At Beautiful Day Cafe we strive to marry old world wisdom with modern knowledge to lovingly produce and serve the brightest, healthiest, best tasting food on the planet.
* This means developing close relationships with our suppliers.
* It means developing sustainable practices that leave our land in better condition than when we started.
* Our fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains will be grown with organic practices.
* The animals used to supply our meats, dairy and eggs are treated respectfully, living in clean conditions and free of unnecessary chemicals.
* It means knowing that our bottom line doesn't stop with our profit margin but with the total impact we have on our environment and all of us who live in it.
WHY BUILD THE CAFE?
I want a great place to eat where I know the food is as clean and real as possible. I don't always have time to prepare fresh energy-rich foods to keep me healthy and feeling good. Beautiful Day Cafe is an investment in my future as well as yours. If we feel good, we can accomplish our dreams.
I want to share sustainable practices as we host classes and workshops in the neighboring Green Street Permaculture Garden, located at the corner of Green Street and Central Avenue. The garden will be one of the primary sources of Beautiful Day Cafe’s produce, and we'll be adding a hen house, greenhouse and garage that will allow us to bring the business into a sustainable and green ecosystem while also sharing knowledge and experience with the community around us.
It's exciting to learn alternative safe ways of doing and building things.
Beautiful Day Cafe sees itself as a community link for conscious living. We'll incorporate practices that regenerate wholeness and create purpose in our daily lives throughout the building and management of Beautiful Day Cafe, the Green Street Permaculture Garden, composting sites, hen house, water feature, fireplace, greenhouse and garage.
WHAT YOUR MONEY WILL DO
I have secured the property, saved money for building and remodeling, and am using Echo Landscapes profits to cover operating capital. Our final leap is kitchen equipment -- and that's what this fundraiser is for. We still need $15,000 for the range/oven set-up and $5,000 for the coolers, with your help we'll be able to take that final step and open the doors of Beautiful Day Cafe in January 2015.
Address: 2516 E. Central Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: (316) 993-9857
Thank you: http://kickingitforward.org
Risks and challenges
Opening a cafe has plenty of risks. The profit margin is minimal, there are loads of daily details to tend to and cafe pay scales aren't the highest. Still, I believe in Beautiful Day Cafe.
Our timing is perfect. We are riding the cusp of a world trend toward local sourcing and real foods that taste great and keep our bodies healthy. Too many people aren't able to dine out due to health concerns and personal choices. Our dedicated volunteers show that the shared vision of Beautiful Day is ripe and in the hearts of many.
I was raised up in my grandparents' McQueen's Cafe & Servateria in Kingman, Kansas, back before buffets were popular. Spell check doesn't even register the word "servateria"! I've worked in every position available in a cafe. I've managed Echo Landscapes gardening service since 2000. It will continue because of my great employees who are invested there.
My gardening business, Echo Landscapes, will help with the Green Street Permaculture Garden, which will be an added attraction with seating areas and strolling paths. We are fortunate that our property comes with green space for a large colorful garden.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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