Thursday, October 9, 2014

It's Proven - FINALLY - Organic Produce IS Better For You!

Did you all see the latest article in 
It's now proven organic produce is higher in antioxidants and flavanones.  Spread the news!



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September Back to School Challenge

You are cordially invited to play, get more involved with the team, get inspired, share your talent, take advantage of some free promotion... get ready for September's team creative challenge! 

September's Challenge 

Our theme is "backtoschool". September marks the first day of school in most places, so this is the perfect time to show off some great back to school items! This challenge is all about the things that remind you of school. You are welcome to join in with any item you feel represents "backtoschool". The theme is very subjective. It can be ANY item that you feel fits that theme! Any color, style, shape or any other thing that fits that theme is welcome to be entered! 

Each month's challenge entries will be listed on the blog and put up for public vote, the winner receiving an ad for their shop on the team for the entire month following. :) Every 6 months, all 6 winners from the last series of challenges will be put up for a vote together, the top vote getter winning a grand prize! Yay! 

Please join in our creative celebration for this month! Here's how to enter... 

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*Challenge Guidelines* 

~Participation is open to any EtsyVeg team member. 

~If you want to participate, you must enter you item in the official thread in our Google Group or EtsyVeg team Etsy forums.

~Each member may enter one item. Entry involves simply posting the link to an applicable item in your Etsy shop in September's monthly 
challenge forum thread and tagging that item with the tag "backtoschool" (all one word, without the quotations). You must 
also have your entry tagged with the official team tag, "etsyveg team." 

~If an item entered in the challenge sells before the end of the month, please send a convo to the EtsyVeg Etsy shop, including the 
link to the sold item, so that it can still be included. 

~Deadline for entry is September 30. 

~All entries will be featured in a treasury on the EtsyVeg blog at the beginning of next month, to be voted on by the public (EtsyVeg members 
can vote, too). The top vote-getter will be awarded with an ad for their Etsy shop on the top of the blog sidebar for the entire month 
until the next winner is chosen. At the end of six months, all winners from the past six months will be up for vote on the blog again, this 
time eligible to win a grand prize gift! 

~All EtsyVeg members (not just participants) are encouraged throughout the month to initiate forum threads about the challenge, make 
treasuries by doing a tag search for "etsyveg team" with "backtoschool" and putting only those items in the treasury, or to 
generate other types of promotion. (If you do any of these, please let everyone know so that we can all post or click to keep it going!) 

~Please direct concerns or questions to Maggie of magglepie, or send an email to etsyveg@gmail.com 

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The EtsyVeg Monthly Challenge is meant to inspire, recognize, and promote team members and our shops; to spread the word about vegan/ 
vegetarian lifestyles and living consciously; and to raise awareness about the ease of eco-friendly living and the rights of animals to 
live free of exploitation. 

~*Happy creating!*~

Monday, July 28, 2014

Global Food News!

I had to share these tidbits with all y'all as it is the most inspiring food news I've heard in ages.  

First  - the French are leading the way in food waste elimination by buying up the "Inglorious" produce farmers otherwise throw away.  With a genius marketing campaign they are selling the 'uglies' for less money and it's working out well!  Watch and be inspired to buy the deformed apples:-)



And…. drumroll veggies!  Kim A. Williams, MD, the incoming President of the American College of Cardiology has switched to a vegan diet and is recommending it!  Read the (short) article here.  Can you even believe it?


Thursday, July 3, 2014

July "ChristmasinJuly" Challenge

You are cordially invited to play, get more involved with the team, get inspired, share your talent, take advantage of some free promotion... get ready for July's team creative challenge! 

July's Challenge 

Our theme is "christmasinjuly".  July is the perfect time to celebrate the halfway point to the holidays - and bring some holiday cheer to our summer!  This month's challenge is all about the holidays in summertime.  You are welcome to join in with any item you feel represents "christmasinjuly". The theme is very subjective. It can be ANY item that you feel fits that theme! Any color, style, shape or any other thing that fits that theme is welcome to be entered! 

Each month's challenge entries will be listed on the blog and put up for public vote, the winner receiving an ad for their shop on the team for the entire month following. :) Every 6 months, all 6 winners from the last series of challenges will be put up for a vote together, the top vote getter winning a grand prize! Yay! 

Please join in our creative celebration for this month! Here's how to enter... 

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*Challenge Guidelines* 

~Participation is open to any EtsyVeg team member. 

~If you want to participate, you must enter you item in the official thread in our Google Group or EtsyVeg team Etsy forums.

~Each member may enter one item. Entry involves simply posting the link to an applicable item in your Etsy shop in September's monthly 
challenge forum thread and tagging that item with the tag "christmasinjuly" (all one word, without the quotations). You must 
also have your entry tagged with the official team tag, "etsyveg team." 

~If an item entered in the challenge sells before the end of the month, please send a convo to the EtsyVeg Etsy shop, including the 
link to the sold item, so that it can still be included. 

~Deadline for entry is July 31. 

~All entries will be featured in a treasury on the EtsyVeg blog at the beginning of next month, to be voted on by the public (EtsyVeg members 
can vote, too). The top vote-getter will be awarded with an ad for their Etsy shop on the top of the blog sidebar for the entire month 
until the next winner is chosen. At the end of six months, all winners from the past six months will be up for vote on the blog again, this 
time eligible to win a grand prize gift! 

~All EtsyVeg members (not just participants) are encouraged throughout the month to initiate forum threads about the challenge, make 
treasuries by doing a tag search for "etsyveg team" with "christmasinjuly" and putting only those items in the treasury, or to 
generate other types of promotion. (If you do any of these, please let everyone know so that we can all post or click to keep it going!) 

~Please direct concerns or questions to Maggie of magglepie, or send an email to etsyveg@gmail.com 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

The EtsyVeg Monthly Challenge is meant to inspire, recognize, and promote team members and our shops; to spread the word about vegan/ 
vegetarian lifestyles and living consciously; and to raise awareness about the ease of eco-friendly living and the rights of animals to 
live free of exploitation. 

~*Happy creating!*~