Weavers Way held its second annual Vegan Fest this past Sunday (3/18). Vegetarian starter kits were available for those not quite ready to make the full commitment of a vegan diet. Vegans do not eat animal products or by-products.
The event highlights the many vegan products offered at the two Weavers Way stores in Northwest Philadelphia. Weavers Way is a member-owned food cooperative based in Mt. Airy.
To help you understand where you are on the Veggie-Vegan scale here are a few lifestyle options you can pursue:
VEGETARIAN:Vegetarian is a blanket term used to describe a person who does not consume meat, poultry, fish, or seafood.
This grouping includes vegans and the various sub-categories of vegetarian; however, it generally implies someone who has less dietary restrictions than a vegan.
SEMI-VEGETARIAN:The term semi-vegetarian is usually used to describe someone who is a vegetarian who consumes dairy products, eggs, chicken, and fish, but does not consume other animal flesh.
OVO-LACTO-VEGETARIAN:Ovo-lacto vegetarians are vegetarians who do not consume meat, poultry, fish, and seafood, but do consume eggs and milk. This is the largest group of vegetarians.
OVO-VEGETARIAN:Ovo-vegetarian is a term used to describe someone who would be a vegan if they did not consume eggs.
LACTO-VEGETARIAN: Lacto-vegetarian is a term used to describe someone who would be a vegan if they did not consume milk.
VEGAN:Vegan is the strictest sub-category of vegetarians. Vegans do not consume any animal products or by-products. Some go as far as not even consuming honey and yeast. Others do not wear any clothing made from animal products.
(Categories and descriptions provided by vegetarianvegan.com)