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COMPASSIONFEST VEGAN HOLIDAY BAZAAR 2017


The Sweet Beet LLC

We are so excited to announce The Sweet Beet, LLC as our vegan food vendor on Sunday, Dec. 10th at Compassionfest Vegan Holiday Bazaar 2017. We are thrilled to have you back. The Sweet Beet has always been on the favorite list voted by the public attendees.
So impressed by the selection of vegan gluten-free food and friendly service. The Sweet Beet is like no other shop in town. Committed to providing products essential to clean living while ensuring they taste great. Everything in their shop is 100% vegan and free from gluten, GMOs, soy, and peanuts. They strive to use only organic ingredients. If a particular ingredient is not available in organic form, they ensure it is GMO-free. Catering to any diet. Your health is as important to them as it is to you.

 


Pure Alchemy

We are thrilled to announce Pure Alchemy Juice Bar Cafe will be bringing the vegan goods to Compassionfest Vegan Holiday Bazaar 2017. Joining us Sunday, December 10th only.
Our mission is to educate and inspire people to live the highest quality life they can possibly live. Health and vitality are two of the main filters we experience our lives through. If either is out of balance, our lives can very easily get out of balance. The old saying, “you are what you eat” is not just a saying… you truly are what you eat! Food is fuel for the Body, Mind and Soul. Nourishing your system with high quality nutrients and mineral rich foods can change the entire landscape of your life
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Titi's Tasty Treats LLC

Please give a warm welcome to Titi's Tasty Treats LLC joining us at Compassionfest Vegan Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Dec 9th only. Titi's Tasty Treats will be bringing the vegan goods. Get ready for chocolate covered cookies, brownies, pies, and so much more.


Garden Groove

So excited to welcome back Garden Groove to Compassionfest Vegan Holiday Bazaar 2017. Garden Groove will be providing Friday night nachos and Sunday morning pancakes at this year's event. Garden Groove makes serving healthy & compassionate vegan food to the local community at top priority. An idea born after I visited Hawaii. I was inspired by the farmers markets there & wanted to bring the aloha to CT.


Hardcore Sweet Cupcake Mobile

So excited to announce Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes to Compassionfest Vegan Holiday Bazaar 2017! Joining us for all three market days!
We are so lucky to have Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, voted Connecticut’s Best Vegan Cupcakes. If you are not yet familiar with the long list of completely vegan options, you will be impressed by the clever names and delicious combinations. Redefining the cupcake all together. In 2013, Hardcore Sweet added winning an episode of Cupcake Wars to their list of awesome accomplishments. The vegan competition featured rocker and horror fanatic Rob Zombie as a guest judge and enabled Hardcore Sweet to make their cupcake debut at the 2013 Great American Nightmare in Los Angeles, California. Nicole and Jeremy wowed the judges and festival guests with their unique flavor combinations, horrifying toppers, and twisted “Funhouse of 1000 Cupcakes” concept.
Check out their endless list of Vegan Cupcakes http://www.hardcoresweetcupcakes.com/cupcake-cake-flavors.h…

 


Tynne Love Raw Chef & Herbalist

We are ecstatic to welcome back Herbal Deva, LLC. Tynne Love is a private in home raw chef & nutritional guidance for natural healing, specializes in western and eastern clinical herbal medicine, doTERRA silver wellness advocate, & essential oil educator.
All 3 days Tynne Love Raw Chef and Herbalist will be serving Vegan Hot Chocolate, Chaga Chai Tea, Yerba Mate, & Fire Cider Shots. To get your dose of healthy beverages.


COMPASSIONFEST 2017

Vegan Food


The Sweet Beet, LLC

We are truly grateful to announce The Sweet Beet, LLC as our sponsor and vegan food vendor at Compassionfest 2017. We are thrilled to have you back. The Sweet Beet has always been on the favorite list voted by the public attendees.
So impressed by the selection of vegan gluten-free food and friendly service. The Sweet Beet is like no other shop in town. Committed to providing products essential to clean living while ensuring they taste great. Everything in their shop is 100% vegan and free from gluten, GMOs, soy, and peanuts. They strive to use only organic ingredients. If a particular ingredient is not available in organic form, they ensure it is GMO-free. Catering to any diet. Your health is as important to them as it is to you. http://www.thesweetbeet.net/menu


