VegWinterFest to celebrate plant-based living March 1

February 20, 2020

With the perfect antidote to the winter blahs, VegRehoboth will host VegWinterFest from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, March 1, at Lewes Public Library. 

This free, afternoon mini-VegFest has all the ingredients for a relaxing, informative Sunday: Amazing food, dynamic speakers, exhibitors to brighten the afternoon, and great conversation among those who are already plant-based and those exploring lifestyle/diet alternatives. 

Activities include a cooking class and talk by Hari Cameron, well-known local chef of grandpa(MAC). Cameron has long been a friend to the plant-based community, offering vegetarian and vegan menu selections at each of his restaurants, and cooking and serving for VegRehoboth’s ThanksLiving celebrations. At VegWinterFest, he will demonstrate the ease of preparing plant-based whole foods, and reveal the best places to find local, fresh produce. Lunch, which must be preordered, will be prepared and served by Cameron as well. At $13, lunch is a bargain.

The connections among mind, body and spirit are emerging as major health issues, and VegWinterFest will offer a talk on The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection. Presenters Darlene Latta, PhD, LCSW, and Katelin Haley, DO, bring rich perspectives to these conversations. Latta has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 25 years. Haley is a family medicine specialist in practice for almost 10 years. Their keen, humorous insights will inform and enliven the afternoon.

Many plant-based novices want to know much the lifestyle will cost and what they can make. In her discussion and cooking demo, Patricia Haddock, founder of VegRehoboth, will show the ease and cost-effectiveness of a plant-based diet using the popular cookbook, “Plant-Based on a Budget,” by Toni Okamoto. Vegan since her early 20s, Okamoto is a widely known cookbook author, blogger and speaker. She shows how effortless, inexpensive and delicious plant-based eating can be. Those who want to buy the cookbook ahead of time can go to

VegWinterFest 2020 is a program of VegRehoboth, which organizes the Rehoboth Beach VegFest in May, ThanksLiving in November and many other activities throughout the year.

To reserve a lunch ticket and/or purchase a copy of “Plant-Based on a Budget,” go to

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