About Hudson Valley Vegans: Welcome!
This group was started to find vegans and vegan wannabes in the Hudson Valley. We combine Social Events and Social Action by enjoying delicious, healthful vegan food and encouraging others to do so. The more people who choose vegan food, the fewer farmed animals will be raised. You do not have to be vegan to join, just eat like one when you are with us. We get together to learn and to inform others.
In 2002 Roberta Schiff (Rhinebeck, NY) of Rhinebeck started the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society. In 2011, she started the Hudson Valley Vegans Meetup-up Group. We continue to proudly offer both social and social action events. No need to be vegan to enjoy our outings - we only ask that you eat vegan when with us.
Veganism is more than what we choose to eat - We encourage you as well to consider if you want to wear leather, wool, and silk, as these industries involve cruelty to animals.
Environmental perspective - we also encourage you to learn more about the environmental impact caused by animal agriculture, including its great contribution to global waning and word hunger. Exploring and presenting the many benefits of eating a plant based diet is central to our focus and outreach.
Past Hudson Valley Vegan Events