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Apothecary Kitchen is creative, seasonal food in a synergistic environment called Mountain. 
Transcendent meals, teas and baby food!
Apothecary Kitchen is creative, seasonal food in a synergistic environment called Mountain. Transcendent meals, teas and baby food!
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Apothecary Kitchen at Mountain

Our goal for doing a Kickstarter campaign is to raise money for Apothecary Kitchen at Mountain. 

Apothecary Kitchen is a seasonal, creative eatery that will offer meals, teas and even baby food.  Food can be eaten in our beautiful center, taken to go or delivered to your door!

Our focus is on the transformational qualities in food.  We base our menu on traditional preparations and seasonal, local dishes. Beyond the slow food movement, Apothecary Kitchen wants to mainstream the ancient practice of eating to nurture our spirit.

We plan to use the funds we raise on Kickstarter to build the kitchen: the ovens, range, utensils, refrigeration, appliances, dishes and eco friendly take-out containers.

We feel there is a need in Brooklyn for Apothecary Kitchen.  A need for a place to buy food made in the way you would want to cook at home, if you had the time.  Vibrant, organic and alive, the meals at Apothecary Kitchen will allow you to feel good about the food you eat. Brooklyn is home to many very busy and creative New Yorkers, people who are well aware that the food they eat can be vitally important.  Our many years of experience have brought us to the understanding that our clients, friends and families are longing for just this type of option in Brooklyn.

Our seasonal menus will focus on traditionally prepared broths, body ecology supporting pickles and drinks like Kombucha, the use of Chinese herbs in traditional preparations like Mugwort dumplings, seasonal greens ( like dandelion and artichoke in the springtime). We will soak and spice whole local grains, and beans. Apothecary Kitchen will use humanely raised meats, local rbgh free dairy  and spirit lifting sweets ( try cardamom macaroons with dark chocolate ganache!).

We will cull plants from our roof garden, honey from our bees and expertise from our lives of experience to bring you a way to enter your well-being from many related angles.

Tom McCauley, acupuncturist, chef, beekeeper, surfer and musician is passionate about this exciting adventure.  Bringing his passion to fruition is our dream.  Offering his art as it relates to food will benefit all of Brooklyn.

We can’t do this without you! Apothecary Kitchen needs your help to be born. It is through the commitment of your support that we can persevere in our goal to bring something unique and needed to the table. Please help us meet or exceed our goal!

Please take a look at the rewards we are offering for your support. We feel there is something for everyone, just like at MOUNTAIN!

Please, please take a moment to share this campaign with your friends. It takes a moment for you, but if each of you share this with someone you know, we can make it to the finish line!

We realize how money is energy, and are so grateful for your support.  We hope your help not only allows us to realize our dream, but nourishes you and comes back to you 100 times over. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you, MOUNTAIN thanks you!

Mountain is a community hub offering a synergy of holistic services under one roof.  We are especially excited about the heart of Mountain, a creative, seasonal eatery called Apothecary Kitchen. With overlapping focal points that all relate to the vitality of life, Mountain is a synthesis of what we know and love.

please note: All photography is courtesy of Ingalls Photography

Risks and challenges

Our challenges are two fold. For one, we are challenged by our goal to open a synergistic business. A center that defies a cookie cutter description. We are going against the norm of easy-to-describe specialization and instead are creating a certain kind of cross-pollinating ecology. Mountain will be supported by the differing needs and interests of its patrons.

Apothecary Kitchen is the system we have chosen to focus on. It offers delicious healthy food to busy New Yorkers. We feel that focusing on this one component is a good place to start. It allows us to specialize and focus our attention. This does not diminish from the goal of a synergistic business. It is, however allowing us to reach the goal slowly and with care.

Our second challenge is real estate. While writing this campaign, we are still not grounded in a space. Brooklyn has many amazing neighborhoods. We have looked at Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Boerum Hill , Gowanus and Williamsburg. Mostly it comes down to wanting to be accessible and affordable. Zoning and coding is a complicated world and our architects are working hard to give us all the information we need to pick the right spot.

We will keep you posted on how that unfolds.

We can't wait to announce our location and begin to build out the Apothecary Kitchen!

Please help us bring this dream to life!

Mountain is committed to the stewardship of ecology, health and creativity in Brooklyn. Will you stand with us?

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    The Bow -
    A heartfelt THANK YOU from MOUNTAIN via email and mention on our FB page!

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    The Power Fist! -
    A Thank You postcard drawn and printed by Justine and Tom, individually colored by our 21 mo old twins Sylvan and Alaia.

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    Nectar -
    An organic Apothecary Kitchen pressed juice - and the Owl postcard.

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    Kindling -
    We want to light your fire: !!! A MOUNTAIN tiny matchbox, set of five. The element of fire will be with you, in your pocket. You get five matchboxes with the MOUNTAIN logo and The Owl postcard. (Pick up in Brooklyn).

