MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A pair of siblings who began a vegan butcher shop at the Minneapolis Farmers Market is raising money to open their own kitchen.

Kale and Aubrey Walch, the Herbivorous Butchers, began selling vegan meats at the Minneapolis Farmers Market in June and sold out every week.

“Our sign says ‘meat-free meat,’ and a lot of people just see ‘free meat,'” Aubrey said.

“That’s the biggest draw for us,” Kale said.

While they’d love to make more, they literally can’t because they don’t have their own kitchen.

“This is something that’s been important to us all our lives,” Kale said.

“I mean, being able to do for a living, like he was saying, what you’re passionate about and being able to help people and make a mild impact on the environment, it is really important to us,” Aubrey said.

To help Kale and Aubrey build the first vegan butcher shop in the country, stop by Sisyphus Brewing near Loring Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

There will be free vegan hors d’oeuvres and $5 beers. Then, at 6 p.m., they will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $50,000 they need for the kitchen.

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