Become a Member Investor of Sweet Beet
As part of Sweet Beet’s Restaurant mission plan, we are extending a unique invitation for our patrons to be a part of a community-supported restaurant (CSR).
People are familiar with community-supported agriculture, so we wanted to apply that same idea to our restaurant. A CSA is a way for locals to create a relationship with a farm and to receive weekly products in season. By making a financial commitment to a farm, people become member investors of the CSA. The CSA movement has helped to make independent, healthy farming sustainable.
Like a CSA farm share, with the concept of a Community Supported Restaurant, you pay in advance for goods or services – in this case, for meals at the restaurant! And, when we serve you food (rather than sending a check to the bank to repay a loan), it means we buy more from local farmers!
After 25 months in operation, the business shows great promise, and has received many 5 star reviews, overwhelmingly positive feedback on its food, atmosphere, service, and events.
All Community Supported Restaurant membership investments, are mutually beneficial because it gives a nice return to the member, while allowing us the funding upfront, especially during slower months, to keep improving the experience for our guests. Visions and dreams for the future of Sweet Beet include creating a second location, and purchasing the current building, expanding the space with a full bar, and creating a retail space in one store front, to showcase some Sweet Beet items, and local farm and vendor products, so that every customer of Sweet Beet would also have knowledge of, and access to, our 50+ local business and farm purveyors.
CSR membership commits the customer to regularly dine at Sweet Beet and creates a sense of ownership with a great restaurant. It also encourages bringing in new folks and introducing them to the restaurant, which is something we love! As a member, you can allow friends/family/co-workers to come in and have dinner on you, if you like. We have limited availability, so you’re considered a restaurant VIP, which is pretty cool!
As an investor you will be part of a community that cares about food and where it comes from, while actively supporting a female owned and operated local business. Sweet Beet pledges to sustain the local economy by keeping the dollars spent on food, in our same community where the food is grown, completing the circle.
How does it work?
$500 investment gets you a $550 house account (spent evenly throughout the year)
$1,000 investment gets you a $1,100 house account (spent evenly throughout the year)
and an “intimate dinner and a private cooking class with Chef Helen for you
$2,000 investment gets you a $2,200 house account (spent evenly throughout the year)
and an “intimate dinner and a private cooking class with Chef Helen for you and a guest
$5,000 investment a $5,500 house account (spent evenly over 2 years),
and an “intimate dinner and a private cooking class with Chef Helen for 6
Membership is good for one year from date of purchase. You can sign up by stopping in to see us, or phoning. All sales are final, and membership is not refundable.
Please call us at 518-692-0200 or Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.