Open Barn Day 6-23
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 6-23

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 6-30
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 6-30

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 7-7
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 7-7

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 7-14
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 7-14

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 7-21
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 7-21

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 7-28
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 7-28

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 8-4
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 8-4

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 8-11
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 8-11

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 8-18
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 8-18

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 8-25
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 8-25

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 6-16
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 6-16

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 6-9
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 6-9

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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VegFest Kansas City- Sunday
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

VegFest Kansas City- Sunday

VegFest is a fun, immersive way to learn how moving more toward a plant-based lifestyle is better for you, the environment, and animals.
Check out their new website: www.VegLifeKC.org/VegFest

•Sample a variety of delicious plant-based foods
•Discover eco-friendly and cruelty-free products
•Connect with health and wellness practitioners and advocates
•Listen to presentations on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle
•Engage with animal advocacy and welfare organizations
•Enjoy the beer garden, cooking demos, and kids' activity area

Saturday
10AM-4PM
All exhibitors open; Speaker and Food Demos TBA in May 2019
6PM-10PM
Ain't Nothing But a V Thing -- vegan mix and mingle party -- in the VegLife Beer Garden (food and drinks available by donation)

Sunday
10AM-4PM
All exhibitors open; Speaker and Food Demos TBA in May 2019

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Sunset Yoga at Iowa Farm Sanctuary
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Sunset Yoga at Iowa Farm Sanctuary

Sunset Yoga at Iowa Farm Sanctuary! We can’t think of anything more peaceful!

Join us for a relaxing yoga class led by our very own Volunteer Coordinator, Nikki Grim.

But wait, it gets better! You’ve seen the adorable videos, now you can witness bedtime for our residents firsthand! You’re not going to want to miss this.

Tickets are $25 and will need to be purchased in advance.
https://iowafarmsanctuarysunsetyoga.eventbrite.com

Please bring appropriate attire, your own mat, and a water bottle. Since this practice will take place at sunset, please also bring a blanket for Savasana (the end pose).

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VegFest Kansas City- Saturday
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

VegFest Kansas City- Saturday

VegFest is a fun, immersive way to learn how moving more toward a plant-based lifestyle is better for you, the environment, and animals.
Check out their new website: www.VegLifeKC.org/VegFest

•Sample a variety of delicious plant-based foods
•Discover eco-friendly and cruelty-free products
•Connect with health and wellness practitioners and advocates
•Listen to presentations on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle
•Engage with animal advocacy and welfare organizations
•Enjoy the beer garden, cooking demos, and kids' activity area

Schedule of events:
Saturday
10AM-4PM
All exhibitors open; Speaker and Food Demos TBA in May 2019
6PM-10PM
Ain't Nothing But a V Thing -- vegan mix and mingle party -- in the VegLife Beer Garden (food and drinks available by donation)

Sunday
10AM-4PM
All exhibitors open; Speaker and Food Demos TBA in May 2019

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Open Barn Day 6-2
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 6-2

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 5-26
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 5-26

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day 5-19
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day 5-19

Join us every Sunday until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Come visit the sanctuary and all of the our rescued farm animal residents!

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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First Open Barn Day 2019
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

First Open Barn Day 2019

Join us every Sunday starting May 12 until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

Please do not bring treats from home. We will have snacks for you to buy (with bottomless refills from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents. But, please do bring vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!

Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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IFS Spring Pig-nic 2019
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

IFS Spring Pig-nic 2019

Join us for our 3rd Annual SPRING PIG-NIC!!!

CLICK HERE TO GET GET TICKETS!

It's been a long winter, we can't wait to re-open for the season! Come spend a day at the sanctuary amongst our residents and friends, we have so many fun suprises in store for you-- this year's Pig-nic will be bigger, better, and more star-filled than ever!

The day's festivities will include:
Speakers-
-Laura Wright, author of The First Mess Cookbook!! Laura is a queen in the kitchen and an expert on all things plant-based, we are so honored to have her joining us! 💚
Check out Laura's seriously delicious recipes and learn more about her here: http://thefirstmess.com/
-Elizabeth Jones, better known as Ethically Elizabeth!! One of our heroes!! If you don't follow her already, get on it! Liz fights for other animals full time-- she's a marine biologist and she runs her own kitten rescue! Check out her page to see her latest work! 💚https://www.instagram.com/ethically_elizabeth/

A delicious plant-based picnic lunch
Silent auction
...and much more!

