Dream Kitchen for Bone-In

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Raised by 75 people in 4 months

Our mission is to empower the community to support our local farmers by bringing their offerings directly to our tables. The local farmers we partner with use sustainable farming practices that improve the land and offer the healthiest nutrient-dense food.

Our Dream Home
We have been offered an outdoor banquet and kitchen space directly on a field belonging to one of our farming partners. The kitchen is ideal for food preparation as well as outdoor farm-to-table meals. It is perfect for gatherings for the families in our communities and for our supporters. With the addition of the kitchen we can bring more nutrient-dense, fresh, sustainably raised food to your tables. Think how nice it will be to have us prepare you dinners full of ingredients that have been sourced only from our farm partners! a menu that will change with the seasons as we uphold our mission of supporting our farmers while offering you the healthiest and tastiest food.

Our new space is an outdoor facility. Since it is not yet insulated or winterized, we need your help.


Lets recollect how we got here ...
Bone-In started from our Jersey City apartment in 2014. At the time, we served hot Paleo meals delivered to our Jersey City friends, neighbors and colleagues.

The Jersey City community immediately became receptive as the demand for transparency and quality food was beginning to surface. All great news!

The unfortunate news was that this journey had to start
because of circumstances that were not ideal for any newly married couple. 

27621518_15181994150_r.jpegRon before he was diagnosed

In June of 2013 Ron was diagnosed with Adult Onset Stills disease, a very rare auto-immune disorder.  After months of battling with no clear diagnosis and numerous doctors (a total of seven specialists) it almost claimed his life by inflaming the tissue around his heart.

Two years of heavy prescription drugs and monthly biologic treatments saved him but threatened his quality of life with terrible side effects and crippling debt.

In desperation, Ron elected to try a more natural approach, to look closely at our day-to-day decisions. We specifically focused on the main event, three-four times a day: FOOD.

Now, after five years of intense research, attendance at nutritional seminars and conferences, and through trial and error, hands-on experience, books and podcasts, we have discovered that food intolerances and excessive inflammation are the leading cause of disease in all of us, the result of our typical diet of primarily processed food.

An understanding of the power of food has persuaded us to pursue a direction in self-healing and avoidance of disease through nutrient-dense, locally fresh, unprocessed foods. Within a few weeks of embarking on our new regime we noticed a vast improvement in Ron's day-to-day health. The impact of our profoundly changed diet inspired us to share our methods with others.

27621518_15181996800_r.jpegOur first community BBQ 

Since that time, we have evolved to both a provisional and prepared food service, employing only the most sustainable local farming practices.

Our farms need to be as close as possible to our urban communities in order to ensure freshness and nutritional integrity.

Ron getting a regular hands on education 

27621518_15182011040_r.jpegFarmers markets have been a great way to share our education and mission.

For over two years we have jumped between commercial and shared kitchen spaces as we rose to the challenges of starting a family and a business. Our mission is to make a living while making whole, fresh, locally grown food more accessible, convenient, and affordable for our community.

Thanks to our buyers, we have quickly outgrown our shared kitchen space, and that is where we are today...

Constantly reinvesting everything we have made, we have been able to reach a plateau of financial sustainability for our family. But this is not enough to take the next step for the Bone-In community; our own kitchen space.

Farmer John at Lima Family Farms
has recognized our ambition and decided to offer us his banquet kitchen space in exchange for helping him offer more to his family's community of buyers. A win-win for both of us as interest in knowing your food source continues to gain momentum.

This is where we need you...

The chart bellow shows the cost for upgrades we need to make:

The current kitchen space is not winterized or built to meet the needs of everyday use. It is estimated that getting the kitchen up to standards and specifications for everyday production will easily cost over $30,000. Instead, we will be buying both new and used equipment shared amongst other farmer friends, as well as tackling most of the handy work ourselves.

The following is a break-down of these costs:

* Cooking Equipment and Setup $4,500.
Purchase and installation of cooking equipment (oven, stove, sous vide), industrial slicers and mixers. Includes delivery, setup and assembly.

* Cold Storage Equipment and Setup  $2,500.
Purchase of necessary refrigeration (Outdoor Walkin) and freezer space. Includes delivery, setup and assembly.

* Plumbing Upgrade $1,500.
Purchase of both required water (hot water heater, dishwasher/sanitizer, sinks) and commercial propane setup.

* Kitchen Setup $500.
Purchase of prep tables, additional hardware and required shelving/organizational space.

* Electrical Upgrade $1000.
Upgrade electrical outlets, hardware and panel boards for handling additional kitchen equipment.

Wondering how much to donate? Maybe this helps...

For every donation, we are offering REWARDS. So think of this as more of an upfront purchase. You simply choose to donate and receive something in return that appeals to you. On the right hand side you can see our "Reward Levels".

We understand that not everyone can donate. Please keep in mind that even just sharing with your network is very effective since it increases our reach. The more people reached, the stronger our mission becomes, and the more influence it will have on our local food system and health.

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Hi Guys! We know it has been a while since we posted any kitchen updates, but trying to do this on a small budget is VERY difficult. GOOD NEWS is that we are just about there. BETTER NEWS is that because of some donated items and help we have been able to scale back the total amount we need to raise to get this kitchen up to speed.

Attached are before and after images of the 3 station sink area and installation of the wall and door we needed to make our space more efficient.

Please continue to donate and /or share so that we can fulfill our goal and get healthy local farm fresh foods to you and your loved ones.

Ron,Vir, Baby Noah & your Bone-In Team!
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Hi guys!

We just got our corner sink in and began installation this week. Because we work with very large cooking equipment to make your bone broths and other slow foods we had to get a custom sink made to accommodate this as well as fit the space available. Progress!!! Thanks to you.

Pleas keep the donations & shares coming. We are figuring out how to make this all work together and we couldn't be more grateful.

Love Love Ron, Vir, Noah

Framing the corner wall
new custom sink
Final installation pics to follow!!
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Hey Guys!!

Check out our new equipment thanks to you. The funds donated helped us rent the necessary vehicle and hire the help needed to pick this equipment up from a friend who gracefully donated them. Thanks Jordan Stettner!!!

We ask that you please keep sharing and / or donating. You are basically making an upfront purchase while supporting a family working hard to regenerate our environment, economy, and influence your health.

Love Love Ron, Vir, & Baby Noah
Truck Rental! Everything just fit.
Double Door Commercial Refrigerator!
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Hi Guys-

So at this point we have just about reached 1/3 of our funding goal. Thank You!

Also, a good friend has been willing to donate a couple commercial refrigerators. This will save us ample time and $$$.

With the funds raised, we will be first building out the plumbing and kitchen sink area. You can not do anything in a kitchen without the proper setup to clean and sanitize.

This is a unique setup because of the current layout of the kitchen and because we use very large pots to produce all of your bone broths, sauces, and ferments .

Attached are images of the current sink area and a 3D rendering of what it needs to look like when complete. Stay tuned for construction images once underway. We will also be constructing the small wall and drying rack for all clean pots and pans.

Thank you again thus far and PLEASE keep Sharing and Supporting. The faster we reach our goal, the faster we can produce you more healthy local foods!!!

Love and Thanks,
Ron, Vir, and Farm Baby Noah

What is currently there!
What it needs to look like!
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