Poplar Wood Farm
Update: Hoboken represents Poplar Wood Farm!
Poplar Wood Farm owner Al Esposito wants to thank Hoboken for the huge surge he received in his Kickstarter project since we published the story yesterday. They’re getting really close to reaching their goal! You still have a couple days left to make a pledge!
“Wow, that was an incredible day. Our project made tremendous progress yesterday and we are now less than $5,000 away from reaching our goal and being able to build a barn that is going to transform the way we operate and increase our capacity. We had our largest pledge yet (from our Hoboken friends) and couldn’t believe the momentum that it created.
Even though we still have a big challenge ahead over the next 72 hours, we are so enthused by yesterday’s progress. Thank you so much for everything you have done so far to make our project a success! Without the huge step we took yesterday, it is unlikely we would be in a position to reach the goal.
We will continue to keep you posted on the happenings at Poplar Wood.”
Help Poplar Wood Farm build new barn in NJ via Kickstarter
A little over a month ago – Poplar Wood Farm in Port Murray, NJ started a Kickstarter Project to help them build a new pole barn.
You might know Poplar Wood Farm because they are a weekly vendor at the new 14th Street Family Farmers Market uptown.
Poplar Wood Farms short of their goal – just a few days left!
Here’s their initial pitch to crowd source their pole barn:
“Ample work space to wash, pack and store the fruits of their labors has become a focus point for this Port Murray, New Jersey family farm that grows vegetables, flowers and herbs using sustainable and organic methods.
Farmer Al Esposito stated “Having a pole barn will help us to become more efficient and enable us to bring our crops to a larger group of people.” A pole barn is a simple structure built with a wood frame and a metal shell that is commonly used in agriculture for storage.”
They’re about $12,000 short to build this new barn – which will allow them to provide even more “Jersey Fresh” locally grown produce to area residents. And the project ends in just a few days!
If just 120 residents donated a $100 each – they’d reach their goal.
They’d also reach the goal if just 70 residents donated $180 each (and they’d get a dozen organic eggs a week, too!)
Note that if they fall just ONE CENT short of the goal – they won’t receive any of the money already pledged.
And if you’re feeling generous (and have the money to spare) – they have some cool high-end backer packages – which include an entire season of fresh vegetables. Imagine not having to think about your veggie purchases for the entire growing season? Holy healthy, Batman!
The Kickstarter project ends at 9pm on Saturday, February 23rd.