Psstt...the secret’s out, Secret Bakery seeks oven

by Liz Nuttall Long in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Psstt...the secret’s out, Secret Bakery seeks oven
We did it
On 10th November 2018 we successfully raised £2,970 with 56 supporters in 28 days

The secret’s out, and now the Secret Bakery Harrogate are seeking deck ovens to help us continue to grow!

by Liz Nuttall Long in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

New stretch target

We’ll get two of these lovely ovens which will really help x


Hello Potential Secret Bakery Supporters!

The Secret Bakery is on a mission to create real bread with no additives, preservatives or flour improvers. As well as doing our bit for reducing plastic and reducing food waste, we’re also just simply passionate about making great bread and building community!

 

We’re a small local business that is proud of being small and local. Set up by local Harrogate residents raising a family in the town, we wanted to do something that did some good in the community and helped contribute to the exciting food culture in our local area.

 

Our journey started in June 2016 when Liz started making bread at home and selling it to her neighbours. As the queues down the street grew, so did the passion and we’ve not only developed and rediscovered some innovative ways to successfully make delicious artisan bread, but also had our first taste of the fun and challenge of creating a new local venture. In January,we moved into our first commercial premises. Thanks to our fans, amazing customers and the support from local businesses, we have had a great first 6 months!

 

However, we are already out of space in our ovens. We are currently using domestic ovens and now it’s time to invest in 2 new small deck ovens (we are limited by our electricity supply as to which ovens we can go for!).

And that's where your wonderful support comes in!

Unfortunately, being small and being local means we’re not made of money. After a quick look down the back of the sofa, all we found were crumbs, which is a little ironic after all!

We’ve been blown away by the level of support we’ve had from the community and businesses both in Harrogate and the surrounding areas, so we’re turning to you, a lovely (and very good looking may I say) crowdfunding community to help keep our venture growing.

The money raised by this effort will go into purchasing 2 ovens and fitting them. This will have two benefits - baking bread on stone will improve the rise and texture of the bread and it will, of course, allow us to bake more scrumptious bread! 

 

If we get into the heady heights of over-funding, we’ll also set about doing something to create more space in our busy cafe (currently 2 tables).

 

What’s in it for you?

As well as the warm, fuzzy feeling of helping a small local business make more delicious, healthy bread that reduces food waste, in return for your pledges, we are offering a range of great rewards.

    •    You’ll get some great one-off offers of breads and exclusive goodies, including delivery to your door in Harrogate personally delivered by one of the Bakery team.

    •    Some will get the chance to come and have a bakery course with us and learn how to make delicious bread!

    •    We’ll also acknowledge each and every contributor on our wall of Secret Bakery Heroes.

 

£15 - I want to be part of this!

We’ll send you an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of ‘Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes’.

 

£25 - I want to be part of this part 2!

We’ll send you an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero Canvas Bag which will give you a 10% discount in our bakery for 6 months and put your name on our wall of ‘Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes’.

 

£35 - Saturday Breakfast for you.

selection of pastries, cakes and bread to kick start you weekend, as well as not forgetting our exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and your name on our wall of ‘Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes’. 

 

£40 - Afternoon Tea for 2 at the Secret Bakery Harrogate

Homemade scones, clotted cream, sandwiches on our delicious bread and a pot of Yorkshire Tea, not forgetting our exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and your name on our wall of ‘Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes’.

£40 – Secret Bakery Taster. 

You can come and pick up 8 loaves of bread of your choice (you don’t have to collect them all at once!) and also get an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and your name on our wall of ‘Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes’.

 

£75 – I love this bread!

We’ll give you a monthly pass to come and collect a loaf as many days in the month as you’d like to, and an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and your name on our wall of ‘Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes’

 

£195 - It's a party on our bread-making day! 

You’ll get to try out our ovens [limited to 18], we’ll send you an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of ‘Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes’. *please note courses run on Sundays from 9.30 until 4pm*

 

£750 - I’m all in... I love this bread!

We’ll give you a yearly pass to come and collect a loaf as often as you’d like to, an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of ‘Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes’. (Limited to 5 loaves a week).

 

So, a big thank you for even considering supporting us!

We only started this journey in June 2016 and we’ve already had a blast and learned so much. With your help, we can hopefully continue that journey of discovery and carry on making bread that tastes great and does good!

Yikes! It’s exciting!

 

If you’d like to know more about The Secret Bakery Harrogate, who we are and what else we’re up to,please go to www.secretbakeryharrogate.co.uk. 

 

Secret Bakery Harrogate – Doing things differently!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£75 or more

I love this... bread monthly pass

£75 – I love this bread...We’ll give you a monthly pass to come and collect a loaf as many times in your chosen month as you’d like to, and an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes.

£15 or more

I want to be part of this (t-shirt)

£15 - I want to be part of this… We’ll send you an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of secret Bakery Crowd Heroes.

£25 or more

Canvas bag giving you a 10% for six months

I want to be part of this… We’ll send you an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero Canvas Bag, which will give you a 10% discount for 6 months and put your name on our wall of secret Bakery Crowd Heroes.

£35 or more

Saturday breakfast!

£35 - Saturday Breakfast, a selection and of pastries, cakes and bread to kick start you weekend! (A date to be agreed with you) As well as not forgetting our exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of Secret Bakery Heroes.

£40 or more

Afternoon tea for 2 at the bakery

£40 - Afternoon Tea at the Secret Bakery Harrogate (a date to be booked by you), homemade scones, clotted cream, sandwiches on our delicious bread and a pot of Yorkshire Tea. Not forgetting our exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes.

£40 or more

8 loaves of bread of your choice!

£40 – Secret Bakery Taster. You can come and pick up 8 loaves of bread of your choice (you don’t have to collect them all at once!) and an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of Secret Bakery Crowd Hero

£175 or more

1 of 18 claimed

Bread-making day

£175 - It's a party on our bread-making day! A choice of 4 dates in early 2019. And you’ll get to try out our ovens!! We’ll send you an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of Secret Bakery Crowd Heroes. *please note courses run on Sundays from 9.30 until 4pm.

£750 or more

1 of 10 claimed

I’m all in...yearly bread pass

I’m all in I love this bread...We’ll give you a yearly pass to come and collect a loaf as many times in the year as you’d like to and an exclusive Secret Bakery Crowd Hero T-shirt and put your name on our wall of Secret Bakery crowd Heroes.

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