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More Kitchen Space + Collaboration + Plants = Help us grow!

We are a group of artisanal food and beverage producers who are working to create a shared manufacturing facility.

More Kitchen Space + Collaboration + Plants = Help us grow!

We are a group of artisanal food and beverage producers who are working to create a shared manufacturing facility.

$10,370
pledged of $22,700pledged of $22,700 goal
79
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 3 2019 5:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About


 Who We Are and What We Do: 

 New Mexico Ferments, Blue Fly Farms, Zocaloca, and Planty Sweet are working together to create a community food hub and shared processing facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are all pooling resources to support each other’s growth, and with our high-quality and hand-crafted products, we aim to nurture a different culture and healthier lifestyle that values story, connection, and wholesome ingredients as much as anything else.


Our Vision

Earlier this year we secured a lease on a 4,000 square foot production space. Since that time, we have been working day and night to revitalize this building into an uplifting and harmonious place to do our work, for you all to come visit, and, of course, for our kombucha babies to grow strong! The vision is to share our new kitchen with entrepreneurs who, like ourselves, go out of their way to use local, organic and/or sustainable ingredients as a basis for their food craft, who are conscientious about supporting the greater local food economy, and like to collaborate.

Our plan is to showcase the very special offerings created in the space alongside local produce and other curated gems of the area through our shop and humble taproom, Zocaloca. We are very excited to provide those who love what we do a reliable and convenient way to stop by and stock up. It will be a place you can come and connect with us, fill up your growlers, pick up your CSA package, and get some amazing gluten free vegan baked goods! We also aspire to do small events and community offerings.

How Will We Use These Funds

In order to reach this goal, we are using this crowdfunding platform to ask you, our community, for help. After years of searching, we have found a location that will really serve our needs; however, the building has shown us many challenges and there is a huge financial burden to get it cleaned up and in proper working order. This includes the following:

  • Demo and removal of compromised structure ($2,000)
  • Proper plumbing drains and waterlines ($5,000)
  • Pest proofing the building ($2000)
  • FRP Wall board for food processing areas ($2,200)
  • Food grade ceiling panels ($750)
  • GFCI breakers for food processing areas ($850)
  • Electrical circuits for kitchen equipment ($1200)
  • Sealant for floor in food processing areas ($4,500)
  • Floor covering in bathrooms, offices, and showroom ($5,500)
  • Wall Paint ($3000)
  • Rubber base trim ($600)
  • Exterior signage ($1,500)
  • Washer dryer ($1,500)
  • Security System ($800)
  • Draft system for kombucha and sparkling water ($1500)
  • Finishing showroom ($7000)
  • Exterior paint ($6000)
     

With your help, we will finish making this space into the strong foundation we need it to be for our businesses as we take this huge leap into the next chapter of our growth. We are committed to continuing to bring you the best kombucha, bubbles, bundt cakes and other delights for years to come. This cozy, convenient location will allow us to do that as well as create more opportunities to bring us all together in a positive way.

 Special thanks to Jonah Michea Judy for the wonderful video, Joy Godfrey for the amazing photos, Mary, Ron and James for all of their hard work and support, Lynda for her tireless inspiration and joy, and to everyone who has been a part of this project and put themselves into it. We couldn't do it without you! 

Risks and challenges

We have spent a lot of time planning, budgeting, and crafting a way to bring this vision into reality. We have put in our own blood, sweat, and tears, to bring us to where we are today, and we will do everything we can to make this happen regardless of unforeseen obstacles that will present themselves. Those challenges could include fluctuating prices of materials, unforeseen labor costs, issues with permitting, etc. We have put a lot of our own labor into the project, and we are prepared to continue to do that if necessary to complete the project. We are also willing to take on debt to finance the project if costs exceed our projected budget.

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    A Taste of Everything!

    Get a taste of all our products: a 16 oz cup of New Mexico Ferments Kombucha, a can of Blue Fly Farms sparkling water, and a delicious vegan, gluten free bundt cake from Planty Sweet. For local pick-up only.

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    New Mexico Ferments Branded T-Shirt

    You will receive a super soft, eco-conscious New Mexico Ferments branded t-shirt printed by the local ABQ company, 111 Media Collective.

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    New Mexico Ferments Branded Trucker Hat

    You will receive a limited edition, embroidered trucker hat with the New Mexico Ferments Logo. These high-quality Flexfit trucker hats are black with a white front and are one size fits all . . . they're great!

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    Celebration Party

    When it's all said and done, we're doing this for fun! Zocaloca will bring the best of our place . . . you bring you. Come celebrate with us, dance, and grow this culture together. It's gonna be a good one!

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    Taste + Represent

    Get it all! A can of Blue Fly Farms sparking water, a cup of New Mexico Ferments kombucha, a Planty Sweet bundt cake, a New Mexico Ferments Branded t-shirt, and a New Mexico Ferments branded trucker hat. BAM.

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    Private Dinner Party

    Enjoy a fine multi-course dinner featuring local ingredients and prepared by Planty Sweet. New Mexico Ferments Kombucha and some Planty Sweet/ snacks will be provided.

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    Kombucha Brewing Class

    Kara Deyhle, owner of New Mexico Ferments, will teach you home brewing techniques and guidelines for brewing your own kombucha! You will receive your own kombucha starter kit and get a tour of the NMF kombucha brewery.

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    Healthy plant-based dessert class

    This hands on class, taught by Karina of Planty Sweet, will teach students how to make a delicious, cane sugar free, grain free wholesome raw vegan dessert. We will dive into how to use alternative sweetners, grain free flours, and healthy fats to make a scrumptious yet nutritious dessert. Lastly, Karina will share tips on decorating and elevating the presentation of your dessert!

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    Farm Tour with the Kitchen Crew!

    Join us for an adventurous afternoon touring some of our favorite farms!

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    Kombucha Growler Fill Punch Card

    Get 25 growler fills for $300. That's only $12 per fill!

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    Kombucha Bar Service for a Private Event

    The New Mexico Ferments crew will set up a kombucha bar at your private party! Includes:

    One keg of kombucha (fifty three 12 oz servings) and 4 hours of bar service

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    Two kegs of kombucha (one hundred and six 12 oz servings) and a self serve set up.

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    Kitchen Sponsorship

    Get your name (or the name of your company) engraved on our founding supporters wall. Also enjoy a behind the scenes tour, entrance to our celebration party, and a meet and greet reception//happy hour.

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    Zocaloca Weekly Local Box

    We want to feed you! Through the 30-week market season, Zocaloca will put together for you a seasonal offering of the best local produce, a growler fill, and two vegan//GF baked treats.

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    Kitchen Sponsorship Plus +++

    You will receive our devoted love forever!!! Get your name or company name engraved on our founding supporters wall, receive a behind the scenes exclusive tour, join us at a meet and greet reception//happy hour, join us for the private dinner party and celebration party, receive the 25 growler refill kombucha punch card, AND all the New Mexico Ferments swag! <3

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