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Short Summary Thank you for your interest in our campaign! We are San Diego Seed Company, a small certified organic urban farm that produces bioregional seeds for Southern California and the American Southwest. We have been in business since 2011 producing and selling organic garden and farm seed. After all these years of running our business successfully, we have come to a crossroads where we need to improve our packaging for our customers and our retailers. We need to raise funds to create and print full-color industry-standard seed packs with print on front and back. This improvement will greatly increase our ability to educate our growers, gain more retail outlets and allow us to have a seat at the seed packet industry table. After almost a decade of working to build our family-run small business this step would be monumental for our success in the decades to come. What We Need & What You Get We need $7,000 to cover the cost of packaging development and printing. Complete costs below are: 5,400 for 120 varieties of labels 1K of each 750 for design work 2,500$ Copy write work By helping us create and print front and back packaging, you are helping us educate our customers, gain more retailers and spread the benefit of organically produced, bioregional seeds that are so important to sustainable agriculture. Our goal is to cover the large upfront costs of the packaging makeover. Whatever funds we raise will be applied to this goal. Why should you contribute San Diego Seed Company educates growers all over the world about the importance of growing locally and sustainably. Our seed packet makeover will allow our customers to be more successful by providing more growing instructions on the packet. This will allow for more small scale growers and gardeners to produce local food for their communities. We have successfully managed our resources and contributed positively to our community with more than $5,000 dollars in seed donations to school and community gardens. Other Ways You Can Help If you can't help monetarily with our goal, please try and help us in other ways. Spread the word about us and our campaign!Donate Now
Lincoln Park In Crisis The Lincoln Park Craft District was a neighborhood on the move. But March 2020 changed everything. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered dozens of small businesses and put hundreds out of work. It also put many Lincoln Park residents into a financial squeeze.As the owners of the OMC Smokehouse, Duluth Grill, Corktown Deli, and Noble Pour, we had to lay off 200 people when the governor ordered us to shut down. At this point, we only have two choices: Give up and quit or do something big. So let's do something big. We're asking for your help with three things: Pre-purchase a copy of our OMC Cookbook to help get people back to work. Buy gift cards to support other small businesses with desperately needed cash. Support Lifting Lincoln Park to give direct help to neighbors in need. This isn't a handout, it's an investment in the future. We--the small businesses, makers, and creatives of Lincoln Park--will be crafting something great again as soon as the pandemic lifts. But we need you to help. What We Need & What You Get This crisis has uniquely and disproportionately affected restaurants, taprooms, cideries, and ice cream shops: aka a HUGE part of Lincoln Park. So our project has three goals. We want to crowdsource our new OMC Cookbook. As an institution, the OMC supports not just our hourly workers in the front and back of the house, but also dozens of other businesses: the farmers, butchers, and growers we buy our ingredients from, the local breweries we buy beer from, the creatives working on the book, the tradespeople working on our building, etc. The book will come out in September 2020! Secondly, we want to fund other local businesses. By buying a gift card to one of our neighboring restaurants or other craft businesses, you're funding them during a downtime so they can prosper when business is back. Each of these businesses is also part of a web of other businesses. Collectively hundreds if not thousands of people are employed because of these businesses. The third piece is direct impact giving. Lifting Lincoln Park is a "charity of charities" and funnels money to neighborhood relief projects. More About The Book Suddenly, we find ourselves with plenty of time to sit and write the book we've always wanted. We're going to have it to you by September 2020! We're bringing back the author and designer from the Duluth Grill Cookbook and the Duluth Grill Cookbook II ("The Duluth Grill Strikes Back"), with some assistance from the photographer too! It should be pretty good, is what we're saying. Here's a sneak preview: Stories What does BBQ mean? Community-family-fire-food low and slow History and why OMC- Joe Slack, learning in TX, lucky trip to set it up What's in a name? OMC What makes good smoking wood? Soft, hard, sweet hard smoke What makes a smoker? Types out there? What works at home? Slow and low- what makes it taste so good? Why? Sauces Classic Honey BBQAlabama WhiteChipotle Cilantro14 ESB Mustard SauceMalt Vinegar AioliRanchBlue CheeseBalsamic VinaigretteCarolina GoldNashville Hot SauceJalapeño BusinessKorean BBQCountry GravySoba Noodle DressingHot Brown GravyTomato JamCran Rhubarb JamCheese Sauce Rubs CatfishPorkBrisketChickenHot Chicken Sides Candied Sweet PotatoMac and CheeseBacon Blue Cheese potato SaladCheese Jalapeño GritsClassic coleslawPeas and pancettaCollard greensElotesOMC BeansJalapeno Lime Slaw Proteins CatfishBrisketPork bellyPulled porkRibsBurgersChickenChicken tendersSalmonVeggie Sloppy JoeChicken WingsTurkeyDessertsToffee Bund CakeHummingbird CakeWhoopie PiesCorn breadCarmel Beer Sauce Cocktails/Drinks OMC Old FashionedKentucky Gold RushMargaritaVodka LemonadeN/A LemonadeBloody Marie Sandwiches- left overs Bama Brisket WrapSmoked Salmon WrapNorthern PrideZip a dee do daKorean BBQ pork belly sandwichHaystack BrisketBrisket and cheddarNashville hot chickenHenny PennyGeorgia GoldTurkey Stacker Composed dishes from menu OMC TacosPork n GritsLoaded Mac and cheeseKentucky Hot brownBiscuits and gravyBurrito Bowl Appetizers Pork belly lettuce wrapsJalapeño brisket bombsQuesadillaSuper nachosSmoked salmon pimento dip Pickles JalepeñosOnionsCorn Bacon Relish Transparency We know it's a tough time and every dollar counts. So we pledge to be fully transparent where your money is going. You already know $25 is going to the OMC Cookbook, $15 is going to a Lincoln Park business of your choice, and $10 is going to Lifting Lincoln Park. But we'll keep you updated on the details: How much was raised for Lincoln Park businesses and how many cards to each business were issued. How the book is coming along (you'll get it in September, but progress photos can be fun!) Other Ways You Can Help Maybe you just can't contribute, but that doesn't mean you can't help: Please get the word out and make some noise about this campaign. Maybe you could convince your brother-in-law to donate? He loves the OMC. Don't forget to use the Indiegogo share tools! And that's all there is to it.Donate Now
