Carbondale Creamery dreams of providing the amazing Carbondale community with honest, from-scratch ice cream.
Carbondale Needs Ice Cream
Carbondale, Colorado, is about the closest thing to paradise that anyone could ask for. But it doesn't have an ice cream shop. In fact, there really isn't a place in town where friends and families can casually socialize in the warm summer evenings.
That's where we (Ben and Anders) come in.
We love homemade ice cream; we love small, sustainable business practices; we love the Carbondale community; and Carbondale Creamery has been a labor of love for the past 7 months, when we first started scheming. Check out the video for the full scoop.
Every pledge of $15 or more gets a sticker and their name permanently engraved in our store's "Wall of Love," where you will forever be immortalized as one of the founders of Carbondale Creamery. Then, we've tiered some fun rewards in return for even greater generosity. If you're local, we'll bring your reward to your door so that we can shake your hand in person.
Disclaimer: shipping ice cream is really expensive; but, if you live far away and gotta have a few pints, send us a message and we'll work something out.
So if you're a Carbondalian, and Carbondale Creamery sounds like the kind of place you'd want in town, please support our KickStarter and help get this project off the ground. Then, pass it along to your neighbors or shout about it during the next Full Moon Bike Ride.
And if you're not from Carbondale, but love Ben and Anders enough to help them pursue their dream of starting a small business and bringing ice cream to the masses, please check out our rewards and share our project. Then move Carbondale to the top of your "to visit list." You can stay on our couch.
We have so many plans for making Carbondale Creamery a staple part of this community. Here are some of our favorites:
BYOBowls - Bringing a bowl and spoon from home saves us money on materials and saves the earth from more garbage. So we'll reward your thoughtfulness with a discount.
Pint Club - Similar to BYOBowls, we have glass pints packed with a variety of flavors. Take one home, and when it's all gone return it to us for a new one.
Farmers Markets - The abundance of delicious, unique flavors that can be grown in the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding areas is amazing, and we can't wait to consistently introduce new flavors that highlight this bounty. Palisade Peach Cobbler vanilla ice cream, anyone?
Full Moon Rides - We want to help keep the Full Moon Bike Rides family friendly. So, we're planning on having some 'Cream On The Go available during the tour, and also offer extended hours so families can gather afterwards.
This KickStarter is intended to, well, kick-start our project. With these funds we will be able to secure a place on Main Street, which will be crucial for Carbondale Creamery's success. We can then count on our handy, artistic friends to help create a comfy, eclectic interior by using as many recycled materials as possible.
The remaining funds will go towards updating our house hold ice cream machine to restaurant-level equipment. But don't worry: we're still committed to making our ice cream in small batches and with an ever-evolving offering of flavors.
A side note: To us, KickStarter and organizations like it are what make the entrepreneurial dream a viable option for college graduates in what has become an unwelcoming economic climate. Grassroots funding over relying on big banks and risky loans keeps us free to focus on making Carbondale Creamery the best ice cream shop that it can be. We believe our education, energy, and creativity is meaningful equity, and we are truly humbled by the statement of faith your contribution makes.
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pledged of $10,000 goal
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Mar 19, 2012 - Apr 13, 2012
Pledge $15 or more
Wall of Love and a Sticker! You’ll have the coolest Nalgene/ski box/bumper/trapper-keeper of all your friends. As well, we are going to have an “Wall of Love” wooden poster, on which your name will be permanently engraved. We’ll even put up a picture of you next to your name if you send us one...Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A Carbondale Creamery t-shirt for you! These will be awesome, and we'll post some pictures soon. men's and women's cuts available. Message us with your size!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
15 backers All gone!
Limited Edition Premiere Pint! For locals only (sorry, shipping ice cream is so expensive!). We'll give you a pint of ice cream BEFORE Carbondale Creamery opens its doors in June.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $30 or more
Momma's Choco-Sauce. Homemade chocolate fudge sauce, straight from Anders’ childhood. It's so rich, one jar goes a long way. Plus, it's a taste of Carbondale Creamery for those far away.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Free Ice Cream. You will get a punch card for 10 free ice creams. Any size, any toppings, any time. BYOBowl each time and we'll throw in an 11th scoop, too!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $125 or more
Ultimate Goody Bag. 10 Free Ice Creams, Momma's Choco-Sauce, t-shirt, sticker, and you're name on the Wall of Love. You’re awesome.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $199 or more
5 backers All gone!
Your Signature Flavor. Always wondered what chocolate-covered-Cinnamon-Toast-Crunch ice cream would taste like? Well here’s your chance. We’ll help you design a signature flavor, you name it, and we’ll bring you the first pint if you live in town (contact us if you'd like it shipped and we'll try to work something out).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $299 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
Limited Edition Ice Cream Season Pass! We bring you the cold stuff for a lot less than a season pass to Aspen. One free ice cream a day for Summer 2012. (Owner must be present during each use.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $499 or more
Ice Cream Partay! In our shop or in your home, we'll bring the party to you. Two gallons of your favorite flavors.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Local Ice Cream Divinity. Your signature flavor + Ice Cream Party + Season Pass + Ultimate Goody Bag. It's all we've got, and we'll be indefinitely indebted to you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Distanced Ice Cream Divinity. You can't get to our shop (but if you do, free ice cream for you!), so we will send you 6 pints of your choosing + Your Signature Flavor + Goody Bag. Oh yeah, indefinitely indebted to you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012