Today quite frankly chewed me up and spit me out like so much rancid seitan, so I'm going to wimp out on my Wednesday bread post. I'll make up for it with next week's installment, I promise.
Instead, I'll give you some things of vegan interest that are located in my area. Enjoy!
The Northeast Florida Veg Fest First weekend in November. This is their second installment; I made it for the inaugural bash last year, and I wouldn't miss it for the world now. If you're in Jacksonville, come on out. I'll buy you some nuggets and plum sauce from the Loving Hut booth.
The Catty Shack A big cat sanctuary located in northern Jacksonville. Full of rescued jungle kitties from zoos, collectors, and anywhere else you can imagine. This is a private reserve, but they do hold an open house weekend about once a month. Admission prices for those vary, but it's usually around $10 per adult, $5 for child, with all proceeds going straight to the sanctuary.
CJ Acres An animal rescue farm that takes in abused critters from all walks of life. Located near Keystone Heights, Florida. I've never had a chance to visit myself, but they do amazing work. Co-founder Lee Sackett will be speaking at Veg Fest, so he can tell you all about it then. And if you can make it to their Beers with the Steers vegan cocktail party and silent auction, please tell me all about it. Since it's an adults-only shindig and I have no babysitter that night, I'm reluctantly taking a pass (and I shall whine about it for the next six months).
Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm Just what the name says - a retirement home for working horses where they can end their years in dignity and peace. They also take animals seized by the police, rescued by other nonprofits, or unwanted and destined for slaughter. They're located just south of Gainesville. They have visiting hours on Saturday afternoons; price of admission is two carrots.
Enjoy! And thanks, guys. I'll be back on track tomorrow :)