Gmonkey Mobile

We are so ecstatic & honored to welcome back Gmonkey mobile for Compassionfest 2017. GMONKEY is CT's First all Vegan & Organic Food Truck. Named by VEGNEWS and P.E.T.A as the Nation's Top 5 Food trucks in America, Gmonkey is the mobile unit from Branford's Award-winning Vegan Restaurant named G-Zen. Gmonkey proudly serves 100% Vegan, Organic and Hand-made Plant-based cuisine. We source our own 100% organic ingredients from our very own farm called Shadlefarm in Durham and our truck runs on renewable veggie bio-diesel. http://www.gmonkeymobile.com/


Three Girls Vegan Creamery


Our Vegan Artisanal Cheeses are 100% vegan, fermented, and aged naturally using only the finest organic and sustainable ingredients.
 


Like No Udder

We are so overjoyed to announce the world's first all VEGAN soft serve ice cream truck Like No Udder to Compassionfest 2017. PETA has declared Like No Udder one of the Top 5 Vegan Friendly Food Trucks in the U.S. We’re also about serving delicious products that just happen to be free of all animal products. This includes dairy, eggs, animal fats and honey. Our mission is to bring smiles to peoples’ faces and serve the best possible dairy-free treats available. Years of research have culminated into this dream and we hope you have a chance to share in the joy that is vegan soft serve and frozen desserts.
 


Yeah Dawg

So grateful to announce Yeah Dawg to Compassionfest 2017. At Yeah Dawg we believe people can be healed by food. Our food is made from love and a conscience for a better tomorrow for people, animals, and the environment. We offer a refreshing new take on food that engages the customer with vibrant colors, smells, textures and flavors and we invite you to participate in an experience of sensory enhancement. When you bite into a Yeah Dawg your taste buds are elevated and your consciousness raised. This dawg is delicious. We invite you to give it a try!

 


 

Hardcore Sweet Cupcake Mobile

Get ready this Compassionfest 2017 will have a truck filled with the best vegan cupcakes!!! We are so lucky to have Hardcore Sweet Cupcake, voted Connecticut’s Best Vegan Cupcakes. If you are not yet familiar with the long list of completely vegan options, you will be impressed by the clever names and delicious combinations. Redefining the cupcake all together. In 2013, Hardcore Sweet added winning an episode of Cupcake Wars to their list of awesome accomplishments. The vegan competition featured rocker and horror fanatic Rob Zombie as a guest judge and enabled Hardcore Sweet to make their cupcake debut at the 2013 Great American Nightmare in Los Angeles, California. Nicole and Jeremy wowed the judges and festival guests with their unique flavor combinations, horrifying toppers, and twisted “Funhouse of 1000 Cupcakes” concept.
 


Ninth Square Market Caribbean Style

We are so grateful to announce Ninth Square Market Caribbean Style to Compassionfest 2017. Get ready for the best caribbean vegan food in the state!
Renowned vegan Chef Wright will be bringing 100% plant-based goods. Known for signature dishes such as Jamaica's Ackee & Saltfish (without the fish). It's a guarantee you will be satisfied you stopped by the vegan food bar for a truly unique & memorable dining experience at this year's event.
Co-Owner Hazel a certified nutritionist, is dedicated to creating an environment providing healthy food options to the public. With creative dishes such as Gluten-free Yam and Green Banana & Ital Dal Vegan Stew surely puts Ninth Square Market II Caribbean Style on the map. Photo credit: New Haven Independant

 


Vios / Gofer Health

Pleased to announce Vios to Compassionfest 2017.
At Víos, we are passionate about what we put into our bodies and the nutrition we provide to our families. We want to offer everyone the convenience and affordability of phytonutrition for on-the-go healthy lifestyles.
Víos is a Greek word meaning “life”. We believe that we have a symbiotic relationship with plants. Plants provide our bodies with the essential nutrients and benefits needed to keep us healthy and active. That’s why we develop whole food, plant-based nutrition supplements designed to give your body more of the natural nutrition it needs in convenient, single-serve packets.
All Víos products contain quality certified organic ingredients, are gluten-free, non GMO and 100% vegan. There are no preservatives, nothing artificial, no fillers and no sugar added. Pure quality ingredients… the way nature intended.
https://goferhealth.vioslife.com/about-vios/


Still Delicious

Please welcome Still Delicious to Compassionfest 2017! Still Delicious will be bringing the vegan goods whoopie pies, bagels, cookies, breads and so much more.
Still Delicious a Food Allergen Friendly Bakery using no Gluten, Soy, Nuts. Variety of Dairy & Egg free as well. Premium quality all natural baked goods produced on site in a brand new facility. Extensive use of organic ingredients sourced from dedicated Allergen Friendly producers.


