SEVANANDA will be vending at THE ATLANTA VEG FEST on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 from 10am to 5pm at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Suite D, Atlanta, 30318. This event is FREE and features Food ~ Speakers ~ Information ~ Demos!! Atlanta Veg Fest 2013 will be held at LE FAIS DO-DO, a spacious and charming venue tucked inside the heart of the West Midtown design district. The unique, beautiful event space will help make this year’s Atlanta Veg Fest one to remember. In Cajun culture, a fais do-do is a big party. Join us as we celebrate healthy, compassionate living in our community!
One of our most exciting 2013 Be The Change Partners (February 2013), THE URBAN MEDIAMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL will be happening October 10th through the 13th ~ we invite you to come out and see some amazing films and educational panels and workshops. Sevananda participants get a discount by going to the following website: http://www.umff.com/mpages/registration.html and entering the discount code: sevananda
Sevananda Natural Foods Market is more than just a grocery store, we are a trusted resource for health and wellness products, services and at the forefront of food safety education, including GMO’s! There’s a lot happening this month and we invite the community to join us!! We are celebrating our 39th Birthday this month during National Co-Op Month and October is also celebrated as National Non-GMO Month. In recognition of this, Sevananda will be setting a precedent for labeling items with non-GMO shelf tags. Non-GMO project verified and non-GMO products will be marked!
In honor of the movement for a nation-wide FOOD DAY (Thursday, October 24th) Atlanta’s premier Health & Wellness store will present a special TASTE OF SEVANANDA FOOD FAIR with food demos, tasty samplings and information to change your life. We will also celebrate Farm to School Month with educational sessions and food samplings for children ages 3 to 6 during our STORYTIME SUNDAYS every second and last Sunday of the month. This will connect youth to farms and educate them where food comes from.
As an Institute for Responsible Technology Tipping Point Partner, Sevananda continues to raise awareness and educate consumers on the dangers of GMO’s and how consumers can be a part of the movement necessary to change the food safety business practices of big agricultural such as Monsanto. Through their Food Watch initiative, they show “Genetic Roulette” and other films monthly, offer food safety tips and education online, host a food safety radio show and provide educational materials on an on-going basis to member and shoppers. It’s a critical issue, it’s important to us and as an organizational thought leader in the natural foods industry we see ourselves as part of the solution! JOIN US!!
EVENTS: TASTE OF SEVANANDA ~ Every Saturday ~ Noon until 4pm
SEVANANDA BIRTHDAY PARTY ~ Wednesday, October 16th ~ In Store
L5P HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL ~ Saturday, October 19th ~ Parking Lot
NATIONAL FOOD DAY ~ Thursday, October 24th ~ In Store Event
STORYTIME SUNDAYS ~ Sundays October 13th & 27th ~ 4pm to 5pm
BOW WOW!! BOW WOW!! Join SEVANANDA NATURAL FOODS MARKET in our parking lot on SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st for our 2nd Annual NATIONAL VEGAN HOT DOG DAY!! There will be non-GMO vegan hot dogs (last year’s “#1 Best Choice” Fieldroast), chips and natural sodas to purchase. We will also have a Children’s Play Area, arts & crafts vendors, and feature two raffles: one for a brand new Pure Fix bike and one for a picnic basket filled with lots of goodies from the store. They are both on display at Sevananda!
And best of all, bring your dog for our DOG WASH!! You can purchase tickets for a wash or a package deal that includes wash, hot dog, chips & drink and a raffle ticket.
EVENT: 2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL VEGAN HOT DOG DAY
TIME: 1pm until 4pm
DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
Where: Sevananda Natural Foods Market
467 Moreland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
It’s gonna be BIG FUN for you and your best friend!!
On SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th from 9am to 4pm SEVANANDA will be at the GREEN BUSINESS CONFERENCE & EXPO at PHILLIPS ARENA. This expo will focus on sustainability, accountability, transparency and performance by bringing together experts in green business, renewable energy, water & infrastructure, agriculture, transportation, air quality, community outreach and sustainable development. WOW! You can purchase tickets for this event at SEVANANDA so please come out and support this informative event and stop by our booth and say “HI!!”
Join Sevananda Natural Foods Market as we declare AUGUST 2013 ~ GMO-FREE MONTH! In honor of this declaration throughout the month Atlanta’s premier Health & Wellness store will present GMO-free Chef Demos, tastings, recipes and education.
On MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013, at 4:30pm tune into the radio at WRFG 89.3FM (or streaming live via the internet at www.wrfg.org) as our weekly program Co-Op 101 interviews JEFFERY SMITH of Institute for Responsible Technology. His site www.responsibletechnology.org is the most comprehensive source of GMO health risk information on the web. Jeffery Smith is also author of the world’s bestselling book on GMOs, “Seeds of Deception” and he is a leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices.
On SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013 at 12pm, Jeffery Smith’s riveting award winning documentary “GENETIC ROULETTE – The Gamble of Our Lives” will be screened in Sevananda’s Education Room. This shocking film shows evidence that genetically engineered foods are a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children and how Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, and the USDA are ignoring a growing health emergency. This film may change your diet, help you protect your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
During GMO-FREE MONTH Sevananda will issue a challenge to everyone to cook at least one meal per day of totally GMO-free foods, take a picture and share it on our facebook (www.facebook.com/Sevananda.ATL), twitter (@Sevananda) or instagram (#Sevananda_gram) pages; tell us about your favorite GMO-free products and give GMO-free farmers a shout out!
Now more than ever, people are seeking healthier lifestyle choices and we are ready to assist them in learning how! Join the FOOD REVOLUTION at Sevananda Natural Foods Market!
In honor of the movement for a nation-wide FOOD DAY (October 24, 2013) Atlanta’s premier Health & Wellness store will present FOOD FAIRS & WELLNESS FAIRS!! WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS will be held every 2ND & 4TH Wednesday and every Saturday A TASTE OF SEVANANDA FOOD FAIR will be held. The TASTE OF SEVANANDA journey begins with food demos, tasty samplings and information to change your life. WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS will feature health coaches, integrative health experts, life coaches and more. Our wellness experts will give healthy tips to jumpstart and assist with any wellness plan.
Every Wednesday we will also feature Raw Food Demos from Master Chef Tassili Maat of “Tassili’s Raw Reality ~ An Urban Eatery”. Tassili will assist our customers in learning about the benefits of eating LIVE food as well as demonstrating how to easily prepare this nutritious and delicious food!
HABESHA PRESENTS ORGANIC FEST on SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
SEVANANDA’S JUNE BE THE CHANGE PARTNER HABESHA is holding their annual festival from Noon to 9PM at Omenala Griot African Museum (West End Atlanta) For Info: 888-308-7473 www.habeshainc.org
FOOD ~ ENTERTAINMENT ~ FUN ~ EDUCATION ~ FOOD!! Oh yea! SUMMER 2013 is almost here and SEVANANDA (info booth) will be at Atlanta’s FIRST ANNUAL RAW FOOD FESTIVAL!! This event will be held at TASSILI’S RAW REALITY (1059 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310) in the Historic West End. There will be raw food chefs speaking and conducting demos. Live music by Major & Shanti Om and Mausiki Scales & Friends ~ Come out and ENJOY & be sure to tell us HI!
TIME IS ZOOOOOOOOMING ~ NOVEMBER 2012 IS HERE ALREADY!!!
Did I say time was zooming?!? Yea! The end of the year is nearly here and December 2012 is now upon us…
You are cordially invited to partake in our WINTERFEST to be held SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012 from NOON to 4PM in the SEVANANDA PARKING LOT. This will be a celebration of ART, HEALTH & WELLNESS featuring an ARTIST MARKETPLACE ~ a great place to purchase some very UNIQUE gifts! There will also be food and live music! Come out and ENJOY this joyous sweetness!
TIME IS ZOOOOOOOOMING ~ NOVEMBER 2012 IS HERE ALREADY!!! Sevananda has done a lot of OUTREACH into the community this year. That is our purpose to educate HEALTH & WELLNESS through FOOD & LIFESTYLE. We will be a part of the following events, please come to our table and tell us you saw the event posted on our website!!
EDUCATION ~ FAMILY FUN ~ ENTERTAINMENT ~ FOOD!!!
SEVANANDA MEMBER MEETING ~ SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2012
Doors open at 12 noon and Meeting starts at 1 pm SHARP!
HIGHLAND INN ~ 644 N. Highland Avenue NE Atlanta,GA 30306
ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME OUT & MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012 ~ 11am to 2pm ~ U.S. EPA Employee Eco-Expo
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012 ~ COLLARD GREENS CULTURAL FESTIVAL~ English Avenue Elementary School, 627 English Avenue NW, ATL 30318 ~ 10am to 7pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012 ~ WHOLISTIC CHILDREN’S HEALTH FAIR ~ Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd SW, ATL 30310 ~ 11am-7pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012 ~ LITTLE FIVE POINTS HALLOWEEN FEST ~Little Five Points & SEVANANDA PARKING LOT
There will not be a Member Mixer in September 2012 because we are putting our all and all into the LITTLE FIVE FEST. This festival will be held SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 in LITTLE FIVE POINTS. Sevananda will be presenting our ARTIST ALLIANCE MUSIC SHOWCASE at THE FIVE SPOT as well as having a food & beverage booth in the vending area behind the STAR BAR.
Click below to see event poster.
