Planning ahead and making preparations before New Year’s Day means you are more likely to succeed with your New Year’s Resolution. For many people food has something to do with their resolution; maybe it’s eating less, eating more healthily or cutting certain products out of their diet.

As it will be five weeks before New Year, the Wiltshire Vegan Fair on Sunday 26th November is perfectly timed to help you out if you are thinking about making changes to your diet related to eating less meat, stopping eating meat, or cutting out animal products entirely. 60,000 people took part in Veganuary 2017 – a challenge to eat vegan in January – and being prepared before New Year’s Day makes it a lot easier to succeed.

The wide range of stalls – including a ‘Top Caterer’ award winner – selling all kinds of vegan food from pies to pizza, burgers to hotdogs, cakes and baked goods to smoothies and sweets show that eating vegan doesn’t need to be restrictive and boring. The difficulty for many is deciding exactly what to have as there’s so much choice.

There will also be stalls selling recipes books, doing taste testing of different products and lots of people around who make, sell and eat vegan food to get ideas and advice from; the fair could be the start of a ‘new you’. It’s the perfect opportunity to start making plans for your successful New Year’s Resolution for 2018

Mel, from Mel’s Kindness Kitchen will be doing a vegan cheese-making demonstration, to show people how easy it is to make vegan cheese, from scratch, at home – if the idea of making your own doesn’t appeal she usually has some on sale for people to take away with them too.

There will be five talks throughout the day, so you can learn more about what led speakers to become vegan, what a vegan future might look like as well as a video on diet and an opportunity to ask about vegan diet myths – yes there are loads!

As well as the stalls selling food to eat on the spot or take away with you, there will be stalls selling cosmetics, clothing, jewellery and more. Everything is vegan meaning there are no animal products used in the manufacturing process, and nothing has been tested on animals, so you can pop along and indulge without feeling guilty.  This might also be a good time to get in a little Christmas shopping for the vegan in your life – luxurious bubble bath or hand-made artisan chocolates anyone?

The fair is designed to be informative and a fun family-friendly day out with good food rather than a hard-sell for veganism.  It’s a great opportunity to find out more about an increasingly popular lifestyle choice, try some products and speak to experts over a slice of cake.


Venue: The Neeld Community and Arts Centre, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Timings: 10.00 – 16.00, Sunday 26th November

Entry price: Adults £2, kids go free


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