little bird - little help?

By jeremy bennett

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Little Bird - Little Help?

Project 2015-02-12 17:54:46 +1300

Little Bird has an exciting announcement:

The Unbakery is coming to Britomart!

We have secured a wonderful (and tiny) space on Customs Street East to create a take-out only version of our unbakery.

Here we will serve an awesome range of ready to go breakfasts, lunches, dinners as well as our famous desserts cabinet. in addition we will be launching a new range of cold pressed juices, nut milks and tonics, made by us and full of nourishing organics goodness.

Little Help?

While our new unbakery is very exciting news, it is also a little stressful. Little Bird has previously been supported by an ethical finance company called Prometheus Finance.

However the day we signed the lease for our new location was also the day we found out Prometheus had gone into voluntary recievership. This is a real bummer for all customers of Prometheus, and a massive loss for social lending in NZ. For Little Bird, it means no more access to finance. Little Bird owners Megan May and husband Jeremy Bennett have long ago invested their life savings into the company, and are hoping the amazing little bird community might now like to get involved!

The little bird story

Little Bird makes healthy food, that doesnt compromise on flavour. We produce pacaked cereals, macaroons, crackers and trail mix, and, we run two crazy little cafes serving raw, vegan, organic, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free deliciousness.

Begun by Megan May in 2010 as a way to restore her own ill health, little bird has slowly built a most amazing and supportive customer base. We do our utmost to ensure the food we produce is of the highest possible quality and tastes incredible. We make everything from scratch, using organic plant-based ingredients. We make our own raw breads, coconut yoghurt, nut cheeses, coconut bacon, nut milks, sauerkraut, raw chocolate... we do this so our customers get the best possible nutrition and flavour from the food we serve.

We figure if you are going to offer a healthy alternative you may as well offer the best damn meal anyone can find. 

Its a massive effort to produce food in this way, but we love it, and we love that our customers love it too.

What next?

We are doing as much as we can right now to get the space ready. With your help we will be able to pay for the big load of extra equipment we will need to operate the location. (This stuff aint cheap!) We need refrigerated display cabinets, fridges, freezers, blenders, mixers, scales, dehydrators, more fridges.... 

And then?

Hopefully we can achieve our funding target, (which will be awesome!), but there is still a bunch of extra stuff we need to hustle for. We will be producing a few hundred organic cold pressed juices each day (!) and we need to get this operation ready to go. We need several pallets of bottles, printing, sinks, shelves, more fridges... our stretch goal is $55,000, and anything over the $30,000 minimum target will go towards our organic juicing extravaganza. 

Whats in it for you?

Oh my God, seriously, we have put together a bunch of killer rewards, something we hope will cater to every little bird fan, from Auckland locals to long distance kiwi supporters and even to the global bird lovers all across the world. Have a look at the rewards listed on the right  and see what might tickle your fancy. Everything has been set with special pricing, so not only are you supporting us, but you are also getting some great deals!

Pledge to our campaign. Get a great reward. Share the campaign with your friends. Give little bird a little help!

Comments

Updates 2

Thank you!

03/03/2015 at 9:05 PM

Megan, Jeremy and all the crew at little bird would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign.

We are so excited and humbled by the response.

We will be working hard to get everyone their rewards as quickly as possible, some we will be able to get out very soon, others may take a little longer. We hope to be able to get in contact with you all ASAP to let you know time frames and confirm details for those who need to make product choices etc. 

Pledge Me takes a few days to compile and send us all the pledges and contact details for everyone (all 843 of you, that's gonna be a big list...), and they can't do this until the campaign closes (which it now has).

So hang tight everyone, we will be sending out goodies as quick as we can. (We are also working intensely on getting the Unbakery Britomart open, so we have our work cut out for us...)

And keep an eye out for the opening date of the Unbakery Britomart, maybe in 2-3 weeks!! 

 

Thank you all one more time for your help.

Jeremy, Megan, and the 64 other little birders.

You are all Awesome.

23/02/2015 at 11:20 AM

Thanks so much to all the Pledgers, for all the support you have given to the campaign and to us.

Its pretty humbling actually. I only realised that there was a whole bunch of messages under the Pledgers tab (under the video above) in the weekend. I read through them all, and got a bit teary... (dont tell anyone).

Seriously though, we had no idea what little bird would grow into when we started, and the fact that so many have been so quick to help out... this company has changed our lives and continues to surprise us in wonderful ways!

So, we have reached our target, very exciting. Look out Britomart! 

We are still taking pledges obviously, and there are still a bunch of great deals there. The total cost of setting up Britomart is around $100,000 (ouch), so all extra help is very much appreciated.

Once again, thank you everyone for your support, it looks like we are going to be busy in our tiny little city shop - we will do our best to keep up.

Jeremy, little bird.

    Pledgers 843

    Marnie Hodges
    2015-02-17 20:05:53 +1300
    Melaney Tkatch
    2015-02-17 20:01:59 +1300
    Joanna Finn
    2015-02-17 19:59:52 +1300

    "Good luck with the new venture. Looking forward to your arrival in Wellington in the near future we hope."