Thanks for your support! ** SPECIAL PERK UPDATE ** Supporters who donate $50 or more from 10/28/2015 to 11/07/2015 will be automatically entered in a drawing for a free brewery tour, or a gift basket with flights and tastings from some of the best breweries and tap rooms in the bay area! We're on a mission to bring some of the best beer you've ever tasted to a tap room near you! I'm Alex Porter and I founded Blue Oak Brewing Company. I believe small businesses like ours create jobs and are the true driver of local economies. I've been making unique craft beers for over thirteen years, and I'm starting a 7BBL microbrewery to apply my Biotechnology background to bring you some of the most delicious brews this side of the bay! To make this happen, we're going to need your help. Whether through direct contributions to my campaign or from spreading the word, it takes a supportive community to make any business successful. I’m here to share my passion for great beer with you – please help me to succeed by putting whatever contribution that you are comfortable with: $10 or $1000... every bit gets us closer to our dream! Your support is critical to helping us get our project off the ground. By contributing, you not only help us fund our location, but it also gives our small business real momentum - and that translates to success! He's a breakdown of where the funds will go from this campaign: This round of funding will help us add equipment, first and foremost. From there, we'll be purchasing inventory, kegs, final permitting costs and getting the doors open for our first product launch.To help you help us, we've offered some legitimate rewards in exchange for your hard earned contributions. We're offering some awesome preks for your support; including beer for life, growlers, your own personal seasonal beer and launch party - and more! In addition to awesome beers, we're building a space that regularly features local crafts, homebrewing workshops, and to donate our product to as many community fund raisers as possible. We've donated to over a dozen non-profits in the last year and vow to continue this tradition. Everyone who contributes will be counted - we'll be adding each and every one of your names on our wall for all to bask in your awesomeness! We're a local small business and we're hoping you agree that your support for us is a way to promote local, sustainable industry! Our economy is defined and driven by small business. We shop locally, and source organic every time we can. Spent grains go to local farms to chickens and cows for feed. We're recycling as much water as much as possible to be water conscious during our severe drought. We've projected that to open our doors - which includes build-out, zoning, permitting, equipment purchase, installation and approval, is going to run us upwind of $100,000. All of this capital to date has come has been self funded to make this happen. We've already invested over $25,000 of our own savings as well as countless hours to bring our product to the community. Here's our projected timeline following this campaign: We couldn't have gotten this far without some great collaborators helping to launch our small business including Devil's Canyon, Redwood Coast Cider, and amazing small business consulting and planning through the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center based in the Bay Area. Our support network and our experience has put us in a great position to leverage our small business to success! If you're totally strapped for cash, no worries! Sharing our mission on your favorite flavor of social media: be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Youtube, etc. helps us out as well! Any and all support is invaluable for our effort. Thanks for reading and watching our video, and we look forward to seeing you at the brewery you helped build very soon! THANK YOU!!Donate Now
Background: As of 03/16/2020, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors ordered the temporary closure of all restaurants and bars until 03/31/20. In considering the risks involved for our staff and their families, we have decided not to open for takeout or deliveries.Our intention at Tahona Mezcaleria is to be a place of communion around one of the most misunderstood spirits. In the past year and a half since opening, we have become a staple of the Old Town community and have been blessed with amazing support from San Diegans. None of what we have accomplished at Tahona would have been possible without the hard work of our employees. Our team's motto is to make everyone feel at home when they walk through our doors. Tahona's mission to educate and empower mezcal producers would not be possible without the daily commitment towards excellence by every single one of our team members.As you can imagine, this abrupt restaurant closure places our entire staff in a hard situation. We are not sure how much time will pass before we can reopen, and in the meantime there is no alternative work for which they can apply.This is why we are starting this campaign to raise funds to support our team. We're in this together and with your support, we will prevail! Here's how you can support us during these tough times: - Buy one of our designer T’s: we’ve partnered with a local business to produce these t-shirts on demand based on your purchase, thus supporting them in the process. We will donate 100% of the proceeds of t-shirt sales to our staff. - Purchase a pre-sale of a Mezcal & Tacos tasting experience: upon the re-opening of Tahona Mezcaleria, you will be able to call to book your spot to enjoy this incredible experience! Again, 100% of proceeds from the sale of these tasting experiences will be donated to our staff. We hope to see all of you very soon to cheer to our health and a better future! Tahona ManagementDonate Now
Summary Wandering Deli- Dairy Free is a unique vegan cheese company in Toronto, ON, helmed by Kira Lancaster. We specialize in nut cheeses that embrace the idea that if you wander from dairy, there is a path of truly rewarding delights awaiting you. After years of vegan cheese experimenting, and working in Toronto restaurants, Kira was being asked to make delicious nut cheeses for every occasion by friends and family, and as word spread she extended her cheese endeavours to a 'secret' vegan cheese club that was quickly featured in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, and various blogs! Needless to say, the secret was out, and she started renting kitchen space generously offered by Easy Restaurant in Parkdale. Running a special order vegan cheese company allowed for vegan cheese creativity to flourish, and we have offered over 40 different vegan cheeses, including the favourites that Wandering Deli offers at farmers markets today. This year, 2019, Wandering Deli has transitioned it's reach to farmers markets and the response has been overwhelmingly positive! Kira's husband, Cailean Lewis, has joined the company full time and we are overjoyed to be meeting new folks who love what we do on a constant basis. Something we are often asked at farmers markets is 'where else can I buy this? do you have a storefront?" and that is where this campaign comes in! We have been offered the downright incredible opportunity to renovate our current production space at Easy Restaurant into Toronto's first bonafide vegan cheese shop! As a small family company, this is huge! A shop would mean we would be able to continue to offer a wide variety of cheeses