06/12/17 VeggieFair as a Greeting to Summer
Organized by Animal Friends, a one-day event devoted to vegan products
- Zagreb, Jelacic Square, June, 20 2017: VeggieFair announces jubilee edition of ZeGeVege!
On Tuesday June 20th, 2017, from 9 am to 7 pm, Zagreb's Jelacic Square will hold the 6th edition of VeggieFair. The goal of VeggieFair is to introduce citizens and tourists to the selection and advantages of healthy, meatless meals and products of domestic manufacturers and suppliers. If you want to try vegan burgers, traditional Dalmatian 'pasticada' (a version of beef stew made without beef!), goulash, vegetable patés, milk, raw cakes and pastries, or get vegan food for your pets or nurture your skin with mild soaps, you have to visit this year's VeggieFair.
The 6th VeggieFair will introduce some of the Croatian carriers of the V-label mark. V-label is a unique mark of quality that the European Vegetarian Union (EVU) has assigned for more than 20 years. The primary goal of this label is to enable consumers to easily identify products made without ingredients of animal origin, as well as the places where such products can be consumed. The V- label in Croatia is becoming increasingly popular and appealing to a growing number of manufacturers and customers.
Although VeggieFair attracts many citizens with its intriguing offering, the fair is also educational. The most important reason for a meatless diet is the prevention of numerous diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, and diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Today, every other Croatian citizen dies from cardiovascular disease, which could be prevented in more than 90 percent of the cases with a healthier diet. Also, more and more people are dismissing foods of animal origin because of compassionate reasons, and still more are motivated by alarming indicators of how much the meat industry contributes to environmental pollution and exhausts scarce natural resources.
June's VeggieFair also includes exhibitors with vegan offerings who are going to be some of the hundred exhibitors at this year's 10th ZeGeVege Festival jubilee, which will be held on September 8 and 9 in Zagreb's main square.
Animal Friends invites citizens to visit VeggieFair, discover delicious and healthy herbal products, enjoy food tastings and learn about all the benefits of plant nutrition.