The first Hudson Valley "Vegfest" is coming and with all the great farms around here, this will probably be the freshest fest you have ever attended.

The idea for Hudson Valley Vegfest came from two friends, Sande Nosonowitz and Rebecca Moore. They have attended many other Vegfests and wanted to bring a top notch event to our area. It really makes so much sense to have this here in the valley.

According the the Vegfest website, this will be a two day event at Gold's Gym in Lagrange. It's happening September 23rd and 24th, just in time for the fall harvest season. We have so many people coming up here from the city on the weekends. They visit our farms and eat at our restaurants, this event will take the valley's agricultural profile to the next level.

With veganism a growing billion dollar industry, we will showcase the absolute best of everything green, vegetable, plant-based, healthy and compassionate in the Hudson Valley

Although I haven't converted to an all plant based diet, I have have some vegan meals that rocked! Local Hudson Valley author Maya Gottfried will be one of the featured speakers. She will talk about dating and relationships as a vegan.

Put the dates in your phone for Vegfest in September. Take a look at the one they just held in the UK in the video below.