that truly 'wanders' from the expectation of what 'cheese' or 'dairy' or even 'vegan food' should be. Most large city's have vegan cheese shops popping up, and it would be a true honour to continue this path in our beloved community. What We Need & What You Get We are so ready to bring this cheese shop to Toronto! We have the space, the team, the oodles of recipes, the awesome clientele, but we need some renovations and equipment: Your support will help us: -put a new entrance door on at Easy, just for us ($3000+) -buy some new kitchen equipment to scale up ($6000+) -put in a new sink ($700) -purchase larger quantities of supplies (variable) -and generally get our space customer ready ($2500+) In return for your support, we are offering some no-thing-else quite like it perks, like our cheese itself, of course, as well as unique platters- go special occasion with something for two or get lavish and have us craft a whole table for a party! Take a vegan cheese making class with friends, book a private cheese maker consult for yourself (via skype or in person), check out a zine that will have you well on your way to being a vegan cheese platter afficianado, there's something that suits any vegan cheese lover. We are passionate about what we do, and every chance we have to show our gratitude through food is one we will truly celebrate. If we don't quite reach our goal, we still intend to undertake this project, it will simply be a little slower. If fully funded, we could potentially open our doors in a matter of months, if not, a little longer as we tackle things piece by piece, or wedge by wedge, if you will. The Impact Funding this project not only blossoms a small family business, it rewards the loving community that has supported us along the way. Kira has been wildly lucky on her wandering path to meet so many people who truly love and support not only vegan cheese, but small local business. She's seen Wandering deli (in all it's forms) grow from a facebook group to a family business. This opportunity comes out of years of hard work, but also years of generous folks believing in us. Toronto is a city where it is becoming increasingly cost-prohibitive for companies like ours to find space to get started, and it cannot be understated that the owner of Easy Restaurant is truly putting his faith in community and small-scale entrepreneurial gumption when he offers us this chance. Supporting our dream sends the message that he is doing a great thing! It's time for Toronto not only to have an artisan vegan cheese shop, but a small business that truly is something the whole community can celebrate. Risks & Challenges There will certainly be challenges, especially if scaling up quickly takes place, but years of honing recipes and working in the food and hospitality industry have Kira and Cailean honed and familiar with tackling the work of a busy food establishment. The main risks presented are timeline, as it is dependent on funds raised. We intend to do everything as quickly as we can, but currently this is campaign dependent! Other Ways You Can Help If you aren't able to contribute financially, please spread the word! Tell folks about this campaign on whatever platforms you use, this is incredibly valuble! Indiegogo has some built in share tools, so they can help you out there;)Donate Now
Overview We are extremely excited to bring a neighborhood pizzeria across the street from the University of Sioux Falls and just two blocks north of Augustana University and whether you're a neighborhood resident, student, alumni or just a fan of small, fun, local businesses, we hope you're excited as well! That's why we're offering several Founder's Club opportunities that will immortalize you as a founding patron of our pizzeria! Check out the options on this page and thank you for your support! Our Story Seven years ago, my wife and I purchased our first home a block away from Augustana College. During our five years in that house, we couldn’t help but notice the classic, coin-operated laundry facility on the corner of 26th and Walts. It stuck out like a sore thumb and my wife and I made a pact that, if that property ever became available, we would do everything we could to make it into a pizzeria. Well, that day has come and we're jumping head first into this opportunity and we would greatly appreciate your support! The size of our building has made this an affordable venture for us to start up all on our own. However, we're neighborhood residents that would greatly appreciate your financial support to get this restaurant going! We hope Sunny's Pizzeria becomes a college / neighborhood staple for decades to come and you can be immortalized as one of the people who helped make it a reality by participating in one of our Founders' Club programs! Our Vision Create a small, relaxed, hyper-local feel within the space with a focus on pizza and community. A neighborhood spot college students and nearby residents will identify with. Where Your Money Goes Our Founders' Club funds will make a huge difference as we start-up this fun neighborhood restaurant. The more funds we can collect, the more 'nice to have' elements we can incorporate into the restaurant: Additional entertainment options (TVs, surround sound, arcade games, etc.) Potential for patio seating section Upgraded interior aesthetics Potential for additional food offerings / equipment (gourmet coffee, ice cream, etc.) Risks & Challenges We view this restaurant as a slam dunk - however, we're being cautiously optimistic. Opening a pizzeria in-between two college campuses seems like a no-brainer, BUT it is a small space and we will be looking to get our feet underneath us as we open our doors, which is why we view these Founders' Club offerings as a win-win scenario for Sunny's Pizzeria and its patrons alike! Other Ways You Can Help Know somebody who needs a part-time job? Spread the word that we'll soon be hiring! Spread the word about our Founders' Club offerings and get this information in the hands of friends that might be interested in being Founders' Club members! If you know people that love pizza - tell them about us! It would be our pleasure to serve them!Donate Now
Short Summary Welcome to Aunts et Uncles! We are Michael and Nicole Nicholas. Known to many as Aunty Nic and Uncle Mike. Since being married 9yrs ago sharing space, food, knowledge, and resources have been super important to us. It's what connected us. Both coming from huge Caribbean families we were given the gift of planting seeds within our Community. Whether it be through social events, pop-up experiences or home gatherings we combine our diverse backgrounds to create a hospitality experience that is supportive and visionary. We found ourselves at a place in our lives where we wanted to combine all of our passions, experiences, and knowledge under one roof. With our lifestyle concept shop Aunts & Uncles which will be both retail and food & beverage, we are able to build out those experiences creating a comprehensive hospitality experience. Aunts & Uncles will be located in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood, home to the borough’s largest West Indian population. Also known as “Central Brooklyn,” this hub of movers and shakers has maintained its cultural vibrance with Caribbean bakeries, regular local parties, and seasonal festivals. However, it’s also strewn with limited food options and zero vibe spots that can allow for both inspiration AND clean eating. Overall, Flatbush’s export of talent needs to be met with a space that builds this population up, while helping to push the neighborhood’s narrative into a new chapter. Our goal is to raise $60 thousand dollars to help complete the build-out. This money will also enable us to stick to the vision we have and present you with the most complete version of the narrative we’ve described. Thank you for believing in us, for supporting us, and for helping to open this business. Your investment means community members being able to have an establishment within their own neighborhood, and that you believe in the future of this dope, vibrant, inspiring and diverse community of doers and dreamers. We appreciate your contribution of any size. Support us in any way you can. Thank you! - Aunty Nic & Uncle MikeDonate Now
