A thank you, a media round-up, and an earnest question for backers!
First of all, we'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of you who have backed our composting project in its first week on Kickstarter! As I write this, we are already 15% of the way to our $15,000 goal and not looking back. Every pledge that comes in is pushing us closer and closer to our dream of cooking lush, black soil out of food scraps right on our farms in Buffalo and we could not be more gracious for this immediate and generous outpouring of support. Thank you!
Secondly, a few news sources have featured Farmer Pirates and this campaign, including today's front page Buffalo News article. While the exposure is great for our fundraising efforts, we are most excited at the prospect of more people growing their own food, either in their backyards, in community gardens, or on farms. Here's links to a few of the stories:
And finally, we need your help choosing the colors for our compost t-shirts and hoodies! The design on the shirts is attached to the bottom of this update, but we haven't committed yet on the colors. So if you are chromatically inclined, drop us a line in the comments section and tell us what color combination you'd like to see!
Thanks again so much for your support and keep telling your friends about us!
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CABIN BOY: A Genuine Urban Artifact (may include rock, concrete, or brick) from one of our farm sites, plus you can come sign your name on the pirate flag for our truck. Genuine Urban Artifacts are only available locally and can be picked up at the flag signingEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
POWDER MONKEY: A Farmer Pirates bandana plus a Genuine Urban Artifact, and you can sign your name on our flagEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
STRIKER: A Farmer Pirates compost t-shirt and you can come sign your name on our flag. There is no Genuine Urban Artifact at this level.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $40 or more
BOATSWAIN: A Farmer Pirates compost t-shirt and a set of seed packets to start your own garden.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $60 or more
GUNNER: A Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and a set of seed packets to start your own garden.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
RIGGER: A bag of Heirloom Tomato Jerky from a Farmer Pirates Farm and a Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $250 or more
PILOT: A guided tour of our four farms and a bag of Heirloom Tomato Jerky. Plus a Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and t-shirt. Tours are only available locally. We cannot bring our farms out of the city.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $750 or more
FIRST MATE: Farmer Pirates will board your ship (yard) and install a 100 sq ft garden with local compost and seed starts. Plus a Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and t-shirt.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
QUARTERMASTER: A Farmer Pirates Jolly Roger flag to hoist from your mizzen mast and Farmer Pirates will board your ship (yard) and install a 200 sq ft garden with local compost and seed starts. Plus a Farmer Pirates compost hoodie and t-shirt.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
CAPTAIN: Farmer Pirates will board your ship and host a pig roast.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012