We will also be hosting a not-to-be-missed exclusive pre-party dinner with a few of our incredible speakers the night before the Pig-nic!!
Join us for a three course, five-star vegan shrimp boil the night before our third annual IFS Spring Pig-nic 2019! Enjoy a tour of our sanctuary and starlit vegan kinship. Attendees will have exclusive "buy it now" options for Pig-nic silent auction items! We will only be releasing 20 tickets for this pre-party, and they will include admission to our Spring Pig-nic the next day!

Come help us kick-off the season! It's bound to be a day to remember!

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Des Moines VeganFest 2019
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Des Moines VeganFest 2019

From our friends at VegLife Des Moines:

Des Moines VeganFest is back! Come get rooted in connectivity to all things veganism: animal rights, food, health, environmentalism, and activism. Send good vibes for beautiful weather as we gather for the biggest VeganFest in Iowa. The event will span both indoors and outdoors at The Atrium and Cowles Commons!!

Keep reading to see what you have to look forward to... all for the low, low ticket price of $5 (kids get in free!). Grab your tickets now to express your entry into the event! Tickets will be sold on site inside The Atrium and a wrist band will be required to purchase food from any vendor (inside or outside).

FOOD
We've got you covered with the best of the best around the Des Moines area and a few new faces from the surrounding states! Food will be on the first floor of The Atrium and out on Cowles Commons - that's right food trucks!

MERCH
You won't want to miss the action on the second floor of The Atrium! Here you'll find sweet goodies like vegan wares, cruelty free make-up, plant based soaps, veg books, and local non-profit orgs! And we're so excited to have The Side Garage back at the party to print VeganFest commemorative tee's on site!

SPEAKERS
Get excited for our two main headliners! You'll leave inspired and knowing more than when you came in.

WORKSHOPS
Have your pick! We'll have workshops on vegan athletes, parenting as a vegan, activism, teenage veganism, and environmentalism. We'll also have yoga to help you stretch and make room for more food!

COOKING DEMOS
Three demos throughout the day, including one for kiddos! Great for omnivores and herbivores alike!

SWAG BAGS
Be one of the first 150 people in the door and you'll get our sweet swag bag! So many free goodies - doors open at 11, line starts when you get there... we hope there won't be a blizzard for you to wait in this year!

KIDS AREA
Back by popular demand, the Des Moines Children's Museum will be on site to help keep little ones entertained. But it doesn't end there, we'll also have seed planting, kids yoga, bubbles, face painting, and more!

Keep an eye out for vendor/speaker/workshop announcements in the upcoming months! We can't wait to see you on April 27 from 11am-5pm!

DM VeganFest is hosted by VegLife Des Moines, a 501(c)3 non-profit serving the community by inspiring and education about the impact our choices have on animals, the environment and people.

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Volunteer Work Day
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer Work Day

Mark your calendar for VOLUNTEER WORK DAY -- Saturday, April 20th @11am! 🐷

Work days do not require orientation as you will not be interacting with our rescued residents. This work day will be to prepare the sanctuary for IFS Spring Pig-nic 2019. Tasks will include grounds keeping, garden work, repairs and minor building. We ask that all who plan to attend be able to physically perform these tasks.

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to iowafarmsanctuary.volunteer@gmail.com with the subject line, "Work Day April 20" In response, you will receive our official Volunteer Application and Liability Waiver, along with a link to sign-up for the work day. ✉️

Thanks in advance, y'all! 

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Volunteer Orientation March 9, 2019
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer Orientation March 9, 2019

Interested in becoming an official Iowa Farm Sanctuary volunteer? Mark your calendar for VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION -- Saturday, March 9th @11am! 🐷

Learn the basics, meet the residents, and get your hands dirty! Attending a Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for all IFS volunteers.

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to iowafarmsanctuary.volunteer@gmail.com with the subject line, "Volunteer Orientation." In response, you will receive our official Volunteer Application and Liability Waiver, along with a link to sign-up for orientation. ✉️

We request that all volunteers commit to volunteering ~2 days per month. Believe us, the work is worth it-- we make it fun! Plus, after the work is done, you get to spend some quality time with our rescued farm animal residents!

Thanks in advance, y'all! Tag a friend you want to volunteer with! 

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IFS Pop-Up Shop at NewBo City Market
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

IFS Pop-Up Shop at NewBo City Market

Iowa Farm Sanctuary will have a pop-up shop at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, March 9 from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Visit us for IFS gear, learn more about the sanctuary, or just stop by to say hello!

A selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, hats, posters, and much more will be available.

