Creating a mobile kitchen to serve and preserve local farm fresh food on site. We love to feed the people.
As farmers, a huge part of our mission is food preparation, food preservation, nutritional education, and of course FEEDING PEOPLE. Our goal is to create a mobile kitchen unit that is certified to prepare and serve food as well as preserve farm fresh local food. This will enable us and our outlaying community to better preserve the harvest, create income with value added products and build nutritious foundations for the future by serving local food prepared on site.
The great part about our project is that we have already completed a large portion of the work! Starting with a bare bones school bus, we insulated the floor and walls, then installed laminate flooring and the main electrical system using recycled and second-hand materials. Once the bus had been outfitted with a cozy new interior, we partially installed a stainless steel counter-top and three basin sink, and even have a stove temporarily hooked up.
This Kick Starter Mission is to help us complete the project by bringing in the necessary funding to hook up the plumbing systems, cooking and canning systems, a few final touches and the licensing and certification. Our monetary goal is based upon the basic completion and licensing, but we can achieve a higher quality of kitchen bus and a more complete level of self-reliance with further funding. Solar panels, pantry trailer, back up generators, back up batteries, and serving tents (enabling us to serve in undeveloped areas!) are just a few of the ideas we have for funds over our Kickstarter goal.
Yes it does! In fact, it runs off of propane which is cheaper and burns cleaner than diesel. We plan on giving it a full tune up and adding an extra fuel tank as well.
Yes! We plan to mural the outside of the Kitchen Bus to reflect the roots of it's creation within our gardens and intentional community. The outside will reflect all of the beauty and creation that is happening inside of the bus!
I pledged $30 back in April, and still have not received my cookbook. I feel follow through should be a top priority for any non-profit if they would like to continue to receive donations. Thank you.
I completely understand your concern. I was just in the midst of updating some information to keep everyone posted and to alleviate any concern over the pledge rewards.
There was an editing problem with the cookbooks, and they were misprinted. We are in the process of fixing the pdf, taking out the binding of the misprinted books for reuse, and communicating with the printer about what we can do (ie: legwork) to make the reprinting as little waste as possible. This is all in addition to homesteading, raising a market garden and CSA...eek!
Our first priority with the funding has always been to distribute rewards. We actually held out on any Kitchen Bus improvements until the gift baskets and postcards were ready to send. We were just awaiting some final touches on the cookbook (all in house...we do all that we can) so that we could put it all in the mail and move forward. Saga, saga, confusion, computers, ya da ya da...the printing did not turn out well and we are currently back at it!
I apologize for not taking the time to keep everyone informed as this has unfolded. During the short dry season here in Western Washington, we are extremely busy. Trust that your contributions are absolutely important to us and that we are dedicated to showing our appreciation with some super awesome rewards. We appreciate your patience!
I would also like to clarify that we are not a non-profit yet. All the work that we have done on and with the kitchen but has been completely based on the love that we have and the energy we are dedicated to sharing. We are considering forming a small non-profit for future Kitchen Bus Feeds missions (photos and update coming soon!), but are currently working as a small group of folks who want to share, learn and teach.
Thank you so much for helping to open communication, Alicia. The cookbooks have been quite a learning experience for us, and we are looking forward to completing this task and producing a high-quality product, be them a little late in the game.
With love and respect,
in solidarity with the Coffee Creek Community
Yes! Feel free to send a check to The Coffee Creek Community at P.O. Box 1525, Centralia, WA 98531.
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Feb 15, 2012 - Mar 14, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Thank you so much for your donation! Your name will be posted on the “Undying Gratitude” page of our website and you will receive a thank you card from the Coffee Creek Community!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $30 or more
Receive a cookbook of Coffee Creek Community’s favorite seasonal and canning recipes, as well as recognition on our website!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $100 or more
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Receive a Coffee Creek Gift Basket which may include a variety of cookies, preserves, and handmade goods. You will also be recognized on our website! (Please donate $10 more if we will need to ship your gift basket.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $200 or more
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Receive a Coffee Creek Gift Basket, recognition on our website, plus one dozen home made peanut butter fudges! (Please donate $10 more if we will need to ship your gift basket.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
We will drive our completed kitchen bus to your home (within 100 miles of our farm) and prepare a fresh, local, seasonal meal for you and 5 guests!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012