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Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local

Bed-Stuy Fresh & Local will be a neighborhood grocery store that offers quality fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and locally-made products.

 
WHO WE ARE

We're Dylan and Sheila, and we live in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a great neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. We need your help to launch our grocery store, Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local. 
 
OUR DREAM

Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local will be a neighborhood source for quality fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and locally-made products. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn’s fastest-growing neighborhood, is a rapidly changing community with a long-standing need for healthier food options. Our goal is to fill this need, while keeping prices affordable and the atmosphere welcoming both to the existing community and our newer neighbors.

We want to make Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local a community-centered institution that hires from within the community, gives local artisans and chefs a platform, and even hosts events from time to time. 

WHY THIS MATTERS

Every community needs access to fresh, healthy food at reasonable prices. With the continuing growth of Bed-Stuy, the need is even more pressing. We want to invest in this neighborhood in a way that will make it stronger, and in a way that will bring people together. So, in addition to offering a fresh variety of affordable produce and meats, we will feature local products made right in Bed-Stuy, have a fresh juice bar, and be an advocate for healthy lifestyle choices in a community plagued by fast food chains and junk food stores. 

 
HOW YOU CAN HELP

We've got partners and contacts in the food industry, but we need YOUR help to get this project off the ground! We need $10,000 to help us purchase the equipment to outfit the store: refrigeration, juicers, meat and produce cases, etc. We've lined up some great perks for contributions, from free groceries, to massages, to cooking and butchering lessons. Check out the full list on the right side of the page.

EVEN IF YOU CAN'T DONATE

Spread the word! Share our campaign on your Twitter and Facebook feeds and let your friends know about this great project. We hope you'll stop by the store to say hello, too!

http://bedstuyfreshandlocal.com/

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