The Purple Carrot is going to be community centered place for those who love delicious, authentic, beautiful food that just happens to be vegetarian and vegan.
For Those who don't know us, Mind For Cooking is a small independent family business that's been producing vegetarian and vegan food since 2004.
I am Kate Zaleska , head chef responsible for creating the delicious food we serve. My husband Rafal and our daughter Ania are also involved in the business.
I got involved in the food industry out of necessity - I wanted to be with my daughter as she grew up and running a food stall at a local farmers' market was ideal. I make vegetarian and vegan food because it's what we eat at home, and in my heart I feel that eating meat-free diet is the right thing to do.
I've been involved in cooking for more than 15 years, and The Purple Carrot is the latest project in our family's culinary journey.
For the last five years we've built a great reputation for vegetarian and vegan food thanks to selling on farmers' markets in Hovingham, Malton, Helmsley, Richmond, Middlesborough, Stokesley, York, Yarm, Masham and Kirkbymoorside.
The concept is simple one! I love to feed people. I love to surprise them, to make them smile with something that tastes wonderful and looks beautiful .
Thanks to selling on the farmers' markets we've cultivated a growing number of loyal customers, and opening a shop is a natural development of the business.
We believe Malton - the food capital of Yorkshire - is the perfect location. We sell more at Malton Farmers' Market than anywhere else we trade, and there is incredible support in the town for new food enterprises.
At The Purple Carrot we will offer seasonal food, full of colour, flavour, textured all of it made with love !
Caring about people and the planet is at the heart of everything we do, which is why at The Purple Carrot we will serve Fairtrade and organic tea and triple certified Tiki Coffee, and 100% of our packaging is compostable.
The Purple Carrot will source fresh ingredients from local suppliers, forging strong relationships within the local community, helping to create jobs and boost the local economy.
Our Location is 10 Market Street, Malton.
We have BIG plans for this little pink building.The kitchen will be on the ground floor, small but perfectly formed, and the place where the magic happens. The ground floor will also house a deli area , complete with counter, display fridge, coffee machine and smoothie station.Customers will be able to takeaway or place their order and eat in.
The first floor is where we want customers to relax, meet friends and enjoy food and drink from our menu.
On the top floor, the crowning glory of our little kingdom is where we aim to create a working space, somewhere we can hold cookery workshops, welcome guest speakers and hold our pop-up bistro.
We also have a cellar , and we are working on some great plans for that space, but we'll leave that for another day....
We've been dreaming of this day for years. The Purple Carrot has been a vision of ours for a long time. We now have a team able and willing to make it reality.But for it to take shape we need your help.
We need your support . We need your pledges.
What we need your money for :
Refrigerated deli counter £1,200
Kitchen equipment £2,500
Crockery and cutlery £2,500
Stock and packaging £2,000
Building and decorating materials £4,500
Branding and signage £1,500
We intend to carry all the work ourselves .
Take a look at our rewards, choose the one that suits you and help this project to manifest.
We would like to thank you for any financial support you feel able to offer. Please take a look at the rewards we're offering, pledges start at just £3.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Purple Carrot in the very near future.
Kate , Rafal and The Purple Carrot Team.