We will create a network of bodegas serving healthy food from local farms in Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Many New Yorkers have access to some of the best food in the world, but many others go without any access to healthy food. We want to help bodegas in under served neighborhoods sell healthy local food in their communities. Bodegas are full of processed unhealthy foods and its hard to eat healthfully when that's your only option. We have the produce, but the infrastructure just isn't there to get it to the people who need it most.
We want to build a Healthy Bodegas network in Bushwick and Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. We will start with produce from our farm and then we plan to grow by including our neighbors' farms and their products into the model. We've partnered with a number of bodegas that are interested in selling local product and being involved in our project, but we need help to get our Healthy Bodegas Project going. We want to prove that something like this is possible.
Red Jacket Orchards is a third generation family farm located Geneva, New York. The farm has been in our family for over 50 years.
For this project, we need money for refrigerators for some of the bodegas, promotional materials, and help with the costs for the distribution route to get the project off the ground.
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pledged of $20,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 3, 2010.
May 31, 2010 - Aug 3, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
Apple Level - Donors who pledge $10 or more will receive a coupon for an apple at any one of our farmers market stands in NYC and we will list you as a supporter on our website.
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Juice Level - Donors who pledge $25 or more will receive a coupon for 2 quarts of juice at one of our farmers market stands.
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T Shirt Level - Donors who pledge $50 or more will receive a farm t-shirt.
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Market Maven Level - Donors who pledge $100 or more will receive a farm t-shirt and farm tote bag. When you use the farm tote bag at the farmers market, you will receive a 10% discount on all purchases $10 or more.
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Apple a Day Level - Donors who pledge $250 or more will receive a case of apples to be picked up at market, in addition to everything listed above.
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Preserving the Harvest Level - Donors who pledge $500 or more will receive a full selection of the farms jams mailed to you, as well as everything listed above.
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Adopt a Bodega Level - Donors who donate $1,000 or more will be given the opportunity to adopt a particular bodega in the project and will have their name listed in the bodega.
Pledge $2,500 or more
Adviser Level - In addition to everything listed above, if you pledge $2,500 or more we will ask you to be an adviser to the project.