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BushwickGrind - Grow! New Home

Bushwick Grind is moving to a new space to expand into Urban Farming...

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Campaign Ends on December 16, 2020

Project Description

Thank you, Love you, See you at the Farm!

Cafe &

(coming soon, with your help) Urban Farm

Who We Are..
Who We Are... What We Do..

Bushwick Grind is a Brooklyn based coffee shop and café with a mission to serve as a community-focused establishment providing guests a welcoming environment where they can enjoy delicious, locally sourced, high-quality food and beverages.  

"Hello, I'm Kymme Williams-Davis, and my husband Raymond and I are proud owners of this extraordinary community café offering healthier food options. Since opening our doors nearly five years ago, Ray and I have made bold moves toward what we believe our customers and community demands. Our little Mom & Pop Shop business line has progressed from just coffee and pastries to a full breakfast, lunch, and brunch menu, to catering and food services. We have also had the opportunity to support small home-based businesses to launch their product and services via "popups" in our space. We are Goldman 10KSB alumni, and M/WBE certified."

Kym and Ray!
With your help, Bushwick Grind will relocate to a new space with a courtyard. It will reinforce our community engagement by offering an authentic farm to table experience while increasing overall education and visibility to the bountifulness of producing food.   

Did you know there are over 600 community farms in New York City? Many maintained by volunteers, local school children, and families in the community. With your help, we can grow the food on your fork and teach kids and neighbors to do the same.

100% of the proceeds raised are for the infrastructure of our new urban farm. We are going to keep spreading love.

It's the Brooklyn way!

Who We Are..
Organic. Well Sourced, Sustainable. Specialty Coffee
W\MBE Certified

 

We are Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Alumni - Tory Burch Cohort

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do you know where Bushwick Grind is relocating to?
    • Brooklyn for sure!  We are in negotiations for 3 different locations.  Access for the garden is our critical concern and will largely base our decision.  
  • Is it really practical to have a bountiful garden in Brooklyn?
    • Urban agriculture in the five boroughs provides countless benefits to New Yorkers, expanding access to healthy food, building strong community networks, improving environmental conditions in our neighborhoods, offering educational opportunities, and providing jobs.
    • Did you know, there are more than 550 community gardens are located across all five boroughs in the city, mostly maintained by volunteers and local residents.  
    • NYC Parks GreenThumb provides programming and material support to community gardens in New York City. More than 550 GreenThumb community gardens are located across all five boroughs in the city.
    • GrowNYC has built more than 125 new gardens in BK, including GreenThumb community gardens; gardens in public housing developments, daycares, and senior centers.  
    • In short, yes! Absolutely and it is already being done.  
  • Are Bushwick Grind Owners Farmers?
    • I wish I had sat at my grand-parents feet, in Prineville South Carolina, and learned all their generational hacks, skills, and knowledge in food production.  They grew,  and my siblings and I "picked" everything it seems but rice but including cotton.  It is in our "blood" as they say.  
    • We are also honing our skills, knowledge, and techniques via formal methods as students at LSU College of Agriculture.
    • We are no stranger to the local community gardens in NYC, especially those Brooklyn - Much gratitude for the generosity of time spent - especially this kind soul at https://www.instagram.com/bkgreengardner/ 
  • Will Bushwick Grind Grow all the food prepared and sold?
    • That would be awesome, but no. We will still need to utilize 3rd part distribution but will continue to be very deliberate with who we partner with for items we cannot or will not grow - or when they are not in season.
    • We have always made great effort, where the cost would not be compromised, to partner with high integrity suppliers. For example, all the grains - steel-cut oats, quinoa, farro, etc. were procured directly from an upstate NY farmer.
    • Our famous watermelon lemonade included hibiscus, hand-delivered monthly from an upstate NY farmer.
    • All the jams used in our good grilled cheese and specialty toast, also handcrafted, hand-delivered, and fully transparent in preparation and ingredients.  
  • Will Bushwick Grind Grow also serve as a Farmers Market?
    • That is the goal. There is a lot of logistics to finalize but reduction of waste, harvesting rain water as permitted, and community sharing and education is certainly on the agenda.

