Farm Turned Into Sanctuary Now Sells Dairy-Free Desserts!
It’s not everyday you hear about such incredible success stories, like the Friends of the Farm Sanctuary in Northport, NY.
Originally the historic Lewis Oliver dairy farm, it turned into a petting zoo in 1953, and 10 years ago local community members jumped at the opportunity presented to them, as the property was being sold. What resulted was Friends of the Farm, which is a non-profit animal sanctuary and educational center that saved all the remaining animals, such as the goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and cows.
But that’s not all. The sanctuary is also home to “Sweet Annabelle’s”, created by Lorene Eriksen, who oversees the sanctuary. After going vegan herself, Eriksen decided to try out recipes involving coconut milk, and it led to delicious ice creams, cakes, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, and more that she sells at the farm. Just some of the vegan ice cream flavors include salted caramel, peanut butter cup, and coffee chip. The name of the company is in reference to a cow at the sanctuary, Annabelle, who according to Eriksen, is:
“A sweet and gentle giant who enjoys back-rubs, the feel of the earth beneath her feet, the sun upon her face.”
The website also states that it is because of incredible animals like Annabelle that it becomes harder to fathom the different fates of so many similar cows as a result of the meat and dairy industry. The mission is to offer cruelty-free options to raise awareness so that “animals everywhere can live a life free from harm just as Annabelle and her friends do”.
To visit the sanctuary, make an order, or try the treats in person, visit the website right here!
Photo Credit: http://sweetannabelles.com/