About Us My name is Liz and I'm the founder of Santosha Nutrition. Santosha is a Sanskrit word that means contentment, and it is my goal to spread this throughout my community and the world. As a plant-based chef with a passion for food and the environment, I believe that one of the best ways I can do this is with a cookbook! Plant-based cooking is incredibly creative, delicious and the most friendly to our bodies, the earth and all of living creatures. This cookbook will showcase over 50 simple and tasty recipes that everyone (and their tastebuds) will love. I also want this project to support additional organizations dedicated to environmentally sustainable practices, so a percentage of each copy sold will go directly to non-profits aligned with this vision. My Ask I am asking for $10,000 to create this cookbook. These funds will go towards editing, design, photography, recipe testing, publishing and marketing costs for hardcopies & an e-book. As a contributor to this campaign you will have a unique opportunity to be an integral part of this project and I plan to thank you in the following ways: -Signed cookbook copy -VIP Release Party & Dinner -Contributor list & dedication inside the book The Impact I believe that eating more plants can change the world, so I started Santosha to provide education & sustainable resources for individuals & organizations seeking to create a healthier, happier planet for all. The best way to impact others is to simply share what you are passionate about and lead by example - this cookbook is my way of doing just that. Together we can make an impact and create a valuable resource to show people that eating healthy & conscious food is easy and delicious. Eating more plants is the number one way for an individual to minimize their impact on planet Earth. Unfortunately, many people don't know where to begin or are deterred by the challenge of creating meals without the products they've grown accustomed to eating. This cookbook will showcase how enjoyable and rewarding the world of cooking plants can be. The Challenge This project has been a dream for as long as I can remember, but only since the founding of Santosha has it seemed a possibility. Self-publishing will be challenging, but I am excited to work with members of our community to overcome any obstacles and with your support I know we will make it happen. Everything Helps I know that sometimes a financial contribution can be difficult, but remember, anything helps. If you can give money to this campaign, please do so, but if you can't, here are some other ways you can help. SHARE this campaign link on social media and with your community. Are you a restaurant or business owner and are willing to sell my cookbook onsite? Let's talk! Do you have a passion or skill you think would help this project? Reach out & let me know - let's get you involved! Marketing Social Media Cooking Promotional connectionsDonate Now
About us: Hi, Im Benny! and this is my friend and business partner, Steve. Besides working as a chef in restaurants for years, I've also owned and operated food trucks the last 5 years. Steve grew up in the restaurant and catering business with his family. In addition to his owning his own successful food trailer, he's also a graduate of Robert Morris University business with a degree in business managment and extremely knowledgeable on that side of it. Last year Steve and I joined forces and started the first Steve and Benny's Chicken Shack, a mobile food trailer! Serving quick and convenient fried chicken sandwiches, it's been a smash hit! As with our previous trucks, it's very rewarding, exciting and thrilling to start a business from nothing, build it up with your own blood, sweat and tears, and see it become successful. Now, due to demand from all of you, we are growing! Steve and Benny's is expanding to a new food truck, as well as a brick and mortar location. As we have bootstrapped the first trailer with our own money, energy and time, we're asking for some help with our next phase. Help us bring local fried chicken goodness to the masses! We are incredibly grateful and appreciative of the overwhelming support from you, our hometown Pittsburghers. We want to continually share the gift of our talents by feeding all of you in this great city. In return for helping us along the way, we'll be hooking you all up with some super cool items and experiences. What We Need & What You Get We are building a second chicken truck! We've already saved up and purchased our new food truck, but need a total of $10,650 to adequately build out with equipment, graphics, etc. We're working directly with our local food truck builder/fabricator who has lots of experience building food trucks, to build out our second (jokingly referred to as CHICKEN#2) We have already secured a building as our new kitchen and eventual restaurant, just northwest of PIttsburgh in Monaca. We've already started investing our own time and money into this new building, and any Additional funds raised will go directly to speeding up the process of us opening !! Besides some cool stuff like stickers, magnets, growlers, and giving away a ton of food, we also wanted to give you the opportunity to snag up some one of a kind "EXPERIENCES"! Obviously every cent helps and we know that! If we don't hit our goal, what we do raise will help tremendously, and of course we would continue doing what we do best, hustle and finish it off ourselves! We have a great track record and wouldn't dream of letting all of you down! The Impact We are NOT CORPORATE! We're just two local dudes who love to cook for people! That's why we value our customers and supporters so much! We can do great things but only with the help and support of you. We want to share our love of food and friendship with as many people as possible! With our track record I am 100% confident that Steve and Benny's will continue to grow and be a massive success! We have taken all the years of experience to build a solid, streamlined, profitable business and lay the groundwork to grow big all over Pittsburgh and beyond! Our first Steve and Benny's is out on the road now! follow on FB and IG! also we will be posting updates on the buildout of the newest Food truck, as well as the new physical home! Risks & Challenges I won't lie, being in business this long hasn't been easy. This business is tough, usually not very glamorous, and definitely NOT like the food network. We've been beaten down with challenge after challenge, enough to make most people quit. We don't. Why? We have passion. We have years of experience as a teacher. We have each other. And most importantly, we have a DREAM! Steve and I, with the help of our families, and faithful followers (you!), lean on you all for help, support and motivation. All of you, simply letting us know that you believe in us and our dream, gives us the strength and energy to overcome any and all challenges! That may not sound very specific, but trust me when i tell you, don't underestimate the power of a vision and dedicated supporters! We know how hard you all work for your money, and take that extremely seriously. If you can help at all in that way, thats amazing!If you can't, thats ok! We still need your help! Just by sharing some social media posts, and telling other friends about us would be a tremendous blessing and we couldn't ask for more!Donate Now
