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ELEMENTAL CHANGES Oriental Medicine
Wendy Brown, Licensed Acupuncturist
Wendy offers services including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, classical Chinese dietary energetics, cupping, and more.
Veg Card Discount: 10 % off treatments only
Art and Craft:
Jeremy makes handmade plush toys, which are sold at Dancing Bear Toys in Asheville and online from his blog. The toys are fun, colorful, unique, and affordable.
Julian Creek Artworks
John and Sue Schweikart
All of John and Sue’s paintings are done on reclaimed boards salvaged from various projects. This leads to many unique and fun shapes and sizes! The majority of their jewelry pieces contain recycled/reclaimed materials that otherwise would have been thrown out.
Ann Green, AVS President
Ann creates handmade jewelry, beading, and wire work, as well as jewelry made from used instrument strings. Her style is fairly simple and on the smaller side. She works with a variety of wires: copper, silver-plated or silver-filled, sterling silver, and brass wire; glass, stone, and wood beads, and crystals. She also creates custom orders upon request.
Veg Card Discount: 15%
Robyn offers classes and workshops in multimedia art and design including anything fiber, paper, and books arts related. She also offers social media support and design for indie artists and small businesses, as well as spiritual nurturing and arts workshops.
Velleca Metal Design, Inc.
Eric is a blacksmith artist specializing in custom architectural iron and furniture in steel, iron, bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel. He enjoys incorporating organic and industrial themes simultaneously in his work. He draws inspiration from nature and contemporary industrial design. He collaborates with his clients to create a very personal client-specific work that is built to last with durability and desirability.
Velleca Metal Design Inc.
David Joe Miller Presents
David Joe Miller
David Joe is an acclaimed storyteller and motivational speaker. He has performed and presented programs all across the country from schools, libraries, and festivals to corporate board rooms and executive retreats. David Joe offers spoken word event productions, storytelling, poetry, comedy, improv, and written work.
Reggae Infinity Booking Agent
April is the booking agent for Reggae Infinity, an authentic, original roots reggae band suitable for all ages. They are available for festivals, venues, colleges, weddings, private events, etc.
Food Services and Restaurants:
Eden Out is a 100% vegan prepared meal delivery service with local and organic ingredients in the greater Asheville area. It is a great option for those who want to eat healthy food easily and conveniently. They offer a weekly seasonal menu with a variety of creative and delicious cooked and living foods and gluten-free options. Their food includes entrees, sides, desserts, salads, and more. They offer a variety of ordering options including full and half orders, 10 packs of meals, and a la carte desserts.
Veg Card Discount: $10 off per week your first 4 weeks
Katy Jo’s Kitchen
Private in-home Chef Services
Katy Jo offers a delightful service that caters to clients custom needs and includes any or all of the following: meal planning, grocery shopping, food prep, cooking, labeling/packaging food, kitchen clean up, organization and budgeting for successful vegan eating. Cultivating a menu that caters to individual allergies/food sensitivities is her forte and she is keen at offering vegan and gluten free menu items. For any or all of your day-in-day-out food needs – she can help!
No Evil Foods
Sadrah Schadel & Mike Woliansky
No Evil Foods manufacture the most delicious plant meats on the market. They make bold, full-flavored plant meats that are environmentally friendly, cruelty free, and delicious. They make small batch plant meats from scratch, updating a centuries old tradition to create powerful and innovative plant-based proteins. And they do it all with organic and non-GMO ingredients. Some Asheville locations where their meat is available for purchase includes Mother Earth Produce, West Village Market, Whole Foods Markets (nationwide!), Earth Fare, and Hopey & Company.
Chef Jason Sellers
165 Merrimon Ave.
Veg Card Discount: 10% off
Plant is consistently rated among the highest ranked vegan restaurants in America. It is a locally-owned independent restaurant offering 100% plant based cuisine with local, organic, and seasonal produce whenever possible. All of their food is made from scratch with a multicultural influence. They also offer organic wine, local beer, and specialty cocktails.
Sanctuary Brewing Company
147 First Avenue East
Sanctuary Brewing Company is a 100% vegan business serving local foods including pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, sides, and delicious appetizers. They also serve superior beer crafted with the finest local ingredients and a selection of wine. They work with local animal shelters and advocacy organizations including The Asheville Humane Society, Blue Ridge Humane Society, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, and Full Circle Farm Sanctuary. Some of the local food companies they support are Roots hummus and No Evil Foods. They often have live entertainment and special events.
Health and Wellness Coaching:
Full Circle Wellness Coaching
Mary is a professional health and wellness coach in Asheville, NC. She attained her Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness promotion from UNC Asheville. Her business, Full Circle Wellness Coaching, allows her to educate and inform individuals to feel empowered to take their health to the next level. She specializes in working with clients to undergo any form of behavior change and is passionate about helping individuals make lifestyle changes, such as shifting to a whole foods plant based diet in order to prevent, arrest, or reverse their chronic disease.
