New to plant-based EatIng?

If you are interested in adding more plant-based meals to your routine, focus your meals around whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, greens, nuts, and seeds. In addition, there are also delicious packaged products available, such as the items below. If you or your group would like to try some of these products for free, please email for more information.

the frIendly vegan cookbook

Nominated for best cookbook in the 2021 Veggie Awards by VegNews. This cookbook is great for those new to plant-based cooking and baking with 100 foolproof, flavor-forward recipes.

beyond burgers

Great taste and better for your health and the planet as it uses 99% less water than beef burgers to produce. Available at most grocery stores.  

beyond popcorn chIcken

Tastes just like chicken but cholesterol free and much kinder to the planet and animals. These plant-based popcorn chicken bites are available at most grocery stores.

chIckenless rIced caulIflower stIr fry

A delicious medley of veggies, pineapple, pieces of plant-based chicken, and riced cauliflower. Available at Trader Joe’s in the frozen section.

planet Oat MIlk (OrIgInal)

Oat milk has a naturally sweet taste and uses just a fraction of the resources to produce compared to cows milk. So, much better for the environment! Available at most grocery stores.


chocolate oat mIlk

This tasty treat is a great introduction to plant-based milk. Available at most grocery stores.


Vegenaise is a plant-based mayo that is a healthier and tastier option than regular mayonnaise. Available at most grocery stores.

earth balance (buttery spread)

This is a great plant-based spread to use wherever you use butter. It is light and airy and sensationally spreadable. Made with organic ingredients! Available at most grocery stores.

JUST Egg (folded)

Tastes just like an egg but with zero cholesterol. Made from mung beans, it’s packed with protein. It also uses 98% less water and emits 93% greenhouse gases than conventional eggs. Available at most grocery stores. 



Quinoa is a staple in the plant-based world. It has a great flavor, is as easy to prepare as rice, and is full of protein and other nutrients. Quinoa can be served in a hot dish or can make a great cold salad. Available at most grocery stores.

vegetable stIr-fry

A hearty meal with noodles and crisp vegetables in a savory sauce. It is easy to find a vegetable stir-fry at a restaurant or to make one at home! The stir-fry in your bag is from Costco and many other grocery stores have similar items in their freezer section. Cook on the stove or microwave in 3 minutes.

This program is only for people who are new to plant-based eating.

Please do not sign up if you have already tried these products.

Only one bag per household.

sample bags gIven away sInce November, 2020

VegFund supports this program

I thought a great variety was provided and it was nice to try new products from brands I had seen before but did not know were in local grocery stores! – Denise R

I liked all the items, especially the burgers! Michael H

My perception has changed!! Plant-based food is a lot yummier than I thought! – Maddison L

Sample packs are a great way to try plant-based alternatives. I appreciate the program and the material that was included about why a plant-based diet is so important to ourselves and our world around us.  – Lauren E

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