    Leanne Brown
    2015-02-17 19:58:11 +1300

    "Unfortunately can't be there to enjoy this. Awesome place! For my friend Maria Salom! "

    Angela dixon
    2015-02-17 19:53:50 +1300
    Amy Yalland
    2015-02-17 19:42:57 +1300

    "The more the merrier"

    wendy bennett
    2015-02-17 19:36:42 +1300
    Melanie Bell
    2015-02-17 19:36:29 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-02-17 19:36:04 +1300
    wendy bennett
    2015-02-17 19:34:47 +1300
    Rebecca Dai
    2015-02-17 19:29:39 +1300

    "Would love to visit you in Britomart and shout my mates your delicious raw cakes! "

    Yume
    2015-02-17 19:28:50 +1300

    "I'm so proud of Little Bird Organics :)))))))))) Keep it up, eep."

    Gordon Wu
    2015-02-17 18:57:33 +1300

    "Divine. Just divine. All the best."

    Tonya
    2015-02-17 18:50:24 +1300
    Gregoir Ricardo Long
    2015-02-17 18:48:00 +1300
    Aitor Fernandez
    2015-02-17 18:46:56 +1300
    Fuchsia Dawn Goldsmith
    2015-02-17 18:45:47 +1300

    "What a fabulous project you have created! Cant wait to see it expanded further! "

    bonnie crickett
    2015-02-17 18:39:49 +1300
    Joanne Ennion
    2015-02-17 18:30:09 +1300
    Kylie Sinkovich
    2015-02-17 18:25:43 +1300
    Rosamund Edwards
    2015-02-17 18:15:04 +1300

    "What a great deal! I get discounted yummy healthy lunches, they get start up capital. Win/win."

    Fiona Kerr Gedson
    2015-02-17 18:07:18 +1300
    Laura Hazle
    2015-02-17 18:01:22 +1300
    Tracey Jones
    2015-02-17 17:51:14 +1300
    jackie Milford
    2015-02-17 17:45:41 +1300
    Annie Fitzgerald
    2015-02-17 17:45:00 +1300

    "Fly Little Birdie Fly ..."

    Amanda
    2015-02-17 17:28:18 +1300
    Jo Aleh
    2015-02-17 17:08:25 +1300
    Emily Parks
    2015-02-17 17:04:35 +1300

    "Totally love Little Bird and have only ever had an amazing experience at your unbakeries! All the best xx"

    Rebekah White
    2015-02-17 17:03:50 +1300

    Little Bird - Little Help?

    Project 2015-02-12 17:54:46 +1300

    Little Bird has an exciting announcement:

    The Unbakery is coming to Britomart!

    We have secured a wonderful (and tiny) space on Customs Street East to create a take-out only version of our unbakery.

    Here we will serve an awesome range of ready to go breakfasts, lunches, dinners as well as our famous desserts cabinet. in addition we will be launching a new range of cold pressed juices, nut milks and tonics, made by us and full of nourishing organics goodness.

    Little Help?

    While our new unbakery is very exciting news, it is also a little stressful. Little Bird has previously been supported by an ethical finance company called Prometheus Finance.

    However the day we signed the lease for our new location was also the day we found out Prometheus had gone into voluntary recievership. This is a real bummer for all customers of Prometheus, and a massive loss for social lending in NZ. For Little Bird, it means no more access to finance. Little Bird owners Megan May and husband Jeremy Bennett have long ago invested their life savings into the company, and are hoping the amazing little bird community might now like to get involved!

    The little bird story

    Little Bird makes healthy food, that doesnt compromise on flavour. We produce pacaked cereals, macaroons, crackers and trail mix, and, we run two crazy little cafes serving raw, vegan, organic, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free deliciousness.

    Begun by Megan May in 2010 as a way to restore her own ill health, little bird has slowly built a most amazing and supportive customer base. We do our utmost to ensure the food we produce is of the highest possible quality and tastes incredible. We make everything from scratch, using organic plant-based ingredients. We make our own raw breads, coconut yoghurt, nut cheeses, coconut bacon, nut milks, sauerkraut, raw chocolate... we do this so our customers get the best possible nutrition and flavour from the food we serve.

    We figure if you are going to offer a healthy alternative you may as well offer the best damn meal anyone can find. 

    Its a massive effort to produce food in this way, but we love it, and we love that our customers love it too.

    What next?

    We are doing as much as we can right now to get the space ready. With your help we will be able to pay for the big load of extra equipment we will need to operate the location. (This stuff aint cheap!) We need refrigerated display cabinets, fridges, freezers, blenders, mixers, scales, dehydrators, more fridges.... 

    And then?

    Hopefully we can achieve our funding target, (which will be awesome!), but there is still a bunch of extra stuff we need to hustle for. We will be producing a few hundred organic cold pressed juices each day (!) and we need to get this operation ready to go. We need several pallets of bottles, printing, sinks, shelves, more fridges... our stretch goal is $55,000, and anything over the $30,000 minimum target will go towards our organic juicing extravaganza. 

