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

Building Dreams in Nashville

Pond - The Gentle Barn - Nashville Tennessee

Jay and I are in Nashville preparing the property for the animals coming in at the end of July, and our grand opening at the end of August. We’re working extremely hard, but loving every second of it!

We spent the first few days preparing the house so staff and volunteers could stay and help. Then we moved on to hardware stores, measuring, and ordering materials so we could start building fences for our barnyards. We haven’t even been here a week and our feet and backs are sore. But we have permanent smiles on our faces and our hearts are elated.

Each evening we walk the property and it is just gorgeous here! We have seen five deer who live on the property and come out at dusk to eat the sweet grasses. There are butterflies everywhere. We have chanting frogs and toads in the lake who give a concert all night. We even saw a groundhog who kept poking his head up to play hide and seek with us. The air smells like flowers. There is always a slight breeze kissing our cheeks. And there is a healing, magical energy here that you just need to feel for yourself. It is paradise. The potential to heal both animals and people alike on this land, and to connect all of us back to the love inside us, is tremendous!

Each evening walk we take, each day of work we accomplish, and each sunrise we get to behold is because of your support. We carry you with us as we go, with deep gratitude and appreciation that we get to build this dream in Nashville. The tickets to our grand opening on August 26th are now available, please come to Nashville and see how beautiful the world can be when we are Gentle.

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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.