Open Sanctuary Snuggle Day
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Open Sanctuary Snuggle Day

We’ll have cookie cups and ice cream to enjoy!

TIME CHANGE! NOW WE HAVE 2 TIME SLOTS!

Because of the overwhelming response to this event, we are going to split into two time slots so that we are not so crowded and everyone has a chance to meet the babies.

The first time slot is at 11am and ends promptly at 12:30 and everyone will need to exit at that time. The second time slot begins at 1 and we ask that no one arrives before 1245 to make sure the first time slot has a chance to leave.

This will keep everything much more pleasant and not stressful for the animals.

Please note if you are bringing food to feed the animals, all the rules must be followed and it must be cut into small bite size pieces. Absolutely no whole fruit or veg will be allowed.

We are SO appreciative of all the incredible support you all are showing us in this stressful time. We love you guys!!


Spring is springing! Come out to help us raise money to finish the improvements and pasture expansions that have become necessary after this years blizzards and flooding!

Join us for a fundraiser to help us rebuild, restock and rejuvenate this beautiful piece of land we share with pet, wild and farm animals, and not just restore but improve for the future!

Just $5 per person donation gives you an afternoon wandering our pens and meeting our animals up close and personal, to make a meaningful connection with the animals you’ve helped us save.

Our adorable foster puppies will be ready to meet puppy cuddlers and find their new forever companions, Apollo the baby cow will give you giant cow kisses, and our rescued dairy discard baby goats can’t wait to meet you!

Items we love to have donated: used, clean blankets/towels/sheets, new or slightly used breakaway dog collars, size medium and large, heads or boxes of lettuces, iceberg, romaine, spring mix, etc. for our baby Cornish birds who need a special diet.

If you are bringing treats to feed the animals, please read the food rules completely. No whole fruits or vegetables will be allowed on site, and everything must be cut into small bite size pieces to avoid choking hazards. Paper bags or reusable container are allowed but absolutely no plastic bags to carry food into the pens!

Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary is a safe place for animals rescued from abuse, neglect, slaughter and exploitation. We are not a petting zoo. We do not breed or sell animals. Occasionally animals are rescued already pregnant, they and their children will live out their lives here and will never be separated, sold or used.

For our public events, we have invited you into our animals’ safe space. Please treat them with kindness and respect. You are visiting their home; they are not here for human entertainment. When you are visiting, please follow all posted rules for the safety and comfort of the animals and visitors. Those individuals in violation of any posted signage or rules will be asked to leave.

Rules for Visitors

Adults are responsible for supervising their children.
DO NOT open any gates and keep out of roped off areas.
NO companion animals are allowed.
Enter at your own risk. Animals will nibble on clothes, shoes, fingers, etc.
DO NOT put hands through fences.
DO NOT chase, hit, yell at, or otherwise mistreat the animals.
DO NOT feed goats near our guardian dogs.
DO NOT climb on fences, gates, hay or the red car.
DO NOT attempt to pick up any animals.
DO NOT feed anything off the ground or put anything in water buckets.
DO NOT leave trash in the animal pens.
Feeding Rules:

Fruits and veggies MUST be cut up in bite-sized pieces and all rubber bands, ties or other packaging MUST be removed.
Fruits and veggies cannot be brought in plastic bags, instead use reusable containers or paper bags.
If food falls on the ground, leave it!
PROHIBITED FOODS: Grapes, potatoes, onions, raisins, stone fruits (cherries, peaches, etc.), bread or wheat products and absolutely nothing with animal products.

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LFX FilmWorks Holiday Movie Night
Dec
22
6:30 PM18:30

LFX FilmWorks Holiday Movie Night


Denver friends, it's that super fun time of year when you can watch some of your favorite holiday movies while petting goats and eating delicious food!

Doors open at 5pm, movie starts at 6:30pm
Food Truck is TBD
Bring your own chairs
Parking is on street, so plan accordingly
Ticket link is in the event details

Looking forward to kicking off the season with a hundred or so of our closest friends, see you here!

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Vegan Holiday Market
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Vegan Holiday Market

The annual COS Vegan Holiday Market is scheduled for Saturday, December 15 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

What to expect: 
*35 vendors indoors
*4 vendors outside in the courtyard (think Denver Christkindl Market and NYC Bryant Park and Union Square HoIiday Markets)
*We can accommodate 800 to 1000 guests! 
*Lunch (and dessert) vendors inside and in the courtyard
*The Fine Arts Center Coffee Bar and Deco Lounge (wine/beer/cocktails) will be fully vegan; the on-site restaurant Taste will add vegan options to the menu in honor of our event but do note that non-vegan options will be served in the restaurant. 
*Vegan groceries, candy, baked goods, skin and health care, books, jewelry, and so much more for sale. 