    Whats in it for you?

    Oh my God, seriously, we have put together a bunch of killer rewards, something we hope will cater to every little bird fan, from Auckland locals to long distance kiwi supporters and even to the global bird lovers all across the world. Have a look at the rewards listed on the right  and see what might tickle your fancy. Everything has been set with special pricing, so not only are you supporting us, but you are also getting some great deals!

    Pledge to our campaign. Get a great reward. Share the campaign with your friends. Give little bird a little help!

    Comments

    Thank you!

    03/03/2015 at 9:05 PM

    Megan, Jeremy and all the crew at little bird would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign.

    We are so excited and humbled by the response.

    We will be working hard to get everyone their rewards as quickly as possible, some we will be able to get out very soon, others may take a little longer. We hope to be able to get in contact with you all ASAP to let you know time frames and confirm details for those who need to make product choices etc. 

    Pledge Me takes a few days to compile and send us all the pledges and contact details for everyone (all 843 of you, that's gonna be a big list...), and they can't do this until the campaign closes (which it now has).

    So hang tight everyone, we will be sending out goodies as quick as we can. (We are also working intensely on getting the Unbakery Britomart open, so we have our work cut out for us...)

    And keep an eye out for the opening date of the Unbakery Britomart, maybe in 2-3 weeks!! 

     

    Thank you all one more time for your help.

    Jeremy, Megan, and the 64 other little birders.

    You are all Awesome.

    23/02/2015 at 11:20 AM

    Thanks so much to all the Pledgers, for all the support you have given to the campaign and to us.

    Its pretty humbling actually. I only realised that there was a whole bunch of messages under the Pledgers tab (under the video above) in the weekend. I read through them all, and got a bit teary... (dont tell anyone).

    Seriously though, we had no idea what little bird would grow into when we started, and the fact that so many have been so quick to help out... this company has changed our lives and continues to surprise us in wonderful ways!

    So, we have reached our target, very exciting. Look out Britomart! 

    We are still taking pledges obviously, and there are still a bunch of great deals there. The total cost of setting up Britomart is around $100,000 (ouch), so all extra help is very much appreciated.

    Once again, thank you everyone for your support, it looks like we are going to be busy in our tiny little city shop - we will do our best to keep up.

    Jeremy, little bird.

      Marnie Hodges
      2015-02-17 20:05:53 +1300
      Melaney Tkatch
      2015-02-17 20:01:59 +1300
      Joanna Finn
      2015-02-17 19:59:52 +1300

      "Good luck with the new venture. Looking forward to your arrival in Wellington in the near future we hope."

      Leanne Brown
      2015-02-17 19:58:11 +1300

      "Unfortunately can't be there to enjoy this. Awesome place! For my friend Maria Salom! "

      Angela dixon
      2015-02-17 19:53:50 +1300
      Amy Yalland
      2015-02-17 19:42:57 +1300

      "The more the merrier"

      wendy bennett
      2015-02-17 19:36:42 +1300
      Melanie Bell
      2015-02-17 19:36:29 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-02-17 19:36:04 +1300
      wendy bennett
      2015-02-17 19:34:47 +1300
      Rebecca Dai
      2015-02-17 19:29:39 +1300

      "Would love to visit you in Britomart and shout my mates your delicious raw cakes! "

      Yume
      2015-02-17 19:28:50 +1300

      "I'm so proud of Little Bird Organics :)))))))))) Keep it up, eep."

      Gordon Wu
      2015-02-17 18:57:33 +1300

      "Divine. Just divine. All the best."

      Tonya
      2015-02-17 18:50:24 +1300
      Gregoir Ricardo Long
      2015-02-17 18:48:00 +1300
      Aitor Fernandez
      2015-02-17 18:46:56 +1300
      Fuchsia Dawn Goldsmith
      2015-02-17 18:45:47 +1300

      "What a fabulous project you have created! Cant wait to see it expanded further! "

      bonnie crickett
      2015-02-17 18:39:49 +1300
      Joanne Ennion
      2015-02-17 18:30:09 +1300
      Kylie Sinkovich
      2015-02-17 18:25:43 +1300
      Rosamund Edwards
      2015-02-17 18:15:04 +1300

      "What a great deal! I get discounted yummy healthy lunches, they get start up capital. Win/win."

      Fiona Kerr Gedson
      2015-02-17 18:07:18 +1300
      Laura Hazle
      2015-02-17 18:01:22 +1300
      Tracey Jones
      2015-02-17 17:51:14 +1300
      jackie Milford
      2015-02-17 17:45:41 +1300
      Annie Fitzgerald
      2015-02-17 17:45:00 +1300

      "Fly Little Birdie Fly ..."

      Amanda
      2015-02-17 17:28:18 +1300
      Jo Aleh
      2015-02-17 17:08:25 +1300
      Emily Parks
      2015-02-17 17:04:35 +1300

      "Totally love Little Bird and have only ever had an amazing experience at your unbakeries! All the best xx"

      Rebekah White
      2015-02-17 17:03:50 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 03/03/2015 at 7:55 PM.