|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
A Spotlight on Vegan Companies and Businesses
throughout the United States and a few beyond - updated May 2006
by M. 'Butterflies' Katz
co-author of Incredibly Delicious; Recipes for a New Paradigm
by Gentle World www.gentleworld.org
Raw Vegan Products:
They offer these prepared raw products: Raw Sicilian House Pizza, Raw Cheese Un Chicken, Raw BBQ Un Sausage, Raw Cheese Un Burger, Raw Lasagna, Raw Seaweed Salad, Raw Turnip Fries, Raw Sweet Dreams High, Raw Chocolate Banana Love, Raw Lemon Passion Cake, Raw Pasta Sauce, Raw Lemon Herb Dressing, Raw Sun Dried Tomato Dressing, and Raw Yellow Curry Dressing, all sold retail and at events.
The company offers catering as well. They also sell non-refrigerated raw/vegan items and will be increasing their line.
"Rawsheed started and founded the company in the spring of 2000 and I joined him as his partner 6 months ago. Rawsheed learned to be vegan and then moved to vegan raw from one of his spiritual teachers about 12 years ago and never looked back. I was taught to be vegan by the animals at The Gentle Barn, just over 5 years ago (my other venture with my fiance Ellie). Ellie and I run The Gentle Barn together now. It just seemed like a great match to run a company that sells raw vegan food, the very thing we teach at The Gentle Barn" says Jay L. Weiner.
Jay adds: "We are in the process of growing from 20 markets to over 200 before the year end. It is an exciting time for our companies (Jellie's, Inc. - my company, that acts as the distributor for Rawsheeds company Raw-sheed's) but we are partners."
Contact information: Jay L.
Weiner, Jellie's, Inc. Product Line Rawsheed's is located at 26910 Sierra
Highway, D-8 #318, Santa Clarita, CA. 91321
Lydia s Organics offers 100% organic, vegan and raw, gluten free, sugar-free, dehydrated whole foods.
Seeds and nuts are sprouted for maximum nutrition and assimilation. Nori crackers, Italian & curry crackers, seasoning, sunflower seed bread, grainless apple cereal, berry good cereal, cinnamon cereal, raspberry, tropical mango, spirulina, apple fig, apple ginger, or carob hazel nut bars.
Owner, Lydia Kindheart, says: "I became a vegan by realizing the effects of what I participated in and the effects on my body."
Foods Alive makes certified vegan Organic Golden Flax Crackers (Italian Zest, Mexican Harvest, Onion Garlic, Regular, Maple & Cinnamon, Hemp, BBQ) and Organic Gourmet Golden Flax Oils (Mike s Special, Sweet Mustard, High Lignan).
The owners are not completely vegan. The company has been in business for 3 years.