— Vegan Glastonbury (@GlastoVegan) May 2, 2015
— Vegan Glastonbury (@GlastoVegan) May 2, 2015
Veggies has been at Glastonbury since (about) 1987!
— Veggies Catering Ⓥ (@veggiesnottm) March 10, 2015
Veggies Catering Campaign will cater at Glastonbury Festival from 9am Wednesday to 6pm Monday, in the Green Futures Field, at the opposite end of the site from the Pyramid Stage, towards the ‘Stone Circle’.
Every year we give over a share of our space, and some of our crew, to running an information/workshop space with displays and activities in support of active groups working for positive social change.
Our workshop space has to be paid from our trading fee (£4,632 in 2014), whilst providing crew to run the activities means we have to close for a few hours each day.
Our core times are likely to be 10am to 4am, with the interactive space running from 10am to 6pm.
For more campaign presentations check out the Speakers Forum.
As is the long standing tradition, no doubt we’ll gatecrash a few Seize The Day gigs for a campaign shout out!
The Green Fields are at the opposite end of the site from the Pyramid Stage, towards the ‘Stone Circle'; cross the ‘Old Railway Track’ – Green Futures is on the right.
Those in the know, know that the field is packed full of venues, spaces and healthy food. There is Groovy Movie, The Mandala, Small World, Permaculture, Henry’s Beard, A pedal powered Laundrette, Rinky Dink, The Tin Village, Lunched Out Lizard, Speakers Forum, Astrologers amongst many.
“Not to mention the World’s finest Vegan Burgers from the Veggies Catering Campaign”.
Veggies has catered in the Green Fields at Glastonbury Festival since 1987.
See also our 2014 Glastonbury Festival Report
Ethically sourced vegan foods, including our own hand made Veggies burgers, cakes baked on site from organic ingredients, pasties & samosas baked on site, organic &/or fair trade soft drinks, fair trade organic teas & coffee.
As all Veggies food is vegan it is accessible to the most people in terms of dietary, cultural and religious requirements.
Gluten-free’ requests are usually satisfied following a discussion of the customers needs, ranging from ‘wheat-reducing’ to coeliac (for which we advise caution).
In 2013/4 we were at pitch Q1/32 [Green Futures Field at junction of Old Railway Track with pathway to the stone circle] which worked well for us, other than suffering from the river that runs through in the event of rain.
In the 90’s we used to trade 24hrs daily. In more recent years we have found that Green Futures is not as busy through the night so we’ve traded 10am – 4am. With sufficient crew we would like to try to go 24hours again.
We cater over 70 other events each year: green events (eg Nottingham Green Festival / various Green Gatherings), action camps (eg Peace News Camp / Cooperative gatherings), indoor fairs (eg Animal Aid Fair / London Radical Bookfair), local community events (eg stuff of Life) and on-the-streets campaign catering (eg People’s Climate March / Frack-Free rallies).
And loads more on Veggies Events Archive
Many consider Veggies to be one of the most ethical caterers on the circuit, with policies developed from 30 years experience in organic / fair trade / pure vegetarian catering and guided by feedback from customers and supporter.
Veggies promotes the use of vegan, fair trade, locally sourced and organic products. Since 1984 we have never sold other than fair trade teas & coffees.
We use minimal packaging and reusable mugs. All the compostable packaging generated by Veggies would fit into one bin bag. In 2014 we recycled everything, including tricky things (eg plastic wrap, tetrapacs) which we take home with us is appropriate! Next time we aim to make this more visible.
We are three times winner of the Best Vegan Catering Award and 2014’s ‘Best Caterer Serving Vegan Food’ Award Winner. We received the Glastonbury Green Trader Award in 2011.
But we are not just about catering. A gatherings such as Glastonbury we run ‘information for action’ campaign cafe spaces to share information to help customers make active choices for a more sustainable future.
The Festival is committed to providing affordable, quality food and would like to be able to offer Festival goers ‘Food for a fiver’ in the form of a meal from a number of stalls onsite. We would be happy to participate in this scheme, offering a Veggies Burger & hot drink; or Pasty, cake & any drink.
