Craft beer festivals and wine-trail tours aren’t for everyone. If your wickedest self-indulgence is an occasional mildly fermented dose of caffeine, you might have more fun at the Vegan Vitality celebration this Sunday at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, which is touting “kombucha from over a dozen vendors” as one of its big attractions. Jessica Childs, co-founder of Kombucha Brooklyn and author of Fermentation and Home Brewing, will be on hand for a vegan fermentation demo.
If you’ve ever wondered how to create your own cheese without dairy products (without going on to conclude that a cheeseless life would be not worth living), you might want to catch Rachel Klein of Miss Rachel’s Pantry in Philadelphia as she demonstrates methods for making artisanal vegan cheeses. Author and activist Jasmin Singer, executive director of the animal rights organization Our Hen House, will present stories from her new memoir, Always Too Much and Never Enough, in which we learn that, besides its ethical and sustainability advantages, veganism is also a good way to shed unwanted weight.
Drop-in yoga classes with Maury Jackson and Derek Pashupa Goodwin will be offered throughout the day. The event goes on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s new location, the former Camp Epworth at 2 Rescue Road, just off Lucas Turnpike in High Falls. A free Sanctuary Shuttle for this event will depart hourly from the New Paltz Trailways bus station. Tickets to Vegan Vitality cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door. To purchase, or for more info, call (845) 247-5700 or visit www.woodstocksanctuary.org/events/vegan-vitality.