On May 17, in the French Quarter, New Orleans held its first NOLA Veggie Fest. There were over 500 attendees who enjoyed a day of scrumptious food, educational speakers, and entertainment. NOLA did a fabulous job representing Field Roast, and we’re so happy to have been included in the festivities. Members of The New Orleans Vegetarian Meetup Group were the primary volunteer organizers and volunteers for the Fest. Thank you to everyone who helped! All proceeds from this vegetarian festival went to The Humane Society of Louisiana, which is the local animal protection charity with a mission to promote veganism, and nonviolence and compassion for all creatures. According to The Humane Society of Louisiana, plans are already underway to expand the Fest to a 2-day, weekend long event in 2010. We wish them great success in the many years to come!