Glastonbury encourages festival goers to travel to the Festival using public transport and as a reward asks that traders offer something in return. Veggies will be delighted to support this scheme.
See also Green Glastonbury info.
— Veggies Catering Ⓥ (@veggiesnottm) May 13, 2015
After years of faithful service we are moving on & moving up to a newer vehicle, so our Iveco Daily is available for sale.
It would suit a campaigning group with need for a workhorse vehicle.
It has had substantial works done to come with a full MOT promising years of future service. As a working vehicle getting to some 70 events a year, including here at Glastonbury, it would benefit from a good scrub up & repaint, but we’ve not had a moment spare to do this.
This is what it could look like with cleaned up to the way we bought it!
T907 JJA (1999)
As ever Veggies Catering Campaign has a unique roll in uniting movements for positive social change, catering at actions, camps and gatherings
We will be doing full catering at the Peace News Camp and the Animal Rights Gathering, and providing one of three kitchens at the Reclaim the Power Camp, from the Sunday, straight from the British Ultra Fest.
For the fist time in over 20 years, Veggies is not attending the Earth First Summer Gathering, near Hastings, but the input of like-minded Veggies supporters will be most welcome…
PEACE NEWS SUMMER CAMP – Diss, 25-29 Jul
ANIMAL RIGHTS SUMMER GATHERING, Nottinham/Derby, 2-4 Aug
EARTH FIRST SUMMER GATHERING, Bexhill, 7-11 Aug
BRITISH ULTRA FEST, Oxford, 11-17 Aug
RECLAIM THE POWER CAMP – West Burton, 17-20 Aug
Peace News Summer Camp 2013: Taking a Lead from the Global South,
Peace News Summer Camp is an annual five-day, family-friendly event that attempts to embody many of the characteristics of the future society towards which we’re working – inclusive, democratic, participatory, renewably-powered and environmentally sustainable. It’s an opportunity for a broad spectrum of people – activists, community organisers and other people working for and exploring radical social change – to come together and develop our intentions, priorities, knowledge, strategy, skills and networks in support of our different movements, be they anti-racist, environmental, global solidarity, anti-war, feminist, localisation, anti-cuts, counter-militarist, disability, LGBTQI, food sovereignty, radical health and other movements for transformation.
This year’s camp is organised by activists of colour/people with a global majority heritage. We invite you to join us and others from across the broad spectrum of the peace and radical social change movements for five days of workshops, participatory entertainment and network building!
UPDATE: Peace News Summer Camp is proud to be hosting Mohamed Moghazy, a grassroots Egyptian organiser of the 25 January Tahrir Square demonstration, and member of the Committees for the Defence of the Egyptian Revolution. Mohamed will be at the camp all five days.
For more information and bookings visit
The 2013 UK Animal Rights Summer Gathering will take place from August 2nd-4th in Nottinghamshire
The Animal Rights Summer Gathering aims to reflect on our movement, inspire new ideas and spread information between the the various groups and individuals working to end animal exploitation.
The 2013 event will be held on the first weekend of August at a greenfield site near Derby/Nottingham, 5 mins from Junction 26 of the M1.
Join us for a weekend of workshops, discussions, bands, camping and other activities.
For the latest information go to http://www.argathering.org.uk
The Gathering will be £10 for the entire weekend. If you can’t afford it please come along anyway and pay what you can.
There will be delicious vegan food supplied by Veggies Catering Campaign. Costs for food will be £15 for the entire weekend. This includes breakfast plus two hot meals a day. It is important to get meal tickets on arrival so that Veggies knows how many to cater for. Individual meals tickets will also be available. Veggies will also be running a tuck shop (and vegan cake baking workshops) throughout the weekend.
If you would like to bring your dog to the Gathering please contact us in advance at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children are welcome at the Gathering so please feel free to bring them along. There will not be a designated “Kid’s Space” this year though we hope to provide some activities for children if there is enough of a demand.
