Welcome to Little Herds!
If you’re curious about “entomophagy,” or edible insects, you’ve come to the right place!
1st time trying edible insects? Start here.
We’re an educational nonprofit teaching the next generation about this resource efficient, nutritious and delicious food through experiential STEAM based programs, family friendly events, public advocacy outreach and partnerships with educators, universities and other organizations.
We recently finished our first BarnRaiser Crowdfunding Campaign on July 15. We were able to pass our initial goal of $8,000 and our stretch goal of $10,000 with the help of our friends and supporters from around the world. Because of the 111 people who backed our campaign we will now be able to share edible insects with teachers and children at 200 schools across the country; empower orphanages in Kinshasa to grow their own food with cricket farming; begin our Industry Reports Project to provide public data to help grow the industry; and of course we’ll still be working on starting out #ATXBSFL Pilot Project to transform Austin food waste destined for the landfill into high-quality poultry feed with BSFL micro-farms.
As a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit, we’re funded by public contributions from people like you. If you appreciate the work we’re doing to educate the public about insects as a nutritious and resource-efficient food or feed, please consider donating today to keep us going!
As we continue our fulfillment phase of our own crowdfunding on BarnRaiser earlier this summer, here at Little Herds we’re excited to see other companies using the combined power of the public’s support and social media to jump-start new business endeavors. The Entomophagy community is a huge beneficiary of the crowdfunding model, with many successful brands like Chapul, Exo, SixFoods (Chirps), Gathr Foods (CroBar), CricketFlours, Grub, CrowBar (Jungle Bar) and more starting out with the help of friends, family and strangers who believed in their ‘zany’ idea.
Here are some great campaigns going on now that need your support to help spread the edible insects awareness:
Sidiki Sow is raising funds to start cricket farming in West Africa to help communities address food security in an empowering and sustainable way. We love this idea, and it echoes many of the values behind our collaboration with the Farms For Orphans project. Send Sidiki some love, and if you want, you can even snag a mystery Bug-Basket from us as a reward!
The gang at SENS is going where no protein bar has gone before, touting 20g of complete protein per bar (soy, dairy and gluten free) using fruits, nuts and crickets. These look super tasty, so we’re excited to get a chance to try some. In order for that to happen, they’ll need your help in sharing their campaign.
Know of other campaigns that need help raising awareness? Let us know! Send us a link on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll update this page with it.