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Dream Kitchen for Bone-In

$6,485 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 8 months
BONE-IN HAS BEEN OFFERED A DREAM HOME!

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.


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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.

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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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P.S.  
"REWARD LEVELS"
  
WILL BEGIN ONCE THE KITCHEN IS FULLY OPERATIONAL IN  2018! 

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Hi Friends -

Check out the wonderful images of our completed indoor / outdoor dining space, as well as our outdoor and indoor kitchen area. We couldn't have gotten here without your help.

As you all may know, it had been a hard 5 years between my autoimmune battle and creating a self sufficient business to ensure my family is surrounded by the healthiest food. Hard because we are forced to defy most systems and ideals that we have been born and raised into. We wish to change that direction with the new generation, where we encourage them to recognize the things really worth cherishing in this life.

Farmers we work with have helped us establish ourselves, as well as our kitchen, so that we can begin producing more for the people and families like you who wish for the same change.

To celebrate the completion of our kitchen, we are holding our first annual pig roast on Lima Family Farms, 300 acres of beautiful rolling pastures, this Saturday, Oct 20th.

We have 10 tickets left and wish to extend the invitation to you for your avid support in our mission before pushing elsewhere. Please copy and paste the link below and Use Code: GoFundMe for 10% off your ticket purchase.

https://fallharvestpigroast.eventbrite.com

Love,
Ron, Vir, NoahBear & Your Bone-In Team
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Hi Guys-

So our kitchen is just about complete. We are now working on small details to make it even more efficient. We will be creating more farm to kitchen cuisine in the near future in order to make these healthy, nutrient dense, & delicious offerings more available to you and our buyers.

We are planning on finishing all details in the kitchen just in time for our first upcoming Pig Roast event on Oct. 20th. It will be held in our outdoor / indoor space on Lima Family Farms with Bonfires, Farm to Table Foods, Games, Live Music, & Farm Tours.

We will be fulfilling all your rewards once the event comes to an end. In the meantime, please accept our 10% promo code: GoFundMe to use for your ticket purchases. If you, family, and friends wish to join us in celebration of our small family farmers we would be more than honored. Thank you again for your support in my family, our farmers, and our collective mission to improve our health and environment.

https://fallharvestpigroast.eventbrite.com
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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.

Thanks,
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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