Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

My Gentle Barn, Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope:

This was Ellie and her dog Simon, who was Ellie's best friend when she was a kid. They used to muck around in the lakes and watch the tadpoles turn into frogs each spring. They would walk through the woods and find salamanders and bunny rabbits and watch bats fly around at night and butterflies soar on lazy afternoons. Simon was her confidant, witness and teacher too. Simon showed Ellie that that she was lovable. Simon is in her book, "My Gentle Barn," coming out in only a few more days, We are so excited for you Ellie!

The story of how Ellie's life lead her to starting The Gentle Barn, the exciting animals we have loved, and the rescues we have done are all in this book. If you haven’t pre-ordered it, this is your last chance to do so and get a photo album of never before seen pictures of The Gentle Barn and our first animals, as Ellie's gift to you. To read a sample chapter and to pre-order her book, please go to: http://www.gentlebarn.org/my-gentle-barn.html
If you have already pre-ordered the book, you can get the photo album by going to the link and following the directions. And thank you Simon for teaching Ellie for all the kids she teaches now!

"My Gentle Barn" Book Signings:
Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Burbank on March 29th at 1:00pm
The Gentle Barn on March 30th from 10:00am-2:00pm (Barnes & Noble will be here!)
Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Valencia on April 5th at 1:00pm

Please join us, we look forward to seeing you there!

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The original idea behind Fry’s was to find a way to make nutritious products for our family who are all passionate about plant-based diets. Back when we started in 1991 most people thought we were crazy. “Plants that look and taste like meat, made in your kitchen!?” Okay, maybe we were crazy, but with passion and determination, great things can happen.

We are thrilled to be sponsoring The Gentle 12 this November for World Vegan Month at the three Gentle Barn locations and look forward to all the visitors coming to meet the animals and sampling our delicious Fry’s treats. We adore the work that Ellie, Jay, and everyone at the California, Missouri and Tennessee sanctuaries are doing to save so many wonderful animals and provide them with a safe, loving home. By choosing our Fry’s plant-based products over animal protein, our customers end up saving over 3.5 million animals each year so The Gentle Barn’s dedication to the health and well-being of these loving farm animals fits perfectly with our own mission of saving the planet and all of its inhabitants.