We're joining the exploding truck food movement, and bringing our organic, locavore sensibilities along for the ride!
Providence Juice Company will sell fresh juice and smoothies from a stunning, converted Grumman Kurbmaster food truck at farmers markets, festivals, sporting events and parks. In addition to juice sales, our truck will be a mobile outreach and education center, visiting schools and other organizations for workshops on healthy eating, sustainability, and urban farming. We will provide free juice for children in various urban park on special outreach days.
Providence Juice Co. has the mission to promote the health of bodies, communities and the planet. We hope that our delicious fresh juices and smoothies will help reconnect people to the physical and emotional joy of eating fresh, un-processed, responsible and creative foods. By getting our produce primarily from local farmers (we love FarmFresh RI!) and secondarily from exclusively organic suppliers, we will support local agriculture and responsible farm practices. Our recipes will reflect what's in season in our area... and you'll be amazed what we can juice!
Our juice truck will demonstrate by example the possibilities of a sustainable operation. We'll use biodegradable packaging, and return all of our produce waste to local farms for composting. Within our first year of business we intend to undertake a solar conversion, installing rooftop solar panels to power our on-board appliances.
Oh man, we're excited.
We've exclusively funded this project on our own to this point. So far we've purchased our Juice Truck, obtained permits and health department approval, begun marketing, and formed partnerships with local farms to supply our produce. So what do we need right now? Oh yeah... the juicer. We're currently seeking $6,500 in basic funds to buy our industrial juicer and blender and to complete the truck's custom paint job (with lower-impact waterborne paints, of course) so we can be on the road by mid June.
If we can raise over $8,000, we will begin that solar conversion as well! We need to finance the purchase of the solar panels and the conversion of appliances. We look forward to working with Providence's own Alteris Renewables for our conversion.
Help us get on the road, and we'll be blowing your mind with fantastic juice before you know it.
- (23 days)