ARTIST PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
1:00-1:05 5 INTRO & WELCOME
1:05-1:10 5 SPOKEN WORD- STEPHEN WING
1:10-1:15 5 TRAILER 1
1:15-1:20 5 TRAILER 2
1:20-1:30 10 SHORT FILM
1:30-1:50 10 JACKIE MORGAN
1:50-2:00 20 JULIE GRIBBLE
2:00-2:05 5 SPOKEN WORD- STEPHEN WING
2:05-2:20 15 SPOKEN WORD GUESTS
2:20-2:30 10 SATORI
2:30-2:45 15 CHOSE
2:45-3:00 15 STAHHR
3:00-3:15 15 SHEBA
3:15-3:30 15 AHZJAH
3:30-4:00 30 BAND SET UP & DJ MUSIC
4:00-4:10 10 ANNOUNCEMENTS
4:10-4:30 20 SOUL COUNTRY
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO RAINY WEATHER THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER WAS POSTPONED ~ THE NEW DATE IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012!!! PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR NATIONAL VEGAN HOT DOG DAY ~ READ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS…
BOW WOW!! BOW WOW!! Join us SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012 ~ 10am to 2pm in the SEVANANDA PARKING LOT for DOG DAYS OF SUMMER as we declare NATIONAL VEGAN HOT DOG DAY!! This is a fundraiser for PAWS Atlanta (a no-kill shelter). There will be a Vegan Hot Dog cookout with vendors, raffles for a Magna Mountain Bike and a Weber Grill (proceeds to PAWS), and a DOG WASH!! Our canine friends will have a chance to sample locally made doggy treats from BIG DADDY BISCUITS, organic pet food from WELLNESS and CASTOR & POLLUX and more. Humans will get to buy and rate vegan hot dogs to select the Best Dog in Show and purchase ice cream, popcorn and more from local vendors. Its gonna be BIG FUN for you and your best friend!!
Member Meetings are held twice per year. Twice a year Members connect with each other and the Board of Directors to get updates on the state of the co-op, current trends, issues and concerns, and to clarify the future vision of the co-op. In the spring Board of Directors candidate speeches are heard, voting begins and Member linkage occurs. In the fall, nominating committee nominations take place, and Member linkage continues. Hear candidate statements, vote, eat, mix and mingle.
ELECTIONS were held in-store (9am to 9pm daily) and via mail in ballot and we are awaiting the results. Hope you voted so your voice can be heard!
MIXERS/HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR
Join us for our Taste of Sevananda monthly mixers! Sample new products or delicious existing ones, hear from our expert wellness partners,chat with Board Members, GM or staff, purchase artwork from our Artist Alliance Members, listen to their music performances, or hear from our community partners about the great work they are doing in the community. It’s a great way to get a social taste of Sevananda and get to know each other outside of shelf stocking and ringing phones. Mixers are held the last Thursday of each month at select community locations throughout Metro Atlanta. Join us! Free for Members. Non-members are welcome with a $5 admission. Click on Mixer at the Sevananda Home page for more info!
SEVANANDA MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 ~ “FAST FOOD BABY”
Sevananda In-Store Fairs are sponsored by Sevananda’s School of Commonhealth and Journey To Wellness educational empowerment series. Each fair includes a monthly showcase of food demos and product sampling, Wellness, Local, Eco/Green Friendly, and Kids/Youth focused products and services. Check Store calendars and Co-Options newsletter for details on upcoming In-Store Fairs.
Join raw food chef and Sevananda working member, Joi Bostic, as she offers tastings of delectable raw food meals and desserts every Monday. Recipes available. Mondays 12-3pm Chef Joi. Chef Akil is on sabbatical.
Every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm Sevananda working member, Tassili Ma’at of TASSILI’S RAW REALITY will demo her yummy food. Then in the evening from 5pm to 8pm Chef Laura of LIVING FOODS INSTITUTE offers delicious raw food samples.
SEVANANDA will participate in the following events. Come and check our booths & tell us you found out about it on the SEVANANDA website!
WAYNE CHANDLER LECTURE
SUNDAY, JULY 22 ~ 2PM TO 10PM ~ ASI ART SPACE ~ 1192 HUFF ROAD NW ~ Atlanta 30318
BLACK HOMESCHOOL AND EDUCATION EXPO
SATURDAY, JULY 28 ~ 11AM – 7PM ~ Cunningham Auditorium
MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE ~ 715 M.L. KING DRIVE NW ~ Atlanta 30314
DFACS HEALTH FAIR
SATURDAY, JULY 28 ~ 10AM – 2PM
DFCS CENTER ~ 515 FAIRBURN ROAD SW ~ Atlanta 30331
WRFG BLOCK PARTY
SUNDAY, JULY 29 ~ 2PM – 7PM
Little Five Points Community Center ~ Corner of Euclid and Austin Ave
Entertainment & Vendors ~ Check www.wrfg.org for more info
HABESHA PRESENTS 10TH ANNUAL ORGANIC FEST
SATURDAY JUNE 30 ~ Noon to 9PM ~ 477 Windsor Street (downtown ATL)
For Info: 888-308-7473 www.organicgardenfest.com