In order to bring our all natural snow cones to the masses, we need to purchase more equipment and make some renovations to our Shasta trailer.
WHO WE ARE: We are Kansas City's 1st all natural snow cone stand on wheels! We have reinvented the snow cone in order to please modern tastebuds that are looking for fun and refreshment without all the artificial stuff.
Our snow cone syrups are made from 100% natural ingredients without ANY artificial colors or flavors. We use as many organic and local ingredients as possible. FTF snow cones also happen to be gluten free, dairy free and fat free, so we have many regular customers with food allergies and dietary constraints that can enjoy this worry-free treat.
Fresher than Fresh is housed in a renovated 1957 Shasta trailer and our mascot, Snowie the Snow Cone is always standing by with a proud perma-smile. Currently, we park the trailer in a small urban green space in downtown Kansas City where customers can sit on a tree stump, enjoy the sunshine and drink in the natural goodness that is Fresher than Fresh!
WHY WE ARE FUNDRAISING: Much to our delight, our first summer in business was a success! We were fortunate to be featured in publications such as Food Network Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Organic Gardening Magazine and BUST Magazine…so we can't help but believe we are on the brink of something good. We just need some financial support to keep up with this positive momentum. The requested funds would help us afford equipment and renovations to our trailer that would enable us to expand our reach and take our refreshing all natural treats to farmer's markets, weddings and many neighborhoods in Kansas City.
The $6,300 will be just enough to finish off the Shasta trailer…I've already invested all of my personal savings (and then some...) so I decided to give Kickstarter a try before approaching private investors. If we happen to receive more than 100% (fingers crossed!), anything extra will go toward building my 'dream fleet' - starting with the old ice cream truck that's patiently sitting in my back yard…
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The immediate embrace of this business makes me believe that people are craving simple pleasures to balance the demands of our fast-paced, gadget-filled lives.
Seeing little kids sitting on a tree stump, enjoying a snow cone with their mom or dad makes me feel like everything is right with the world. It makes me feel like I'm doing my part to make life just a little bit happier. And to me, THAT is success.
Thank you for reading and thank you for your support!
For links, photos and more information, visit: www.ftfsnowcones.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Apr 27, 2010 - Jun 15, 2010
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+ a warm feeling inside for helping a really nice lady bring pure and natural treats to the world
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+ that warm feeling inside... + receive a secret password to download a delicious recipe from the FTF website that you can make at home.
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+ a shout out (or link!) on the Thank You page of the Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones website + receive a secret password to download a delicious recipe from the FTF website that you can make at home.
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+ A personal thank you note from Snowie the Snow Cone. (Be forewarned, he has a stutter…even when writing.) + receive a secret password to download a delicious recipe from the FTF website that you can make at home. + designed package of 3 FTF buttons
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a gift certificate for a FREE FLIGHT OF FRESHNESS! What is the Flight of Freshness, you say? You choose the five flavors you'd like to sample and get all five of them in mini scoops on a plate (think flight of wine...). Sorry, no shipping available on this one, must be redeemed at the trailer. + a thank you note from Snowie the Snow Cone + receive a secret password to download a delicious recipe from the FTF website that you can make at home.
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A Fresher than Fresh T-shirt + a thank you note. See the two designs available under 'Updates'. Available in both Men's & Women's sizes. You choose the design you want.
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+ screen printed FTF muslin pouch filled with dried organic herbs from the FTF garden (your choice: oregano, sage, lavender or thyme) + A personal thank you note from Snowie the Snow Cone + receive a secret password to download a delicious recipe from the FTF website that you can make at home + designed package of 3 FTF buttons
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+ 8" x 8" Archival print of your favorite flavor illustration (see the 'meet the flavors page' on www.ftfsnowcones.com for reference) The illustration can be printed just as the image itself or with the words 'fresher than fresh' below it. Your choice. + A personal thank you note + receive a secret password to download a delicious recipe from the FTF website that you can make at home.
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+ 11" x 14" Hand printed Letterpress art print of Snowie the Snow Cone (printed by the fine folks at Hammerpress) + A personal thank you note + receive a secret password to download a delicious recipe from the FTF website that you can make at home.
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+ A Daredevil Special created in your name. What is a Daredevil Special, you say? It is the one flavor that constantly changes on the menu at the snow cone stand…it tends to be on the adventurous side. Send me a list of some of your favorite flavors and I will formulate a snow cone syrup flavor combination and name it after you. + you will receive a sample of the syrup inspired by you in the mail + an honorary Daredevil Tshirt. + and of course, a thank you note.
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+ A Fresher than Fresh Snow Cone DIY Kit! You will receive a mini ice shaver + 6 syrup samples + spoon straws + taster cups. All the tools needed to enjoy Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones in the privacy of your own home! + and of course, a thank you note.
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For $2,500 or more: + A Fresher than Fresh private party! FTF will provide snow cones for you and 30 of your closest friends. I can come to you or we can rendezvous in the snow cone garden. If interested, contact me to coordinate a date and time. Limited to Kansas City residents. + and of course, a thank you note.