As many of you know, we have made great progress on our wood-fired bread oven.
We got the majority of it completed last year and then BANG – the busy farmer’s market season hit and we soared successfully into a full-fledged business – very much in part because of folks like yourself!
With funds realized from a successful first season, our hope was to complete the bread oven, specifically to purchase and install a new chimney.
Like most new start-up businesses in their first year, the majority of our gains went to capital and renovations in the Breadery.
So unfortunately the chimney is still missing and we lack the funds prior to the summer farmer’s markets season to get it done.
A wood-fired bread oven without a chimney?
The wood-fired bread oven was completed but we ran into an issue where we could not use the existing chimney and instead would have to put in a new one.
With summer farmers markets fast approaching, we decided to start baking using a Blodgett commercial convection oven that we bought from friends of ours at Pytlak Orchards.
Coupled with an awesome supplier of organic flours from Champlain Valley Milling, we started our business and sold our breads and crackers at Adirondack Farmer’s Markets to wonderful folks.
A Local Kickstarter Emerges To Save The Day
Recently, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has kicked off their own local crowdfunding platform called IGNITE ADK.
It’s designed to help small, local businesses and farms like ours to get the funds needed to do exactly what we’re looking to do with our wood-fired bread oven.
For our chimney, we have factored $1,500 for the double wall stainless steel chimney, supports, pass-throughs and related materials. Plus we have factored about $1,500 in labor and incidental costs.
Any monies left over will get put to good use in a new customer parking lot.
The Chimney Plan: A $3,000 Goal
Unlike grants and loans, this platform offers perks or “rewards” for all backers of our project.
So in this case – you get organic breads and krakkers, just like you would at the farmer’s market!
On our page, we are offering “rewards” to everyone who backs our project in a range of amounts from $5 for a TGJ Farm Sticker up to $500 for a Wood-Fired Pizza Party for 4-6 people in the Fall.
Think of this project as a community supported breadery!
This would be like pre-buying breads and krakkers to help us reach our goal prior to Summer.
Want To Help Us Get Fired Up?
Visit our page on IGNITE ADK and claim a reward. It’s that easy.
We’ll make sure you get your reward as soon as the project is funded and we have the chimney installed.
Our project ends April 8th, 2018 so we need to reach our goal by then.
We are immensely appreciative for all of your support.
Dan & Kimmy