Garden Groove

So excited to welcome back Garden Groove to Compassionfest 2017. Garden Groove provides gourmet smoothies & smoothie bowls, as well as other delicious, healthy & compassionate vegan food to the local community. Garden Groove was an idea born after I visited Hawaii. I was inspired by the farmers markets there & wanted to bring the aloha to CT.



Compassionfest Presents "Vegan Holiday Bazaar" Animal-Friendly Food



Three Girls Vegan Creamery

Our Raw Vegan Artisanal Cheeses are 100% vegan, fermented, and aged naturally using only the finest organic and sustainable ingredients. Three Girls Creamery will be with us for Saturday, Dec 10th. Serving up their mozzarella in carrozza (baked, not fried)! Super crispy and super yummy!



Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes

We are so lucky to have Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, voted Connecticut’s Best Vegan Cupcakes. If you are not yet familiar with the long list of completely vegan options, you will be impressed by the clever names and delicious combinations. Redefining the cupcake all together. In 2013, Hardcore Sweet added winning an episode of Cupcake Wars to their list of awesome accomplishments. The vegan competition featured rocker and horror fanatic Rob Zombie as a guest judge and enabled Hardcore Sweet to make their cupcake debut at the 2013 Great American Nightmare in Los Angeles, California. Nicole and Jeremy wowed the judges and festival guests with their unique flavor combinations, horrifying toppers, and twisted “Funhouse of 1000 Cupcakes” concept.



From The Roots: Cooking With A Conscience

From the Roots is all about eating well, for ourselves and for our planet. We have our roots in compassion, wellness, and we met 10 years ago at Bloodroot where we have been working. We can cater your next event, teach a cooking class, and even cook meals for you at home when you don't have the time to cook.



The Sweet Beet, LLC

The beat on the street was they scored high on the favorite list by the public attendees. We are thrilled to have you back for our winter event. So impressed by the selection of vegan gluten-free food and friendly service. The Sweet Beet is like no other shop in town. Committed to providing products essential to clean living while ensuring they taste great. Everything in their shop is 100% vegan and free from gluten, GMOs, soy, and peanuts. They strive to use only organic ingredients. If a particular ingredient is not available in organic form, they ensure it is GMO-free. Catering to any diet. Your health is as important to them as it is to you.


Nature Has Flavor 

Nature Has Flavor: How to Cook and Live the Whole Foods, Plant Based Lifestyle. Our quest is to teach you a new way of eating with great tasting food and original recipes from our Chef.A plant based diet is a diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, tubers, legumes and whole grains. The diet does not include meat, including fish and chicken. You’ll eventually eliminate all animal products, even dairy and eggs. The diet also supports limited use of refined sugars, oils and white flour. The phrase can also refer to a purely vegan diet, which contains no food from animal sources whatsoever. Nature Has Flavor answers some questions on how the lifestyle diet works and can be of benefit to you.



Compassionfest 2016
 



The Bunnoli

My name is Angela Losquadro and I made my first vegan cannoli March 1, 2015. I really enjoy coming up with different recipes and flavors and getting a positive response from everyone. So I decided to start my own business called The Bunnoli. The name comes from a combination of my favorite animal, bunny and cannoli. I volunteer at a local rabbit shelter and sanctuary Hop Along Hollow and a percent of proceeds will be donated there. I'm also planning on having 100 rabbits tattooed on me which I'm way past the half way mark already! I'm at the shelter helping with the rabbits almost everyday and between baking, having 13 pets (9 rabbits, 1 dog, 1 chinchilla plus 2 cats) I'm quite busy but love it! I must admit, starting a business is pretty scary but doing what I want to do and getting support by vegans and non vegans alike is rewarding. There's a flavor bunnoli for everyone and I hope everyone gets to try one soon.

