Help Raise Dough for Wild Grains Bakery

by Jon Harris in London, England, United Kingdom

£12,352

raised of £15,000 stretch target

181

supporters
82% 3 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £12,000 is pledged by 26th October 2020 at 9:00am

Help Wild Grains Bakery survive by moving it to a larger space where it can become a full time bakery!

by Jon Harris in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

  • A new delivery vehicle to help me deliver to more people.
  • Revamp of the building frontage, providing a service window so that people come and take food away.
  • Equipment for making sourdough toasties and pizzas, which people can enjoy whilst drinking a beer from the surrounding breweries.

About the Wild Grains campaign

Help move Wild Grains from a one-bedroom flat to a larger space beside the Wild Card brewery on Lockwood Way, where it can become a full-time bakery at the heart of the Walthamstow community.

With your help, I would like to raise enough funds to continue serving speciality sourdough bread to the heart of Walthamstow community.

With more space, I'll be able to make enough bread for Wild Grains to survive and grow and meet demand from local residents.

1600718262_crowdfunder_page_bio.jpg1600599238_crowdfunder_page_b&w_bakedbread.jpg1600605082_crowdfunder_page_b&w_weighing.jpg

1601225498_crowdfunder_cw_and_poppy.jpg

1600962627_crowdfunder_page_foc_and_cw.jpg

How Wild Grains Started

Wild Grains started when my love for making sourdough got a bit out of hand. Originally the idea was to bake bread for a few friends and neighbours and supply local markets on the weekend, whilst continuing a full-time job. However, when the pandemic hit, more and more people wanted bread delivered to their door and before long, I was delivering hundreds of loaves each week, getting up early to bake in my small kitchen and hand-deliver each loaf by bike. It’s really hard work but what keeps me going is my love of the process and the smile it puts on people’s faces when they receive a fresh loaf in the morning.

1600605730_crowdfunder_page_b&w_cycling.jpg

1600961185_crowdfunder_page_cookies.jpg

What's so unique about Wild Grains?

My aim has always been to create a bakery that is local, considerate and more sustainable to the body, the community and the planet. I do this by baking each loaf of bread slowly - using only natural ingredients without additives or preservatives. I incorporate grains which support biodiversity, helping to sustain our ecosystem and I hand delivery to local homes and independent stockists, providing a service that makes people feel good and connected.

1600599260_crowdfunder_page_b&w_shaping.jpg

1600599276_crowdfunder_page_b&w_scoring.jpg

What your contribution will provide

The investment you give will help me convert and fit-out the new space, deliver more bread to people in Walthamstow and provide a wider range of products and provide bakery workshops for people who'd like to learn more about making bread.

The investment will go towards:

  • Refurbishment of the space 
  • Installation of a new oven 
  • A new shaping table
  • Larger fridges for resting dough overnight
  • Dough preparation equipment
  • A new delivery vehicle to help me deliver further and faster.
  • Revamp of the building frontage and surrounding area, providing a service window so that people come and take food away
  • Equipment for making sourdough toasties and pizzas, which people can enjoy whilst drinking a beer from the surrounding breweries

1600719205_crowdfunder_page_b&w_dough_out.jpg

1600961338_2_up_products.jpg

1600962877_crowdfunder_cw_card.jpg

What Your Support Will Mean:

The support I gain from you will offer a chain reaction of support to others, the community and the planet. It will mean that I can continue to:

  • Provide an important home delivery service for people, including some that are self-isolating.
  • Support other local businesses trying to survive during the pandemic by providing products and services collaboratively.
  • Support UK farmers and millers who are bringing biodiversity back to farming.

As the bakery grows, I will continue these collaborations, helping to sustain and expand community connections, support the local economy, offering local employment and using local products from other small independent businesses. I believe that these are all important steps for maintaining the spirit of the community.

This crowdfunding campaign celebrates true craftsmanship, skill, quality and the real value of handmade products that taste great and have been made from sustainably sourced ingredients.

Thank you for your support!

1600604098_crowdfunder_page_b&w_handing_loaf.jpg

1600962763_crowdfunder_page_tin.jpg


We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

11 of 20 claimed

Baking Workshop for Two

A baking workshop, where we will learn the whole sourdough making process from start to finish in a relaxed setting. You will make three different types of bread and there will be a free lunch, cookies and coffees provided. Get stuck in, ask lots of questions and takeaway what you bake at the end.

£20 or more

Handwritten Thank You Card and Name on Website

I will write and send you a handwritten thank you card and add your name to the wall of backers on the Wild Grains website.

