Go veg. Save the planet.
Your Place to Socialize, Share, and Grow on Your Plant-Based Journey.
A Growing Vegetarian Community

Learn helpful tips
and recipes by attending our
cooking classes.


Dining out is a great way
to have fun with
like-minded people.


Attend our lectures
and learn about the benefits
of a plant-based diet.

Whether at a hall, picnic area or member’s homes,
potlucks are a great way to socialize
and taste a wide variety of dishes.

A Growing Vegetarian Community

Your Place to Socialize, Share and Grow on Your Plant-Based Journey

Our Purpose

VSSJ offers opportunities to come together to discover the many benefits of a plant-based diet through education, outreach, and support for vegetarians, vegans, and those on their journey towards a plant-based diet.

VSSJ events are open to the public. Everyone is welcome: vegetarian, vegan or veg-curious.

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Get Involved

Attend an Event

From potlucks and restaurants trips, to speakers and outreach opportunities, there is a VSSJ event for everyone!

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Membership has great benefits: restaurant discounts, and more. Want to support what we do? Make a donation.


We value any amount of time that you can contribute to our non-profit organization. Find out how to get involved.

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Event Highlights

Cooking Demo

On Monday April 20,  VSSJ had its first virtual cooking demonstration, Breakfast Ideas to Keep You

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Using Leftover Peels 

Leftover fruit and vegetable peels can be used to add some delicious and healthy additions to your meals Cucumber Peels: If the cucumber is not …

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Deli Salads

Hopefully, We will soon be enjoying the Summer’s warm weather with a variety of outdoor events: picnics, pool parties, family barbecues, and potlucks. With these …

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Cooking Demo

On Monday April 20,  VSSJ had its first virtual cooking demonstration, Breakfast Ideas to Keep You Healthy.  Presenter Karen Burzichelli made a smoothie bowl and oatmeal …

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Seitan Recipes

Seitan Stew(Serves 4) This is a more modern and gourmet version of a traditional stew, but oh, so much more tasty. 1 cup of water …

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Making Seitan at Home

I get blank stares when I ask my vegetarian cooking students if they’ve ever eaten seitan (say-tahn). Yet, hands go up when I ask if …

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Leftover or Canned Beans?

Quick Ideas for Using Canned or Leftover Beans Chef Nancy’s article “Usin’ the Old Bean“ offers several easy suggestions for preparing dishes with canned or …

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