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We found a new space in DC to make more tasty croissants and pastries. We need to purchase equipment & supplies to make it happen.
We found a new space in DC to make more tasty croissants and pastries. We need to purchase equipment & supplies to make it happen.
200 backers pledged $41,193 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT WE DO

At Frenchie’s we use seasonal and sustainable ingredients to make delicious artisan pastries and desserts. Frenchie’s will support local farms and producers by highlighting their ingredients on our daily menu. The bakery will serve a wide selection of morning pastries such as croissants, morning buns, tea cakes and scones. Fresh bread, pies, cakes, cookies, and snacks will be available throughout the day as well

Our goal is to be a part of the thriving H Street community in Washington, DC. We currently have a fantastic croissant stand at the FreshFarm H Street Farmers Market that will start up again in the spring. The community support was overwhelmingly positive last year. So the obvious next step is to open a storefront on H Street NE. 

FreshFarm H Street Farmers Market
FreshFarm H Street Farmers Market

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

This project is so important for our expansion and growth. Frenchie's is becoming well known for making delicious buttery croissants. Right now, we hand roll every single one and rely on Mother Nature for final proofing. This Kickstarter project will allow us to buy a sheeter, proofer, baking supplies and complete our storefront construction to increase our production. We will return to the FreshFarm H Street Farmers Market this spring. We have also secured a retail location on H Street to sell croissants and other pastries daily. 

We have sourced our equipment and already have a space to produce more. Our new space will also allow us to continue our wholesale accounts and bring in new partners to carry our product. Right now you can find our products at:

Seasonal Pantry

SUNdeVICH

Each Peach Market

Vigilante Coffee

La Colombe Coffee (Shaw DC)

Risks and challenges

We understand the risks and challenges of expansion. One of the biggest challenges will be finding a solid team to ramp up production. We have already begun the recruiting process to find the top talent in DC that is passionate about baking. Another potential risk is that the construction of our final space is not complete. We are confident that it will be ready this Summer. But in the event of delays, we will be using a temporary catering kitchen on a monthly basis to ramp things up.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    High Five! Stop by the Farmers Market on H Street NE for a high five and big thank you!

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    SHOW ME YOUR GUNS: Stop by the farmers market and arm wrestle with the croissant lady. I bet she will win:)

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    A BIG thank you on our facebook page & bi-monthly updates on the progress of our brick and mortar bakery

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    Special limited letterpress croissant postcard handmade by Typecase Industries, a BIG thank you on our facebook page and bi-monthly updates on the progress of our brick and mortar bakery

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    Special limited letterpress croissant postcard handmade by Typecase Industries, a BIG thank you on our facebook page and a free pastry when you visit our store.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Special limited letterpress croissant postcard handmade by Typecase Industries, a BIG thank you on our facebook page and four Frenchie's recipes cards to add to your kitchen collection

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    Special limited edition letterpress croissant postcard handmade by Typecase Industries, a BIG thank you on our facebook page and a Frenchie's apron

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    Special limited letterpress croissant postcard handmade by Typecase Industries, a BIG thank you on our facebook page and a large Frenchie's Breakfast Box. The box will include an assortment of 12 pastries and our seasonal jam.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You will receive one Frenchie's Apron, 2 tickets to a baking class at our store and a one year membership to our SuperFan Club. As a SuperFan member you will receive early offers on holiday menus, classes & specials and one free pastry per month.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    A private tour and baking class at our new bakery for you and 5 guests, one Frenchie's apron and one exclusive SuperFan one year membership.

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