Get your Vegan Card for discounts galore (Local Vegan Business!)

Vegan Card is an Australia-wide discount card that is owned and run by one of our own, Tracey Lofthouse. It started in 2012 with the aim of helping vegans find small vegan-friendly businesses and get access to products more easily, and help vegan and ethical businesses grow and survive against the ‘big guys’. It wrapped up in 2015, and Tracey started it up again in 2016 with the same objectives. Vegan Card has close to 45 businesses all over Australia offering discounts from 5-25% on thousands of goods and services (you can find almost anything you need), and is adding to them all the time. There are plans afoot to expand overseas.

You may remember seeing the official re-launch at the Living Green Festival in 2016. Well, the Vegan Card has been back for almost a year already and the new financial year’s Card will be available for purchase very soon! Or you can buy one now for the remainder of 16/17 at a greatly-reduced price. The Card is available all-year around, so you can buy one anytime. The price decreases every month.

In Canberra you can use your Card at The Cruelty Free Shop, As Nature Intended and Dickson Health Foods, but Tracey is in discussions with several more businesses. There are currently 25 online businesses that can deliver to pretty much anyone in Australia, and local businesses in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and various other towns and cities so you can use your Card when you travel. Like the Facebook page and keep your eye out for announcements as new businesses are added.

If you like supporting small and vegan businesses with the added bonus of getting discounts, check out the Facebook page and Website to see where you can use the Card, and how to obtain one.

If you are a vegan running your own business or know of a vegan business-owner who might be interested, please drop a line to tracey@vegancard.com.au, or message Tracey via the Facebook page.

Website:  http://www.vegancard.com.au/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/VeganCard/

New Canberra-Based Vegan Business: The Cacao Hub

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The Cacao Hub was established in Canberra, Australia in 2016 with a mission to bring you healthy alternatives of delicious drinks and food that accommodate to those with intolerance’s, on a vegan lifestyle, or anyone that has a general concern for their health.
Above all, we believe in bringing you simple, quality, and nutritious products which is why we only use 100% organic ingredients.
We look forward to have you join our virtual Cacao Hub family.xx

https://www.thecacaohub.com/

Little Raw Foodie – 5% Discount on Classes and $50+ Orders for Vegan ACT Cardholders

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Little Raw Foodie provides classes, workshops and delicious raw food for groups and individuals in and around Canberra and Queanbeyan.

I’m a new member of Vegan ACT and would like to offer support in the form of discounting my all Vegan products and services for fellow members. I’m happy to offer a 5% discount on all workshops and classes, and also on food orders over $50.

Kylie Sheffield
Little Raw Foodie
M: 0414 494 853
E: kylie@littlerawfoodie.com.au
Website: www.littlerawfoodie.com.au
FB: www.facebook.com/littlerawfoodie
I: www.instagram.com/littlerawfoodie

Bareberry Pantry – Raw Vegan Food Business (Queanbeyan)

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Bareberry Pantry is proud to present handcrafted cakes, made with a conscious. Specialising in raw vegan and baked vegan cakes and desserts, Bareberry Pantry is a celebration of herbaceousness challenging art. I am sure that Bareberry can cater to any need or request. Know what you’re after, or wanting to brainstorm ideas? Send me a direct message or call me to discuss ideas and i will respond with a quote.

I look forward to bringing your cake dreams to life.

bareberrypantry@gmail.com

https://www.instagram.com/bareberrypantry/

Canberra Magic Kitchen – New stew, soup and crackers business

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Hi everyone…thought you would like to see my latest weekly menu.  All meals are vegan, gluten free,preservative and sugar free, in most of the cases grain free as well – hearty, homemade and tasty 🙂 if you would like to be subscribed to my weekly menu newsletter you can do the email signup  by following the link above, on my facebook page or send me your email. Thanks and happy munching everyone!

More about Canberra Magic Kitchen:

New family business offering home made fresh & frozen veggie stews, soups & crackers!  Slow cooked with seasonal, locally organic grown produce, love and magic!