Spanish 2 English Translations
Susan offers Spanish to English translation services.
Nutritional Classes and Services:
Lauren is certified in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell course. She provides cooking classes/demos, individual consultation, meal planning, and grocery adventures.
Licensed Food for Life Instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Terri is a Food for Life instructor who has been certified through eCornell in Plant Based Nutrition. She offers classes as well as other services including an extended online support program, in-home cooking instruction, pantry raids, and private grocery shopping trips.
The 14 Day Health Challenge E-Learning Course
The 14 Day Health Challenge was created by Dr. Amy Lanou at UNC-Asheville. It is the only online nutrition course that teaches the health benefits of a whole food plant based diet.
Amara’s Pet Care and Bananas for Bandanas
Amara runs a pet sitting business. She may be contacted though phone or email for rates, information, and references. Amara also makes handmade dog bandanas, which are sold at Woof in the Woods in Fairview.
Mountain Pet Valet
Vegan/Plant Based business serving all of Asheville! Services include pet sitting, dog walking, vacation visits, and pet taxi. They offer a 5% discount for VegCard holders on vacation services.
Realtors and Brokers:
Gaia’s clients describe her as personable, detail-oriented, and and resourceful, so if those qualities are important to you, you’ve found the right person! Since becoming a broker in ’97, Gaia has had the pleasure of helping dozens of families, investors and empty-nesters to make wise real estate decisions. Buying and selling a home has become quite complex, so the caliber of the agent you chose directly affects the quality of the experience you’ll have. Gaia’s priority is to take care of all the facets of your transaction to avoid unwanted surprises and protect your interests. During her 18 years as a Realtor®, she’s found that every real estate transaction is different. As a broker, this requires a broad skill set and the ability to bring creative solutions to the table. A dedicated professional, she’s perfected the art of assisting clients by delivering hard work, integrity, and a gentle touch. She is resourceful, attentive, and outgoing and will go the extra mile to ensure a smooth, pleasant and financially sound transition to the next chapter in your life.
Keller Williams Board of Realtor
Originally from Nottingham England, Daley moved to North Carolina four years ago with his former wife Caitlin. He has a daughter and lives in Black Mountain.
Daley is a relative newcomer to the real estate world and spent the last twenty years in the food industry. He has also remodeled several homes over the years, so he has a great knowledge of buildings and property. He also has great first hand experience with the housing market here in western North Carolina, having been a recent buyer here himself. He will work extremely hard to get you through the process of home buying or selling and help to guide you through every step of the way. He looks forward to working with people and building relationships to help you find your new home or sell your property.
Susun Shoshana Slatky, MA, NCC, LPC
Susun is a state licensed and board certified psychotherapist based in North Asheville, currently accepting new patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Medicare, and Assurant Health. She works with all ages and specialized in incorporating down-to-earth strategies and skills training, as well as mindfulness and meditation into therapy, in addition to working with deaf patients and their families, as she is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The challenges she helps people heal through or cope with include: depression, mania, anxiety, addiction, ADHD, physical disabilities, intellectual and developmental disabilities, obsessions and compulsions, psychosis, chronic pain, memory loss, autism, child conduct, trauma, grief and loss, anger, low self-esteem, foster care, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting skills needs, sibling conflicts, independence needs, and personality disorders. She utilizes very practical strategies and incorporates homework assignments between sessions. She is a practical vegan and a strong animal rights activist, and has been involved in the vegan world for over 30 years. She would be happy to give any prospective patient a free phone consultation.
Spa and Massage:
Serenity Day Spa
Annamaria offers medical/therapeutic massages and body treatments in Rutherfordton, NC.
Deb is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist and Aesthetician specializing in swedish, hot stone, shiatsu, deep tissue, myofascial release, reflexology mini facials, and energy work. She is also certified in pregnancy massage, oncology and massage techniques for burn scar survivors.
Veg Card Discount: $10 off massage
Spiritual Growth, Self-Improvement:
Life Path Awakening
Somra Spirit, IC, LMBT, BCTMB
Somra is a personal and spiritual growth coach, facilitator, and mentor for those ready to break free, move forward, be themselves, and create the life they love. She offers Skype and phone sessions as well as office sessions in Asheville, NC
Television and Video:
JumpCut Media Inc.
JumpCut Media Inc. is a full service television and video facility. Their services include marketing, corporate, documentary, commercials, production, editing, duplication, DVD authoring, etc.
Griffin Web Design & Marketing
They specialize in beautiful, unique custom web design, search engine optimization (SEO), social media management, custom programming/development, and much more. They have been in the business for a long time — over 18 years.
Toll Free: (877)WEB-0050
Studio 88, Inc.
Studio88 is a full-service web firm offering web design and development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)/internet marketing, WordPress sites and blogs, corporate identity, graphic and print media, and custom Facebook fan page design. They are responsive, on-time, on-schedule and easy to work with.