Please can you help us take our Posh Pasties on the road? Our aim is to build a food truck so we can sell our gourmet pasties at festivals, events and markets round Cornwall and the UK, but we need your help to make this happen.
We are the Posh Pasty Company, a small family business run by James Strawbridge and his wife Holly. All our gourmet pasties are hand crafted by ourselves in Cornwall on an eco farm. Our pasties really are made with Cornish sunshine as our electricity is supplied by solar panels, not to mention a waterwheel and a couple of wind turbines.
We're passionate about promoting local and sustainable food, and the thing that makes our pasties truly 'posh' is the amazing Cornish produce that goes into them. Our pasties are filled with the best that Cornwall has to offer and it has taken years to find the right artisan producers. We're also passionate about farm animal welfare, and for that reason we make a donation out of every pasty we sell to the charity Compassion in World Farming.
We're currently a really small business, and supply our pasties to a handful of delis and cafes in Cornwall. We love supplying these outlets, but what would really make us tick is to sellour pasties direct to customers, to promote our product and our ethos in person. For this reason we hope to be able to build an amazing Posh Pasty Co Food Truck - a truly unique and eye-catching mobile catering vehicle to enable us to sell our pasties at festivals, events and foodie markets across Cornwall and the UK.
This is where we need your help. We're currently half way there - we have a vintage VW pickup truck called Jasmine - but she needs a lot of work doing to her in order to convert her into a food truck. The conversion will cost £14,500 - we're putting as much of our own money in as we can afford, but we're still short of £8000 to make it happen. Jasmine is no ordinary vehicle. Behind her slightly rusty exterior is an engine that has the ability to run on biodiesel - in fact that's another thing that gets produced out of waste vegetable oil on the eco farm where we're based. So we can keep our green credentials intact even when we're zooming around the country.
If you help us raise the funds to convert Jasmine into a food truck, you'll be helping us to spread the PoshPasty love to a much wider group of people than we are currently able. The money will be spent on paying a catering vehicle conversion company to build a very cool looking refrigerated unit on the back of Jasmine for transporting the pasties. This will have an awning that pulls out to cover driftwood trestle tables mounted with heated pasty display units and a demonstration area for pasty making demos, samples, crimping races, and more.
In return for your donation, we'll reward you in true Posh Pasty style with delicious food, cookery demos, and one-on-one cooking experiences. Plus your investment will help us to spread our ethos about buying local, sustainably produced food around the UK.
A little more about our pasties: our pasties are sold in a brown kraft box to make sure that you don't lose a single crumb. Each pasty also comes with a special 'posh pot', a dipping sauce that compliments the pasty.
A little more about us: when James isn't making pasties he presents a couple of ITV1 TV series called 'Hungry Sailors' and 'Saturday Farm'. He and his wife Holly live in Cornwall with their two young children, Indy and Pippin.
Thanks for spreading the Posh Pasty love,
James and Holly Strawbridge