 


Hardcore Sweet Cupcake

This festival just wouldn’t be the same without having some sweet treats. We are so lucky to have Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, voted Connecticut’s Best Vegan Cupcakes. If you are not yet familiar with the long list of completely vegan options, you will be impressed by the clever names and delicious combinations. Redefining the cupcake all together. In 2013, Hardcore Sweet added winning an episode of Cupcake Wars to their list of awesome accomplishments. The vegan competition featured rocker and horror fanatic Rob Zombie as a guest judge and enabled Hardcore Sweet to make their cupcake debut at the 2013 Great American Nightmare in Los Angeles, California. Nicole and Jeremy wowed the judges and festival guests with their unique flavor combinations, horrifying toppers, and twisted “Funhouse of 1000 Cupcakes” concept.

 


The Sweet Beet LLC

The beat on the street was they scored high on the favorite list by the public attendees. We are thrilled to have you back for Compassionfest 2016. So impressed by the selection of vegan gluten-free food and friendly service. The Sweet Beet is like no other shop in town. Committed to providing products essential to clean living while ensuring they taste great. Everything in their shop is 100% vegan and free from gluten, GMOs, soy, and peanuts. They strive to use only organic ingredients. If a particular ingredient is not available in organic form, they ensure it is GMO-free. Catering to any diet. Your health is as important to them as it is to you.

 


Steem Caffeinated Peanut Butter Inc

This peanut butter is like no other. Steem makes the world's one and only caffeinated peanut butter. The caffeine bonds with the peanut butter for a long lasting steady release of energy without the jittery feeling. Enjoy it however you would normally enjoy peanut butter and don't worry about the hassle of not having enough energy to get things done. It's the greatest thing you never knew you wanted.

 


From The Roots

So pleased to welcome our next vegan food vendor From The Roots to Compassionfest 2016. From the Roots is all about eating well, for ourselves and for our planet. We have our roots in compassion, wellness, and we met 10 years ago at Bloodroot where we have been working. We can cater your next event, teach a cooking class, and even cook meals for you at home when you don't have the time to cook.


Gmonkey Mobile

GMONKEY is CT's First all Vegan & Organic Food Truck. Named by VEGNEWS and P.E.T.A as the Nation's Top 5 Food trucks in America, Gmonkey is the mobile unit from Branford's Award-winning Vegan Restaurant named G-Zen. Gmonkey proudly serves 100% Vegan, Organic and Hand-made Plant-based cuisine. We source our own 100% organic ingredients from our very own farm called Shadlefarm in Durham and our truck runs on renewable veggie bio-diesel.


One World Roasters

One World Roasters, in East Haven CT, seeks to provide the freshest, highest-quality coffee to our customers. Our passion for a great cup is the philosophy we live by, and our coffee roasting is a craft we take seriously. One World also strives to support coffee communities—local, regional, and global. We source fairly-traded and organic beans to the greatest extent possible.
Roaster Eric Ciolino believes that coffee is a medium for fostering relationships. Because it has the ability to connect people, locally and globally, he works to make sure each cup is perfect. People can truly distinguish the quality of a One World Roasters' cup of coffee. Eric lives in New Haven and proudly calls the city his home. 


Garden Groove

Garden Groove provides gourmet smoothies & smoothie bowls, as well as other delicious, healthy & compassionate vegan food to the local community. Garden Groove was an idea born after I visited Hawaii. I was inspired by the farmers markets there & wanted to bring the aloha to my home town farmers market. From June 24th though October 7th you can find us every Friday 11:00-3:00 at Hamden's Town Center Park Farmers Market.

 


 

For an idea of what we've feature before, below are Compassionfest 2015's food vendors:
Compassionfest 2015


The Sweet Beet, LLC

It feels so sweet to have The Sweet Beet, LLC with us. So impressed by the selection of vegan gluten-free food and friendly service. The Sweet Beet is like no other shop in town. Committed to providing products essential to clean living while ensuring they taste great. Everything in their shop is 100% vegan and free from gluten, GMOs, soy, and peanuts. They strive to use only organic ingredients. If a particular ingredient is not available in organic form, they ensure it is GMO-free. Catering to any diet. Your health is as important to them as it is to you.

 

 


Raw Food Central

It is an honour to have Raw Food Central at this event to serve others in a way that energizes, inspires, and builds people and their health. The purpose of Raw Food Central’s structure is to provide a way…a means whereby all who enter might learn to use creative skills to find identity and fulfillment in the achievement of taking care of themselves in health with Raw Whole Foods, Exercise, Pure water, Fresh Air, Sunshine, Rest/Sleep, Emotional poise and Spiritual Foundation… and dedicate themselves to the best in life, all under the direction of the Natural Laws of Nature.

