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Funding
Help Us Finish Our Greenhouse
Help Harp & Shamrock Croft, LLC, Expand Once More: We Need A larger Greenhouse For The Farm
Paul and Jenni Callahan
Duncan, United States
$1,274 USD raised by 20 backers
36% of $3,500 
flexible goal
21 days left
Welcome to our IndieGoGo Campaign. We come to you once more to raise enough funds to complete a 30'x12'x50' greenhouse (high tunnel). The frame itself was given to us, but the additional needs include plastic, walls, door, venting, miscellaneous hardware, etc. By funding our campaign you will allow us to continue to grow fresh, local, chemical-free, and non-GMO produce year-around. For us, a successful campaign will lead to a more healthy community and the continued operation of our farm.

Harp & Shamrock Croft has a heart for feeding people. Their commitment to putting healthy, local food on Spartanburg tables is unparalleled and they are a gift to our community.

Caroline Sexton, Executive Director at Hub City Farmers' Market

 

About Us

Harp & Shamrock Croft, LLC, est. 2013, is simply on a journey to realize our dream with hard work and dedication anyone can accomplish what they set out to do. For us that dream was to start a farm.

We are a small family farm in the upstate of South Carolina with a mission of bringing local, fresh, and sustainable food to the community. What started out as a dream has become a successful reality. We are not experts by any means as we still have a lot to learn, but the excitement grows from mid-January on each year as we engage in farming by producing more great food. Our goal is to continue to expand in size and grow larger quantities of produce for the community to enjoy.

The Campaign

If we want to plant early enough to have fresh vegetables by the end of winter for our market and on-site customers, then we need to construct a much larger greenhouse (high tunnel) by early January. That's why we are coming to you.

(an example of the greenhouse frame that was given to us)

The new greenhouse would allow us to grow specifically in this structure while using our much smaller high tunnels as seed starting stations since we start all of our transplants by seed onsite. As a registered nursery we are licensed to sell plants, so you can imagine how quickly the space in these structures fills up. 

   

(a look inside one of our diy smaller high tunnels)

The Campaign to complete the construction would help cover the costs for:

  • 6mil four-year plastic
  • End wall construction
  • Oversize door
  • Channels and springs to lock plastic 
  • Side venting system
  • Remaining hardware
  • Labor

The total cost for equipment and additional expenses to get the structure functional is $3,500.

You may ask yourself "why should I give to this Campaign?" It feels good to give; especially when the cause is to make people healthier and support a small family farm that has worked hard to build a reputation for success in just a short time. Any funds raised over this amount will be invested into the overall farm operation, so you can be assured your dollars will be spent wisely.

(breakdown of expenses that we hope the Campaign can help us reach)

Your generosity will be rewarded as we will give back, too. Please take a look at our Perks for various giving opportunities. We are happy to tailor these Perks to your needs as well. The Perks represent what we as a farm are all about and hope that you can see the value in supporting us.

We understand you want to give to a great cause. We believe concrete examples can help overcome any reservations. We will allow our accomplishments to attest to our success and worthiness of more investment by you and others who share our vision.  

What We Have Accomplished So Far In Our Short History

So far Harp & Shamrock Croft, LLC, has:

  • Approximately 5,000 lbs of harvested food through November 1, 2017 (compared to 2,500 lbs in all of 2016)
  • Finished the on-farm store front to simplify customers' purchase of produce
  • Completed a successful inaugural year Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) through three eight-week seasons that provided fresh, weekly vegetable shares to over 150 people
  • Raised organic-fed, pasture-raised chickens for eggs to sell on-site and at local farmers' markets
  • Partnered with Hub City Farmers' Market to provide produce for their CSA Shares and Mobile Market to a more diverse demographic in areas classified as food deserts
  • Introduced and increased the number of visitors to the farm and provided more educational opportunities for farm work days
  • Engaged the surrounding community by hosting events on the farm to educate, entertain, and feed
  • Finally Launched a YouTube channel focusing on gardening and homesteading tutorials

We are a community-driven farm that thrives in knowing what we produce is making those healthier. In just a few short years, we have gone from just a few thousand square feet in growing space to an acre.

   

The Impact of Having A Larger Greenhouse

Because we are small farm with limited space to expand on, the greenhouse would allow us to grow during the off season, but also extend our growing season as well. Simply, a greenhouse would allow us to grow year-around, save space, and:

  • Increase quantity and availability of chemical-free produce for purchase onsite as well as during winter markets (we take great pride in our main farmers' market and work hard to bring a good variety of produce each week)
  • Use the success that we have achieved in growing in our smaller high tunnels to the next level
  • Most importantly, the Campaign will permit us to avoid taking on any further debt

   

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that not everyone has the means to give, but we still depend on others passing the word for us. This is what you can do for us:

  • Share our IndieGoGo Campaign with your network of friends and family encouraging everyone to support us
  • Follow us on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Etsy) to get updates and special announcements on the Campaign or how life is going for us on our farm
  • Come to the Market as often as possible or stop by our onsite store front  
  • Visit our website for locations and times of markets and store hours

It is really that simple. We live in a time where Social Media makes a huge impact. Please consider supporting us in any way that you can.

