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The few.

The (often) rural.

The Midwest vegans.


I've often felt alone in my fruity adventure out here in the very middle of the Midwest.  Thought it might be nice for us middle of the country peeps to network :)

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Moving to Indiana.. where's the fruit at?!?

Started by Victoria Rogers. Last reply by Victoria Rogers Apr 10. 7 Replies

In May I am moving to Indianapolis to peruse post-college life as an "adult". I grew up in Washington, am currently in college in Florida, and pretty nervous about the transition. I have most…Continue

Meetup in Kansas City

Started by Megan Sto. Last reply by Casey Apr 1. 3 Replies

Is anyone in the KC area interested in a group meetup?  There are a couple of vegan/raw places in KC where we could meet. Continue

Anyone here close to Kansas City?

Started by Klairee Berry. Last reply by Casey Apr 1. 6 Replies

Newbie here, looking for like minded friends and possibly more near KC area. I know virtually no vegans in the area and would love to!Posted a long intro in Meet and Greet, so I won't bore you with…Continue

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New fruit bat in Minnesnowta.

Started by Ashley Hagen. Last reply by Kate Mar 17. 2 Replies

I kid not with that Minnesnowta. Some of the drifts are taller than I am and I'm 6' tall.I live in Two Harbors which got dumped with 50 inches of snow in two days back in DecemberHow are you all…Continue

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Comment by Kati Sharp on June 6, 2013 at 1:22am
Hi all (:
I'm from Ripon, WI....around the Oshkosh/Appleton area. Any other raw foodies in the area by any chance? (:
Comment by Bite Size Vegan on June 6, 2013 at 1:18am

Katie, I'm currently living in Lombard, so not too far away :)  I know there are many chicago-area peeps around here.

Comment by VeganRunner on June 4, 2013 at 5:20pm

Anyone from Northwest Indiana and/or got to IU?

Comment by Fruity Fitness on May 20, 2013 at 11:53am
New to 80-10-10/ 30BAD. Anyone from Indiana??
Comment by Josh McCall on April 16, 2013 at 2:06pm

Any Iowa Staters? 

Ames, Des Moines?

Comment by Mel Vanzuiden on April 8, 2013 at 2:55am

Hello from Iowa on the Mississippi, I'm in the Quad-Cities but soon moving to Morrison, IL (very very rural small place).  Just wanted to say hello because it doesn't seem like there's many of us around.  I'm new to 80/10/10 - just finished my first week and it would be nice to have some supportive people to keep me going!

Comment by KillrrNerd69 on April 2, 2013 at 1:55am

Welcome Becky! I'm from Owatonna (southern Minnesota) but I'm off at school in Sioux Falls SD. Us and the other MN peeps should get together sometime in the summer!

Comment by Becky on April 2, 2013 at 1:53am

Hi there, I'm in Minnesota and I just started Raw Till 4 today! I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I've been eating plant based for about 1 1/2 years and wanted to get more raw so I'm tryin it  :)

Comment by Bite Size Vegan on March 16, 2013 at 12:42pm

wow thanks Rocbola! Can I pick your brain as it gets closer to my move? I def. want to have good sources set up already. Thanks so much!

Comment by Rocbola on March 16, 2013 at 12:19pm

I live in the town right next to Lombard (Wheaton). In the summer time, there are TONS of farmers markets within 15 miles.
For now, check out a store called "Valli Produce" in Glendale Heights. (GH borders lombard) Their selection is incredible and their prices are some of the best around for the quality. That's where i go for mangoes by the case, several varieties. 
There is a Whole Foods Market in Wheaton; they are expensive but organic produce is always there, and their organic cantaloupe is great when it's available. 

There are several Asian places that sell Asian variety fruits that you can't find in grocery stores. One by me sells fruit smoothies, too. 

There are tons of other great places around, it depends on how far you want to drive. You will not go without fruit and veg in this area. I miss all the selection i get around here whenever i go back home to Iowa. 


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