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PHOTOS: Cherry City VegFest returns with vendors, talks and education

Halie Ybarra and sister Juliana Ybarra represent Green Acres Farm Sanctuary at the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

The Cherry City VegFest drew vendors from around Oregon for the one-day event held Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem.

The event put on by the nonprofit allowed those attending to learn about vegan products and organizations promoting plant-based diets.

All food and beverages were vegan, organizers said.

“Scientific studies have also demonstrated the benefits of plant-based eating both as interventions and as sustained practices for improved health outcomes,” Cherry City VegFest says on its website. “Veganism therefore serves as an orienting philosophy and invitation for the event, whether it is something people are just curious about or a practice people have already researched.”

Visitors check out vegan options at the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

The Carrrera family represents La Casa de Mama, a vegan catering operation, at the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

Jen Ferry and Karen Anderson represent the Cannon Beach Bunny Rescue at the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

Luca Lefay of Elysium Vegan Treats participates in the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

Hannah Jeanseau and Sylvia Curry of LifeSource Natural Foods participate in the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

Annie Iacobellis displays a shirt at the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

Stephanie Hodges represents Mothers Against Dairy at the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

Vegan treats from La Casa de Mama were among vendor goods at the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)Melody Wombough is secretary of the Cherry City VegFest, held on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

Senora Carrera of La Casa de Mama participates in the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

Brent Ratkovich exhibits his view on a shirt at the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

The Cherry City VegFest, promoting a plant-based lifestyle, features a variety of exhibitors on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

A variety of clothing and wares were available at the Cherry City VegFest on Saturday, June 18, at Pringle Park Community Hall in Salem. (LAURA TESLER/Special to Salem Reporter)

Correction: This story originally misspelled secretary Melody Wombough’s last name in a photo caption. Salem Reporter apologizes for the error.

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