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

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-03-02 17:41:54 +1300
    Tracy Anderson
    2015-03-02 16:58:27 +1300

    "You guys are awesome, I love that you are spreading your wngs everywhere!"

    Trish Kaponga
    2015-03-02 16:45:31 +1300
    Rhonda Spence
    2015-03-02 16:43:41 +1300
    Brittany Earl
    2015-03-02 16:43:06 +1300
    Jenny may
    2015-03-02 16:34:11 +1300

    "Well done Littlebird. Xxx"

    Jade Bentley
    2015-03-02 16:17:44 +1300
    Jade Bentley
    2015-03-02 16:16:50 +1300
    Jade Bentley
    2015-03-02 16:13:46 +1300
    Erica St Germaine
    2015-03-02 16:08:45 +1300

    "So excited for you both."

    Prachi
    2015-03-02 16:08:01 +1300

    "Can't wait for you to come on the North Shore :) "

    Julie Johnstone
    2015-03-02 15:11:52 +1300
    sareeta Rattansen
    2015-03-02 14:36:09 +1300

    "Can't wait!!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-03-02 14:22:12 +1300
    bianca kleindienst
    2015-03-02 13:51:53 +1300

    "LOVE Little Bird and Britomart must happen :-)"

    Catherine Allan
    2015-03-02 13:49:20 +1300
    bianca kleindienst
    2015-03-02 13:49:18 +1300

    " Little Bird Team YOU GUYS Rock!!!"

    Julie Whitburn
    2015-03-02 13:36:22 +1300
    Stephanie Allan
    2015-03-02 13:29:47 +1300

    "Love Little Bird"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-03-02 13:24:37 +1300
    Danielle Dilkes
    2015-03-02 13:20:35 +1300
    Joel Hiini Neilson
    2015-03-02 13:20:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-03-02 13:18:19 +1300
    sophie
    2015-03-02 13:17:55 +1300
    Sarah Williams
    2015-03-02 13:14:40 +1300
    Zoe Mac
    2015-03-02 13:10:12 +1300

    "That's home AND work now covered. :)"

    Kate Blyth
    2015-03-02 13:01:31 +1300
    Kate Blyth
    2015-03-02 13:00:37 +1300
    Julie Anne Genter
    2015-03-02 12:50:00 +1300

    "Beautiful and inspiring food and business - can't wait to eat in the Britomart cafe!"

    Hannah Bryan
    2015-03-02 12:14:22 +1300

    "Go LB! You guys are awesome xx"

    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.

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-03-02 17:41:54 +1300
      Tracy Anderson
      2015-03-02 16:58:27 +1300

      "You guys are awesome, I love that you are spreading your wngs everywhere!"

      Trish Kaponga
      2015-03-02 16:45:31 +1300
      Rhonda Spence
      2015-03-02 16:43:41 +1300
      Brittany Earl
      2015-03-02 16:43:06 +1300
      Jenny may
      2015-03-02 16:34:11 +1300

      "Well done Littlebird. Xxx"

      Jade Bentley
      2015-03-02 16:17:44 +1300
      Jade Bentley
      2015-03-02 16:16:50 +1300
      Jade Bentley
      2015-03-02 16:13:46 +1300
      Erica St Germaine
      2015-03-02 16:08:45 +1300

      "So excited for you both."

      Prachi
      2015-03-02 16:08:01 +1300

      "Can't wait for you to come on the North Shore :) "

      Julie Johnstone
      2015-03-02 15:11:52 +1300
      sareeta Rattansen
      2015-03-02 14:36:09 +1300

      "Can't wait!!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-03-02 14:22:12 +1300
      bianca kleindienst
      2015-03-02 13:51:53 +1300

      "LOVE Little Bird and Britomart must happen :-)"

      Catherine Allan
      2015-03-02 13:49:20 +1300
      bianca kleindienst
      2015-03-02 13:49:18 +1300

      " Little Bird Team YOU GUYS Rock!!!"

      Julie Whitburn
      2015-03-02 13:36:22 +1300
      Stephanie Allan
      2015-03-02 13:29:47 +1300

      "Love Little Bird"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-03-02 13:24:37 +1300
      Danielle Dilkes
      2015-03-02 13:20:35 +1300
      Joel Hiini Neilson
      2015-03-02 13:20:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-03-02 13:18:19 +1300
      sophie
      2015-03-02 13:17:55 +1300
      Sarah Williams
      2015-03-02 13:14:40 +1300
      Zoe Mac
      2015-03-02 13:10:12 +1300

      "That's home AND work now covered. :)"

      Kate Blyth
      2015-03-02 13:01:31 +1300
      Kate Blyth
      2015-03-02 13:00:37 +1300
      Julie Anne Genter
      2015-03-02 12:50:00 +1300

      "Beautiful and inspiring food and business - can't wait to eat in the Britomart cafe!"

      Hannah Bryan
      2015-03-02 12:14:22 +1300

      "Go LB! You guys are awesome xx"

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 03/03/2015 at 7:55 PM.