Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 15, 2012.

Update #2

Hump Day

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The week has ended, Wednesday has come and gone, which means our Kickstarter campaign is more than half way over. Or has it only half-begun?

Whether you're an optimist, pessimist, pragmatist, or dreamer we certainly appreciate having you along for the ride. And because of your relentless enthusiasm we've already raised more than $5,000!

   

However, despite all the success we've had we're not the type to rest on our laurels. While you've been busy helping us spread the word we've been busting our humps all the while. The website mockups are nearly complete (see below) and we've been collaborating on some new rewards with chefs and restauranteurs that will knock your socks off!

   

   

We've also been featured in the Huffington Post!

"What if locating and buying locally-grown produce direct from its source in Chicago was as easy as Google searching for the nearest BYOB? What if the city's urban gardeners were able to join a social-network-meets-online-marketplace that would allow them to connect with both customers and other gardeners?"

I don't know the answers to those questions but I'm confident our team will amaze you, and with your help we'll have that opportunity soon enough.

   

Gratefully yours,

Todd, Collin & the gang

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    KICKSTARTER SEED PACKET - Thanks for helping us grow! Lettuce return the favor.

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    RECYCLED NOTEBOOK - Jot it down and carry on - don't let your ideas go to waste!

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    REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG - Hopefully you already have one of these, but if you don't then we'd be happy to reward you with one of ours!

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    AWESOME POSTER - The mother-daughter team from Elmhurst has something wicked cool in the works.

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    TWO TOO-CUTE TOWELS - Keep 'em both for yourself or give 'em away as gifts. Where ever they end up they certainly deserve to be displayed.

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    APRON - Sensible attire for the kitchen. I don't know why more people don't wear them.

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    GARDEN STAKES - Believe it or not you can print on wood, and that's exactly what we'll do. You'll get 3 signs that correlate with the 3 seed packets we've created (and you'll get the seeds, too).

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    VEGGIE MONSTER HAT - These hats are ridiculously adorable. Anybody remember "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?"

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    KITCHEN COUTURE - Apron, towel and shopping bag all rolled into one. Keep 'em for your self or give 'em away as gifts!

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    UNDERGROUND DINNER PARTY - There's room for 14 at the table. The talented Joseph Flamm will lead a crew of Chicago's up-and-coming chefs as they prepare a meal that will knock your socks off at an as of yet undisclosed location somewhere with Chicago's city limits. Dinner will be hosted on a school night sometime in July or August.

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    POSTER COLLECTION - All four awesome works of art for your wall-hanging pleasure.

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    LOCAVORE STARTER KIT - Basically, you get all of the above nestled neatly into one tiny package. Seeds + signs; apron, towel, and shopping bag; plus all 4 posters! Oh you get the notebook too!

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    SEE HOW THE SAUSAGE GETS MADE - Here's your chance to be butcher for a day at Publican Quality Meats -- one of the newest additions to Paul Kahan's wildly successful empire. This is an opportunity for one lucky meat-lover to get a peek at PQM's underbelly. Date for butcher-experience must be planned for a weekday > 1 month in advance.

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    BREWER'S DINNER - 5 courses + 5 brews for you and 9 of your closest friends; each dish prepared by Head Chef Christopher McCoy will be paired with one of Haymarket's distinctive brews. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance for a Mon. Tues. or Wed. evening.

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