Yet another successful vegan bake sale left many happy customers with bags full of tasty treats, while also raising money and awareness of important causes. Held on Saturday 14 April at St Stephen’s Church on the High Street, the market featured a range of independent vegan bakers, offering a whole host of delights from Naturally Bread’s cheezy breadsticks to Little Wing Treat’s brownie cake pops.
Organised by Exeter Friends for Animals (EFFA) and Fairfoods, who catered the event with their typically delicious fare, the vegan bake sale was bustling all day with eager taste testers. The regular ‘Bake Sale Table’, from which every penny made was donated to animal charities, was crammed with mouth-watering options, including snickers cupcakes and a beautifully decorated Victoria sponge from Sweet Vegan.
All Kind’s purple trike was also serving shoppers with a selection of luscious ice creams such as Booja Booja and Miiro, plus a range of chocolatey goods could be found at Chococo’s table. Something a little different was on offer at From Nature UK’s table, who hail from Taunton, with some delectable handmade cheese, chick’n crisps and roast seitan available.
The day also included helpful and engaging talks, plus EFFA t-shirts were on offer at a one-off special price for the day. Also available was the opportunity to experience the iAnimal virtual reality headsets from Animal Equality, which immerse users into factory farms and slaughterhouses.
The bake sale was part of EFFA’s Go Vegan in 2018 campaign, which has more exciting events coming up – EFFA’s first ever fundraising gig at Exeter Cavern on Sunday 6 May (don’t worry, it’s a bank holiday weekend!), plus the ever-popular vegan Sunday carvery at The Farmer’s Union on Sunday 29 April. Get your tickets for the gig here (vegan food will be served!) and make sure to book a table at the carvery to ensure you don’t miss out!