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.
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:
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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