Here's an interesting opportunity for vegan outreach. Compassion4Animals is organizing a world-wide vegan bake sale. From June 20th to June 28th various vegan groups will hold bake sales. This purpose is to show the general public that vegan baked goods can be just as tasty (or more) as those baked goods prepared with animal products. Jane loves to bake, and since it's just the two of us at home, I often bring things in to work with me. At first, if I mentioned they were vegan goodies, people would pass them up. If I didn't mention it, they would gobble things up and ask for more. Then I'd say, oh those were vegan muffins, and people would be incredulous. Now, everyone knows they're vegan goodies, and everyone knows they taste great.
So I think this bake sale can do wonders. You can find more details at WorldWide Vegan Bake Sale.com.
If you are planning on doing some baking, but aren't sure what to make, we recommend the vegan brownies and vegan banana nut chip muffins from The Joy of Vegan Baking. And apple pie is always an easy sale. These are the three desserts Jane makes most frequently.
If you can't or don't want to organize an event, but do want to participate, here's where the bakes sales are scheduled. This page will continue to be updated as more events are scheduled, so keep checking back to find something in your area. Or get together with your vegan friends and hold a bake sale of your own. Don't forget to register!