'Food Producer in Residence'
Milton Keynes does not only have a serious lack of places where you can buy independent food, it is also very limited in its range of food producers. Here at MK Food Revolution we want to do anything we can to support your journey into local food production. Here are just some of the ideas we are hoping to facilitate over the coming months:
* Online documentation on how to start your food business
* Co-production facilitation via our mailing list
* Contacts of the local food markets and retail opportunities
* Set up of more shops and markets
However, there is more we can do with the help of the MK foodie community. As part of the MK Indie Food Passport we are delighted to launch a crowdfunder campaign which encourages new producers and provides them with a start-up fund to make their dream become reality. Would you like to grow and sell veg from your own garden? Are you interested in starting a little organic bakery? Would you like to keep a few goats for cheese making? This is your opportunity for a start-up cash injection!
Here is how it works:
Over the course of the passport run (21st November 2015 to 21st February 2016) you will be given the opportunity to participate in a range of ways:
Apply to become a 'Food Producer in Residence'. Three producers will be chosen for further promotion. Priority will be given to producers who want to grow/make their own food from scratch (fruit, veg, meat, fish, dairy or bread), but others are invited to apply, too, as long as their production features at least one local ingredient.
Vote for your favorite applicant on the MK Food Revolution website. Winners are announced on the 20th January.
Donate to the winner of the competition via our crowdfunding page.
21st November - 20th December:
21st December - 20th January:
21st January - 20 February:
Every applicant will be able to specify the amount of money they think their business needs (up to £500) and a crowdfunding page will be set up accordingly. All producers have to report on the journey of their projects via monthly blog posts for three months after the money has been donated with a final short report due six months after the cash injection.
Interested in applying? Email us at info@MKfoodrevolution.org!