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Pop-up Volunteer Work Day
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Pop-up Volunteer Work Day

Call for volunteers! We need your help! Attend our volunteer work day and be entered to win two tickets to our third-annual Spring Pig-nic! 🐷

On Saturday, March 2nd, we will be hosting a super important volunteer work day! We need help preparing the grounds for our Spring Pig-nic and the open season. ☀️

For this work day, volunteers will work on building a deck/stage, tables and benches, and a pond-- as well as other beautification tasks like pruning and cleaning. If you love property-makeover shows, this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!!! We do not require volunteers to attend an official Volunteer Orientation in order to volunteer on special work days like this one. 👩🏼‍🌾

If you would like to attend our March 2nd work day and be entered to win two tickets to our Spring Pig-nic, please shoot an email to our Volunteer Coordinators at iowafarmsanctuary.volunteer@gmail.com. Thanks, y'all! 💚

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Factory Farm Moratorium Lobby Day
Feb
21
9:30 AM09:30

Factory Farm Moratorium Lobby Day

Your work to build momentum for a factory farm moratorium is paying off. We already have more legislative co-sponsors on our moratorium bill in both the House and the Senate than we did last session!

Factory farms are putting Iowa’s water at risk. At Iowa CCI, Iowa Alliance for Responsible Ag, and Food & Water Watch we’re doing everything we can to keep our water clean – for us, for our kids, for our grandkids.

• Each year, factory farm hogs in Iowa produce as much raw, untreated waste as 45 million people. That’s 15 x the population of Iowa!
• It gets dumped on fields and ends up polluting the water we drink, swim in, fish in and enjoy.
• 60% of Iowa’s tested waterways are polluted.

Attend the Lobby Day and speak to your Senator and Representative about the devastating effects of this extractive industry on Iowa's land, water, air, and communities.

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Iowa Humane Lobby Day
Feb
20
10:00 AM10:00

Iowa Humane Lobby Day

From our friends at Iowa Voters for Companion Animals:

IVCA's Ninth Annual Iowa Humane Lobby Day!

If you want to make a positive impact for Iowa's animals in 2019, this is the event for you!

If you want Iowa to better protect our pets with stronger laws, this is the event for you!

Register now: iowavca.org/lobby-day-2019/

IVCA is proud to bring animal welfare advocates and organizations together for one of the most important days of action for Iowa's animals. As Iowa continues to be a leading puppy mill state and is ranked 48th in the nation for animal protection laws, our unified voices are needed now more than ever.

Join us to #BeTheirVoice at the Iowa State Capitol to lobby our legislators for #BetterLawsForThoseWithPaws!

We will all come together to hear from a guest speaker (stay tuned!), review current companion animal welfare bills, learn some tips to effectively lobby legislators, and then all go to the beautiful Iowa State Capitol to speak with our senators and representatives. Great for seasoned advocates, newbies, and everyone in between.

New this year: An option to take an official tour of the Capitol while you are in town! Space is limited, so don't delay! Register today: iowavca.org/lobby-day-2019

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Peace Not Pork
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Peace Not Pork

From our friends at VegLife Des Moines:

Join VegLife Des Moines as we host the compassionate alternative to BaconFest with a goal of raising funds to benefit Iowa Farm Sanctuary and Des Moines VeganFest 2019. While others in Des Moines will be celebrating the death of thousands of pigs, we'll be honoring their lives at this compassionate alternative, Peace Not Pork.

Tickets will be sold at the door and are on a sliding scale - you choose the price that's right for you!

Some Pig: $5
Proud Piggy: $10
Hoof Hero: $15
Pig Protector: $20

Our friends from Iowa Farm Sanctuary will be on hand to share stories about the pigs at the Sanctuary, but also the realities for the other 20 million + pigs living in Iowa and how we can all get active and change the world for farmed animals.

We are excited to partner with SALT of the Hearth and BeerStyles who will graciously host us. A vegan menu of 5 items for $5 each will be available during the event. In addition, the restaurant will not serve pork that day in honor of our event - what a win for the pigs!

The 5 for $5 menu is as follows:
-Truffle Brussel Sprouts w/ Vegan Parmesan (also Gluten Free)
-Styles Black Bean/Sweet Potato Slider w/ house cut fries
-Red Miso Chili w/ Corn Bread & Maple Vegan Butter
-Slice of Vegan Pizza w/ housemade Mozz & Seitan Italian Sausage
-Blue Velvet Cup Cake (Chocolate cake w/Vegan Butter Cream & Blackberry Compote)

Chef Eli Trapp, our wonderful hostess, will do a cooking demo during the event of a vegan meat alternative!