Safer Spaces Policy
The Gathering will be operating a Safer Spaces Policy during the entire weekend. This means we will not accept any racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise oppressive or discriminatory behaviour from anyone attending the Gathering. We ask people to be mindful of the way they interact with each other.
What to Bring
Here are some suggestions for what to bring to the Gathering:
Sleeping Bag/Roll Matt
Money (there is no cash point on site)
Waterproof clothing in case it rains
12v car phone charger/USB phone charger
For the latest information go to http://www.argathering.org.uk
Wed 7th – Sun 11th August
South East England (nearest station – Bexhill)
EARTH FIRST! SUMMER GATHERING 2013
a place for people involved in radical green direct action to come together…. to talk….share skills….learn….listen….play….rant…. find out whats going on….scheme….live outdoors….hang out….laugh…. experience nonhierarchical, low impact, family friendly living.
Earth First! SUMMER GATHERING INFORMATION
WHAT IS IT? –
an activist camp that spans 4 days and consists of a programme of workshops throughout each day facilitated by people like you and me who think they have a skill or a level of knowledge in a subject that is valuable to share with others to improve their activism. You can facilitate a workshop by using the contact form. All workshops are optional – go to what you want/think will help you develop.
The camp is run on the principle of consensus decision making
We are ALL crew and participants – the person writing this is a volunteer and pays to get in like you do – you will be expected to help run the camp, with jobs needing to be done announced in a camp-wide morning meeting. This will also make you feel like a core part of this camp…because you are and it literally couldn’t run without you!
Everyone is really friendly, you don’t need to come with friends – you’ll make them, and it’s a chance to link up with like-minded individuals for planning future actions – whatever they may be…
Is this camp for you? Whether you’re just starting out in the world of direct action or you’re an old (glued and paint-stained) hand at it, you’re welcome here. See our Safer Spaces policy or email us if you’ve got any doubts/concerns.
No direct actions are planned by the camp – this is about you getting the skills/knowledge you need to become more effective in whatever direct action you involve yourself in.
COST – we ask that everybody attending the gathering contributes £20 – 30 depending on income (more is welcome if you can afford it) This goes directly towards the costs incurred in putting on the Gathering, which is run entirely by volunteers, none of whom get in “for free”. If you genuinely cannot afford to pay this, talk to one of this year’s organisers, we don’t want to turn anyone away.
FOOD – food tickets will be available from the Gate tent at the cost of £6 per day. This will cover Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, plus tea and coffee through the day. All food is deliciously vegan, and organic / locally grown where possible. Please contact before the start of the Gathering us if you have any food allergies that the kitchen should know about, so that the kitchen crew can arrange the menu accordingly. You are welcome to cater for yourself if you prefer, but care should be taken with cooking equipment, and we ask that you do not use barbeques or open fires because of the fire risk. Children will be catered for separately at the Kids kitchen, where suitable nutritious lunches and dinners will be provided. The Kids food will cost £3 daily. Parents are asked to provide in-between snacks, but cold drinks will be available throughout the day.
SAFE SPACES – EARTH FIRST! Summer Gathering has a comprehensive safe spaces policy. This means that we do not tolerate any abusive behaviour based on gender, sexual orientation, race,
Sunday 11th August 2013 to Saturday 17th August
Veggies are delighted to be catering for the British Ultra Fest – a 6 day track race with 48 hour and 24 hour options. There will be about 75 runners taking part in total plus officials and some runners crew.
We will provide good quality pure vegetarian (vegan) food as we feel this is a great opportunity to demonstrate that great performances take place in the athletic arena without any lives having to be sacrificed.
The event is being held at Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HR
Can you help?
Join the event, join us, spread the word or sending us useful information.
Join No Dash for Gas for a 4 day camp and protest at West Burton power station in Nottinghamshire.
Big decisions are being made now about how we’re going to power the UK.
