St. Petersburg Housewives Start Vegan Business

Kortney Campbell became vegan three years ago and has an affinity for cooking. Soon cooking vegan fare became her passion, and a few months ago she started Vegan Housewives with her friend Katie Charos.  Their goal is to not only share vegan food with others, but show people it can be affordable as well.

“We see a lot of people shy away from a vegan lifestyle due to the cost of food,” Campbell says. There are so many amazing vegan recipes out there, but half the time they call for obscure ingredients that are either hard to find or so expensive that it just isn't worth the effort.  We appreciate these fancy recipes but we want to show people how to turn them into delicious, simple, cheap, user-friendly versions. ”

In an effort to make the public aware of their newfound business, the women are working on a blog that will offer recipes, restaurant reviews and even fashion tips. The women also envision a market in St. Petersburg.

“We are trying to start up a week night market that will focus on the local art community in St. Pete,” Campbell says. “We would serve a vegan meal and it would give the artists a place to network and feature their creations in their community. We hope to round up a lot of participation from local businesses and artists with the intention of increasing artist retention in the area. ”

Campbell and Charos have long-term plans to open up a shop where they can share their vegan concoctions with the community, but for now will focus on their blog and getting the word out about Vegan Housewives.

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Kortney Campbell, Vegan Housewives

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Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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