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By adding four major pieces of bakery equipment I can meet the growing demand for my Organic Breakfast Cookies.

The giant 11-ounce Organic Breakfast Cookie is absolutely the most popular cookie at the Red Barn Bakery - and there's some stiff competition.

We make amazing pecan or toasted almond biscotti, based on my Italian grandmother Ninetta's secret recipe. We make The Ultimate Sugar Cookie, and Molasses Dreams, and Chocolate Chip Cookies and the Best Oatmeal Raisin.

I invented the Original Sayulita Breakfast Cookie after seeing the fresh mango, banana and sunflower seeds in the fabulous open-air markets of Sayulita, Mexico, and the gorgeous papaya and coconut from the colorful markets in Kathmandu, where I lived for almost three years.

Here at my two-year-old shop, just across from the Metro-North station in Irvington, NY, those tastes come together in the big cookies that are a favorite with local athletes. They're great for marathons and century rides and long hikes.

Then the morning commuters discovered they're the perfect breakfast meal. And moms and dads started buying them for their kids. We also have a Vegan & Gluten-free version that's just as tasty.

Everyone goes crazy for them!

They're bursting with dried fruits, nuts and natural organic ingredients that I source from wonderful regional growers, like the organic whole wheat flour from a mill near Lake Champlain.

I would love to be able to send my organic treats out to everyone who wants them, but I can't take my business to the next level without four really important pieces of bakery equipment that are just out of reach for me right now as a new small business owner.

I need a commercial mixer, a dishwasher and a third oven to meet the growing demand. I also need a commercial grade dough sheeter so we spend a lot less time rolling dough for other bakery favorites. The Kickstarter funds will also cover installation costs and let me reconfigure my kitchen for optimal productivity. 

Right now my small staff has to roll dough by hand, wash dishes from the retail side of the shop, and waste precious time waiting for space to be freed up in the two ovens I have.

They could be making vegan cookies, and gluten-free cookies that even appeal to bread lovers, and healthy cookies for little kids, and mail order cookies bursting with coconuts and almonds and mango for the commuters who have left New York but can't leave my giant breakfast cookie behind.

If I can reach my stretch goal of $35,000 I could also stock up on more local ingredients, and fully handle the demands of a growing wholesale business. With an additional stretch goal of $45,000 I could commission a design and stock up on properly sized mail order packaging that would cut shipping costs and allow me to immediately get my mail order business running at full speed.

The rewards for backing my project include:

The Ultimate Sugar Cookie

Toasted Almond Biscotti

M-m-m-molasses Dreams

The Original Sayulita Breakfast Cookie, 11 all-organic ounces of delectable raisins, coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds, mango, papaya, whole wheat flour, eggs, oatmeal and brown sugar.

The Gluten Free & Vegan Breakfast Cookie, 11 all-organic ounces of brown rice flour, oatmeal, raisins, coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds, mango, papaya rice milk, palm oil and brown sugar.

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I'm proud of my bakery staff and our great record of fulfilling our orders on time. We're regulars at the wonderful Stone Barn Farmer's Market and we're always stocked with the freshest cookies, pies, scones and muffins, always fresh from our ovens.

Once we've installed this equipment we'll be able to control our costs and keep up with the huge demand.

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    You're so sweet! A website thank you for your delicious support!

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    Stop in for a giant Breakfast Cookie, a cup of our home-brewed fair trade coffee, and a website thank you for your generosity! This reward is only available when you stop by the Red Barn Bakery in Irvington, NY.

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    NEW! Our sugar cookies are so rich and buttery, and they're shaped like dog bones, flowers and animals. We'll send you one beautiful gift bag of these perfectly delicious cookies!

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    Two of our incredibly delicious giant 11-ounce breakfast cookies, shipped fresh to you. We'll give you your choice of Original or Vegan & Gluten-free!

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    Almond Biscotti Madness! Two gorgeous packages of my Almond Biscotti, adapted from my Italian grandmother's recipe. These aren't your usual biscotti. They're so thick and buttery-rich, and not too sweet, with cinnamon, toasted almonds, and the most wonderful lemon glaze. Mmm!

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    Three of our incredibly delicious giant 11-ounce breakfast cookies, shipped fresh to you. We'll give you your choice of Original or Vegan & Gluten-free! You could run a marathon, bike a century or climb a mountain with these cookies, just bursting with toasted nuts and organic fruits.