The government’s policy of increasing our reliance on gas is pushing millions into fuel poverty. This – coupled with ruthless cuts to essential services – leaves many with an impossible choice between heating and eating. And the same policy guarantees that we’ll miss even our modest carbon reduction targets. Both the financial and the climate crises are related to the pursuit of profit above all else, in the interests of the few and at the expense of the many.
We need a win. And one win we need is a secure future for generations to come, where profits don’t trump the public interest and where we have safe, clean energy to meet our needs.
Be part of creating something BIG this summer, get involved now and Reclaim The Power.
We can fight back, as the student, trade union, women’s, disabled rights and anti-cuts movements have shown us. There has never been a more critical time to take action. The solutions are there to be grasped.
21 people went up two chimneys but 64,000 came down
Last October, 21 environmental activists shut down EDF’s West Burton power station for a week in protest at the government’s Dash for Gas. West Burton is the first of up to 40 new gas fired power stations being planned. With your help, including a solidarity petition signed by 64,000 people – they fought off EDF’s attempt to sue them for £5 million.
This summer, inspired by their action, we are building a wide coalition of groups and individuals who will be coming together to Reclaim the Power.
We’ll plan together. We’ll put forward solutions. We’ll cross the border from anger to action. It was people power that stopped new coal and stalled plans for a third runway at Heathrow, that made bankers’ greed and tax avoidance toxic and that is now fighting austerity attacks on workers, women, pensioners and the disabled. Together, we will stop the dash for gas.
Want to be part of creating Reclaim The Power?
Wondering where we’ll be, how you can get there or what you need to bring?
Everything you need to know for catering at actions, camps and gatherings
For loads more events see Veggies Summer Tour Diary
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Trading standards officers in York found around a quarter of caterers using cooking oils sourced from a genetically modified (GM) food without telling their customers. The same GM oil is on sale, including wholesale to caterers, in Nottingham. Bookers and other catering suppliers have been selling oil identified as GM by very small print on the cans.
The law requires that consumers should be made aware – before purchasing – that the food they are eating is either sourced from genetically modified food or contains genetically modified food, but many caterers may be ignorant of the law, or not carrying out proper checks of their ingredients. They are required to reveal it on the menu or on a prominent notice. It is illegal for them to conceal this information, and they must not wait for customers to ask for it. Failure to comply is a criminal offense. The maximum penalty on conviction in a magistrates’ court is a fine of £20,000.
Any consumers who are at all concerned regarding the inclusion of GM food should specifically ask the caterers when ordering their food whether it is GM, or sourced from a GM origin. The law requires the owner to provide an honest answer.
To spread the work download, print and distribute our handy gm-oil-in-nottingham cards
Linkback to this page: http://tinyurl.com/veggies-vs-gm
Resist corporate takeover/contamination of the global food supply. Demo Against Monsanto. Sat 26th, 2pm, Nottingham nottingham.indymedia.org/events/5703“
— Veggies Catering (@veggiesnottm) May 24, 2013
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Picture from May 2013 Demo Against Monsanto
KTC Oil is distributed by:
KTC (Edibles) Ltd,
J S House, Moorcroft Drive, Moorcroft Park, Wednesbury, West Midlands,
Ph: 0121 505 9200
On their website at http://www.ktc-edibles.com/ the product is described as “A clear liquid oil suitable for culinary purposes”, with no immediately visible reference to its GM source amongst the many product pictures and listings.
March’08: 20 drums KTC oil now flashed as ‘non-GM’, but 20ltr boxes still labelled as made from GM soya.
June’09: 20 drums KTC oil, again labelled as made from GM soya, seen on wholesale supply at the Glastonbury Festival, as reported on our Concerned about Genetically Mutated Food? page.
Nov’11: Product page for ‘Pure Vegetable Cooking Oil’ now lists ‘Ingredients:Vegetable Oil (produced from genetically modified soya), Anti-foaming agent E900.’
Also: ‘Olive Pomace Oil Blended’. Ingredients: Olive Pomace Oil (51%), Vegetable Oil (produced from genetically modified soya) (49%), Anti-foaming agent (E900).