FRESH PRODUCE FOR MODERN LIFESTYLES The Acqua Garden is an innovative vertical growing system enabling anyone, anywhere to grow fresh, heathy produce in abundance, wherever they live. A fusion of elegance and functionality, the Acqua Garden is designed for modern living. It’s automated and self-watering and has a range of useful functions. It’s simple to set up and once in place, it really runs itself. Choose from battery or solar options, and you can soon be enjoying the pleasures of gardening and growing in a way that suits you. Our Acqua Garden package includes everything you need to get growing - the core tower system, smart irrigation pack, growing medium pack, liquid nutrients, and a selection of useful accessories. A complete garden in a box! Buy for yourself at a super discount Take a Multi or Friends and Family Pack for even better value Or make a pledge for a school or charity Your support is greatly appreciated. By this, we will be able to complete our production run and ship Acqua Gardens all over the world. Convenience Freshness Low Effort High Reward No tools are required, just unpack it, set it up in a few easy steps, add water add plants and that's it - and away you go! The Acqua Garden is all about convenience. Once set up, it really runs itself. And by growing at home, your produce is right there, just harvest what you need, when you need it. You'll reduce your trips to the store, too, We’ve designed everything to make it simple and convenient - convenience gardening at its best. The Acqua Garden is super abundant, with enough space to grow up to 72 plants at once, so you can expect abundant harvests. It's a highly productive growing machine - your complete Kitchen Garden! Nutritionally you can't get better food than that you harvest and eat immediately. Food grown at home has far higher vitamin and nutritional value. It makes so much sense. The produce you grow in an Acqua Garden is nutritional, clean and healthy. You’ll soon be feeling energised and will know that what you’re eating is 100% pure. Environmentally you'll be doing your bit too. Growing your own can start to reduce your carbon footprint by reducing your reliance on industrial farming, food transportation miles, reducing trips to the shops and reducing your use of single use plastic packaging. The plants you're growing even turn CO2 into O2! In today’s busy world, we should not only be focused on our physical health, but also our mental health. Gardening is is relaxing and highly therapeutic. Studies have shown that being around plants and looking after them helps to relieve anxiety and stress. We work with a number of schools and charities to bring the pleasures of gardening and growing to the widest range of people, regardless of ability. The Acqua Garden is a great educational product, and we’ve developed a program for schools to get the most out of the system. You can nominate a school or leave it to us to find a school in your area to provide the Acqua Garden to. We are working with a number of charities to deploy Acqua Gardens in gardening and wellness projects. You can nominate a charity or leave it to us to deploy the pledged systems across our network of partner charities. The Acqua Garden is a vertical garden, designed for modern lifestyles. It has a reservoir, a tower of growing pods, a self-watering smart irrigation system, and a rotatable tower. It runs on battery or mains, with simple recharging. Set the tower height to the configuration that suits you, 3, 5 or 6 levels - you choose! Swap the levels and heights around if you like, that's easy too! This is our premier product. With all the features of the Acqua Garden but with a solar panel incorporated on the front of the reservoir. This unique feature makes the system even easier to run, and even more environmentally friendly. With climate change a major concern for us all, this is another innovation we’re delighted to have introduced. The Acqua Garden is modular, and can be set up in many different configurations. Have as many levels as you like. Swap them around. It’s plug and play. The Acqua Garden can be set up outside or inside. Outside, you can set it on your patio, balcony or terrace. If you want to grow inside, take our inside growing pack to grow all year round. Its simple, elegant and effective, wherever its located. There are now many home growing systems and kits out there, all part of the grow your own revolution. We applaud this. But we made something different. UNIQUE FEATURES Battery Driven - The Acqua Garden runs on a battery - or mains power, you get both options in the package. We believe the Acqua Garden is the only such system that can be run on a battery. Solar Option - Our solar version is groundbreaking. No other system has a solar panel embedded in the system. Water Feature - This is also unique. It adds further beauty but also oxygenates the water for faster plant growth. The Acqua Garden also rotates with an embedded bearing, it's modular so you can choose your preferred configuration, it can be used outside or inside with our elegant grow light package, and can grow up to 72 plants at once. The Acqua Garden is certainly different. We made it that way. With an Acqua Garden, there's almost no limit on what you can grow. It's so versatile. You can grow herbs, salads, leafy greens, veggies, tomatoes, peppers, chillies - even flowers! All grow really well. How about some of these: Basil - Parsley - Thyme - Rosemary - Sage - Mint - Coriander Butterhead Lettuce - Mixed Salad Leaves - Oriental Mix - Lollo Rosso Mustard Greens - Spinach - Kale - Cabbage - Swiss Chard Sweet Peppers - Tomatoes - Chillies Strawberries - Blueberries - Flowers “I have been running two Acqua Gardens over the Summer, and I’ve been impressed with the results. The system is very easy to set up and use, plants grow healthily and quickly and the automatic watering is a great feature. The tower rotation is very innovative, making access to plants easy, and by turning the tower, all plants get their share of the sun. With space at a premium for many, the Acqua Garden packs a lot in with its vertical set up, and is a great way to grow your own healthy, nutritious food with very little effort in very little space. The coir growing medium is clean, peat free and nice to use and the nutrients give the plants a real boost. All in all, a really nice