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    The Biscotti Sampler: One package each of our popular biscotti, adapted from my grandmother Ninetta's wonderful recipes. You'll get the Pecan, the Toasted Almond, and the Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed biscotti gift packages plus a website thank you!

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    Two perfect sacks of our mini-breakfast cookies, shipped fresh to you. We'll give you your choice of Original or Vegan & Gluten-free!

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    The cookie sampler. We'll send you a beautifully wrapped assortment of our most popular cookie packages: The Simple Chocolate Chip Cookie, The Ultimate Sugar Cookie, The Molasses Dream, and the best Almond Biscotti you've ever tasted. We'll send you a total of four beautiful gift bags of these sinfully-rich treats along with a website thank you.

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    The richest, fudgiest, greatest brownies! We'll ship you six individually wrapped Red Barn Bakery brownies. Your choice of regular or gluten free.

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    The sampler: 88 ounces of goodness! We'll ship you eight of our incredibly delicious giant 11-ounce breakfast cookies. You can select the Originals or the popular Vegan & Gluten-free version, made with rice flour.

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    The Summer Camp special! Send a fabulous cookie sampler to your favorite camper in July or August (or enjoy the treats yourself while the kids are away!)

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    I'll ship my favorite cookie assortment to you or your designated cookie lover each month for three consecutive months, beginning any time in 2013. This seasonal cookie sampler can include The Ultimate Sugar Cookie, our Almond or Pecan Biscotti, the Molasses Dream and the Original Big Cookie. We can also offer a gluten free & Vegan sampler. (Great gift for a college student!)

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    I'll ship my favorite cookie assortment to you or your designated cookie lover each month for six consecutive months, beginning any time in 2013. This seasonal cookie sampler can include The Ultimate Sugar Cookie, our Almond or Pecan Biscotti, the Molasses Dream and the Original Big Cookie. We can also offer a gluten free & Vegan sampler. (Great gift for a college student!)

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    I'll ship my favorite cookie assortment to you or your designated cookie lover each month for nine consecutive months, beginning any time in 2013. This seasonal cookie sampler can include The Ultimate Sugar Cookie, our Almond or Pecan Biscotti, the Molasses Dream and the Original Big Cookie. We can also offer a gluten free & Vegan sampler. (Great gift for a college student!)

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    Spend an evening in the bakery, learning to prepare your favorite dessert. I'll teach a group of up to six how to prepare one fabulous dessert. We'll end the evening with beverages and a tasting of your favorite bakery treats. Time and date in 2013 to be mutually agreed upon.

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    One year of Great Cookies! I'll ship my favorite cookie assortment to you or your designated cookie lover each month for ONE YEAR, beginning any time in 2013. This seasonal cookie sampler can include The Ultimate Sugar Cookie, our Almond or Pecan Biscotti, the Molasses Dream and the Original Big Cookie. We can also offer a gluten free & Vegan sampler. (Great gift for a college student!)

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    A private dessert evening after 7 p.m. at the Red Barn Bakery. Host your book club, or knitting circle or birthday gathering at my bakery. I'll bake you and up to 11 friends a lavish sampler of your favorite desserts, served with coffee or tea and fresh fruits from the farmer's market. Available through June 1, 2014. Date to be mutually agreed upon.

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    A Dessert Party in your home or office. I'll bring a lavish sampler of my most delectable desserts, enough to satisfy the sweet tooth cravings of up to 15 people. I'll also prepare a beautiful fresh organic fruit platter. Date to be mutually agreed upon and location must be within 20 miles of Irvington, NY.

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    A Dessert Party in your home or office. I'll bring a lavish sampler of my most delectable desserts, enough to satisfy the sweet tooth cravings of up to 15 people. I'll also prepare a beautiful fresh organic fruit platter. Date to be mutually agreed upon and location must be within 50 miles of Irvington, NY, including all locations in New York City. Date in 2013 to be mutually agreed upon.

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    Invent-a-cookie. List your favorite ingredients and I'll adapt them to the cookie of your dreams. Chocolate? Dried cherries? Pine nuts? Coconut? You'll get a perfect batch of 12 giant breakfast cookies shipped to you any time you choose in 2013. They'll be named for you and I'll offer them for sale at the Red Barn Bakery and on my website. I'll also send you four additional shipments of a Red Barn cookie assortment of your choice in 2013-14.

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