The exhibitors participating in Fairfax Veg Fest include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors; non-profits; fun and games for kids; restaurant booths and cooking demonstrations. We are so thankful for their participation and hope that you take a moment to visit their sites. Although the businesses may not be exclusively vegan, all food and products sold on-site at the fest will be vegan.
Friends of Homeless Animals – FOHA | Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) is a non-profit 501c3 no-kill shelter that focuses on the rescue and placement of homeless dogs and cats in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. We rely on the support of volunteers and donations from the public to continue our rescue efforts.
Dominion Equine Welfare | The mission of Dominion Equine Welfare – an all-volunteer organization – is to ensure the welfare of equines, both domestic and wild, through education, advocacy and strategy. Within our mission are the following goals:
- Education through community events
- Advocate for legislation that will protect equines from slaughter, abuse and neglect.
- Provide information to, and meet with, elected representatives
- Find solutions for at-risk equines through innovative ideas and direct action
- Promote responsible horse ownership, from birth to death
- Share best practices from the areas of equine welfare advocacy and veterinary medicine
The Feline Foundation of Greater Washington, Inc. | The Feline Foundation of Greater Washington is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of homeless cats and kittens in the Northern Virginia (Loudoun, Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and Prince William) and metropolitan Washington DC community.
Nativo Condiments and Seasonings | Our spices are entirely vegan, gluten-free, and soy free. We do not use any artificial colorants or preservatives. We create seasoning blends inspired by Argentine Cuisine from various different regions of the country, and we provide cooking videos and recipes for each of our products.
Simply Scented Candles | A true Mom and Pop shop. We make small batch, organic, vegan, handcrafted 100% soy wax candles with completely metal-free wicks, and scented with phalate-free fragrance oils and pure essential oils blends.
EDUCATIONAL AND NON-PROFIT
aPlantBasedDiet.org | Mission: To improve lives by raising awareness and advocating for the use of food as medicine. Specifically a whole plant food, organic diet + things that lead people in that direction.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education | CCL empowers everyday people to work together on climate change solutions. Our supporters are organized in more than 400 local chapters across the United States. Together we’re building support in Congress for a national bipartisan solution to climate change.
Compassion 4Life | Compassion For Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting all with their spiritual, emotional and physical needs using the age-old principles and practices of Bhakti Yoga.
Cornerstones | Cornerstones maintains a food pantry in Reston to assist those in our community suffering from food insecurity. We also run the most successful and well utilized SNAP at Market program in Virginia, allowing the area’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use their funds to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Reston Farmers’ Market. We utilize grant funding to match their amount spent so that their SNAP resources go farther to provide them with healthy, nutritious food. We also provide classes in healthy eating and nutrition at our sites in Reston and at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center.
Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions | Here in Northern Virginia, we help people of faith develop local solutions to the climate crisis. We empower and unite neighbors of all faiths to achieve real climate solutions, right now.
Fish Feel | Earth is home to more than 30,000 known species of fish, which is more than all the other species of vertebrate animals combined. Fish are amazingly diverse and truly fascinating. Did you know, for example, that fish are fast learners with long-term memories and a keen sense of time? They recognize other individuals, can keep track of complex social relationships, and work cooperatively with other species. Fish are inquisitive, perceptive, and personable.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
GreenFare | GreenFare Organic Cafe is a new salon café offering delicious organic, whole plant food lovingly prepared oil free and with no added salt for those seeking a refuge from the ordinary. We value seasonal and local produce and prepare all food in our own kitchen, so the freshness is perceptibly different.
Sweet Crimes | Sweet Crimes is a local, women-owned gluten free bakery and we are best known for our vegan donuts! Our donuts won the Best Gluten Free Sweet category at the DC Gluten Free Expo in 2018 and we’ve even taken them international at a music festival in Costa Rica. We weren’t able to source apple sauce in Costa Rica, so we had to adapt the recipe to use bananas instead, which were actually an enormous improvement and allowed us to reduce the sugar in the original recipe.
Yeah Dawg!!! | We are a small business and are vegan. Our product is made from all natural and local non gmo ingredients. We are bringing our Yeah Dawgs, plant based hot dogs made from Sunflower Seeds, Beets, Potatoes, Carrots, sweet potatoes, gluten free flours, herbs and spices. We also offer a variety of homemade toppings and sauces and salads including relish, saurkraut, pickles, coconut bacon kale caesar, We will also have our Mac and Cheese made from sunflower seed and potato.
Zoe’s Vegan Delight | Specializing in 100% Healthy and Delicious Vegan Food. Zoe’s Vegan Delight is a vegan catering company that serves both your needs and your appetite. We take pride in the fact that we use NO animal or GMO products in any of our ingredients.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Advanced Digestive Care – The Gastroenterology Group | The Gastroenterology Group, PC is now a proud member of Advanced Digestive Care, LLC. At our group, we believe that each patient and doctor become a team for treating an individual’s digestive problems. Our gastroenterologists spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. Our professional staff understands the importance of following up to make sure that problems are resolved and your health improves.
Arbonne International | It’s not just what we put in our products that makes them superior. It’s what we choose to formulate without. We integrate the most beneficial botanical ingredients from nature with the principles of green chemistry — we craft products with integrity, expertise and innovation. And we do it responsibly, taking care of our earth at the same time.
della Terra Organics | Our mission is to provide natural, good-for-you, non-toxic skin and hair care products of the highest quality available. At the same time, we strive to keep these products affordable and accessible to our customers.
Diners Choice / Saladmaster | Saladmaster has revolutionized healthy cooking by offering premium products through a unique cooking experience. Our vision is for everyone in the world to experience Saladmaster. For more than 70 years, Saladmaster has changed lives by empowering Cooking Coaches to achieve their entrepreneurial goals in more than 45 countries. As a multimillion-dollar company, Saladmaster’s state-of-the-art cookware is manufactured in the U.S.A. by parent company Regal Ware, Inc.
Dominion Energy Green Power | The Dominion Energy Green Power team has been talking to some of our most passionate residential and business supporters. From green-minded homeowners to small businesses, participants are proud to support renewable energy and to share their participation with their neighbors, customers, and employees.
Empower Chiropractic | At Empower Chiropractic it is our mission to Empower others to live a life to their fullest potential through optimal health – mentally, physically and emotionally. We believe that prevention of disease and promotion of health is the best way to achieve your best life.
Fairy Hair by Claire / Fairy Nails by Claire | Fairy hair are sparkle strands knotted to one piece of hair…giving your hair an attention-getting shine and luster. Fairy hair looks great on any type of hair—curly, straight, long or short.
New Earth Independent Associate | To live fully means to live healthy, healthy in body, mind, and spirit. Our mantra is “Life Starts Here.” This is significant because our products are derived from the roots of life on this planet, Earth’s First Foods. These ancient forebears are anchored in a powerful line of whole wild superfoods designed and produced by New Earth to the most exacting specifications in the industry. We create the highest quality products available, period. We guarantee that our nutritional products can make a positive difference in your life. If you don’t notice better health with our products we want to give your money back, it’s that simple.
Redfine Your Mind | Vegan, Eco-friendly active wear for men, women and children. Our products will feature positive messaging and graphics that express yogic principles, vegan idealism, and a healthy respect for the environment that is as comfortable on the skin as it is functional in its performance.
Smax Wax | Smax Wax is an all natural Vegan Lip Care Company. We wanted to create the best Vegan Lip Care on the market using only the finest ingredients. We believe that you should have the best lip care possible without worrying about chemicals or ingredients that are derived from animals.