First we heard briefly from Kelly Rutherford of My Voice, who told us about their company, which sells unique goods with humorous quotes “from the animals”. See their entire line of products on their website – and part of the proceeds go to animal welfare organizations!
Next, we chatted with Roy Glidden of Beanfields, makers of Bean & Rice chips. This is the hottest snack food on the proverbial vegan block. Roy told us all about the vegan snacks that Veg News called “The Vegan Answer to Doritos!”
Then, no count down to Vegfest would be complete without an interview with Stewart Rose, VP of the Vegetarians of Washington! Stewart knows everything about Vegfest, and we asked him to ‘spill the beans’!
About our guests:
Roy Glidden, Co-Founder & Vice President of Beanfields, LLC. A 22 year veteran of the natural products industry, Roy began his career in 1989 teaming up with his brother Reed to start Choice Sales and Marketing in Chicago, where he served as Midwest Regional Sales Manager. He later moved to Florida and pioneered the Southeast Region for Choice, where he served as the Southeast Regional President of Choice Marketing for 10 years. After the sale of Choices’ Southeast division, Roy joined Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc. where he served as Director of Natural Sales for 7 years, before leaving to re-join his brother Reed and sister Liza to start Beanfields. Roy’s knowledge and experience in the food industry, along with his life-long passion for good food have made him a valuable asset in the creation and development of Beanfields.
Stewart Rose is an Orthodox Jew originally from New York, who moved to the Pacific Northwest 20 years ago. He and his wife Susan were spiritually inspired to become vegans many years ago. He enjoys helping others learn about the many benefits of a vegetarian diet, for their health and the well-being of the world they live in. He is vice president of the non-profit Vegetarians of Washington, the largest regional vegetarian
organization in the country.
Vegetarians of Washington is a nonprofit organization made up of people from all walks of life, but you don’t need to be a vegetarian to join! They provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere where everybody proceeds at their own pace. Their monthly dinners at the Mount Baker Club in Seattle, are popular opportunities to enjoy delicious food from a different local restaurant, caterer, or chef each month. (Dinners cost $15 plus tax for members and $20 plus tax for guests & nonmembers.) Free nutrition and cooking classes are offered at a variety of locations around the Puget Sound. Members receive a free subscription to the monthly magazine Vegetarian Times and can take advantage of a comprehensive discount program.