JANUARY 28, 2018

The 2nd Annual SWFL Veg Fest was a HUGE success! So many visitors!! Huge thanks to the speakers, vendors, sponsors and volunteers who did an outstanding job! 

Below you’ll find photos, video, and a list of vendors, sponsors, activities, and more. Find out more by visiting our Facebook page.


Photo credit : Martin Dekkers

2018 VIP Event

Guests Sampled An Assortment Of Irresistible Plant-Based Flavors While Relaxing Away The Evening At The Picturesque Lakefront Gazebo At The Commons Club. Complementary Wine And Entertainment. Meet-and-Greet With The Stellar Lineup Of Presenters Speaking At The 2018 SWFL Veg Fest.

Featured Chefs & Food Stations:
Chef Asif Syed, 21 Spices
Chef Rachid Eido, Kareem’s Lebanese Kitchen
Chef Kristina San Filippo, Purple Spoon
Executive Chef Joel Dekkers, The Rookery for The Commons Club


2018 Fitness Stage Presenters

Brenden Fitzgerald of Planet Protein, Inc.
Erika Graziani of Lee Health Wellness Centers
Jordan David “Conscious Muscle”
Marcus R. Watts former Professional Basketball Player

2018 Cooking Demos

Best Darn Avocado Kale Salad and Fruit Fiesta with Trish Smith Moroccan

Mystique Dinner (Moroccan stew, hummus, and roasted red pepper salad) with Christopher Carnrick

Penne Carbonara with Tofu, and Cashew White Sauce & Oil Free Sautéed Mushrooms with Eric Wynkoop

2018 Sponsors

Lee Health 
CHIP – Complete Health Improvement Program
Blue Zones Project

Jason’s Deli
Natural Awakenings
Whole Foods Market
Two Tired Services
Pyure brands
Ada’s Natural Market
Marham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co, PA

Commons Club
21 Spices
Kareem’s Lebanese Kitchen

Advanced Disposal
Art by Sara Kiser
Gulf Coast Music School
Tomato Growers
Visaggio & Co

2018 Kids Zone

Kids Yoga with Melissa (20 min)
Meet Morgan Wright, American Ninja Warrior

Cooking with Elle & Irene
Kids Yoga with Melissa (20 min)
Meet Morgan Wright, American Ninja Warrior
Storytime with ReadingPals
Kids Yoga with Melissa (20 min)
Meet Morgan Wright, American Ninja Warrior
Farmer Michael with Cris Jones
Music with Jennifer Jill
Worm Composting with Rachael
Planting Project with Master Gardeners & More

2018 Entertainment

David Hintz and Mary Grace
Gulf Coast Music School
Jennifer Jill
Ross Jordan
Houseboat Jim Visone
Special Mystery Guest

2018 Vendors