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.
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Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local
Small Business
Brooklyn, New York
United States
3 Team Members
 
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/

$11,388USD
raised by 161 people in 1 month
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on July 1, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25USD
    Bed-Stuy Bundle

    Donate $25 and receive a Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local eco-friendly tote bag filled with a fantastic assortment of local products, including a gift card good for one free 12oz juice from our juice counter, a bottle of Sheila's homemade green tea kombucha, a pint of Gustavo's Chipotle Salsa, and other fun local surprises! (cannot be shipped outside of NYC area, sorry!)

    40 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $50USD
    Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local Swag

    Donate $50 and receive a limited edition, hand-screened Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local tee-shirt, and a Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local eco-friendly tote bag filled with 5 pounds of our freshest, tastiest vegetables. You'll also get the perks at the $25 level.

    39 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $100USD
    Free One-Hour Massage

    Donate $100 and receive a free one-hour massage from a trained masseuse, plus the perks at the $50 and $25 levels.

    15 out of 15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $200USD
    Private Cooking Lesson

    Donate $200, and accompany Sheila on a shopping trip to the store for a tote bag full of complimentary ingredients. In our on-site kitchen, Sheila will personally instruct you and a friend on how to prepare a delicious multi-course South Asian meal. Then we'll all sit down to enjoy the meal! You'll also receive the perks at the $50 and $25 level.

    8 out of 15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $500USD
    Private Butchering Lesson

    Donate $500, and learn how to wield a knife against the meat of your choosing (poultry, beef, lamb, or fish) from one of Brooklyn's best butchers. Gus (also of Gustavo's Chipotle Salsa) will show you the ropes as well as how to season and cook your kill to perfection. You'll also receive the perks at the $200, $50, and $25 levels.

    2 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $1,000USD
    A Year's Worth of Discounts

    Donate $1000 and receive half-off discounts on all juice, vegetable, and dry goods purchases of up to $150/month at the store for one year. You'll also receive the perks at the $200, $50, and $25 levels.

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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