CORONA, California, July 8, 2021 /vWire/ Organic Junkie opened its doors to a line as Corona, CA’s 1st and only vegan restaurant 11/11/2018. Best known for its vegan ceviche and blue hempseed horchata, Organic Junkie was no exception to the toll most small business faced during Covid. With a background in Mortgages and Real Estate, owner Christina Bohannon never imagined she would open a restaurant, let alone a farmer’s market until her father passed away. It was the event that completely changed her direction and ignited a passion for whole-food, plant-based living since the diet had helped her father. Unfortunately, it was too late for her father but her view is that everyone and everything is positively influenced by the compassion tied to a plant-based lifestyle.  Since then, she has started SoCal’s largest 100% vegan farmer’s market which helps more than 75 small vegan business owners and provides vegan options to the Inland Empire. Organic Junkie was recently ranked number nine in North America by Yelp.

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Vegan Depot Farmer’s Market just celebrated it’s one year anniversary and continues to grow. It has become a mini vegan central park, located at Corona City Park which is Corona’s most historic park. VDFM as has been instrumental in giving the community a reason to return to the park. For years it was not considered a safe place due to non-sheltered residents and drug use. With help of the city and Vegan Depot, the park is transformed every Saturday from 10am-2pm into a community hangout with yoga, sound baths, music, activities, and amazing vegan vendors. Omni Pork, who’s parent company is Green Monday, will be taking over the market to help promote their retail launch here in the United States.

July 15th,  Vegan Depot will have a second location in the Art District of Downtown Los Angeles. The Corona market is full of family fun whereas the LA locations will be geared more towards adult night life with hours of 4pm-10pm. Organic Junkie will be vending its Lavender Lemonade and Rose Infused Pitaya Pineapple Margaritas (previously only available at the Corona location on Cinco de Mayo!) and beer exclusively from Party Beer Co.

Vegan Depot DTLA Art District – 411 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 / Every Thursday starting 7/15-8/12. Every Sunday starting 8/15 4pm-10pm.

Organic Junkie – 420 N Main St., Corona, CA 92880 / Tues.- Sat. 10am-6pm

Vegan Depot Farmer’s Market – 930 E 6th St., Corona, CA 92879 / Every Saturday 10am-2pm

@vegandepot_DTLA @organic_junkie  @vegandepot_corona www.vegandepotmarket.com

 

Christina Bohannon

vegandepotie@gmail.com

www.vegandepotmarket.com