product.” - Mark Lane, 2019 With busy modern lifestyles, time is at a premium. And for many, the heavy digging and lifting of conventional gardening can be a real chore. The Acqua Garden is gardening made easy. We’ve designed it to be simple to set up with minimal maintenance needed. Its vertical configuration avoids all of that bending, digging and weeding. The tower rotates, for ease of access. And it waters itself. Simple and effective. The Acqua Garden is a fusion of elegance and functionality. Designed to be useful, productive and simple to use. But also to be desirable, a product with aesthetic appeal, to enhance the look of a patio, terrace or kitchen. The graceful curves and clean lines of the Acqua Garden, its water fountain and the design of the reservoir base are all aspects of the design we wanted. But without compromising on functionality. With all this, you’re ready to create your own living sculpture. “ I am so pleased with my Acqua Garden which, as you can see from the photos, was very productive this year, yet quite easy to look after. The butterhead lettuce was very successful as were all the herbs, and just this week I was still picking chillis. I am going to experiment with what I might grow indoors over the winter now. Thanks very much for help with questions and supplying things promptly. ” - Victoria Walters, 2019 “It’s a great product, well constructed and thought through. The customer service was outstanding. I’m looking forward to many years of healthy eating to come!” - Tony Fongster, 2019 “I got my Acqua Tower set up back in June. Totally new to growing. I found it incredibly easy to get produce very quickly. Within a couple of weeks, the little plugs had bloomed and I was getting fresh produce every day. Not only that, but the flavours were far more intense than a lot of the stuff I had been buying from the supermarket. I love the fact that I can go out every day and harvest whatever I need. I also loved the fact that I could get a wide range of herbs, vegetables and salads in such a small convenient package. ” - Mark Newman, 2019 With an Acqua Garden, you are back in control. No pesticides or harmful chemicals on your food, no GMO, and you choose what you grow. The food you produce will be so fresh, with amazing flavours and with all of its vitamins and nutrition. Isn’t it time to take back control of what you eat? Have you noticed how little flavour there is now in shop bought produce? We have too. Flavour is so much better in your own-grown produce. It's not just the freshness and better nutrition - let’s talk about flavour. The supermarkets sell commodity produce, designed to have a long shelf life. It's bland but it lasts. But what’s the point? Food is about flavour. With an Acqua Garden, you’ll rediscover the real flavour of strawberries, tomatoes, basil, sweet peppers, coriander, butterhead lettuce and everything else you grow. Once you eat food from an Acqua Garden, we guarantee you will never go back. Sustainability is at the core of the Acqua Garden’s design. With an Acqua Garden you are growing sustainably. With all of our challenges with the environment, climate change and other critical issues, we are doing our part. There are many environmental benefits with the Acqua Garden including: Reduce your consumption of shop-bought produce. The food you buy in the store has a huge carbon footprint. By growing your own, you’ll reduce this dramatically. Save water. The Acqua Garden uses up to 90% less water than conventional growing. Water is a valuable commodity. Conserve it with an Acqua Garden. Coconut coir growing medium. We are a peat free business, our peat bogs should be protected! Coco coir is sustainable, renewable and 100% organic. Low energy consumption. The Acqua Garden uses very little power. A micro pump uses just 14 watts of electricity, a few minutes a day. Our solar version is even better, using the power of the sun. Recyclable. We use 100% recyclable food grade HDPE 2 plastic and operate a ‘Circle of Life’ policy. At the end of its life, we will offer to take back your Acqua Garden and have it all recycled. The Acqua Garden is available globally and for purchases in this campaign, we will ship FREE of charge to the purchaser, in accordance with our terms and conditions. We look forward to seeing Acqua Gardens all over the world, providing a new way of gardening to the widest range of people, everywhere.Donate Now
Overview We NEED our own kitchen to keep making creamy, delicious, coconut milk-based ice cream. We NEED to grow, to lower our prices and expand our reach. We NEED to be in a dedicated, allergy-free space. We NEED to buy >$100,000 of equipment to do all this. We NEED your help. You NEED amazing ice cream that is all creamy, no compromise! You NEED some of our adorable swag! Help us be allergy-free Ice Cream For Everyone™ WHAT IS IT? Creamy, full-flavored ice cream, made with coconut-milk and other organic, natural ingredients & none of the 8 most common food allergens! Sold in dozens of grocery stores and restaurants across Michigan. Exceptional texture and flavor, none of the junk! *And sesame WHY DO WE NEED OUR OWN KITCHEN SO BADLY? ALLERGY-FREE!Right now, we produce in a shared facility, which means we can’t control what other people bring into our kitchen and, as careful as we are, we cannot guarantee that there is no cross-contamination. AND THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH! The money we raise in this campaign will go to our own, dedicated kitchen space where none of those 8 food allergens are allowed. We want EVERYONE, regardless of food allergy or aversion, to confidently enjoy ice cream. LOWER OUR PRICES!Our new space will allow us to increase our production volume and efficiency, which will lower our prices. This exceptional ice cream will be more accessible to more people! TAKE OVER THE WORLD!Increased production volume will help us get our ice cream in your favorite local store, whether you live in Michigan, the Midwest, or anywhere in the country! *And sesame ALL CREAMY, NO COMPROMISE — Exceptional texture, big bold flavor, no tummy ache! Your kids shouldn't have to settle for sub-par desserts at birthday parties, just because they have food allergies or can't digest it easily! NATURAL FLAVORS AND COLORS! We use plants for everything! They're magical. This is a treat you can trust! A safe, amazing ice cream! It is Ice Cream For Everyone™ We Cannot Do This Alone We depend upon our community and customers every day to help us build our allergy-free facility in order for us to grow and thrive. Your gift help us to provide a unique product to those who usually have to live without! Other Ways You Can Help We understand that not everyone can give financially. If you are able to support us with love online and to your friends irl, we are grateful for that, as well!Donate Now