Eat, drink, shop | 100% Vegan | Always Free Admission

INSIDE MARKET AND DINING 
Ararejoy Handmade Jewelry
Amethyst Confectionery
An Empowered Kind(ness)/ Pinned Reality
Azteca Gourmet Foods
Bonbon Bombardier
Brightside Ice Creams
The Burrowing Owl
CocoPrana
Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy
The Compassionate Closet
Conscious Living
CoS'bucha
Empanadas Milonga
GreenBox
High Vibration Products
Legit Gelato Colorado
Let Thy Food
Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary
Mae Green Vintage
Missy J's snacks & treats
Monumental Massage
Moxie
Nooch | Vegan Market
Nourish Organic Juice
Ola Juice Bar
Pikes Peak Lemonade Company
Polka Dots And Curry
Pure Water Joy
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Simple Body
Springs City Harvest
Sunshine vegan foods llc
Sweegan Bakery
Sweet Elizabeth's Organics
VegFest Colorado
Visibly Veg
Wanderculinarilust
Weighstead
Wilder Bag Co.

COURTYARD "WINTER WONDERLAND"
(with heat lamps and firepits!) 
Colorado Common Hard Cider
Trinity Brewing

Plus: The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College's Deco Lounge (adult beverages) and there will be vegan options on the Taste Restaurant menu! 

And more (stay tuned)! 

Common Questions:
1. How can I become a vendor? 
Learn more about our event and apply to be a vendor here: https://COSVeganMarket.com

2. Is the market kid-friendly?
Sure! Please note, however, that we do not have a designated "kids play area" and alcohol is for sale at the event.

3. Can I bring my dog (or chicken or pig or another non-human companion)? 
No. We will be inside and serving food: a health code no-no. And we will be surrounded by expensive art. (Trained service animal

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Firefly Handmade Holiday Market
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Firefly Handmade Holiday Market

10am-5pm both days

Embassy Suites Hotel 

2601 Canyon Blvd. | Boulder, CO 

Shop Handmade for the Holidays!

 

With the goal of creating more opportunities for our artisans, as well as making it easier for our customers to shop, we are moving the dates of the Holiday Market to the weekend of NOVEMBER 17/18, still at the Embassy Suites Ballroom in Boulder, featuring:

 

  • 100 AMAZING INDIE ARTISANS  

  • Live Music

  • Free Admission

 

Firefly Handmade is the Front Range's premier marketplace for exclusively handmade artisan goods. Each market is creatively curated to feature returning and emerging artisans with home goods & décor; jewelry & accessories; adult & children's fashion; skin care; ceramics; art; artisanal food; paper goods; and more.  

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Firefly Handmade Holiday Market
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Firefly Handmade Holiday Market

10am-5pm both days

Embassy Suites Hotel 

2601 Canyon Blvd. | Boulder, CO 

Shop Handmade for the Holidays!

 

With the goal of creating more opportunities for our artisans, as well as making it easier for our customers to shop, we are moving the dates of the Holiday Market to the weekend of NOVEMBER 17/18, still at the Embassy Suites Ballroom in Boulder, featuring:

 

  • 100 AMAZING INDIE ARTISANS  

  • Live Music

  • Free Admission

 

Firefly Handmade is the Front Range's premier marketplace for exclusively handmade artisan goods. Each market is creatively curated to feature returning and emerging artisans with home goods & décor; jewelry & accessories; adult & children's fashion; skin care; ceramics; art; artisanal food; paper goods; and more.  

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Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary Halloween Party
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary Halloween Party

Luvin Arms is hosting a family friendly Halloween party! Activities will include trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, scary fireside stories, haunted tractor ride aaaaand a costume contest. So be sure to look your scariest or your cutest or whatever look you are going for. :)

Don't forget to bring your appetite as there will be food for sale from Tasha's Kitchen, The Honest Stand, Brightside Creamery, Vegan Van, Vegetable Express and Wongwayveg!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Oct
14
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Oct
7
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Sep
23
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Family Fun Festival at Holidaily Brewing
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Family Fun Festival at Holidaily Brewing

Gluten Free Family Fun Festival - Saturday, September 15th 3-7pm - Holidaily Brewing Company. Join us for a fun afternoon full of Carnival Games, Gluten Free Food, Gluten Free Beer, Face Painting, Music, Crafts, Raffle Baskets and so much more. Food and Drink will be available for purchase from Holidaily, Victoria’s Gluten Free (formly Gluten Free Explorer), Pambaso’s Food Truck, Brightside Vegan Creamery, and The Allergy Free Baking Company. Music will be provided from our Sponsor: Pozzyvibes. Unlimited carnival games, face painting, crafts and prizes - $10 per Child or $20 per Family. Tickets will be available at the event. Special Food Coupons will be handed out as a special treat for our Chapter Members! We hope to see you all at this Family Fun Event!!!

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Sep
9
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Sep
2
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Aug
26
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Aug
19
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Aug
12
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Aug
5
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Jul
29
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Jul
22
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Jul
15
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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Stapleton Farmer's Market
Jul
8
8:30 AM08:30

Stapleton Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Stapleton Farmers Market! Besides amazing vegan ice cream, you’ll find great Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables, tasty baked goods, fresh culinary herbs, seasonal greens, specialty meats, gourmet food items and more!

The Denver event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday mid-June through mid-October. And its organized by Colorado Fresh Markets, the same managers that operate the Cherry Creek Fresh Market.

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