Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
-We are still looking for land within about an hour from the twin cities.
What are your hours?
-We will have tours on Saturdays and Sundays 10-4. Sign-up instructions for these tours will be posted on the website soon! For larger groups, such as schools or organizations, please contact us for scheduling.
When will you be open to the public?
-We will be open to the public once we secure land are ready for visitors.
What is the difference between a private and public tour?
-A public tour means you will pick a time slot on tour days and be led around the farm with the rest of your group for that time slot. A private tour can be organized so that you have more 1-on-1 time with the staff and animals. Your tour group is made up of the people of your choosing. Both public and private tours have a suggested donation of $20/person which is collected before the tour begins.
What is your donation goal?
-Our goal is to raise $100k to purchase land or farm.
What it my donation going towards?
-Your donation is going towards securing land, vet care, feed, and providing our animals with a safe and happy place to live.
What does your 501(c)(3) status mean?
-Herbivorous Acres incorporated with the state of MN on September 1st 2016. We then submitted Form 1023 to the IRS. The 1023 application was approved in December 2016! This means all donations are tax deductible. A receipt upon donating online will be automatically sent to you so you can submit it along with your tax return.
Is The Herbivorous Butcher funding the farm sanctuary?
-No. Herbivorous Butcher has donated to the farm but Herbivorous Acres is a completely separate entity. It is an extension of the Herbivorous Butcher mission but the farm sanctuary relies solely on donations.
What kinds of animals will you have on the farm?
-A typical farm sanctuary houses animals such as cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, donkeys, goats, horses, ponies, and sheep. We will have some resident dogs and cats running around also! We currently have two pigs. “Zeus” is a 5 year old pot bellied pig and “Fox” is a 12 week old farm pig. Both are being fostered while we find a location for Herbivorous Acres.
How will Herbivorous Acres get their animals?
-Animals will be referred to our farm through various sources. Herbivorous Acres plans on working closely with local rescues, police departments, humane societies, and private referrals to get our animal residents.
When will the tiny houses and tiny cabins be available to rent?
-The tiny houses and tiny cabins will be reliant on continual donations that we receive. Once we are able to fully fund the farm and are operational, we will be able to focus donations on expanding. We hope to have the rentals up and running in 2019. Since the Milaca property has two houses, we will be using the 2nd house as an AirBnB until the tiny house/tiny cabin operation is up and running.
Why is the farm advocating plant-based living?
-Many of the animals that are part of factory farming are stripped of their animal rights and welfare. A large number of animals that live on farm sanctuaries are rescued from factory farms or have had ties to animal agriculture. By choosing not to consume or use animals products, individuals can be one less person adding to the demand for animal products. We believe that if Herbivorous Acres isn’t advocating for plant-based living, our animals that we save are not getting the full benefits of our efforts.
I’m not vegan or vegetarian. Am I still allowed to tour and support the farm?
-Absolutely! We encourage everyone to come meet our animals! We only ask that everyone visiting come with an open heart and an open mind in order to fully benefit from their farm experience.
What are your future plans for the farm?
-Please refer to the page titled “Future farm developments”.
I want to get involved. Can I come help on the farm?
-Definitely! Once we are up and running, we will be able to have volunteers on the farm. Please visit our “Get Involved” page on the website. There you will also find a “Wish List”. Getting these items donated are a great way to help our volunteers and animals down the road!
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