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Organized by: Mark Russo

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We're launching!
April 18, 2016

Hey friends! It’s finally happening! First, I want to thank everyone who’s offered their support over the last few weeks. I’ve been struggling See More

THE STORY:

Mark Russo is the hands head & heart behind Sterling Harvest, a recently germinated small business seeking financial fertilization to cover web hosting, legal fees & other startup costs. Sterling Harvest is a new organization dedicated to delivering NYC families access to nutrient-dense food grown by beyond-sustainable producers in NY's Capital Region. We'll begin delivering forest-fed pork, grass-finished beef, pastured poultry & eggs, & lacto-fermented veggies to committed customers in NYC beginning in April 2016, and have plans to branch out significantly in the future. Plant a seed & help Sterling Harvest grow!

WHAT WILL WE DO?

Sterling Harvest will be set up as an online storefront where members (our customers) can choose from meats, eggs & pickled veggies from several local, beyond sustainable producers. Once a month (or more, with demand) we will gather your products from the farm into a single order & bring it to a convenient location in Manhattan's Meatpacking District for you to pick up. From there our delicious & nutritious goodies can go straight to fill up your home freezer, fridge & hungry belly!

WHERE DO WE SOURCE OUR PRODUCTS?

Sun Catcher Farm: Pork, Duck, Chicken, Duck & Chicken Eggs
     Now in it's second season, Sun Catcher Farm's mission is to raise the most nutritionally dense, unadulterated, fresh produce, meats & eggs for our customers. We are committed to the stewardship of our land, to the growth & health of our soils & livestock, as well as ourselves & our community. Owned & operated by Zan McKenna & Dave Plummer, Sun Catcher Farm is located in Feura Bush, NY, about 20 minutes from Albany. Want to hear more of the Sun Catcher Story? Check out this video!

Sweet Tree Farm: Grassfed Grass-Finished Beef, Maple Syrup
     Sweet Tree Farm is a 200-acre family farm committed to sustainable farming methods and raise out animals naturally and stress-free. We do not use growth hormones or routinely use antibiotics. Our beef is 100% grass fed and finished, with no grain and no confinement, ever. We have spent more than a decade improving our land and our herd to ensure that we produce a consistent, high-quality, year-round supply of grass fed beef. Owned & operated by the family of Frank Johnson & Judy Pangman, Sweet Tree Farm is located the beautiful rolling hills of Carlisle, Schoharie County, NY

Puckers Gourmet: Superior Pickled Delectables
     Featuring old world lacto-fermented sour pickles, sour kraut & kimchi barrel cured in authentic Kentucky oak whiskey barrels. Puckers uses local, naturally grown veggies in their unique, delicious & nutritious traditionally fermented goodies. Puckers is excited to announce they have moved into their new, FDA-certified production facility just across the Hudson River from Saratoga in Greenwich, NY.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

$1700 goal:
$750 - Fixed Legal Fees to establish the company, draw up contracts, etc.
$100 - Web Hosting on Squarespace
$150 - Artist Fees for logo & graphic design
$50 - Business cards & other branding materials
$450 - Coolers & a hand truck
$200 - Incidentals: grocery bags, office supplies, thermometers, reusable ice packs etc.

PERKS:
If you donate...
$20+: I'll email you the recipe for my One Pan Super Simple Stovetop Chicken... Tasty Every Time!
$30+: Email of my OPSSSC recipe, PLUS recipie for my Super Secret Pan Sauce... Take your tasty chicken to the next level!
$50+: Recipe three-pack: OPSSSC, SSPS, plus my Absurdly Delicious Pan-Seared Pork Chops
$100+: Count your chickens... Donate $100+ & I'll personally deliver a whole frozen Sun Catcher Farm Chicken to you (geographical restrictions apply)
$150+: Ducks in a row... Donors who give more than $150 will get a whole frozen Sun Catcher Farm Duck! (geographical restrictions apply)
$200+: Give us a gander... If you give over $200 I'll raise a Christmas goose just for you! (geographical restrictions apply)

Thanks for reading! I hope you choose to support me realize my dreams :)


Sincerely,
Mark

$1,735

 

102% Raised of $1,700 Goal

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  • La

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Donor Comments

Larissa Sheldon

Larissa Sheldon

2 years ago

Zach and Katie

Zach and Katie

DONATION: $100

I'm really excited for this. 2 years ago

Emily & Mark

Emily & Mark

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Nan and Lisa

Nan and Lisa

DONATION: $100

Wishing you good fortune with this enterprise! 2 years ago

Paul Russo

Paul Russo

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

Pompa would have loved this 2 years ago

Jennifer and David

Jennifer and David

May the seeds of your ideas germinate and grow! Love you and best wishes for success 2 years ago

Val & Becca

Val & Becca

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ivry Block

Ivry Block

DONATION: $50

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La

La

DONATION: $75

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