Hundreds of people made their way to Huntsville today to learn all about healthy eating options at a local vegan festival. Twisted Fork hosted its annual Vegan and Vegetarian Festival for the fourth year in a row.
The parking lot was packed and locals filed in to grab full meals, all natural health and beauty products, and even learn about how to transition to a vegan diet.
Organizers say, a lot of the people who come aren’t necessarily vegan. But, after learning more about the reported health benefits– some want to try it out!
We spoke to Dorothy Nelson of Twisted Fork. She tells us that transitioning to a vegan lifestyle is something that she’s looking forward to. Nelson is currently a vegetarian and says the benefits have gone beyond her expectations. Dorothy Nelson says, “Get a chance to really get a feel for what’s out there, and then I’m going to tell you, you’re gonna feel better! I have lost 90 pounds in three years, overall. It’s amazing. I feel a lot better.”
Around 3 percent of Americans are vegan, but among younger generations, those numbers are higher.
To take a look at some of the local vendors from this year’s festival: click here.