KILL 99.99% OF GERMS AND BACTERIA WITH EVERY USE. Traditional knife blocks and cutting boards with gouges and scrapes can harbor harmful bacteria and germs. But who thinks to sanitize their knife after grabbing it? Now you can place your knife in between the two cutting surfaces and activate the small but powerful 254nm UVC light to sanitize up to 3 knives at once AND both cutting surfaces at the same time! Just one minute of UVC light exposure is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria. The 254nm UVC light used in the ChopBox is small and has a limited angle with only a small gap in the boards when in use. It is 100% safe for all humans to be around and near this light. The UVC light will automatically switch off when you separate the two boards or you can press the second button on the control panel to turn it off. You will receive no negative side effects from this UVC light DOUBLE UP YOUR SPACE AND AVOID CROSS-CONTAMINATION With two cutting surfaces, you can switch between raw meat and seafood to other foods without ever having to worry about cross-contamination. You can also use the smaller cutting board for food scraps, as an area to store cut foods, and for transferring your chopped food to the stove. The main cutting surface is replaceable. Buy parts via Kickstarter, or You will receive a survey after the campaign is over to add on replacement parts. or form theyesco store /Amazon after the campaign. BUILT-IN DIGITAL SCALE WEIGHS UP TO 6.6 POUNDS The built-in scale is part of the cutting board on the left hand side. You can measure your ingredients in grams, ounces, pounds, kilogram and the scale weighs up to 6.6 pounds. Always get the exact right portion! The middle button on the control panel is used to switch between grams, ounces, pounds, kilogram with a single long-press. The scale features a tare function. To zero out the scale for a bowl or other vessel, just place the bowl on the scale and press the third (middle) button on the control panel to zero out the scale so that you're only weighing the goof, not the container. 9 - HOUR KITCHEN TIMER Your food will come out perfectly every time with our 9 -hour digital kitchen timer built-in to the ChopBox. Unlike traditional kitchen timers which can only go up to 59 minutes, the ChopBox timer has a longer readout and can be set for up to 9 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds, so even big meals and slow cooker meals can be set on this timer. DUAL INSET KNIFE SHARPENERS It’s tough to remember where you put that small knife sharpener or know you’re using the honing steel type of sharpener correctly, so we made it easier than ever by putting two knife sharpeners right on the side of the cutting board. They are easily accessible and simple to use. There are two different knife sharpeners built into the ChopBox. One is made from diamond stone and the other is made of ceramic stone, so you can pick your level of sharpness. The sharpeners are replaceable. Buy parts via Kickstarter, or You will receive a survey after the campaign is over to add on replacement parts. or form theyesco store /Amazon after the campaign. GROOVE FOR CATCHING RUNOFF There is a groove surrounding the cutting surface on the larger cutting surface for catching any juices from falling off and onto your counter, clothing, or floor. Just another small feature to make this the best cutting board you’ve ever used. USE SECOND BOARD AS PRESENTATION PLATER In addition to food preparation, this smart cutting board is a perfect food presentation platter for parties and guests! With two clean uniform surfaces, you can use it as two separate food serving surfaces or as the perfect cheese or charcuterie board with the second surface coming out from the bottom to hold cheese knives and catch any drips. THE BATTERY LASTS UP TO 30 DAYS ON A SINGLE CHARGE The ChopBox has a large battery inside [3000 mAh] which charges quickly. With just one hour of charging you get up to 30 days of regular daily use of your smart cutting board. COMPLETELY WATERPROOF FOR EASY CLEAN UP IPX is a waterproof rating system that refers to the ability of an object to resist water. For example, IPX0 means something is not water resistant at all, such as a book. IPX2 means your object is protected from “some water drops when the device is tilted up to and including 15 degrees.” The rating goes up to IPX8, which means your object is protected even if it is dropped in over 3 feet of water and is fully waterproof. The ChopBox is rated IPX7, meaning it is fully waterproof and can withstand being in water up to 3 feet deep! We do NOT recommend putting the ChopBox in a dishwasher, as the high heat in dishwashers warp and break down all natural cutting boards over time DURABILITY TESTED AND HIGH STRENGTH ChopBox is incredibly strong! It holds up to 150 pounds of weight. Bamboo is completely natural and organic and is considered a “low maintenance wood,” meaning it is very hard and dense, so it keeps water out of the wood itself so it will not warp or crack as other woods can.Other woods like maple, walnut, or cherry require regular maintenance with mineral oil or beeswax to keep it from cracking and warping. Bamboo is also resistant to knife scarring, due to its hard density and is known for its durability and affordability. UPDATE OF CHANGED 100 % RECYCLABLE AND REPLACEABLE PARTS We are listening to you! Because of comments and great ideas from our backers, we have made a couple of changes that will make the ChopBox even better! These changes should not delay the scheduled shipping dates and are already in process. Sustainability is a priority for our us, so to increase the lifetime of our products, we have redesigned the main cutting board to make sure some parts are replaceable. We are happy to announce that you WILL be able to purchase the following replaceable parts from either Kickstarter or from our Theyesco store on our website after the campaign is over. The following REPLACEABLE parts will be available for purchase SEPARATELY: *Main Cutting Board Surface *Knife Sharpeners We will be also creating tutorials to make the replacing process easy. Thank you to our backers for the great suggestions, we are excited to make the ChopBox even better and make it last for a lifetime.100 % RECYCLABLE AND REPLACEABLE PARTS Natural bamboo construction and easy-to-replace parts. We love the environment and want to be conscious of our environmental footprint, so the ChopBox is made out of completely recyclable bamboo and can be recycled after easily removing the internal electronic components. We also pack and ship in recyclable materials to make it easy for you to be socially conscious, too! Natural cutting boards are better for you. Sharp knives on plastic cutting boards create knicks in the plastic, which means that small pieces of plastic can and do end up in the food you are cutting. See some of the pictures below from our molding and production process. We want to make sure we will be able to ship the ChopBox on time and have already begun the molding process before this campaign has even launched. It is now in the production stage and we can’t wait to get yours to your home. Our designer and mechanical engineer in PCBA factory We've completed the design for manufacturing & assembly (DFMA) reviews for the product. The next step is to create the tools necessary to manufacture the different plastic parts of ChopBox. We plan to finish the whole tooling process by the end of September. We have will a trial production run in October and will be testing the product again before we do mass production. Our first batch of 2000 units will start in early November and we predict the larger production run of around 25000 -35000 units (depending on the orders from Indiegogo) will start shipping at end of November and beginning of December. Injection