On Farm Butcher House
We moved to the Gympie Region as we felt is best suited our Vision. One of our goals is to be able to supply customers with a 'farm to plate' experience, involving low food mileage and as few middle men as possible. Whilst building our business over 10 months and kicking lots of goals, one of the main elements -butchering was still needing to be done off farm. We where losing valuable time traveling in order to prepare our products. This also meant limited hands on craft of butchering and charcuterie. It was important to us to put our unique stamp on and have control over our end product.
Following the move and growing a new business, budgets where tight. We certainly didn't have the funds to create the vision we had in mind. We needed to build an on Farm accredited Butcher house. There is some speculation the light bulb moment that crowd funding just might be 'pozible' came to us whilst drinking a few cold beers under the fig tree.
It was from here that the journey began - research, budgeting, filming, photography, editing & continuously telling our story and asking for support. This was something that put us way out of our comfort zone and challenged us in many ways. It also made us extremely humble to see so many people had faith and supported our vision. We are so grateful for all our generous supporters and can't thank them enough. Without each individual this would not have been possible.
Although the actual 'pozible' crowd funding has been successfully completed, we are still in the process of building the butcher room. Our building project has come with it's fair share of unexpected bumps and delays. So far we have completed a rather fun yet hard yakka demolition (completed by the whole Piggy Team big and small). The coldroom and boning room walls, roof and doors are up thanks to Ashley (Dean & Mason's cousin) Ash and his wife Nicole welcomed their beautiful twin daughters into the world on the first afternoon of the build, a little sooner than planned. Thanks to John & John we now have our air-conditioning, coldroom motor and electricity connected.
We are super excited to say that the lengthy delays and process of the plumbing is finally all finished. We are now at the stage of sealing the flooring and installing all the equipment and benches. Whilst our project has taken a lot longer than expected we still have the enthusiasum and excitement heading towards the completion of our goal.
To be continued....
A BIG thank you to all our Piggy in the Middle 'Pozible' Supporters
Christine Maher, Danny and Abby Maguire, Gail Maloney, Leigh McSweeny, Melissa Mayne, Bridget, Darlene, Anna Uszko, Karen Cramb, Bianca Marconi, James Ritson, Scotty n Amy Matthews, Sivitrii Scarzam, Tim McGary, Joel Bushby, Tremain, Diann Hawkins, Gaye Westerberg, Sharon and Rex Kirk, Tracey Hawkins, Olivia Nathan Evans, Murray Wendy Gibson, Bloss Hickson, Amanda Yeates, Kerwick Family, Jack and Liz Mayne, Gerry and Tim Huston, Andrew Bate, Jenny Bate, Rebecca Rose, Anna N Claude Sylvester, Ray and Dianne Mayne, Kerry and Danny Laidler, Jack and Yvonne Fletcher, Cecilia Diaz-Petersen, Bec Gascoigne, Erika Hackett, Tanya Paige Kopke, Morris Hawkins, Peter Armstrong, Rory Watson, Emily Pullen, Christine Perrett, Sheena Crittle, Marcia Maguire, Celeste Brockwell, Madeleine, Veivers Family, C & K Gibson, Anne Scheiermann, Kelli Egerton, John Tidy, Evelyn Bonnick, Dan Logovik, Fiona Kemp, Jacquii Burgess, Theresa Taylor, Samantha Hodges, Lucinda Mayne, Sonia Mackenzie, Renita Henry-May, Karen Blagg, Joanne Axiak, Jackie Bowkett, Melissa Brown, Supajess, Belinda Mckillop, Kelly and Lisa Zahl, Sarah Davis, Bruce Scott, Symone Clair, Pedro Bailey, Rach McDowall , Roger Wolfe, Selina, Jacquii Burgess, Damian and Nicole Upton, Emma McCullagh, Katie Blythe, Marcus Olsen, Juli Silich, Stephen Christensen, Lesa Bell, Lea Smith, Bruce and Rae Hurley, Marie Campbell, Jo Winten, Betty Turnley, Joanne Biddington, Courtney Lawler, Michelle Schmidt, Jack and Liz Mayne, Tincknell Family, Heather Jones, Amelia Olsen, Logan Bailey Cross, Colleen Cross, Persia Lahijany, Gerald Mayne, Colleen Cross, Bec Gascoigne, Terri Coker, Kathryn Hawkins, Chunlu Gan, Matthew Falconer, Phillapa Tanner, Wendy Sullivan, Mark and Lyndal Polkinghorne, Trish Gretton, Cynthia Munro, Natalie Lane, Big Maxi, Marika Taylor, Matt golinski