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A sustainable farm on our own land. One new solar greenhouse seeded. Now it's time to get the second greenhouse up and productive! Read more

North Kingstown, RI Food
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This project was successfully funded on May 22, 2011.

A sustainable farm on our own land. One new solar greenhouse seeded. Now it's time to get the second greenhouse up and productive!

North Kingstown, RI Food
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About this project

Thanks so much for visiting our project. I'm Jeffery Kamminga, owner and chief operating farmer at Baby Greens Farm.

We are a small, sustainable year-round farm specializing in salad greens, herbs, tomatoes, garlic and micro-greens. We sell our produce to a dozen high-end restaurants in Rhode Island, to Farm Fresh RI Mobile Market, at local farmers markets and via our own home-delivery subscription service with about 150 members.

Last year, after many years of tenant farming, we bought 50 acres of raw land in beautiful North Kingstown, RI and moved to our permanent home. After months of clearing brush, moving stumps and burying boulders, the first of four new passive solar greenhouses is complete and ready for planting.

Your contributions will let us put up the second new greenhouse. We need to level the ground, bring in gravel for the floor and put all of the pieces together.  When this project is completed, our production will double compared to our old farmsite, so we can provide more fresh local food to more loyal customers.

If we are fortunate enough to exceed our goal, all funds will go towards putting up the third greenhouse, and maybe even the fourth and final......

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    2 backers

    a big virtual hug

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    9 backers

    a packet of heirloom seeds and a handmade thank-you card from our dachshunds, Oliver and Charlotte

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    0 backers

    the above, plus a framed photo of Baby Greens Farm

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    21 backers

    the above, plus a goodie bag of Baby Greens al Fresco products; for example: organic goat cheese, micro-roasted coffee, organic pecans, and more!

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    6 backers

    the above, plus a special piece of handmade jewelry from Micki Whelan Studio (Jeffery's wife)

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    12 backers

    the above, plus a lovely gift box of Good Clean Fun bath and body products: you choose the fragrances.

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    4 backers

    the above, plus you'll be a guest of honor at the grand opening party of the new Baby Greens site

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    7 backers

    the above, plus a six-month subscription to Baby Greens al Fresco, our home-delivery service (New England only, please)

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    1 backer

    the above, plus you get to name the new greenhouse and we will engrave it over the main entrance

Funding period

- (40 days)