Nov’12: 4ltr tins of ‘Vegetable Oil’ found to be ‘produced from genetically modified soya’.
May’13: Ingredients information no longer shown on Product page for ‘Pure Vegetable Cooking Oil’.
See details of survey in York, “Trading Standards uncover GM food law breaches” at http://www.york.gov.uk/news/latestNews/240342 and bring this to the attention of your local Trading Standards.
This should also concern those using ‘straight vegetable oil’ as an alternative to diesel fuel. This is also an issue in relation to food security as the price of a basic food commodity such as vegetable oil will inevitably increase when used as a motor fuel.
This may be discussed on the http://www.vegetableoildiesel.co.uk forum.
DINERS in Dorset have unwittingly been eating genetically modified (GM) food, according to the county’s Trading Standards service.
A survey of 48 restaurants throughout the county found 13 of them were breaking the law by using cooking oils containing GM substances without telling their customers.
Of the 13 catering businesses Trading Standards officers found breaking the rules, two are in Weymouth, one is in Dorchester and one is in Portland.
Of the remaining nine, two are in Sturminster Newton, three are in Wimborne, one is in Ferndown, one is in Christchurch and one is in Blandford.
Dorset Trading Standards chief Ivan Hancock says he cannot name the eateries found falling foul of the GM laws because of national Freedom of Information legislation and because he does not want to run a ‘naming and shaming’ campaign.
The owner of the Weymouth restaurants found to have breached the rules – Sinan Keskin, of Café Express in King Street and Cafelicious in St Thomas Street – agreed to be identified in the Dorset Echo.
Mr Keskin, 28, said he had not been made aware of the need to tell his customers about the GM ingredients his premises used before the Trading Standards investigation and had now changed the products he uses to comply with the law.
He said: “It was quite a surprise to me to find out about this law.
“Nobody had told us about it and I didn’t know before that I had to tell my customers.
“I’ve now changed the oil I use to a GM-free variety, which costs an extra £2 per container.”
Mr Keskin, who has been running Cafelicious for six years and Café Express for two, added: “There is a need to comply with the law and if this is what Trading Standards want, it’s what I will do.
“I’m not going to argue with that but it seems like it could cover a wider area.
“For example, if a customer comes in saying they want Halal food or
vegetarian food, do I need to tell them that the plate it’s served on may have had bacon on it?
“Or, would I need to tell them that their plate has been washed in the same sink or machine as plates that have had meat on them?
“If I’m going to be 100 per cent above board do my customers have to be told about these things?”
Mr Keskin said he now spends around an extra £16 per week on GM-free cooking oils at his businesses to comply with the GM food laws.
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Rose Howey Housing Co-operative is a large house on the edge of a beautiful park near the centre of Liverpool. Its tenants are living together to foster a supportive home which encourages communal living and supports its members to engage with radical social change and ecologically minded living. All communal spaces are vegan and currently with the six adults there are seven children living in the house, including some who are home educated. The vision of the house also includes providing spaces for local community projects (such as The Free University of Liverpool and Migrant Artist Mutual Aid) and for larger national networks.
Single and multi-room units are available for people to join us as tenants or spaces are available for workshops either on a monthly or hourly rate.
Bedrooms from £55 per week.
Workshop spaces (e.g. art studios / office space) from £40 per week or by hourly rate.
As far as possible, new members will be active in creating the vision of Rose Howey, both practically with the necessary restoration and decoration of the house and in creative terms by adding to the energy of the project. However shorter term use of rooms will also be considered.
If you are interested in joining and want to come meet us to see what we’re about or have any questions about our project, get in touch Stacey on email@example.com, 07858 148538
Vist the Rose Howey Housing Co-operative website.
Vegan Housing Co-op Seeks Members. Rose Howey is a large house on edge of a beautiful park near centre of Liverpool. veggies.org.uk/2013/05/vegan-…
— Veggies Catering (@veggiesnottm) May 13, 2013
This event, this biggest of it’s kind north of London, is back, this Saturday 27th October.
