The first two weeks of the Wakefield Grange Nose to Tail Pozible crowdfunding campaign have proved to be very successful, with almost 10% of the $30,000 target already reached. Ten supporters have so far come forward to pledge funds, and with a further seven weeks to go in the campaign signs are extremely positive that Wakefield Grange will become the first agricultural business in South Australia to crowdfund successfully.
The aim of the Nose to Tail Campaign is to raise funds to establish an on-site commercial kitchen and curing room at Wakefield Grange, near Yankalilla on the Fleurieu Peninsula, in which Sophie and Nathen Wakefield will produce a wide range of house-cured smallgoods and farm fresh charcuterie products.
Wakefield Grange is dedicated to offering locally-reared, grass-fed and hormone-free beef and lamb alongside grain-fed, free range ethical pork, and to promoting a ‘nose to tail’ approach to sustainable farming practices. The creation of a commercial kitchen and curing room will mean that Sophie and Nathen are able to utilise secondary cuts of meat and offal in their smallgoods and charcuterie, an important aspect of their whole-animal approach to both butchery and meat consumption.
As well as producing their own range of meat products, the commercial kitchen will be available to lease by other primary producers who want to sell their wares to the public, and will also be used for a variety of on-farm education events as part of Wakefield Grange’s commitment to engagement with the local community.
The Nose to Tail campaign provides a wonderful opportunity for the Adelaide and South Australian public to support an enterprise that is dedicated to offering the finest sustainably-produced meat—all reared entirely on the Fleurieu Peninsula—to those who value locally-produced food.
“There is a real passion in South Australia for genuine farm-fresh produce and for affordable, premium quality meat that has been produced sustainably,” explains Sophie Wakefield, “and in extending further the ranges of meat products that we provide, we hope to be able to meet this growing demand.”
The Nose To Tail Campaign runs until 19 August 2014. Supporters of fine South Australian food who wish to make a pledge can do so by visiting www.pozible.com/project/178284, while more information is also available on the Wakefield Grange Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
In recognition of their support, Wakefield Grange is offering funders a range of tempting Rewards, ranging from fresh meat, smallgoods and charcuterie products, to butchery classes, farmgate shop vouchers and tickets to on-farm events.
Since its opening in June 2013, Wakefield Grange Farmgate Butchery on the Fleurieu Peninsula has been supplying locally-reared, grass-fed and hormone-free beef and lamb, and grain-fed, free range ethical pork to a discerning South Australian public, hungry for affordable, premium quality meat that has been produced sustainably.
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