When you take time to prepare the meals from basic ingredients – that moment is beginning of magic as you have the power to infuse every dish with intent and positive thoughts.And that is exactly what we do.
Our Cauldrons produce healthy and balanced meals suitable for all dietary needs.
All stews are meat free, dairy free, mostly they are gluten, grain and soy free. No sugars or preservatives of any kind added in any meals!
Serving size: 480ml or 500ml / depending on the container
Price: Pay As You Feel
Why?  We want to give you the freedom of choice and decision to pay for the service.
For us, this is a friendly win-win exchange centered on value and trust while we are building our network of mindful customers.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Canberra-Magic-Kitchen-1664631403790072/

(Updated) Rainbow Nourishments (Raw Vegan cake business in Canberra)

Golden Gaytime Cake by Rainbow Nourishments

Here’s a cake that I made for a lovely girl’s 17th birthday. It’s a GOLDEN GAYTIME CAKE! The base of the cake is chocolate caramel and the cheesecake layers are vanilla bean, cacao and golden caramel. The cake is then topped with a chocolate caramel ‘icing’, homemade chocolate and date tahini caramel and dehydrated cookie crumbs.

Rainbow Nourishments provides bespoke beautiful and colourful raw treats to the local Canberra community including businesses and individual customers upon request. Our cakes and slices are 100% vegan, mostly raw, gluten free, free from refined sugar and unnatural colouring.

Anthea is the colourful soul behind Rainbow Nourishments. She has been a vegan food blogger for a few years and shares nourishing vegan recipes with people online. She is currently finalising her ebook where she will share some of her cake business’s most popular recipes.

Anthea’s cakes and food blog creations have appeared on the front pages of local and international media. However, her main mission remains which is to help people learn to nourish themselves through healthy food and self-compassion.

If you are located in Canberra, you can find Rainbow Nourishments’ raw treats at As Nature Intended at the Belconnen Markets and Lazy Mays in Tuggeranong.

Feel free to follow Anthea’s vegan foodie adventures here:

Website: http://www.rainbownourishments.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainbownourishments/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainbownourishments/

Healthy ‘n Happy Baked Goods

Healthy 'n Happy LogoI’m Lauren, a Canberra based, healthy Vegan baker whose aim is to create great food, which you can replicate and serve to your friends and family!  There is the unfounded assumption that Vegan meals are bland, unappetising or just tired old salads but I want to change that idea with my recipes.  I bake using whole foods because I believe it’s important to look after your self and to eat food that responds well on your insides.  I have loved baking ever since I was little and I see it like art.  I have the ability to create something amazing out of the most basic ingredients.  Baking and desserts are something that I’ve always been drawn towards and I continue to aspire to create extravagant food.  If you want to check out my recipes, then head to www.healthynhappy.org.  Happy baking!

MUFU (Makeup for you) – New Local Business

MUFU Makeup For You

MUFU – Makeup for you is dedicated to bringing quality cruelty free cosmetics to Australia.
We don’t stock any makeup from companies that test on animals.
From local favourites to exclusive overseas brands, MUFU has the makeup for you.
We’re passionate about makeup and providing new and exciting trends directly to you.
Cruelty free makeup for every budget, because makeup is for people not bunnies <3

Website:  http://www.mufu.com.au

Rhubarb & Me Hair Boutique, Lyneham – 10% Member Discount + Vegan food while you wait!

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Rhubarb & Me is a Vegan and sustainable hair salon that will now be offering a 10% discount on all services and products to card-carrying Vegan ACT members! <3  Click here to get become a member!

Rhubarb & Me is a beautiful boutique salon in Canberra’s Inner north that uses vegan haircare products, Neuma and Evo and Lakme Chroma colour range.

(02) 62626111 – 76-80 Wattle Street Lyneham

Like on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Rhubarb-Me-224789580875425

You can also grab some Vegan food there while you wait!

Financial Philosophy – A NSW accounting business for Vegans

Hey Everyone. Tax time is approaching & we are an all vegan ethical family accounting business 🙂 our business services are available exclusively to the vegan community.

If you own an ethical business we can help you get ready for the end of financial year with bookkeeping at just $25/hour and we can coordinate your tax & BAS services. Make sure you comment below if you send a pm so I know to look for it.

http://www.financialphilosophy.com.au/

Our mission is to provide a high quality professional accounting service, with a focus on facilitating the growth and development of ethical vegan businesses. Financial Philosophy’s business services will be available exclusively to the vegan business community and will be provided at a discounted rate to ensure accessibility to small businesses. We aim to maintain a community based presence and provide support to animal welfare groups as well as our own two activism projects, The River Project and Vegans Inspiring Change.

