For Immediate Release

Eastern Market to Host V313: Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration
City's major vegan event returns March 7 with entertainment, exhibits, education, engagement and edibles

The second annual V313: Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration will be held Thursday, March 7, 3-9 pm, inside Eastern Market's Shed 5. The event will offer an entertaining, informative and authentic Detroit vegan experience, drawing a large and diverse audience to the historic market building from among the rapidly growing number of metro Detroiters interested in a vegan, or plant-based, lifestyle.

Featuring tasty vegan food (no animal products), plant-based shopping, live entertainment and much more, V313 also showcases a variety of vegan products and services and offers an educational program on vegan living. Highlights include:

  • Detroit’s leading veg-friendly restaurants and food trucks, including The Nosh Pit Detroit, Plum Market and many more;
  • World Mix music by Sean Blackman and friends;
  • 50+ vegan-friendly exhibitors, many offering show specials, free samples, giveaways and door prizes;
  • Presentations by leading local and national speakers, including Milton Mills, M.D. of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine;
  • Engagement with leading animal-rights and pant-based living organizations including VegMI and Plant Based Nutrition Support Group;
  • Fun and informative cooking demonstrations with “Cooking With Que” and others;
  • Emcee Cam F. Awesome, national champion heavyweight boxer, offering his plant-strong comedy and inspiration;
  • Free massage courtesy of Irene’s Myomassology Institute.

“We're excited to offer the second annual major vegan event to the city of Detroit, whose vegan community is among the most dynamic in the country," says John Batdorf, event manager and general manager of presenting organization MI Green Team (MGT). "The issues addressed are serious, in terms of adopting a healthier, more sustainable and compassionate lifestyle, but the event will be seriously fun too."

$15 advance tickets are available at and include free on-site secure parking, $5 in concessions vouchers and entry in the drawing for valuable door prizes. Get event details, news and updates on Facebook/MI Green Team and the event website.

MI Green Team L3C is the producer of Michigan's largest green and healthy living events. Upcoming event details can be found at Contact MGT at Contact MGT at

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