Last Sunday, SPREAD was humbled to participate in the first annual Triangle Vegfest among the finest local farmers, health food producers, and animal rights activists. The kid- and pet-friendly (there was even a “doggie” daycare!) community event garnered an epic turnout ready to indulge in culinary adventures and share their passion for healthy, ethical, and sustainable living. Triangle Vegfest appealed to the full range of sensory experiences with live music by Ben Garves and Jay Friedenthal, massages by Cloud Massage, food tastings and sales, and informational booths set up in part to educate the community on the positive impacts of choosing a vegan or vegetarian diet.

Vegfest

In fact, SPREAD is committed to stamping out the pernicious consequences of many unethical business practices in the meat and poultry industry–the largest agricultural sector in the United States. SPREAD reflects its alignment with the core values of Triangle Vegfest host Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge in its mission to protect humans, animals, and the environment. Responding to the urgent need to raise awareness surrounding the mistreatment of animals and correlated rise in health disparities including the obesity epidemic, SPREAD offers a healthy and nutritious alternative to dairy products. The Durham, North Carolina-based company boasts a line of vegan plant-based gourmet cheezes free of dairy, gluten, and soy in three demand-driven flavors: cheddar, smokey, and jalapeño. The SPREAD sampling station at Triangle Vegfest catered to a diverse crowd, and its delicious nacho recipe was a hit for all ages.

SPREAD is excited to be a part of the Triangle’s vibrant and growing community. For those who missed SPREAD at this year’s Triangle Vegfest, there is an opportunity to find them at Durham’s Vegetarian Flava Fest on Sunday, November 2 or visit myveganspread.com/about-spread for more product information and retailers to include Whole Foods stores throughout the Triangle and Wilmington, North Carolina. As always, any suggestions or comments are warmly welcomed via email at spreadcheeze@gmail.com.

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