Trish’s Vegan Pies – 10% Member Discount on Pies

Trish's Vegan Pies Business CardTrish operates out of Bodalla NSW and occasionally ventures to Canberra to sell her wares.

Pies are a large single serve made with commercial shortcrust pastry and freeze very well. Flavours available are: Coconut curry chickpeas, veg and brown rice; Chilli beans and veg; Red lentil dahl and pumpkin (garlic free); Satay veg with cashews; and Borlotti beans ‘n greens.  Check out Trish’s Vegan Pies on facebook for more details or contact Trish on (02) 44735866 or patricia.quinn2@bigpond.com to get more information.

Trish’s Vegan Pies will give 10% off on pies to Vegan ACT members when she brings her amazing pies to town, or even if you travel to the coast to sample them!

Fairlings Online Shop Now Live!

FairlingsJust wanted to share some exciting news! 🙂 Michael and I have launched our beautiful online store Fairlings this morning. We’re on a mission to help compassionate individuals who are mindful about the social impact of their personal purchases by providing a curation of high quality ethical products, original and informative content, and daily inspiration for how to lead life as close to nature as possible. Have a look and let us know what you think!

Fairlings connects essential day-to-day products that are fair trade, vegan, eco friendly and organic with conscientious & compassionate people. We would love your support over on our Facebook, Instagram and sign up to our newsletter (http://fairlings.com.au/).

Launch of compassionate online Australian store Fairlings

Canberra Organic Food Collective

Canberra Organic Food Collective

Written by Sonja Barfoed

Canberra Organic Food Collective, Dickson: Grass-roots, affordable organic dry foods. Bring your own container options, it’s easy to decide what you want to order from the price-list (kilogram quantities).  The only place I’ve found in Canberra that sells real, genuine, potent cinnamon. Worth it for that alone, but also other good spices, rice, nuts, beans and more.  Parking: Free, on-street.  Closest gallery: ANCA

Crafted3 (Cakery) – 10% Discount for Vegan ACT Cardholders

crafted3“Crafted³ is a small boutique business that makes and sells a wide range of baked goods such as Cupcakes, Cake, Sweets and Treats. Our goods are available by order, or through any of our regular markets. We bake in a wide range of different styles, specialising in tasty Egg Free, Dairy Free and Gluten Free cakes, as well as Vegan cakes.”

New:  10% discount to card-holding members of Vegan ACT!

http://www.crafted3.com/

Veganarchy Sweets and Eats

veganarchylogoVeganarchy bakes delicious cupcakes + other yummy treats, fresh and on request using organic + fair-trade ingredients where possible, we can cater for all your special events: birthdays, morning + afternoon teas, for offices events, engagements, weddings, movie marathons, really… just any time you can think of to eat sweets!

Like most small businesses, Veganarchy started as a hobby, with Gabrielle Carr spending hours baking, tweaking and taste testing at home. Recognising an opportunity to cater for vegans and allergy suffers in Canberra, Gabrielle quickly progressed to offering up tasty treats for donation at local shows, and holding quarterly fund raising events to raise money for animal welfare organisations. From this, Veganarchy Sweets and Eats was born.

With 8 years of vegan baking under her belt Gabrielle has developed an extensive catalogue of sweets. Focusing on making quality vegan baked goods that will rival any counterpart, Veganarchy has now begun catering for cafes, attending markets, and are still taking personal orders!

With the goal of opening a vegan bakery + cafe in Canberra Australia, for now Veganarchy is concentrating on the wholesale and catering market, expanding clientele, further developing skills and repertoire, showcasing products at markets and proving that no animals need to be harmed to make a delicious moist cake, a melt in your mouth cookie or slice.

Veganarchy are currently offering their own line of vegan sausages, schnitzels, burger patties and chickenless kievs at their Old Bus Depot Market stalls, and are working on getting them in to even more health food stores and co-operatives. Veganarchy also offers a range of Xmas goodies; Handmade tofurkey and roasts, artisan cheezes and xmas cakes.

See http://veganarchycbr.bigcartel.com/ for a menu and how to contact us!