Five Food/Farm-Related Kickstarter Projects in Arizona That Want Your Money
Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform for creative pursuits ranging from a nano-satellite that lets you "tweet" from space to a comic book about a killer zombie monkey to Bike-In Theater, allows enterprising idea people to skip conventional means of project funding and go right to the folks that matter: the believers in their ideas who are willing to pony up a few bucks to see them happen (and usually get a little something in return).
And when it comes to Kickstarter pursuits in the category of food, we tracked down five Arizona folks currently asking for dollars to make their food/farm dreams a reality.
Here they are, in no particular order. Note that their inclusion in this list is not an endorsement by Chow Bella.
Which ones would you like to see happen?
Project Name: Loaded Buns
The Lowdown: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives meets traveling hot dog bandit. Help me to purchase my new lease on life . . . a cart full of loaded buns.
Asking for: $4,600 by Monday, August 13
Cash so far: $406
Pledge $50 or more and get: One free gourmet dog for every home Cardinals game. Delivery is on-site.
Project Name: Red Scooter Bakery
The Lowdown: We're bringing amazing mini cupcakes and mini desserts to the people of Arizona!
Asking for: $7,500 by Thursday, August 30
Cash so far: $75
Pledge $25 or more and get: Two dozen mini cupcakes delivered on a date of your choosing. And a big shout-out on Twitter and Facebook!
Project Name: Grandma Bean's Bakery
The Lowdown: Looking to share birthday cake with everyone, including customers with special dietary needs.
Asking for: $4,900 by Saturday, August 18
Cash so far: 0
Pledge $50 or more and get: A half-dozen Grandma Bean's specialty cupcakes or one dozen cookies with recipes. Plus VIP pass to grand opening celebration.