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Texas Veggie Fair hooks up with Earth Day Texas for 2014 all-things-green fest

Texas Veggie Fair hooks up with Earth Day for all-things-green fest

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Texas Veggie Fair returns to Reverchon Park on October 19. Photo by Marc Lee

Texas' largest celebration of all things veggie, the Texas Veggie Fair, returns to Reverchon Park in Dallas on Sunday, October 19, with a big new partnership for 2014: Earth Day Texas.

This year’s event, centered on plant-based cuisine, healthy green living, and animal welfare, has partnered with Earth Day Texas as presenting sponsor. It will feature vegan food and product vendors, a local beer garden, chef demos, kid’s activities and speakers from across the country.

"Earth Day Texas and Texas Veggie Fair share a common mission — to educate people about the importance of being environmentally conscious in their everyday lives," says Michael Cain, executive director of Earth Day Texas. "That's why this partnership is a natural next step for both organizations."

The Earth Day Texas festival takes place on April 25 and 26, 2015.

"Part of our commitment to the community is to help events and organizations like this find a foothold and expand on their mission," Cain says. "We'd already planned for Earth Day Texas 2015 to have a much larger healthy food component to the event, and hope that the Texas Veggie Fair organization can help us create something similar in our event."

Texas Veggie Fair founder James Scott said that partnering with Earth Day Texas would expand the mission.

"Their participation helps us to focus on the environmental aspect of the food industry and lets attendees see the impact on the planet," he says. "They're looking at the same problem, but from a different angle."

In addition to Earth Day Texas, sponsors include Whole Foods Market, Pinnacle Pro Media, Cedar’s, Hyatt Place, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and Mercy for Animals, Peak & Elm Cocina and Bar, and Sylvia Elzafon Photography.