Thanks

If you have any questions regarding this Campaign, please ask. We want to be transparent about our needs: Contact Us.

Thank you for considering our Campaign!

Perks
$10
USD
$15 (33% Off)
Thank You!
We cannot thank you enough for giving to our Campaign! Every contribution matters. Please continue to follow us as we grow...
Items included:
  • Thank You!
1 out of 200 claimed
Get this perk
$25
USD
+ Shipping
$30 (16% Off)
A Bumper Sticker
A simple bumper sticker for your car that can be displayed to help make people aware of us.
Items included:
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
1 out of 100 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$50
USD
+ Shipping
$55 (9% Off)
Our Annual Farm Calender
A nice calendar for 2018 which depicts life on the farm. Full of colorful pictures of the gardens, livestock, and anything else that captures our attention. We give these to our families each year as Christmas gifts.
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
3 out of 20 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$100
USD
+ Shipping
$125 (20% Off)
Farm-to-Table Dinner for One
One invitation to an April farm party for the start of the growing season (travel and accommodation expenses not included).
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
1 out of 5 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$200
USD
+ Shipping
$225 (11% Off)
Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two
Two invitations to an April farm party for the start of the growing season (travel and accommodation expenses not included).
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two (2)
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
2 out of 10 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$500
USD
+ Shipping
$525 (4% Off)
Fresh Vegetables for You
Four weeks for Spring 2018 of fresh, local, chemical-free vegetables for you and your family. Pick-up at our farm is required. Specific dates and times to be determined prior to first pick-up.
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two (2)
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
  • Fresh Produce
0 out of 5 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$1000
USD
+ Shipping
$1,050 (4% Off)
Come Grow With Us
Allow us to show our gratitude by naming the garden where the new greenhouse will be situated after you or someone you designate for one full year (official verbiage will be approved by you) on a 17"x11" corrugated plastic sign.
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two (2)
  • Come Grow With Us
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
  • Fresh Produce
0 out of 1 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
Welcome to our IndieGoGo Campaign. We come to you once more to raise enough funds to complete a 30'x12'x50' greenhouse (high tunnel). The frame itself was given to us, but the additional needs include plastic, walls, door, venting, miscellaneous hardware, etc. By funding our campaign you will allow us to continue to grow fresh, local, chemical-free, and non-GMO produce year-around. For us, a successful campaign will lead to a more healthy community and the continued operation of our farm.
Perks
$10
USD
$15 (33% Off)
Thank You!
We cannot thank you enough for giving to our Campaign! Every contribution matters. Please continue to follow us as we grow...
Items included:
  • Thank You!
1 out of 200 claimed
Get this perk
$25
USD
+ Shipping
$30 (16% Off)
A Bumper Sticker
A simple bumper sticker for your car that can be displayed to help make people aware of us.
Items included:
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
1 out of 100 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$50
USD
+ Shipping
$55 (9% Off)
Our Annual Farm Calender
A nice calendar for 2018 which depicts life on the farm. Full of colorful pictures of the gardens, livestock, and anything else that captures our attention. We give these to our families each year as Christmas gifts.
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
3 out of 20 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$100
USD
+ Shipping
$125 (20% Off)
Farm-to-Table Dinner for One
One invitation to an April farm party for the start of the growing season (travel and accommodation expenses not included).
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
1 out of 5 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$200
USD
+ Shipping
$225 (11% Off)
Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two
Two invitations to an April farm party for the start of the growing season (travel and accommodation expenses not included).
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two (2)
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
2 out of 10 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$500
USD
+ Shipping
$525 (4% Off)
Fresh Vegetables for You
Four weeks for Spring 2018 of fresh, local, chemical-free vegetables for you and your family. Pick-up at our farm is required. Specific dates and times to be determined prior to first pick-up.
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two (2)
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
  • Fresh Produce
0 out of 5 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
$1000
USD
+ Shipping
$1,050 (4% Off)
Come Grow With Us
Allow us to show our gratitude by naming the garden where the new greenhouse will be situated after you or someone you designate for one full year (official verbiage will be approved by you) on a 17"x11" corrugated plastic sign.
Items included:
  • Calender
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two (2)
  • Come Grow With Us
  • Bumper Sticker (2)
  • Fresh Produce
0 out of 1 claimed
Ships to: United States
Get this perk
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