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    MOUNTAIN Oil -
    An organic food grade plant essential oil blend in a carrier of sesame oil. This signature blend created by Justine Lynch will open your senses to the magic of Mountain. Grounding, inspiring and beautiful this edible blend can be used in food, directly on your skin, in the bath or diffused in your room! ( a 1oz bottle). And the Owl postcard. (No shipping, pick up in Brooklyn only).

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    The Map -
    An Apothecary Kitchen Mini Recipe Book. This beautiful mini book will give you some of our best recipes, seasonal and accurate; begin to cook medicinal food in your own home! Use the included Owl postcard as your book mark :)

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    Bee Happy -
    A 4 oz jar of our beautiful Apothecary Kitchen honey – straight from Tom’s bees to your mouth. These bees deliver! And the Owl
    (No shipping included--pick up in Brooklyn)

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    The Climber -

    You get to look peacefully amazing in an organic cotton MOUNTAIN- I Ching- T shirt, designed by Susan Barber! A white shirt, the pyramid design of “Keeping Still The Mountain” will be on your back, reminding everyone of the power of inner quiet. You can spread the good vibes just by wearing this cool T! add $10 for delivery

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    Baby Buddha -

    Our exclusive line of Apothecary Kitchen baby food!
    Available in 3 stages, for the growing needs of your baby. Organic, local and loved by babies! .

    You get 4 - 8oz mason jars of baby food, made just right for your infant baby or toddler!
    (Delivery not included, pick up in Brooklyn)

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    Mini Elemental -
    Entrance to any one of our Five Element workshops held this year at Mountain. Learn about the ways the Elements correspond to nature, and to our human nature. Find out ways you can cultivate your energy during a particular season. Suggestions for seasonal exercises, essential oils and food to eat will be included! (9/2013-9/2014)

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    Trail Mix – A Tote bag with our MOUNTAIN Logo containing our Apothecary Kitchen black sesame coconut cookies, kombucha and raw pickles. The Tote is white with black handles, designed by the amazing Susan Barber. The treats are yummy--you will go far with this reward! Pick up in Brooklyn

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    Hiking Gear – An organic cotton Mountain T-shirt in a Tote filled with Apothecary Kitchen kombucha, sesame cookies and raw pickles, the Apothecary Kitchen mini recipe book, a matchbook and the Owl postcard!
    (No delivery- Pick up in Brooklyn)

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    Gathering Nuts - Any 100 or under reward plus an invite to our exclusive soft-opening party!Food, drinks, art auction - Love!
    Note: anyone wearing anything with a mountain logo will receive a surprise gift at this party!

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    Lovers Cave - A seasonal Apothecary Kitchen Dinner for two in your home, prepared by chef Thomas McCauley, a mini recipe book and two MOUNTAIN T shirts. (We supply the ingredients and cook according to your specific culinary and dietary needs!), plus invite to our party.

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    Chrysalis / The Transformation…7 fresh pressed Apothecary Kitchen juices, a seasonal eating and stretching consult with Justine Lynch ( lastling 1 ½ hours), and two MOUNTAIN Totes to carry home your juices and enjoy, the T shirt
    plus the invite to our party

    ( No shipping- pick up in Brooklyn)

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    The Eagle - Stretch your wings and fly package: A private workshop for you and a friend. Pick a topic and we will spend 3 hours teaching you: learn to surf, make risotto, stretch correctly, a five element tutorial and more. You will receive a menu of possible workshops to chose from PLUS two T shirts! And both of you will be invited to our soft-opening party!

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    A MOUNTAIN exclusive Art Smock/Dress/Apron designed by Electric Feathers’ Leana Zuniga and Justine Lynch (Her clothing is the only thing I wear to work).
    This beautiful piece will be an iconic addition to your wardrobe. Designed exclusively for Mountain! You also get a Tote and two invites to our party! And three 8oz bottles of fresh pressed juice
    Better yet - Wear it to our Party and you get a surprise gift.
    (no shipping- pick up in Brooklyn)

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    GOLDEN SUNRISE - Get the gold- a MOUNTAIN gold ring designed by Justine Lynch and Hanna Sandin at http://sammasamma.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This outrageous reward puts you in our Inner Circle. The ring is shaped like a triangle and is etched with our logo along the top ridge. The sacred mountain will be with you in so many beautiful ways and we will be so very grateful for your support. You also get the T shirt and 2 invites to our party. This ring will be a symbol to the world of your support not only of the MOUNTAIN we are bringing in, but of Mountains everywhere.

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    The Eagle - Reaching the Summit:
    Ultimate Bowing to you and yours!
    The ring, The art smock, Chrysalis/The Transformation (including the T shirt and Tote), invite for four to our party and our heartfelt awe.
    This reward is able to be shipped with the exception of the juices. A substitution will added by request). Holy Smokes!!!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!!!

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Funding period

- (30 days)