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Looking forward to opening our whole animal butcher and pastry shop in downtown Durham!

Our goal:

We believe that everyone should have access to pasture raised, antibiotic and hormone free meat.  For the past several decades with the rise of factory farming, meat in America has taken a scary turn.  Butcher shops disappeared along with the connect between the farmer and the consumer.  But it's not too late to change the state of things, a new movement has come and butcher shops are making a comeback!  With the combination of a booming food scene and an abundance of sustainable farms in the Triangle, we decided Durham was wonderful place to come and set up shop.  Our goal is to bring not only local, sustainable meat to you but also our love and passion for good food and pastries.

Country terrine demo at the Durham Farmer's Market
Country terrine demo at the Durham Farmer's Market

How did we decide to open a butcher and pastry shop?   

The idea for the shop started when we were living in San Francisco.  We never saw each other due to opposite work schedules and started to think of a way we could fix that.  Justin being a chef/butcher and Katie being a pastry chef decided why not combine forces into a meat and sweet shop.  Thus began the concept behind Rose's.  The idea grew and grew until it was decided we would move to Durham.  Once we got here we hit the ground running.  Visiting farms, doing pop-up dinners, farmers market demos, butchery classes, testing recipes, all the while researching local meat and other ingredients.  Once we delved a little deeper into meat production in America our simple butcher and pastry shop idea transformed from something we wanted to do into something we had to do.  Never have either of us felt so passionate about a cause in our lives.  So now after years of planning we are making this dream a reality. We can not wait to be your local butcher, sandwich shop, quick wholesome dinner stop and little something sweet place!  

Why are we trying to raise money?  

The money that we hope to raise from this KickStarter will go towards helping us pay for the refrigeration for the shop.  Because we will be receiving whole animals directly from farmers we need a lot of space to hang and store them.  We also need two large coolers to place all this beautiful meat on display both in raw and cooked form.  Refrigeration is just one of the many large costs in running Rose's but some would say it is pretty up there in importance! 

A glimpse into what's to come: 

Sausage Roll with Puff Pastry
Sausage Roll with Puff Pastry
Local Pasture Raised Chicken
Local Pasture Raised Chicken
Bacon we cure at the shop
Bacon we cure at the shop
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Galettes
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Galettes
Salted Lard Caramel : Meat and Sweet
Salted Lard Caramel : Meat and Sweet
Fresh baked bread
Fresh baked bread

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As we get closer to our goal of opening the butcher and pastry shop we will be faced with daily obstacles, especially since this is our first business venture. Whether it is passing an inspection or gaining a permit we hope to be able to rely on our wonderful contractor and architect to help us move forward as efficiently as possible. We are surrounded by talented, caring and helpful people that we know will be there with us every step of the way. We have been overwhelmed with the kindness and welcoming nature of Durham business owners and residents who we now call our friends. We could not have gotten this far without their help, as well as the farmers who have been willing to work with us, and the future customers who give us our motivation each day. We hope to open in June 2013 and will do our best to make this a reality.

FAQ

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  • The meat basket will contain a mixture of fresh sausages, chops, braising cuts, and hamburgers. If you have special dietary needs please let us know and we will try our best to include items you can enjoy.

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  • It will have a selection of candies, custards, small cakes, and caramels. We promise to fill the basket with what is fresh and delicious! Summer- more berries, Fall- ginger, apples etc. Again please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. No gluten, no problem!

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  • If you pledge and sign up for any of the classes we will talk with you to coordinate when is best for you and the other people taking the class with you. Most classes will be for a maximum of 6 people. They will most likely take place on a Sunday late afternoon right after we close from 5:30-7:30. In the event that Sunday becomes too difficult to coordinate we can try for another weekday evening from 7pm - 9pm probably a Tuesday or Wednesday.

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    Rose's Reward: A big thank you on our page for being so awesome and supportive of our venture. YOU are the BEST!

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    Rose's Reward: A big thank you on our website and a meat and sweet-tastic magnet for your fridge.

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    Rose's Reward: A big thank you on our website, one sandwich or prepared dinner once we open and a handy magnet for your fridge. (we will have vegetarian sandwiches available but please call ahead or check our website to be sure)

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    Rose's Reward: A big thank you on our website, a prepared dinner for two once we open, and a gorgeous magnet for your fridge. (we would be happy to prepare a delicious vegetarian dinner with advance notice)

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    Rose's Reward: A big thank you on our website and a seat in a Hands On Chicken Butchery Workshop where you learn how to butcher your own chicken as well as tips for preparing it at home. You also receive a very special meat market magnet!

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    Rose's Reward: Meat isn't your thing? We have you covered! Join the sweet side of Rose's for a hands on pastry workshop. You will learn to make a flaky pastry dough and seasonal fruit galettes. You will get to take home your hard work to show off to your family and friends. And slap a brand new magnet on the fridge!

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    Rose's Reward: A big thank you on our website, a Rose's Meat Basket or Rose's Sweets Basket and a MAGNET! See the FAQS section to learn more about the meat or sweets basket.

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    Rose's Reward: A big thank you on our website, a Rose's Meat or Sweets Basket, a prepared dinner for two and the magnet with the most.

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    Rose's Reward: A big thank you on our website, a seat in a Pork Charcuterie class where you and four others will learn butchery, curing techniques and take home charcuterie you created. You also get a magnet to be displayed on the fridge where your new cured meat is kept!

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    Rose's Rewards: A big thank you on our website, a seat in a hands on whole hog butchery class where you and five other backers break down a whole hog and take home your hard work to enjoy. Equal to about 35 lbs of meat, fat and bones. And you get that super cool magnet you keep hearing about.

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    Rose's Rewards: A big thank you on our website, a Sunday evening butchery class plus dinner for you and a friend. A Hands on Whole Hog Butchery class followed by a three course dinner prepared by us in front of you. You will take home about 35 pounds of meat, fat and bones. Plus all the magnets your heart desires.

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