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Help our farm-fresh gourmet ice pop company in the Twin Cities reach its first 10,000 licks!
208 backers pledged $11,356 to help bring this project to life.

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What could be better than summertime in the Twin Cities? 

How about summer in the Twin Cities with gourmet, farm-fresh ice pops?!? We're talkin' about Watermelon Mint, Strawberry Basil, Sweet Corn, Bluegrass (blueberry & lemongrass), Vietnamese Coffee, Rhubarb, Lavender Lemonade, Vanilla Beet, and many more amazing flavors. We're 10,000 Licks, and we buy the best local fruits, herbs, and dairy from local farmers whenever possible, and whip them into delicious icy treats. What's not to love? 

Trouble is, it's really expensive to start a food business--even one without a storefront!  To sell our pops at farmers' markets, local events, and to make them available for weddings and parties, we need commercial kitchen space, a freezer cart, tons more ice pop molds, packaging (biodegradable, of course), and half a dozen permits and licenses. It adds up to about 10,000 bucks (not just licks, unfortunately). That's where you come in. By sparing a few bucks now, you'll not only get to partake in our quirky pop rewards (see list at right), you'll be part of a homegrown initiative to bring creative, made-from-scratch, delicious ice pops to the Twin Cities. If you can help us get to our first 10,000 licks, we'll take it from there! 

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Free ice pop for you and a friend!! Donate at this level, and you can drop by Fulton or Midtown Farmers' Market (check Facebook for our location that week) to redeem two delicious ice pops in the flavors of your choosing. What'll it be? Watermelon Mint? Strawberry Basil? Sweet Corn? Cantaloupe Ginger? Start dreaming!

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    Pop-Up Party, anyone? Donate 10 bucks, and you'll be invited to our super funky, semi-secret launch party (date TBA). We're only launching this crazy business once... and you'll be there to witness history! (And to consume as many Lavender Lemon ice pops as you can before your mouth permanently puckers). You ALSO win two free ice pops. We think you'll like them.
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    Cutest. Reward. Ever. Donate $25 and get a reusable farmers' market tote bag with our adorable logo on it! And while you're impressing all of your farmers' market friends with your cutting edge farmers' market style, you can stop by our booth at Fulton or Midtown Farmers' Market for two free pops (if you're local). We'll even give you a code word to claim your freebies. Over and out. (Check Facebook for our location when you're ready to redeem your reward).

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    The Secret Recipe Kit (with Market Tote)! We don't give our recipes away to just anyone--and clearly, you're not just anyone! For donating at this level, we'll send you a handprinted set of recipe cards with 4 popular and delicious flavors, tucked inside one of our irresistibly cute market tote bags. Trust us, these cards will be very, very cute. Too bad you'll be dripping Strawberry Basil all over 'em. You're also welcome to two free ice pops (if you're local), redeemable at Fulton or Midtown Farmers' Market. (Check Facebook for our location).

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    The Sampler Platter! A little bit of everything, for those folks who still haven't decided if they want the chicken or the steak. At this level, you'll get our so-cute-you'll-want-to-lick-it tote bag, the Secret Recipe Kit, an invitation to our launch party (duh) and, of course, 12 ice pops in our freshest flavors, to be picked up the farmers' market or our kitchen in St. Paul. It's small price to pay for the sweet life, don't ya think?

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    The Out of Towner! We've tortured you enough with descriptions of our delicious pops on Facebook-- when will you get to TASTE them already? Now's your chance! Donate at this level, and we'll ship you--on dry ice, no less--21 ice pops in a variety of delicious flavors. And okay, okay, you also get the adorable tote bag. You had to have the tote bag. Sheesh.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    The Workplace Pop-In! On the weekday of your choice, we'll show up at your workplace with our stylish freezer bag, and present you and your coworkers with delicious tapa-style mini-pops in our most popular flavors (limit 125 sample size pops). Your cranky cubicle mate's frown will turn upside down when she gets a taste of one of our fresh and creative pops!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    The Ice Pop CSA! You've heard of the CSA model (Community Supported Agriculture)...think of this as a season's subscription to our delicious ice pops! For donating at this level, we'll treat you to a weekly batch of 12 ice pops (for 6 weeks) in that week's best flavors. Ice pop "shares" to be picked up at our kitchen any Tuesday or Thursday evening between June and September.

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    The Pop Music Special! It may seem like singing telegrams have gone the way of stonewashed denim. But we're here to bring back the magic, people. Donate at this level, and we'll make a musical delivery of 20 pops to the person of your choice (it can be you)(you really think you can eat that many?). Choose from 6 songs offered by Musician and Ice Pop Chef Sarah Newberry, one of which may or may not have been originally written and recorded by New Kids on the Block. You will also, of course, receive one of our cutie-pie tote bags.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Your Name in Ice! Schnookems Strawberry? Rita Raspberry? Billy-Jo Boysenberry? At this level, we'll name a flavor after you or your favorite pet, or your favorite person's favorite pet. Posterity, people! We'll also deliver to your home our Secret Recipe Kit, one of our adorable tote bags, and 12 of our freshest flavors. We might even curtsy at your door. [No curtsy or home delivery if you're out of town, but we will ship it all to you!]

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Ice pop makers, at your service! At $1500, we'll take any flavor suggestion you make (as long as it's edible) and do our dardnest to make it a reality. Pinot Grigio Peach? Banana Fudgesicle? If you can dream it up, we'll give it a try...and deliver (or ship!) to your home 30 pops in your special flavor. If it becomes one of our standbys, you'll enjoy a season's free supply (up to 6 pops per market--we KNOW you can't eat more than that). (Season's supply available only locally).

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