The West Midlands Vegan Festival will offer all you need for healthy, cruelty-free, eco-friendly living. You don’t have to be vegan to attend, everyone is welcome! Come and see why people are increasingly adopting a vegan lifestyle.
The 2011 festival was bursting at the seams, with over 1,700 visitors! As a result of the event’s increasing popularity, the 2012 festival will spread into a second large hall, providing space for over 100 stalls, everything from clothing, footwear and cosmetics to books, campaign organisations and lots of food … and many other attractions! The listing of stallholders provides one of the most comprehensive directories of vegan-friendly businesses.
— West Mids Vegan Fest (@WMVeganFestival) October 23, 2012
We are pleased to support the event as a main caterer and by part funding the program for the day with the advert shown below.
We are also providing facilities for the cookery demonstrations in the Wulfrun Hall (alongside our Wulfrun Bar location):
If you are at the event, be sure to look for us, and the other vegan campaign caterers, in the Wulfrun Bar downstairs.
It it great that many of the UK’s best vegan (and vegan friendly) caterers are at the event: Aunty Jee’s, Beet the System, ChangeKitchen, Fairfoods, Green Garden Cafe, Shambhu’s, , Veged Out and Veggies Catering Campaign.
For many of our 28 years of campaign catering Veggies was the only game in town. We hope that our pioneering work has provided some of the inspiration for so many more vegan caterers, and for the many other vegan festivals and fairs shown on our Vegan Outreach Diary.
Nottingham Indymedia, a news site for the East Midlands that anyone can post on.
We hope that you will find our site a useful place to find out about what’s going on in the region and to publish your own news.
What is Nottingham Indymedia?
Nottingham Indymedia is a widely read hub for community and activist news from across the East Midlands. We aim to “give a voice to individuals and communities throughout the region who are marginalised and have no say in the mainstream media.”
The site is open for anyone to publish their news and promote events simply by clicking the Publish button in the top right hand corner of the site.
All posts also go out to our 2,000 followers on Twitter
How can I use it?
* You can publish news stories
* You can promote your events on our calendar
* Your site’s news feed can be included in the @NottsAltNews feed on
The more people who post, the better the website becomes and the more
people will read your news.
If you want more information, please reply to this email, check out our help pages or come to our next monthly meeting on Mon 15th Oct, 7.30pm at the Sumac Centre, Gladstone Street, Nottingham.
We look forward to reading your news!
Veggie Summer Barbecue
Adapted from the Vegetarian Society Networking Newsletter (mainly by adding the ‘s’ to Veggies!)
This article recently featured in the Young Veggie pages of The Vegetarian.
We thought it was worth reprinting in time for summer in Youth Matters, too.
Lots of parties and get-togethers during the summer months centre around the garden and the barbecue. Even though barbecues are traditionally associated with cooking meat, vegetarians can enjoy a good barbecue as much as anyone else. Give these two menus a try for super-tasty summer barbecues.
Veggies burgers, or make your own with Veggies Burger Mixes
Simple salad garnish (sliced tomatoes, greens such as lettuce or spinach, grated carrot, sliced onions)
Condiments (tomato sauce, salad cream, brown sauce, mayonnaise, chilli sauce)
Corn chips with salsa
Hummus with raw vegetables (peppers, carrots, mushrooms, cauliflower, celery)
Fresh summer fruit (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)
For the grill-
Marinated firm tofu skewers with Mediterranean vegetables
Peppers stuffed with tomato and vegan feta cheese
Spiced sweet potato slices
Veggies burgers, or make your own with Veggies Burger Mixes
On the side-
Hummus with vegetables
Lemony bean salad
Potato salad with chopped mint and lemon
Platter of sundried tomatoes, olives, vegan cheeses and savoury biscuits
Breads (pitta, rolls, etc)
Toasted vegan marshmallows (from Veggies) and s’mores
Tip: Make sure that any food items that usually need refrigeration, like Plamil mayonnaise or hummus, are kept cool by either being served on a bowl of ice or kept indoors.