The Allotment Club Kitchen

by Rebecca Green in Okehampton, England, United Kingdom

£4,415

raised of £5,000 stretch target

81

supporters
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This project will only be funded if at least £4,000 is pledged by December 12th 2019 at 6:53pm

The Allotment Club is a community restaurant where you can eat and learn. Workshops, demonstrations and more. Join us in the potting shed!

by Rebecca Green in Okehampton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The stretch target is for signage and yet more kitchen equipment, basic materials such as business cards, an outside menu board, If anyone goes crazy then we'll upgrade the plumbing, if anyone goes really crazy then i'll get 3 phase electricity which would be incredible. These are dreams. I'd be happy to just get open!


Who?

Experience of setting up something from nothing helps here; I've got a track record of making the impossible possible and have won the FSB business award Triumph Against Adversity for doing so. I am passionate about combining food with community. Food brings people together. The Allotment Club is a 24 seater restaurant aiming to open January 1st 2020. It is a welcoming place to connect, learn, socialise and eat good local food. Workshops, free weekly meets to discuss what to do in your garden each month, ways of growing your own produce, cookery demonstrations, local wildlife talks, community tables. So many possibilities.

Where?

I've leased a beautiful place in an incredible building in the conservation area of Okehampton with beautiful huge window space for people watchers, working area for lunch meetings and most importantly a huge community table made from recycled iron stands and benches. We aim to reduce isolation and invoke good discussion.

What?

The main produce suppliers are two community interest companies; Made-Well and Easterbrook Farm, hobbyists and organic suppliers. There will be weekly allotment garden planning & social meets, talks and recommendations. Much warmth and shared knowledge.

Kitchen equipment is lacking. My budget has been depleted by an urgent need to upgrade the electricity and completely strip and replace the entire floor. The ceiling in one room is unsafe for food preparation areas. We spent two days just removing and making good the previous tenants branding and that cost more than expected in materials. This crowdfunder will enable me to buy a commercial second hand oven or two domestic ovens, a decent sized mixer, new counter, one of those groovy dinner lady trolleys and all sorts of things that I either need or want to make your experience here better. A set of knives, they don't have to match but a working set! A commercial under counter fridge and any kind of dishwasher. It will replace the ceiling, include extraction and cover expenses for fitting a changing unit into the toilet. 

In addition, if it became possible I'd love a sign for the outside of the building. The quote for the letters is £480. I'm in a conservation area so can only replace like with like. Currently I'll be drawing on the windows but to be seen I really need decent signage. I'm looking into trying to recycle something. 

Why?

Thank you for reading. I'm lucky enough to have had Mooplehog, a tiny award winning ten seater cafe, but I need to draw a wage. The Allotment Club means I stand a chance to feed my family without benefits, keep working with not against my disability and allow me to keep giving continued community support thanks to people like you helping people like me. I'll still be offering meals to those that need them desperately, working with the food bank again and continuing to run our local waste food project. In an uncertain world I believe that community is everything. Mooplehog had to close for me to take the risk with The Allotment Club. A huge challenge but a privilege to have the opportunity.

Huge gratitude, warmth and foodie wishes. Thank you.

Rebecca Green

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

Buy someone a drink

Any tea or coffee. For yourself or donate to someone else. Valid until 31 December 2020

£10 or more

5 of 8 claimed

Speciality Sead chocolate and caramel tahinis

Two jars of artisan Sead tahini in chocolate and caramel flavours. Scrummy on toast, porridge, cakes and more. Perfect stocking or secret Santa treat for Christmas. Can be collected or delivered in Okehampton before Christmas.

£10 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Cat design bamboo travel mug

Funky cat design. No nasties in the product but recommended not to microwave. Can be collected or delivered free of charge in Okehampton.

£10 or more

Feed a volunteer!

If you aren't local but would like to support me then this is a fab and fun way to support volunteers in the community. You buy and I treat them to food and drink to the value you pay! All will be posted on our social media so you know who you've fed!

£12 or more

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Adult hedgehog mittens light pink

Our best selling gift of 2018. Super soft and fleecy lined adult sized mittens! Can be collected in store or delivered.

£12 or more

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Adult hedgehog mittens bright pink

Our best selling gift of 2018. Super soft and fleecy lined adult sized mittens! Can be collected in store or delivered.

£12 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Adult hedgehog mittens

Our best selling gift of 2018. Super soft and fleecy lined adult sized mittens! Can be collected in store or delivered.

£15 or more

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Limited edition tote bag & drink

Get the grooviest The Allotment Club bag in town and any drink for £12.

£15 or more

Tea or coffee and cake for two

Whichever tea or coffee you like and a cake each. Use by December 2020.

£20 or more

0 of 4 claimed

I love you more than Dorset Sea Salt

Three jars of awesome salt harvested using traditional methods and reviving a regional industry. You get three jars: Lemon & thyme Tomato, olive & basil Chilli Can be collected or delivered free of charge in Okehampton.

£20 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Tiffin tins

Triple layered tiffin tin, authentic Bombay inspired. Perfect Christmas present for the eco conscious foodie! Can be collected or delivered free of charge in Okehampton.

£20 or more

Feed a volunteer!

If you aren't local but would like to support me then this is a fab and fun way to support volunteers in the community. You buy and I treat them to food and drink to the value you pay! All will be posted on our social media so you know who you've fed!

£25 or more

4 of 25 claimed

VIP launch party ticket

Get yourself in on the fun with this ticket to an exclusive Crowdfunder supporters party. New Year's Day from 6pm. All food and non alcoholic drink included. You may bring your own booze if you wish with a corkage fee of £1.50

£25 or more

5 of 50 claimed

Name dropping!

Get your name permanently burnt into our potting shed door noticeboard. Fab and funky gift option!

£30 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Nuts about nut butters!

Five jars of artisan palm and peanut free organic nut butters from Nutcessity. Carob cashew Hazelnut Mocha Date walnut Gingerbread almond Brazil coconut All rewards can be collected or delivered free of charge on Okehampton and within a 5 mile radius.

£30 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Come dine with me!

A private evening with Rebecca Green, me. Come and find out the motivation behind the work I do, learn some top tips from my kitchen and share good food and drink with like-minded people. You'll have a fun filled evening and learn lots. You'll eat a three course meal with two drinks included. Be part of The Allotment Club journey!

£50 or more

Meal and drinks for four

Any meal from the menu plus 2 drinks each for four people. Must be booked.

£250 or more

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Have a party!

A buffet and two drinks each for 20 people at The Allotment Club to be used by 31 December 2020.

£500 or more

A year of coffee

As much as you like, a named voucher to last for the whole of 2020. Can be used twice a day by the named voucher holder only. Drink in or drink out. A huge saving for coffee addicts. Can be any kind of coffee from our new posh machine!

£500 or more

Lunch & drink every week!

Get yourself a soup or sarnie and any drink every week for 2020. Less than a tenner a week for a scrummy eat in or take away lunch.


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