£25 or more

19 of 20 claimed

Two Loaves or Four Cookies, Card and Website

Choose to receive two large loaves or four chocolate buckwheat cookies, which can be collected from the bakery in Walthamstow. I'll also send you a handwritten card and add your name to the website.

£25 or more

9 of 10 claimed

Bread Kit for Kids

A bread recipe and ingredients that are suitable for doing at home with children - help them learn about baking. The kit comes with a specially designed recipe card featuring artwork from a local artist. Includes seeded flour mix, dried yeast, proving basket and a recipe card.

£25 or more

Wild Grains T-Shirt

Get an exclusive Wild Grains t-shirt for backing the campaign. The t-shirts are 100% cotton and come with a choice of Wild Grains logo or bread illustration. If the campaign is funded, you'll be asked for your size and printing preference.

£35 or more

14 of 20 claimed

Heritage Cookie Making Kit

Ingredients and recipes to make three types of delicious cookies using heritage grains. Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies, Wholegrain Shortbread with Einkorn and Rye Flour and Spelt Cookies with Tahini and Chocolate.

£40 or more

10 of 25 claimed

Wild Grains Bread Bag and Bread Board

Receive a branded Wild Grains bread bag and breadboard to store and serve your Wild Grains loaves.

£45 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Online Beginners Baking Class

This beginner's baking course is aimed at people who might find the idea of sourdough a bit daunting but would like to learn how to make a simple loaf of bread using flour, water, yeast and salt. During the course, we’ll make two loaves, a white and a wholemeal. This is a great way to get into bread making and there’ll be plenty of time for questions and demonstrations, plus we’ll get into some of the science and various techniques.

£50 or more

8 of 15 claimed

Sourdough Making Kit

A sourdough starter kit which includes a recipe booklet, proving basket, scraper, bags of heritage and organic flour, dough knife, Wild Grains sourdough starter in a jar and a baking schedule.

£200 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Design Your Own Cookie

Work with the baker to come up with your dream cookie. If you have an idea for a cookie but don't want to make it yourself, I'll do it for you. This reward includes video calls or chats in person to discuss your idea and opportunities to taste samples and suggest changes. The final cookie will be named after you and added to the menu as a special for one month and you will get to keep the specially printed recipe.

£200 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Design Your Own Loaf

Work with the baker to come up with your dream loaf. If you have an idea for a loaf but don't want to make it yourself, I'll do it for you. This reward includes video calls or chats in person to discuss your idea and opportunities to taste samples and suggest changes. The final loaf will be named after you and added to the menu as a special for one month and you will get to keep the specially printed recipe.

£500 or more

2 of 5 claimed

100 x Large Loaves

100 large loaves of sourdough of your choice, up to once a week, to be collected from the bakery in Walthamstow.

£1,000 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Everything Wild Grains

Includes everything above: - A handwritten thank you note. - Wild Grains Bread Bag and Bread Board. - Cookie Making Kit. - Sourdough Starter Kit. - Baking Workshop for Two. - Design a Loaf and have it named after you. - Design a Cookie and have it named after you. - Access to the Sourdough Hotline. - 100 Large Loaves (one per week). - 100 Cookies (one per week).

£30 or more

23 of 23 claimed

Bread for a Month

Claim up to six loaves of bread of your choice over the course of one month, one loaf per day. To be collected from the bakery in Walthamstow.

£35 or more

8 of 8 claimed

75% off a small loaf subscription for three months

Available to existing and new customers in Walthamstow. The reward will last for three months from the date it is activated. The discount will be made available if and when the crowdfunding campaign has been successfully funded.

£45 or more

10 of 10 claimed

25% off bread subscription for 12 months

25% off any bread subscriptions via the website. Available to new and existing customers in Walthamstow. The discount will last for twelve months from the date it is activated. You will be sent a discount code, which you can use on the website.

£90 or more

2 of 2 claimed

50% off Bread Subscription for 12 months

Available to existing and new customers in Walthamstow. The reward will last for twelve months from the date it is activated. You will be sent a discount code, which you can use on the website.

£145 or more

2 of 2 claimed

75% off Bread Subscription for 12 Month

Available to existing and new customers in Walthamstow. The reward will last for twelve months from the date it is activated. You will be sent a discount code, which you can use on the website.

£200 or more

2 of 2 claimed

50 Large Loaves

50 large loaves of sourdough of your choice, up to once a week, to be collected from the bakery in Walthamstow.

£200 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Have a Pastry or Bun Named After You

I have plans for some exciting new products including various buns and pastries. As a campaign backer, you can have one of these products named after you for a whole twelve months.

Let's make 'Help Raise Dough for Wild Grains Bakery' happen

Payment and personal details are protected