Virgin Vegans (and Veg-curious) Get Intimate with Hot New Lifestyle Trend at Farm Sanctuary

Virgin Vegans (and Veg-Curious) Get Intimate with Hot New Lifestyle Trend at Farm Sanctuary’s Country Hoe Down

No experience needed to enjoy this weekend celebration of compassionate living

ORLAND, CALIF. – May 16, 2013 – On May 18 and 19, Farm Sanctuary will give virgin vegans, the veg-curious, long-time vegans, and everyone else in-between a taste of the lifestyle ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of their “best overall” at their annual Country Hoe Down. This exciting weekend set against the stunning backdrop of the organization’s 300-acre Orland-based Northern California Shelter offers great vegan food, sanctuary time with hundreds of rescued farm animals, hayrides, cooking demonstrations, barn dancing, and presentations from inspiring speakers including:

  • Linda Long, author of Virgin Vegan: The Meatless Guide to Pleasing Your Palate, who will share tips on how to cook great vegan food and present it in the best way to advocate for animals
  • Timothy Pachirat, author of Every 12 Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight, who will speak on his experience working undercover in a slaughterhouse
  • Captain Cindy Machado, Director of Animal Services at Marin Humane Society, who will speak on farm animal law enforcement
  • Chef AJ will round out the program with a lively cooking demonstration featuring tasty vegan foods without added sugar, salt, or oil

For decades, Farm Sanctuary’s Hoe Down has served as a fun, educational conference where guests can come together to learn about the latest farm animal protection and plant-based living issues. This year, with veganism cited as one the Top Five Consumer Health Trends for 2013, the event is attracting even more people eager to learn about the lifestyle being embraced by the likes of Bill Clinton, Venus Williams, Anne Hathaway, Mike Tyson, and countless other famous faces.

This popular event sells out quickly. Guests are encouraged to register today.

WHAT: Farm Sanctuary’s Country Hoe Down

WHEN: May 18 & 19, 2013

WHERE: Farm Sanctuary’s Northern California Shelter, 19080 Newville Road, Orland, CA 95963

COST: $75 for adults and $40 for children (ages 3–12)

Farm Sanctuary operates three shelters in New York and California that provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals, works to change laws to decrease abuse of farm animals, and promotes compassionate vegan living.