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This Week in NJ

Ready for that 3 Day Weekend? We will be hosing a Memorial Day Potluck on Sunday, the 25th in Morristown. This is a private event for members of the Vegan in NJ Facebook group. For more information, find us on our group!

The Gentle Giant Cafe in Pitman will be hosting a Picnic for Piggies this Saturday, 5/24. The picnic will be a buffet-style vegan supper to benefit the residents of Kanda Farm Sanctuary. The menu will include burgers and hot dogs with toppings galore, seasonal veggies, salads, baked beans, gluten free options, desserts and soft drinks. This event is also BYOB. Seating is limited and tickets must be bought in advance. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the cafe or here.

NJveg will be touring the Grounds for Sculpture this Saturday as well. Join them for a tour of this popular outdoor museum, followed by a late lunch at vegan-friendly Brothers Pizza in Hamilton. Advance ticket purchase for the museum is recommended.

Alpacas at Farm Critter Haven! from their Facebook page

Whats that smell? Farm Critter Haven is looking for cleanup volunteers this Saturday. Animals create a lot of poop; come help clean it up! If you have any old garden tools you can donate or are willing to buy new such as pitchforks, rakes, and shovels please join us in the pasture with the ponies, cattle, and alpacas for poop clean up. They will also have old animal feed bags for anyone who wishes to scoop up and bring this wonderful manure home to their garden or compost with them!

The American Vegan Society will be hosting their annual Garden Party this Sunday in Malaga. More information and tickets can be found here.

Finally, the Jersey Shore chapter of Food Not Bombs will be feeding those in need at the Asbury Park Train Station between 5:00 and 6:00. If you want to donate something, contact them via their Facebook page or by emailing them at The Jersey City chapter meets at the Journal Square plaza at noon every Sunday. For donations, contact them via their Facebook page or at

Vegan in NJ events scheduled (*must be a member of the Facebook group to view private events):

6/22 Skylands Sanctuary Volunteer Day (pending)

Vegan in NJ is raising money through Crowdrise for Skylands Animal Sanctuary. We also have some new team members that can be found on our Crowdrise. If you are interested in signing up for the 5k and donating/joining our team to fundraise, please send me an email for your discount code for the race and proof of donation/team sign up! Proceeds from our apparel, which are available with our official design (thanks Lisette!) are available on Teespring!

If you are hosting an event or know of an event happening that you do not see on our events page, please send an email to and I'll add it to the page ASAP and include it in my weekly breakdown.

We have started a Patreon page and we would love it if you could donate any amount you could. We will be working on setting up the tiers with more as time goes on, but for right now, you will get access to our feed, where we will be working through ideas and events we plan to host in the future, early blog posts, discount codes for events, and random merch an whatever we've got that we can send you! This will be a great place for you to have your voice heard about how we can make NJ the most vegan friendly place it can be. Proceeds from our Patreon will be going to maintain the website, brand, and afford us to be able to hire on more awesome vegans to help us on our journey to make NJ a vegan wonderland!

Thank you to those who came here via the Try Vegan email blast! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can learn more about the Try Vegan empire via their meal delivery (use that link for a free meal!), their food truck, or their clothing line. They also now have an app in the App Store or on Google Play!

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