Tuck Shop: A sustainably-led Shop in Hackney Wick

by Samantha Scott in London, England, United Kingdom

Tuck Shop: A sustainably-led Shop in Hackney Wick

£5,457

raised of £25,000 target

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 28th September 2020 at 4:57pm

Be part of the change – let’s bring a sustainably-led grocer, bottle shop, butcher & refill store to Hackney Wick! Shop Local, Shop Social

by Samantha Scott in London, England, United Kingdom

Fed up with not having a good quality general store and no options to shop consciously in Hackney Wick. We decided to be the change we want to see and open a store that creates a positive impact. 

Shop Local, Shop Social

We are looking for support to help us open a Grocer, Butcher, Bottle Shop and Refill Store in our beautiful Hackney Wick! We want to create a Social Enterprise harking back to the traditional British store that is at the center of the community selling high quality British and local goods in a sustainable affordable way.

We will stock:

  • Local producers! Championing mavericks who make brilliant, delicious British products and care about their impact on the world at the same time
  • British seasonal produce with none of those pesky veggies in plastic that you see at the supermarkets
  • An in-house butcher with meat sourced from the most caring of all the British farmers, supporting rare breeds and ethical farming - an alternative to industrialised supermarket meat
  • Refill stations for your pantry, household, and personal cleaning requirements
  • Local craft brewers and refillable wine
  • Delicious cut to order British cheese and refillable milk from happy cows
  • Deli, charcuterie and homemade ferments
  • Not forgetting our vegan and veggie mates, we’ll have some awesome suppliers for you too
  • Grab a bit of tucker to take away; salads, snacks and other delights 

 

The name Tuck Shop was chosen as a nod to the general store back in more simpler times, when the grocer was the hub of the community and products came in bulk not packaged in plastic. We want to recreate the joy experienced as a child going to the school tuck shop, a few pounds clasped in hand, excited about what treats were going to be purchased. 

Meet the Gang!

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Jake, the butcher, baker but not a candle stick maker

With an unnatural love of grocery stores, Jake is passionate about bringing the best, highest quality, and most delicious products (personally guzzled, I mean tested, by himself) to the store. A butcher by trade, he wants to support farmers who deeply care for their animals and have people taste the difference in animals reared with love. Using his love of food, he's keen to chat about the best products around and help you create delicious dishes at home! 

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Sam, green thumbed business babe

She is bursting with enthusiasm to bring a simpler way of shopping to London. Growing up in rural Tasmania she remembers the simple joys of visiting the greengrocer with no plastic in sight and grinding her own peanut butter; she wants to bring these simple pleasures to the urban lifestyle in Hackney Wick. Diagnosed with celiac disease a decade ago, she is making sure we have a great selection for fellow gluten abstainers. 

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Harry, security guard and chief of canine relations

The cutest head of security around, unless you’re part of the squirrel gang, then look out!

 

What will the crowdfunding achieve?

By supporting the opening of this store, you can pat yourself on your back that you’re helping to build a greener, social and local economy. Well done you!

Also, add some bloody delicious food to the area – double win!

We have the money to secure the property but need help with the fit out and set up - this is where you come in. Crowdfunding will ensure we can open the store of our (and hopefully your) dreams! 

Starting the shop without debt, means more affordable prices for the community! We want this shop to be accessible to everyone in the borough – sustainable, high quality food shouldn’t just be for the affluent.

 

A massive thank you to those legends who have already helped and donated money – Corona friendly elbow bumps all round.

Let’s do this!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

17 of 50 claimed

Grab a Tucker Bag

A beer (or soda) and deli plate on us, come say hello plus Your name on the brilliant backers board.

£10 or more

Get your name up in lights!

Have your name displayed in store on brilliant backers board! You will also receive high fives all round! (or socially distanced elbow nudge)

£30 or more

14 of 50 claimed

Tuck Shop Swag Bag

Snag yourself a Tuck Shop Tote-bag and branded wine bottle or jar. Plus your name on the brilliant backers board.

£40 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Winey Wine Wine

Get a free wine refill and reusable Tuck Shop bottle to start your refill journey. Plus your name on the brilliant backers board.

£40 or more

4 of 10 claimed

An eco ‘worrier’ home starter pack

Home starter pack with the best of our sustainable household products, helping you worry less about your impact on the world. Plus your name on the brilliant backers board.

£60 or more

0 of 10 claimed

A Celiac’s dream

Discover a tasty selection of the best gluten free artisan products including our fav gluten free beers. Plus your name on the brilliant backers board.

£100 or more

7 of 10 claimed

A seductive dinner for two (at home)

Get a dinner box and bottle of wine – test out the best of Tuck Shop’s produce! (Veg or Meat option). Plus not just your name, but also a Polaroid picture of YOU on the brilliant backers board.

£120 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Who doesn't love a roast?!

Get a Roast box delivered with either beer or wine depending on your poison. Plus not just your name, but also a Polaroid picture of YOU on the brilliant backers board.

£200 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Butchery class with Jake

Brush up on your meat carving knowledge over a couple of beers or a bottle of wine. Plus not just your name, but also a Polaroid picture of YOU on the brilliant backers board.

£250 or more

Calling on other business babes!

Are you another like-minded business? Provide support and we will become life-long pals, stocking your product, and giving you big kudos in our communications

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Get a one of a kind artwork on your wall!

The incredible Marie Attfield will paint you a custom painting of a person of your choice! Check her out at @wondersoul_art .Plus not just your name, but also a Polaroid picture of YOU on the brilliant backers board.

£500 or more

1 of 5 claimed

The Biggie

Grab a Tucker Bag, Swag Bag, Dinner for two at home and an invite to our opening party! Plus not just your name, but also a Polaroid picture of YOU on the brilliant backers board.

£1,500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Brrr its cold in here!

Buy us a fridge for our delicious deli, butchery meat, beers and wines! And get to name it of course! Plus not just your name, but also a Polaroid picture of YOU on the brilliant backers board.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Like a bit of bump and grind?

Buy us a nut butter grinder and name it! Plus not just your name, but also a Polaroid picture of YOU on the brilliant backers board.

£700 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Want to weigh your cash?

Buy us the scales needed to weigh refills on, and we’ll let you give a great name too. Plus not just your name, but also a Polaroid picture of YOU on the brilliant backers board.

Let's make 'Tuck Shop: A sustainably-led Shop in Hackney Wick' happen

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