Help Vegan Restaurant Stay In Business
In southwestern, New Hampshire there has been only one 100% vegan restaurant operating for the past 30 years — Country Life Vegan Restaurant.
Starting in 1966, the first “Country Life” was opened in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the highest number of Country Life restaurants, there were 12 in the United States — in cities like New York City and Boston — and nine in other countries. Now there are only two left in the whole country and one is in Keene, NH.
Peggy Schauffler — owner and vegan chef — and her team of vegan chefs continue to create high-quality vegan food for area residents and people travelling in the region. She is committed to serving delicious, wholesome, 100 percent vegan food. Many people find the food is delicious and of high-quality. One recent review: “This place is fantastic. Peggy's passion for health and delicious food makes Country Life one of the best restaurants in Keene!!!” — Marisa Hope Benson
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Customers get great vegan food, plus much more. Peggy offers educational programs, ministers to the needs of the community — with free community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners — and provides a relaxed atmosphere as a refuge for customers from the stresses of the work-a-day world.
Says Peggy, “while relaxing you can also know you are extending your life with a healthier you by eating less meat — and helping to lower green house gases.”
“My number one goal is to educate," says Peggy. “But with that said, most people relate to be a vegetarian or vegan with carrot sticks and celery sticks. So I have as much a mission, I think, to show them that if you satisfy the taste buds it’s easy to be a vegetarian or a vegan. To do that you need to give them something that tastes good, and satisfies their desires, while not compromising nutrition. I believe we do that.”
[update] A Note from Peggy: “We would like to acknowledge and send a personal note of “Thanks and Appreciation” to all our faithful customers for all their support for Country Life. We continue to move forward with our vision to help educate people about health everyday. Today more than ever in earth’s history, I believe people are more interested than ever in their health. We look forward to many years of working with the community. ”
We have TWO overhead expenses creating a FINANCIAL BURDEN we need your help with:
First: We have been notified that we have until the end of December to update our fire suppression system for the kitchen. We need these emergency funds by mid-October in order to have a new fire system up and running by December. The cost for an updated fire system is approximately: $4700-$5100.
Second: Our air conditioning system has been here since 1985. There has been no efficient cooling for many years. We need to upgrade for energy efficiency and so customers can have a comfortable dining experience.
“We will be so grateful for any help. For anyone giving a donation of $200 or more I will offer a free Country Life Cookbook (coming out in 2020) . When making your donation be sure to add your mailing address. And for people giving $100 or more, we will offer a free meal. Thank you and blessings,” Peggy Schauffler, owner and vegan chef, Country Life Vegan Restaurant.