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Get a Poster from Little Chair Printing

We are proud to announce that a full stomach and a wide sampling of beer aren’t the only things you’ll be getting at S.E.E.D.!  We’ll be welcoming Little Chair Printing, a one-woman printing press operation who will be screen-printing S.E.E.D. logo posters for our guests on the spot.  You can watch the process as it happens, and even help out a little bit for a fun experience.

Little Chair also has the capability to print the logo on t-shirts, so in the name of sustainability (which is in our name), bring along one of your old t-shirts and she can put the S.E.E.D. logo on it, and you’ll be able to have an original souvenir from the first ever vegan food festival in Philadelphia.  Make something old new again with the help of Little Chair Printing!

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More Vendors Announced for S.E.E.D.

Hello again, everyone!  We’ve got a host of new vendors and marketplace sponsors to announce for S.E.E.D., and there are some pretty exciting additions!  We even have one (Truly) who will be making their festival debut, so be sure to get your tickets and be ready for August 14th.

Food Vendors

Baba’s Brew
Miss Rachel’s Pantry
Naturally Sweet Desserts
Square 1682
Sweet Freedom Bakery

Breweries

Allagash Brewing Co.
Forgotten Boardwalk
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.
Saranac Brewery
Truly Hard Seltzer

Spirits

Stoli Gluten Free

Marketplace Sponsors

Big Spoon Little Spoon Naturals
Brewing Good Coffee Company
Clean South
Direct Action Everywhere
Fish Feel
Get Real Get Raw (The Groothie)
Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
Snap Kitchen

SugarHouse Casino Event Center

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This week, we’d like to highlight the beautiful event space at SugarHouse Casino.  When some people think “casino” for a food event, it can seem a bit odd—crowded spaces, smoking areas, lots of continues beeps and boops and other loud noises don’t seem very conducive to sampling food and trying to engage with chefs and brewers.

Fortunately, S.E.E.D. will be hosted in SugarHouse’s new event center, which just opened in February.  The center itself, while attached to the casino, is completely separate.  The entire center is 30,000 square feet, with a 10,000 square foot banquet space, which is where S.E.E.D. will be occupied. And if it isn’t enough that the brand new space is gorgeously decorated, there are balcony views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River.

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Best of all, though, may be that the event center has direct access from the casino’s free parking garage, making attending the event so much easier than most others.  And if you don’t have a designated driver, the event center is accessible any number of ways from public transit, not to mention SugarHouse’s own Sugar Express free trolleys.

If neither driving or the free trolleys are an option, you can get the Market-Frankford Line to the Spring Garden stop and pick up the 43 bus to Richmond-Cumberland, which stops directly in front of the casino.  Further public transit directions can be found on SugarHouse’s website, as well as schedules and stops for the Sugar Express.

Plan your route and rest easy knowing that getting to S.E.E.D. will be a breeze, and you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy hours of vegan eating, drinking, music, and more.  See you there!

Marketplace Focus: Luca Chiara

luca-cWhen most people think about being vegan, their mind turns to food only.  Animal products, however, are in every facet of life, and after food the most obvious one is clothing.  Michael Salerno of Luca Chiara, though, is here to help with that with his lines of un-leather accessories for men and women.  Believing that people should always choose cruelty-free products whenever possible, and given the fact that animal leather requires a tremendous amount of dyes, chemicals, and tints, Luca Chiara decided to go the vegan, sustainable route to help protect the animals as well as the planet.

Using a combination of water-resistant nylon, 100% cotton canvas, water-repellant rip-stop, and soft-grain vegan leather, Luca Chiara’s products are 100% vegan and PETA-approved.   Looking to integrate 19th century old-world quality with 21st century ingenuity, all of their wallets and passport cases include RFID blocking to help avoid identity theft from any of your cards with computer chips inside them.

Luca Chiara’s product line, which is split between men’s and women’s, encompasses everything from the aforementioned wallets and passport holders to mobile device sleeves, bags, and even shoes.  They all come in a range of colors and patterns, and their travel bags even have removable inserts—which not only allows for a range of color options, but also lets you wash the inside of the bag when necessary.

You’ll be able to check out Luca Chiara in the Marketplace at S.E.E.D., where they will have plenty of items for sale and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  If you absolutely can’t wait, be sure to check out their website at lucachiara.com (some of the shoes are on a pretty hefty sale right now).

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More Vendors and a Special Surprise

Good afternoon, friends!

We’re very pleased to announce our latest addition of vendors to S.E.E.D.:

Food Vendors:
Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen
The Tasty
Love Chunk Cookies
Happy Hippy Food Truck
Mompops

Specialty Vendors:
Inspired Brews

Beer Vendors:
2nd Story Brewing
Conshohocken Brewing Co
Oskar Blues
Stone Brewing Co
Peak Organic

Marketplace Sponsors:
Green Mountain Energy

Be sure to get your tickets while there are still VIP available, and while general admission tickets are still in the early bird pricing!

We’re also excited to announce that Zahav has kindly donated a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen followed by a vegan chef’s tasting for two.  This will be raffled at the event, and every general admission and designated driver ticket purchased will come with one raffle ticket, while VIP tickets will come with two.  If you still don’t like your chances, The Humane League will be selling additional tickets at the event.  Good luck, and be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

First round of vendors announced!

Good morning!  We are delighted to announce our first round of vendors for S.E.E.D., which will only continue to grow.  Keep checking back at our Vendors page, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for up-to-the-minute news of who will be at Philadelphia’s first all-vegan food and beer festival.

Food Vendors

ChocAmo Cookie CupsDashing Rogue, Vegan Chef Lenka of The Plough & the StarsShakti CateringShankaraSoom FoodsSoy Cafe

Breweries

Angry OrchardBroken Goblet BrewingHome Brewed EventsSamuel AdamsSt. Benjamin BrewingTwo Roads BrewingWeyerbacher Brewing

Marketplace Sponsors

Grape CatLuca ChiaraV Marks the Shop

 

Check our Tickets page to get your ticket today!

Let’s Socialize!

S.E.E.D. is now fully social – so be sure to follow us on whichever platform is your favorite! We can be found on the following:

Twitter: @phillyseedfest
Facebook: PhillySEEDfest
Instagram: @phillyseedfest

Be sure to check back and follow these accounts, as we will be releasing our first round of vendors on Monday, May 16.  Help spread the words, and tell your friends that Philadelphia’s first all-vegan food and beer festival is now live on social media!