Children will be tickled to take part in our pig centered crafts and activities.

The event will also feature a silent auction, with great vegan items from the likes of Simple Happy Kitchen, Brightside Kitchen, Envision Positive, Iowa Food Cooperative and more!

And to sweeten the deal, the first 15 VegLife DM newcomers (first time attending our events) will get some Peace Not Pork swag for free!

Come spend the day with other compassionate peeps in Des Moines!

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Open Barn Day (weather permitting)
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day (weather permitting)

Join us every Sunday starting May 13 until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

We invite you to bring any treats (or snag some from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents as well as vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!
Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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NO OPEN BARN DAY OCT. 14!!!
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

NO OPEN BARN DAY OCT. 14!!!

NO OPEN BARN DAY THIS WEEK!

Join us Sunday for Open Barn Day from Noon-3pm.
(WEATHER PERMITTING)
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

We invite you to bring any treats (or we will have bottomless veggie bags for $5) for our rescued residents as well as vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!
Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Chicago VeganMania
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Chicago VeganMania

Come visit our booth at Chicago VeganMania! We want to meet more and more of our supporters!

https://newleafalliance.org/

“Chicago VeganMania is a celebration of the dynamic vegan community in Chicago. We bring together the vegan restaurants and food companies, leaders and entrepreneurs, doctors and chefs, businesses and organizations, singers and dancers, and we put them in one big place to show them all off to the world.

You certainly don't have to be vegan to attend or enjoy Chicago VeganMania. We just want you to have fun! Chicago VeganMania is a big friendly party, an event where you can eat wonderful food, enjoy great music and lively entertainment, and have an opportunity to discover unique vegan products and learn the secrets of vegan chefs. You can also sit in on one of our Speaker or Panel presentations for additional information on a variety of topics!

Our first nine celebrations exceeded everyone's expectations, and this fall we'll be back, bigger than ever. So stop by and prepare yourself for an exciting and wonderful day.”

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Carl's 2nd Birthday!
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Carl's 2nd Birthday!

What: Carl’s Second Birthday! 🐮❤️🎂

When: October 7th from 1-4pm

Where: IFS, of course!

Why: Help us celebrate the triumph of one tiny calf and the compassion that saved his life! Carl the cow was rescued from a veal auction (and certain death) just a few days before our very first fall fundraiser. His fate was uncertain, he was so tiny and his health was so poor-- we did not know if we would ever celebrate his first birthday. Carl defied all odds and has grown to be an incredibly healthy and loving cow— and now we get to celebrate his 2nd birthday!!!

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Open Barn Day
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day

Join us every Sunday starting May 13 until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

We invite you to bring any treats (or snag some from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents as well as vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!
Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day
Sep
2
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day

Join us every Sunday starting May 13 until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

We invite you to bring any treats (or snag some from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents as well as vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!
Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Trumpet Blossom Cafe: Tacos for Peace
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Trumpet Blossom Cafe: Tacos for Peace

Trumpet Blossom Cafe donates proceeds from their Tacos for Peace events to various non-profits that they believe in.

On August 28, that non-profit is Iowa Farm Sanctuary.

We love Trumpet Blossom Cafe for bringing healthy and sustainable vegan food to Iowa City while providing a space to bring art and music to the community.

Pro-tip: Check out their display of sponsorship for our sweet Sammy to the left inside the front door!

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Open Barn Day
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day

Join us every Sunday starting May 13 until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

We invite you to bring any treats (or snag some from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents as well as vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!
Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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Open Barn Day
Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

Open Barn Day

Join us every Sunday starting May 13 until fall for Open Barn Days from Noon-3pm.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10/adult and $5/kiddos.

We invite you to bring any treats (or snag some from our Garden for Good) for our rescued residents as well as vegan snacks and lunch for yourself!
Bring a book and borrow a book from our Little Compassionate Library.

(Pro tip: wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty as it is a working farm!)

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VegFest Kansas City (Day 2)
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

VegFest Kansas City (Day 2)

  • 400 Main Street Kansas City, MO, 64105 United States (map)
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We will have a table at VegFest Kansas City!
9am-4pm August 18 & 19

Come talk to us and pick up some of our merchandise! All proceeds go to the care of our rescued farm animal residents, future rescue efforts and our overall mission of education.

Bringing together food, friends, and fun, VegFest Kansas City will connect you with like-minded people, and introduce you to the latest plant-based food, beverages, and merchandise. VegFest Kansas City is a fun way to experience a plant-based lifestyle.

The event is free to attend and family-friendly.

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