25 Members 1 Upcoming event
Northampton, MA Founded on May 30, 2021

Welcome to our growing community of local vegans, vegetarians, and veg-curious people! We host a variety of events throughout the valley, both social and animal advocacy events. We also work closely with other like-minded groups in the area, including Western MA Animal Rights Advocates (WMARA) and P-NUT at UMass Amherst. We are always open to suggestions for new events, so please feel free to post ideas. I look forward to meeting you at a future event!

Upcoming Events

Feb 11
Sat, Feb 11, 2023, 1:00 PM

Public eventAnyone who has access to the group can see the event, description, location, comments, photos, and RSVPs. Lunch at Wild Chestnut Cafe

Public eventAnyone who has access to the group can see the event, description, location, comments, photos, and RSVPs. Lunch at Wild Chestnut Cafe

Wild Chestnut Cafe 22 Chestnut Street, Northampton, MA, 01062

Last week’s lunch went so well, we have decided to make it a monthly event! So be on the lookout for second Saturday lunches at Wild Chestnut. We will start an hour later this time to try and avoid some of the lunch rush. Hope to see you there!

Hosted by: Melissa T Organizer

Sat, Feb 11, 2023 1:00 PM

Past Events

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Saturday, Jan 14, 2023, 12:00 PM EST

Lunch at Wild Chestnut Cafe

I’ve been on social hiatus for the past few months (life has been busy!), but I’m more than ready to hold a social event. Join me for lunch on Saturday, January 14. Hope to see you there!
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Sunday, Sep 25, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT

Brunch at Wild Chestnut Cafe

It's been awhile since we've met at Wild Chestnut - let's have brunch together! They have added some items to their menu, including a breakfast sandwich. Plus, they always have delicious specials! Please only RSVP yes if you definitely plan to attend. 
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Saturday, Aug 20, 2022, 12:30 PM EDT

Lunch at All of Us Natural Foods

There’s a new vegan restaurant in South Deerfield, let’s check it out! If we are a small group (less than ten), we can sit outside (weather permitting). If there are more than ten of us, they can accommodate us inside. I need to give a headcount a few days in advance, so please give a definite yes by Wednesday, August 17. Here’s a link to their website: https://allofusnaturalfoods.square.site/
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Thursday, Jul 14, 2022, 5:30 PM EDT

Vegan Pizza Land at Wild Chestnut Cafe

Vegan Pizza Land, the delicious vegan pizza pop-up, will be at Wild Chestnut Cafe next Thursday! Let’s support them and the cafe. Pizza starts at 5; I plan to arrive by 5:30. Stop by any time; they usually serve until 8 or whenever they run out of pizza.
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Saturday, Jun 25, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT

Lunch at The Humble Peach

Let’s have lunch at the area’s newest vegan restaurant! There is no indoor seating, so this will be an outdoor event with a rain date of June 26. There are two small tables outside, so if we are a small enough group, we can eat there. If we are a larger group, or the tables are unavailable, we can take our lunch to go and eat in one of the parks in downtown Amherst. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.
Public eventAnyone who has access to the group can see the event, description, location, comments, photos, and RSVPs.

Thursday, Jun 16, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT

Vegan Pizza at Abandoned Building Brewery

The vegan pop-up Vegan Pizza Land will be at Abandoned Building on June 16. Let’s try some vegan pizza and a beer, if you so choose. They have non-alcoholic beverages as well. I believe there will be a live band too. This will be an indoor event. Here is a link to the pizza pop-up: http://veganpizzaland.com/
And a link to Abandoned Building: https://www.abandonedbuildingbrewery.com/
Public eventAnyone who has access to the group can see the event, description, location, comments, photos, and RSVPs.

Sunday, Apr 24, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT

Brunch at Pulse

Let's meet for Pulse's delicious vegan brunch! I will try to reserve the large table near the door, though if the weather is nice, maybe we can move outdoors. I'll keep an eye on the forecast. Afterward, if the weather allows, we can take a walk on the rail trail if people are interested.
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Thursday, Dec 16, 2021, 5:30 PM EST

Dinner at Pulse

It’s been awhile - let’s have dinner together! This will be an indoor event. I am hoping to keep the group at about ten people or so. Please only RSVP “yes” if you definitely plan to attend. I am picking a start time of 5:30 because the restaurant closes at 7. If you can’t make it quite that early, feel free to join us when you can. I’ll try to reserve the large table just to the left of the main doors.
Public eventAnyone who has access to the group can see the event, description, location, comments, photos, and RSVPs.

Sunday, Oct 17, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT

Canceled Reservoir walk and possible lunch

Let's enjoy fall with a walk around the Whiting Street Reservoir! Park on Mountain Park Road; we will meet at the entrance to the reservoir before the road curves to go up the mountain. After our walk, we can get some lunch if people are up for it/feel comfortable eating out. If the weather allows, we can go somewhere with outdoor seating. We will be near Easthampton, Northampton, and Holyoke, so we will have many options. If you'd like to just join us for a walk, that's fine too!
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Friday, Sep 10, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT

Franklin County Fair Protests

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Sunday, Aug 15, 2021, 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Outdoor Vegan Block Party

This event is sponsored by Vegfest413. This is an outdoor event, and masks are required. I believe they are limiting attendees as well. I am posting this as informational, not a specific meetup. I will be helping Sheryl at the WMARA table at the beginning of the event if you'd like to stop by and say hello. Sheryl will be there all day. Visit vegfest413.com for more details.
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Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021, 5:30 PM EDT

Outdoor Dinner at Pulse

I was away for most of July, but I'm back in town now and would love to get together with people! Let's meet for dinner outdoors at Pulse. I will plan to keep this event outside unless there is very inclement weather. Pulse closes at 7, so I'm going to plan a rather early start time of 5:30. Hopefully that works okay for those who have to work that day. If you can't get there until a little later, no worries! Please keep your RSVP updated so I can ask Pulse to reserve the right size table(s). Hope to see you next week!
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The Valley Vegan and Vegetarian Group

The Valley Vegan and Vegetarian Group

Northampton, MA Founded on May 30, 2021

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