vintage spartan landcraft reinvented + modernized. restaurant. retail space. architecture installation.
THE FARMBAR is a restaurant and retail concept we developed to launch in the right region, at the right time. Having spent a number of years scooting around the US + Europe, my partners and I have edited our best-loved foods + lifestyle goods to house in the vintage spartan landcraft and a repurposed shipping container.
Charleston, SC will be our anchor. A city rich in culture and commitment to supporting the local food economy, we are eager to share in the development of Charleston's Upper Peninsula (UP) and burgeouning creative corridor.
Inspired by the way we live and entertain, the vintage spartan will be our first architecture installation in a series of ongoing, simply curated hospitality spaces. Both permanent and temporary, traditional and rock-n-roll, serving simple local fare with respect to the slow food movement.
THE FARMBAR MENU
A simple 10 item menu with most of the food grown + raised on our own 4 acre farm in Awendaw, SC named DEUXPUCES/TWO FLEAS. Pigs to be raised by Emile DeFelice at Caw Caw Creek in Columbia, SC.
FRIED EGG SANDWICH
DUCK FAT HASH
LUNCH + SUPPER
FARMBAR GEM LETTUCE BUCKET
ROAST PORCHETTA SANDWICH
FINGERLING TATER SALAD
WICKED CABBAGE SLAW
SUGAR COOKIE + PEACH GOAT’S MILK
ICE CREAM SANDWICH
THE FARMBAR 1949 SPARTAN LANDCRAFT
The silhouette and structure of the spartan beast is simply extraordinary. It predates the beloved airstream, and has tremendously unique characteristics that are unparalleled. Our first FARMBAR project is to bring this stunning piece of art back to life.
Working with a longtime friend and art collaborator from the San Francisco Art Institute, Kurt Lebeck, we have reinvented the Spartan to become a permanent architecture installation. Kurt's vision and expertise is simply jaw dropping. His company, Cabezon Design Group based in Brooklyn, will transform the space using 'drop' materials in metal + wood, open up the ceiling with a swath of glass, build-out a stainless steel kitchen and restore the reflective aluminum exterior.
In addition to becoming a working kitchen, the Spartan interior will have a banquette for seating under the panoramic window, built-in shelving to peruse periodicals and market goods, and a secret trap door to house moonshine from Kings County Distillery. The outdoor seating + lounge space will be curated by Mark Sage (the re-imaginist himself) with his one-off vintage finds.
CABEZON DESIGN GROUP http://www.cabezondesign.com/
HISTORY OF SPARTAN http://www.spartantrailer.com/
THE FARMBAR SPARTAN STRIPPED http://amuseandlabor.weebly.com/
THE FARMBAR SHIPPING CONTAINER
THE FARMBAR shipping container is a retail companion to spartan landcraft. Broken down into simple edited selections of our must-have lifestyle goods + market food. several categories will be permanent, while other categories will pop-up + rotate throughout the year.
THE PRESSE ROOM. THE GOOD BUTCHER. MA MAISON.1. POM POM LAPIN. AMUSE + GROOM. THE GALLERY HOUSE. RIDE + SESSION. THE GREENBAR.
DEUX PUCES/TWO FLEAS FARM
We are living on 4 Acres in Awendaw, SC on the intracoastal waterway to grow food for THE FARMBAR menu. With plans to increase our goat herd, grow vegetable crops, raise layer chickens, honey bees + two jersey cows, harvest fresh seafood from Bulls Bay and open our farm for special events. Deux Puces (or two fleas) Farm is a small + magical spot of land.
THE FARMBAR AT 1600 MEETING STREET
THE FARMBAR spartan landcraft will be permanently installed at 1600 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC. We are extraordinarily fortunate to be included in Kate + Lindsay Nevin's vision to transform a vacant historical trio of buildings from 1926 into a work space for creative professionals and innovators.
BITS + BOBS FOR THE FARMBAR
THE GOAL + DONATIONS
We have decided to start with a modest goal of $26K for the second phase of the spartan build-out. This will cover the undercarriage work up to the subfloor, ordering kitchen equipment and laying down the crop beds to grow food for the FARMBAR menu. To complete the project from start to finish we will need to raise an additional $150K, so we are hoping to exceed our goal!
If we achieve funding for phase II, and beyond, we will post a rolling log of expenses, photographs + milestones on Instagram. We would like our support community to have full access to how donation dollars are applied, and how the impact of a five dollar donation can truly make a difference.
