Hello, everyone, and sorry for my silence! This has been an incredibly busy year for me, between work, classes, and making this kitchen happen. It has also been frustrating, thanks to the zoning problems discussed in the last updates.
However, I come to you today with excellent news: my zoning problems have been resolved. My work on the trailer is done except for a few odds and ends. And on Friday morning at 11 AM, the health inspector is coming to give my kitchen its final inspection before I'll be allowed to open!
That means I am likely less than a week away from opening. As soon as I can use my kitchen legally, I'll begin cranking out backer rewards, and I'll be in touch shortly to arrange local pickup for those who chose that option. Thank you all, so much, for your patience and generosity. I'm within reach of my goal after a long year, and it's all thanks to you!
I'll let everyone know on Friday what the results of the inspection are. Keep your fingers crossed that I haven't overlooked anything and all goes smoothly!
pledged of $6,500 goal
seconds to go
Mar 1, 2011 - Apr 2, 2011 (30 days)
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My eternal gratitude and a mention on the Bell and Whistle website as a sponsor!
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A printable coupon for one free single item (muffin, whoopie pie, ice cream whoopie pie, macaron, ice cream cup, drink), redeemable at the Bell and Whistle trailer.
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One free single item at the Bell and Whistle trailer, plus a limited edition handmade thank you card.
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Handmade thank you card, plus one dozen cookies of your choice, either shipped or picked up at the Bell and Whistle trailer, along with a limited edition "Gluten Free is Good For Me!" wartime propaganda-style poster.
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The Bell and Whistle gift box: Handmade thank you card, one dozen assorted macarons, two dozen cookies of your choice, and six whoopie pies of your choice, packed in a box hand-stamped with the Bell and Whistle logo. Also: a poster.
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The Bell and Whistle gift bag: two dozen cookies, six whoopie pies, and two dozen macarons of your choice, packed in a handmade Bell and Whistle tote bag, perfect for taking to the farmers' market with you. Also includes a poster.
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The Bell and Whistle gift bag (see $100 reward for details), a poster, a coupon good for $25 at the Bell and Whistle trailer or online store, and a hand silk-screened Bell and Whistle t-shirt made of organic cotton.
Pledge $500 or more
All rewards from the $250 level, plus have a unique ice cream flavor created and named in your honor!
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All rewards from the $500 level, including the creation of an ice cream flavor in your honor! Plus, one full year of free goods from the Bell and Whistle trailer or online store.
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Bell and Whistle comes to you. All rewards from the $1000 level, plus the trailer comes to YOU, or the charity of your choice, for a free catered dessert party anywhere within a 200 mile radius of State College, PA.