Raising money for a food cart and equipment. Food is sustainable, local, and non-GMO. The idea is for the trailer to resemble a train
This project is for our food cart, coming soon to Portland, Oregon
***If you want to see what our menu is like, look at update # 1 in the updates section***
What we're about…
• We strive to cook everything we can from scratch with the freshest ingredients possible. We like to think that our customers can taste the love in our handmade wares.
• We always try to source our products from local farmers and vendors who practice sustainable, organic methods of production. We definitely try to steer clear of GMOs
•We are going with a Seafood focused menu partially because we like to avoid meat and poultry from factory farms, and also because we've noticed that among all of the dozens of food carts in the city of Portland, very few of them do any seafood and none of them focus on sustainable seafood only.
•We only use fish and shellfish from the Pacific Northwest that has been sustainably harvested as advised by www.seafoodwatch.org. We will keep wallet cards that list these guidelines which we provide free to our customers upon request.
• We always offer vegetarian and vegan menu options.
• We only use earth-friendly, biodegradable products to serve our food on.
• We only use non-hydrogenated oils which may consist of vegetable (soy), grape seed and olive oils, and avoid any oils which may have come from genetically modified sources
What we need your help with:
Getting the rest of our equipment and the supplies to make the trailer resemble the caboose of a train so that it can tie in with our name, "Local Motive". Part of it will also go towards paying for the trailer itself.
We have an awesome location near OHSU that we would really like to hold on to, so while we are most of the way there, we still need about $10,000 to make all this happen. Thank you so much for your contributions, every dollar counts!
Edited by Joel Hatmaker, who also designed our logo.
Music by the Peculiar Pretzelmen; Many Thanks to Kevin Lacey for donating it to us!
Our Rewards : (will add a couple more photos soon!)
Here is what the 6 oz magnetic tin looks like for the our dried italian herb mix (harvested from our own organic garden!) This is for the $16 + pledge reward
Here are some examples of our market bags ($30+ pledge reward)
They are handmade by us and made 100% from recycled or re-purposed materials. some have pockets and some don't. Every bag is unique and so the exact ones we have shown here might not be available, however we can talk about what kind of colors/ material you want.
Below here we have one that shows how it looks when its full. They can carry A LOT of stuff
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 31, 2011.
Jul 27, 2011 - Aug 31, 2011 (35 days)
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Pledge $1 or more
You get access to all of our project updates, and when the official website is finished, we will have a "thank you" section and will include the names of everyone who contributes.
Pledge $6 or more
Get a customized* recipe (your choice, scaled to however many servings you would like it to yield) with a helpful reference guide that makes it easier for you to find ingredients that are sustainably grown and/or harvested in your area. Our recipes are tested and give detailed, step by step instructions for maximum success. Our chef is a former Chef/Instructor at one of the country's most prominent culinary institutes. *By "customized" recipe, we mean you pick the dish and we will tailor it to whatever dietary specifications you so wish.
Pledge $16 or more
A Kickstarter exclusive! Get a 6 oz magnetic, stainless steel tin of our Italian herb mix. Our herbs are organically grown in our own garden on our urban micro-farm. They are hand-harvested and carefully dehydrated for optimum flavor; they are not available in stores, and are guaranteed fresh from our latest harvest, you haven't had herbs like these before!
Pledge $30 or more
Get a hand-made (from 100% re-purposed fabric), fully lined, machine washable farmer's market shopping bag with a Local Motive logo button, and one customized recipe.
Pledge $50 or more
Get the shopping bag, the magnetic tin of our dried Italian herb mix and one customized recipe
Pledge $100 or more
Our chef will give you a personal demo/lesson of the recipe of your choice plus you get a customized copy to take with you. Demos/lessons are restricted to areas between Salem, OR and Vancouver, WA (following I-5 or the 99)
Pledge $500 or more
Get everything! Two customized recipes with the hands-on demo/lesson for you and three friends; the magnetic tin of Italian herb mix PLUS a tin of our whole oregano, PLUS a tin of our hand-rubbed sage; two farmer's market shopping bags and a sandwich or salad named after you (or given a name you choose) to be served on our trailer! Show your Local Motive! ---Demos/lessons are restricted to areas between Salem, OR and Vancouver, WA (following I-5 or the 99) with the option of holding it at Fox Farm vineyards tasting room in Newberg, OR --- sandwiches/salads may be run as a special only. Names chosen cannot be obscene or offensive.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Get all three herbs, 4 farmers market shopping bags, and a 4 course meal of your choice (and tailored to any dietary restrictions) for up to 6 people prepared and demonstrated 'Chef's table' style in your own home, including copies of the recipes for all your guests. This is definitely an incentive for serious foodies! --- 4 course meals with demos are restricted to areas between Salem, OR and Vancouver, WA (following I-5 or the 99) with the option of holding it at Fox Farm vineyards tasting room in Newberg, OREstimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $9,000 or more
Everything above and the option to throw a fancy catered dinner party for up to 30 people. You set the menu. *Must be in Oregon or Washington unless we can work out a deal for transportation. Details there to be ironed out later *4-6 person cooking demo not included in this incentive packageEstimated delivery: Feb 2012