molding One of our top designers at The Yes Company is a skilled home chef, and as a designer and inventor, he is obsessed with efficiency and great design. He started to see smaller issues, like not being able to find the gadget he needed while cooking or having to buy and store more things to get the job done. Then he learned about the bigger problems: How many germs can live on a cutting board and on knives and the risk of cross-contamination when cutting raw meat. When sharing his story, our team went into overdrive to find a solution. If he was having these problems, there was no doubt in our minds that other home cooks were experiencing the same. So, we set out to solve every single problem he presented us with and more. In addition to solving common kitchen issues, we at The Yes Company decided to take it even further and create a smart kitchen appliance out of natural, organic materials - good for you, good for the planet, beautiful design. With a first of it’s kind bamboo-skin LED, we created a way to insert an LED backlight into bamboo without marring the gorgeous natural bamboo coloring so it blends right into the board until you’re ready to use it.We wanted to design a smart, creative, useful product to make cooking a delicious homecooked meal easier and more efficient, all while saving you time, money, and hassle. The key thing for us in the design process was to make something that was useful and had all the features you need while including the electronic components to give you the efficiency and smart capabilities. We love how the ChopBox came out and can’t wait for you to try it!Now you won’t have to buy and store a bunch of small gadgets, you can have one beautiful piece that has everything you need. SHIPPING DETAILS Many people are asking about the high cost of shipping. We have been working with many shipping services to try to get the best prices for global shipping and Container shipping is currently the best rate. We know it is pricey, and a big part of that is due to the weight (over 6 pounds!) of the cutting board plus the weight of the packaging. We are continuing to work with shipping companies and will change services if we find one with a better price. In the meantime, we have significantly discounted the ChopBox more than we originally planned to in order to make up for the higher shipping costs. As a design company, we have gotten dozens of products through the production process helping third-party designers and retailers, and we’ve learned a lot about this process. This experience has led us to be more knowledgeable and have a better grasp on timelines. We promise to work our hardest to bring you the best possible product to you in the proposed time frame. What shipping service we are using? Most of the rewards we have listed (except the SUPER FAST DELIVERY), will use Container shipping to ship to the destination country or city and then use the local post office or shipping services to get the ChopBox to your home. We are using Container to ship this product because it is not a small and light product, and including the packaging, it will be around 3.5kg (7.7 pounds), and the box is fairly large. We want you to have a cheapest shipping cost possible and this is how we can do that. How long does it take to ship to our place? We will ship it via Container. For US residents, it will take 30 days for standard shipping. For the EU, it will take 40 days for standard shipping, plus another 3 - 5 days for local delivery to your door by local shipping services. Is there VAT, duties or fees related to shipping? For container shipment order to US EU AU CA CN HK SG area, we will pay the tax. Kickstarter rewards are gifts that you receive in return for your donations. They are different from ordinary sales/purchases. Our courier had worked on dozens crowdfunding projects which went smoothly through fulfillment. Under our arrangement, it won't entail additional costs for you under most circumstances. Despite that, the fact we're shipping directly from China may still impose a chance for further inspection and determination by the customs. The VAT, duties and fees vary by country. Please message us about the specifics. What's the warranty? We provide a 12-month warranty on Kickstarter orders, same as retail. Why bamboo? Bamboo is completely natural and organic and is considered a “low maintenance wood,” meaning it is very hard and dense, so it keeps water out of the wood itself, which also means it will not warp or crack as other woods can. Other woods like maple, walnut, or cherry require regular maintenance with mineral oil or beeswax to keep it from cracking and warping. Bamboo is also resistant to knife scarring, due to its hard density and is known for its durability and affordability. What are the dimensions of the cutting board? 17.9” x 11” x 1.2” How heavy is the cutting board? 6 pounds Is it dishwasher safe? No. In fact, all organic and natural cutting boards will warp and degrade in dishwashers due to the high heat. And chemical cleaners can effect food safety. It is waterproof and you can clean it with soap and warm or hot water. How do you sanitize knives? When you place the second cutting surface on top of the first, there will be a slim gap between the two surfaces on the right side of the cutting board. Simply slide up to three knives sharp-side first into the gap, leave them for one minute, and let them be clean and sanitized! Do all cutting boards harbor bacteria? Yes! The scars left on cutting boards can be a breeding ground for germs, and tht is especially dangerous with plastic-based cutting boards. No one wants bits of plastic in or on their food. Because of the way you use the two cutting surfaces to sandwiched together to sanitize your knives, it also sanitizes BOTH cutting surfaces. Why are there two knife sharpeners? There are two because they are for differing amounts of sharpness. One is a diamond stone and the other is made from ceramic stone. How do I wash the scale after putting meat on it? The same way you would wash the rest of it, even the scale component is waterproof. How long can the timer be set for? The timer goes up to 9-hours and makes a sound when it is done. How often do I need to charge the cutting board? The cutting board has a small Micro - USB charging port on the left side by the scale/timer. You only need to charge once the right side of screen’s battery bar lower to 10-20% or so for 3 hours for it to be fully charged. When will the smart cutting board be delivered? We have moved into the production stage and we will have the first 2000 units of cutting boards ready around the first week of November. The rest of the orders will be fully finished by the end of November, and they will ship out right away. What is the return policy? We have a 30-day return policy. If your ChopBox is defective or a manufacturer error after opening, you can return it for a refund or exchange. However, if it is working properly, it cannot be returned once it is opened and used, due to potential cross-contamination issues. The ChopBox does have a one year warranty for any issues you experience in the first 12 months. Can I buy more than one ChopBox? What about add-ons? Yes, you can buy it through our survey later integrated with backerkit.Donate Now
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