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Celebrate Plant-Based Foods at Fort Myers Veg Fest

Enjoy healthy, plant-based foods at the annual Fort Myers Veg Fest, presented by nonprofit, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., January 10, in the center court at Bell Tower Shops. Participants will learn about local sources of eco-friendly and cruelty-free products and the science behind the benefits of a plant-based diet, listen to expert speakers; visit vendors, including animal rescue organizations along with entertainment and other activities.


Board members expected to speak at the outdoor, socially distance event include Dr. Nick Borja, focusing on helping to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases through evidence-based lifestyle modification; Marcus Watts, a lifestyle and fitness coach and former FGCU and pro basketball player; Shannon Blair, a certified vegan lifestyle coach, educator and animal rights advocate; and Carey Ralston, a consulting chef and mental health advocate.


Admission is free. Location: 13499 S. Cleveland Ave. For more information or to RSVP to the waste-free event, visit or the event on or Facebook.