Our kickstarter project will NOT get funded if we don't reach our goal! Please join us in spreading the word. Share our kickstarter link on Facebook, Twitter, email and send up a flare. We are tremendously grateful for your time, encouragement and support. Thank you!
"You can't force a thing to grow. You can't interfere with it. It's all hidden. It's all unseen. You just gotta wait till it pops up out of the ground. Tiny little shoot. All hairy and fragile. Strong enough. Strong enough to break the earth even. It's a miracle." -Sam Shepard, of course.
THE FARMBAR SPARTANETTE
In queue for the next FARMBAR location in MARFA, TEXAS.
SENZA LA RICETTA
Senza La Ricetta is a Cooking Without Recipes book written by Tara Derr Webb. One of several donation incentives for our kickstarter project, this cookery book will be available in December of 2012 and guide the reader through freestyling in the kitchen.
TO VIEW THE FARMBAR WEBSITE PLEASE VISIT
A very special thank you to the people who have contributed and inspired this project during the most critical moments. For the days I felt like hiding in the manger. I am, because we are.
LEIGHTON WEBB. NANCY CHRISTENSEN. TINA JOHNSON. DARREN GOLD. JULIE FRUTCHEY. RUSS + CHRISTEL GREEN. KURT LEBECK. MAKI METZGER. TAMI ENRIGHT. JOE BRITT JR. PAUL MILLER. STACY GUGLIELMI. KATE NEVIN. RAFAEL MELENDEZ. MATTHEW GORMAN. CARLOS DERR. JUNE DERR. GEORGIA.
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pledged of $26,000 goal
seconds to go
Aug 14, 2012 - Sep 9, 2012 (26 days)
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GUERRILLA GOAT STICKER. 'Let It Be A Farm' sticker designed by artist Rafael T Melendez for the FARMBAR. Slap it on your skateboard, moped, cadillac or local city hall.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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GOAT ON THE WALL. We have two posters to choose from featuring mother goat SUGAR or daughter goat MAVIS. Sugar's milk will be used for the FARMBAR ice cream sandwich, and Mavis will be featured in our ongoing photo essay series called 'the weekly mavis.'Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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LIMITED EDITION INK PRINT. A sepia photograph of our beloved goat, GEORGIA. We rescued her after she was rejected by her mother at birth. She fought to survive with tremendous grace, and has touched the lives of many people in our community. At age one, Georgia is still quite small but an incredibly strong, brave + cheeky little goat.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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CUSTOM INSTAGRAM WITH A GOAT. Do you have something to share? Ask someone to marry you? Wish a loved one well? Send us your kind or funny message and we will email you a personalized instagram photo including your copy and one of our goats in the background.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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SENZA LA RICETTA: Cooking Without Recipes signed by Tara Derr Webb. A simple cookery book on how to freestyle in the kitchen.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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THE TWO FLEAS TOTE designed by artist NE Christensen packed with a signed copy of SENZA LA RICETTA cookery book, FARMBAR HONEY + one pound of FOUR BARREL COFFEE.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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MAKERS WALL. Your name + personal message engraved into the aluminum front door of the Spartan Landcraft. TWO FLEAS TOTE packed with a signed copy of SENZA LA RICETTA cookery book, FARMBAR HONEY + one pound of FOUR BARREL COFFEE.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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MAKERS WALL + TWO FLEAS TOTE. FOUR BARREL COFFEE + FARMBAR DONUTS FOR ONE YEAR. Charleston locals will be gifted with coffee + donuts every time they visit the FARMBAR Spartan. Out of town folk will receive a monthly package with FOUR BARREL coffee + FARMBAR lifestyle goods.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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MAKERS WALL + FARMBAR PRIVATE SUPPER FOR 12 GUESTS. We will create a specific menu for your special event, provide live music, drink + a beautiful tent under the stars. Anything goes.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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MAKERS WALL + FARMBAR PRIVATE SUPPER FOR 30 GUESTS. We will create a specific menu for your special event, provide live music, drink + a beautiful tent under the stars. Really, anything goes.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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MAKERS WALL + FARMBAR PRIVATE SUPPER FOR 60 GUESTS. We will create a specific menu for your special event, provide live music, drink + a beautiful tent under the stars. Truly, anything goes.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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DONATE IT FORWARD. THE FARMBAR will donate the amount of your contribution to a future KICKSTARTER project of your choice.Estimated delivery: Aug 2014