 

Dina McDonald
09/28/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Jen Ewing
09/26/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Tito
09/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$5
Dave
09/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Shareem Annan
09/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Cassandra Davis
09/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Ju Zandavali
09/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
09/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$150
Nanette Levons
09/24/2020
Bushwick Grind Grow Apron
$150
Kristina Halloway
09/23/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

24 Supporters
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gLOVIES Gift Pack - PPE Gloves for Kids

The amazing folks at gLOVIES https://www.glovies.com/ will reward a jammed packed tackle box of their wildly popular protective gloves for children.

Includes:

- Five 50 count packs of Latex-Free Multipurpose Gloves

- 2 Yellow and Blue Youth Stretch Re-Usable Gloves With Nitrile Coating

- 2 Yellow and Pink Youth Stretch Re-Usable Gloves With Nitrile Coating

- 2 Youth gLOVIES branded, Graphic T-Shirts

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150.00 USD
Bushwick Grind Grow Apron

The perfect solution for some home cooking or crafting or anything in between! Keep your clothes all neat and tidy with this Bushwick Grind Grow apron.

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250.00 USD
Executive Relationship Coaching

Serial Business owner, fellow Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni and Certified Relationship Coach, La Shawn T. Thompson is supporting this campaign by gifting our first donor of $250 to a 90 minute coaching session. 

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BB Beauty Essentials Complete Set

Our friends at https://bbbombs.com/ will gift 🎁  their popular Beauty Essentials Set to our first $100 donor.  

 

 

1 Supporter
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200.00 USD
Bedstuy Fly Classic Hoodie

Our good friends at, at the wildly popular  www.bedstuyfly.com will gift our first $200 donor a hoodie from their classic collection:

1 Supporter
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500.00 USD
Home Brewing Bundle

Hario V60 Coffee Pour Over Kit Bundle Set

Ceramic Dripper

Range Server Glass Pot

 Measuring Spoon

100 Count Package of Hario Coffee Filters

AND

BEST SELLER - HARD COVER 

Brew: Better Coffee At Home by Brain W. Jones

 

 

1 Supporter
None available

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

24 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
gLOVIES Gift Pack - PPE Gloves for Kids

The amazing folks at gLOVIES https://www.glovies.com/ will reward a jammed packed tackle box of their wildly popular protective gloves for children.

Includes:

- Five 50 count packs of Latex-Free Multipurpose Gloves

- 2 Yellow and Blue Youth Stretch Re-Usable Gloves With Nitrile Coating

- 2 Yellow and Pink Youth Stretch Re-Usable Gloves With Nitrile Coating

- 2 Youth gLOVIES branded, Graphic T-Shirts

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Bushwick Grind Grow Apron

The perfect solution for some home cooking or crafting or anything in between! Keep your clothes all neat and tidy with this Bushwick Grind Grow apron.

16 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Executive Relationship Coaching

Serial Business owner, fellow Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni and Certified Relationship Coach, La Shawn T. Thompson is supporting this campaign by gifting our first donor of $250 to a 90 minute coaching session. 

Www.lashawntthompson.com

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
BB Beauty Essentials Complete Set

Our friends at https://bbbombs.com/ will gift 🎁  their popular Beauty Essentials Set to our first $100 donor.  

 

 

1 Supporter
None available
200.00 USD
Bedstuy Fly Classic Hoodie

Our good friends at, at the wildly popular  www.bedstuyfly.com will gift our first $200 donor a hoodie from their classic collection:

1 Supporter
None available
500.00 USD
Home Brewing Bundle

Hario V60 Coffee Pour Over Kit Bundle Set

Ceramic Dripper

Range Server Glass Pot

 Measuring Spoon

100 Count Package of Hario Coffee Filters

AND

BEST SELLER - HARD COVER 

Brew: Better Coffee At Home by Brain W. Jones

 

 

1 Supporter
None available