 

 


Garden Groove

Pleased to announce our next food vendor, Garden Groove. To get into the groove grab a healthy, delicious, dairy-free, guilt-free, vegan smoothie. Its only natural for the masses to travel to Highwood Square in Hamden, CT on Fridays & Mondays. Get your energy pure, clean and green.

 

 

 


Keifer’s Kettle Korn

Keifer’s Kettle Korn will be be on hand with Gourmet Vegan Kettle Korn, Italian Ice & Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. Keifer’s Kettle Korn is deeply involved in animal rights causes. We support non-profit groups that assist with low-cost spay and neuter programs and with adoptions from high-kill shelters. In fact, 100% of our tips go to animal rescue. Making the very best kettle corn starts with the quality of the ingredients. We tried every variety of gourmet mushroom corn available before finally settling on a top grade product from a small Nebraskan farm as our staple corn. Soy, canola, vegetable, sunflower and blended oils all fell short. Ultimately we found that pure, domestic sourced corn oil produced the very best product. When we ironed out our secret formula and finalized our process we realized that we had a truly exceptional product on our hands.


Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes

This festival just wouldn’t be the same without having some sweet treats. We are so lucky to have Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, voted Connecticut’s Best Vegan Cupcakes. If you are not yet familiar with the long list of completely vegan options, you will be impressed by the clever names and delicious combinations. Redefining the cupcake all together. In 2013, Hardcore Sweet added winning an episode of Cupcake Wars to their list of awesome accomplishments. The vegan competition featured rocker and horror fanatic Rob Zombie as a guest judge and enabled Hardcore Sweet to make their cupcake debut at the 2013 Great American Nightmare in Los Angeles, California. Nicole and Jeremy wowed the judges and festival guests with their unique flavor combinations, horrifying toppers, and twisted “Funhouse of 1000 Cupcakes” concept.


Delicious Dirt Designs & Apothecary

Providing pure natural healing remedies for the land and body, Delicious Dirt Designs’ mission is to collaborate, build, and help care for ecological, edible, purposeful gardens for people and communities. We help to provide the freshest and healthiest food that you want to eat. Delicious Dirt Designs is dedicated to creating accessible, vibrantly diverse gardens for everybody. We offer sliding scale payment and bartering option. Delicious Dirt Apothecary is grounded in empowering people and working to provide alternative herbal support that is effective and accessible. Similar to our design and garden work, I offer sliding scale payment and bartering options for my plant-based remedies. Everything is made in small batches and I use organic, sustainable, homegrown, and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
 


One World Roasters

So happy One World Roasters could join us. One World Roasters, in East Haven CT, seeks to provide the freshest, highest-quality coffee to our customers. Our passion for a great cup is the philosophy we live by, and our coffee roasting is a craft we take seriously. One World also strives to support coffee communities—local, regional, and global. We source fairly-traded and organic beans to the greatest extent possible.
Roaster Eric Ciolino believes that coffee is a medium for fostering relationships. Because it has the ability to connect people, locally and globally, he works to make sure each cup is perfect. People can truly distinguish the quality of a One World Roasters' cup of coffee. Eric lives in New Haven and proudly calls the city his home. 

Thyme & Season


Pleased to announce Thyme & Season. Thyme & Season is a real health-food store! One of the largest selections of natural, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free & vegan. Organic baby food, safe cleaning & paper products, fair trade chocolate & coffee. Vitamin, mineral, herb and whole food supplements, homeopathic remedies & Certified Nutrition Counselor. Daily hot entrees & soups, salads, sandwiches. Catered platters available for order. A dedicated helpful staff.http://www.thymeandseasonnaturalmarket.com
 


Tasty Kale

Tasty Kale is dehydrated kale seasoned with the best, all natural ingredients from around the world. Try some today, because once you have tasted Tasty Kale , you'll never snack the same again. For more information go to http://www.tastykale.com.
 


Dulce's Kitchen

Cooking with a conscience is our guiding principle as we create delicious food from ingredients that support the well being of our clients, our animals, friends and the planet.



And more to come…Plus, learn about compassionate eating from our featured speaker, Victoria Moran, author of The Good Karma Diet, or stop by one our cooking demonstrations for free samples! Check the CompassionFest schedule for times and details…