressés de tenter cette expérience ?
Entre Girondins, on pourrait essayer, non ?