We here at CAFE Huntington have a unique partnership with a new local business called The Wild Ramp. The Wild Ramp is a local food market that sells produce and meat products that are grown and raised locally. They are sort of a consignment shop for local farmers. It is a year round farmers market that is open when everyone is awake and makes it easier for local farmers to get their food to everyones tables. It’s really a pretty remarkable idea and we are super excited to have them in town. We are all about supporting creative efforts in town and The Wild Ramp is a perfect example of creativity in action. Not all creativity is art (though we love art too!)
We love the Wild Ramp so much that we make a concerted effort to get our dinner ingredients from them if possible. You may not know it but all of the food we serve is provided by volunteers; volunteers who buy the food, cook the food, and then typically buy a ticket to go to the dinner and eat the food and vote on a project. These volunteers could buy their food from anywhere but they try to shop at the Ramp. It’s awesome. Plus, The Wild Ramp tries to make it easier on our volunteers pocketbooks by accepting in store donations of money that can be used toward buying our ingredients. So, the next time you’re in The Wild Ramp please consider dropping a dollar or two into our food fund to help make our future dinners a success.
Speaking of donations. The Wild Ramp is running a cool and creative fund raising campaign to help finish building their shop and getting some key furnishing (such as a produce scale). They are attempting to raise $11,500 via an online fundraiser known as a KickStarter. KickStarter’s are an all or nothing thing; so if they don’t reach a goal of $11,500 in pledged donations they won’t get any of the money pledged (nobody will be charged for their pledge). Thus it’s a pretty audacious effort and it gets everyone who has donated to go out and advocate to get others to donate. They have reached about 30% of their goal so far – but they need more help and we hope you’ll be part of that. We need places like The Wild Ramp to be successful and we really want The Wild Ramp, specifically, to succeed. So please take a moment and visit their page and donate however much you can. Not only will you be helping The Wild Ramp, you’ll be helping us continue to provide tasty and healthy dinners, and you’ll get a cool thank you gift from The Wild Ramp if they reach their goal.
The Wild Ramp is located at Heritage Station (210 11th Street, aka Veterans Memorial Blvd, Suite 13) in the lower level. If you have accessibility issues you can call in advance and they will bring food up the stairs for you to choose from. Their phone number is 304-523-7267 (RAMP).
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