On Saturday April 1st, Baltimore-area businesses will offer a wide variety of goods and services at the debut Thrive Vegan Marketplace in the Charles North neighborhood of Baltimore. Building on the successes of Vegan Soul Fest, Baltimore Vegan Weekend, and the Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese Smackdown, the debut Thrive Vegan Marketplace will speak to Baltimore’s growing interest in vegan lifestyles with a selection of clothing and active-wear, jewelry, ethically-sourced coffee, hair and skin care products, artwork, fresh juices and other drinks, hot food, desserts and more.
Apparel made from alternatives to animal-derived fibers will be available from companies like Redefine Your Mind Vegan Activewear and Grape Cat Vegan Clothing and Accessories. Shoppers in search of all natural, cruelty-free bath and body products can stock up on handcrafted vegan soaps from Naturally Silky Soap, Anasa Life (formerly MsPrity Spa Luxuries) Vegan Hair & Skin Care, organic, affordable products from Skin By Nature, and Arbonne’s line of personal care products.
Shopping can make you hungry, and savory vegan food will be available at the Marketplace from area vegan caterers like PEP Foods, Zoe’s Vegan Delights, The Big Bean Theory, and Good As Green Eats. Desserts will be on sale by Salazon Chocolate Company and Mompops Organic Gourmet Popsicles. Beverage vendors will include Juice Fresh Juices, Booch Leggers kombucha, and Brewing Good Coffee, which raises funds for animal rescue and advocacy organizations through the sale of their ethically grown and sourced, roasted to order coffees.
Baltimore is home to many uniquely talented artists. The Vegan Marketplace will be a great place to purchase one-of-a-kind items as Mothers’ Day gifts. Tropic of Capricorn will offer handmade jewelry crafted with recycled metals, Heather Brice Jewelry will have custom-made environmentally friendly pieces, and handcrafted creations will be on sale by artists like Ajamu Mixed Media Art and Art by Beth Levine.
Located in the Charles North community of Baltimore City, Thrive Baltimore is a new, dynamic community resource center run by a collective of food, environmental and social justice activists. Thrive’s mission is to provide education, resources and support to anyone interested in adopting a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. The debut Thrive Vegan Marketplace will take place Saturday April 1st from 12:00 – 6:00pm at Thrive Baltimore, 6 E. Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Thrive Vegan Marketplace www.tinyurl.com/veganmarketplace
Thrive Baltimore www.facebook.com/ThriveBmore