About this project
Preservation & co. is a specialty foods producer located in Sacramento, CA
We create pickled foods, hot sauces, bloody mary mix, infused salts, and are constantly inspired to create new products. We strive to create the boldest, exciting flavors in the specialty foods market. Our company is dedicated to creating the best, which is why all of our products are individually hand-crafted and hand-packed.
Products we create include:
- Bloody Mary Mix - Awarded Silver Medal in the national Absolut Vodka Bloody Mary Search
- Black Pepper Asparagus
- Balsamic Beets
- Big John's Habanero Dill Chips
- Cayenne Carrot Sticks
- Sriracha Salt
- Sriracha - 3 levels of heat!
- Sweet Pepper Relish
- Chill Dills
- Jalapeno Honey Halves
- Many more small batch creations!
Check out a couple of our rewards!
What will we do with the funds?
Of course, the first thing will do is produce and send your rewards! We are currently building our retail space at our production facility, and will be using a good amount of our funds to complete an amazing experience for our customers. We will be stocking the shelves with not just our products, but with other local and small batch products from around the US. We are excited to support these businesses, while offering some of the most high quality, delicious products on the market!
We're also purchasing a walk-in cooler that will allow us to produce refrigerator pickles for restaurants and supermarkets in the Northern California region. We will be able to increase our production to supply the orders that we are already receiving, and to take on new accounts to grow our business.
We are now in over 100 locations in Northern California, but we are expanding quickly!
Currently we only have our products in Northern California and online. By the end of this Kickstarter campaign, our bloody mix will also be available in Southern California. By the end of the year, we hope to have products available in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Colorado. We are always on the hunt for new distributors, and have goals for national distribution within 3 years!
We have been very busy since our first Kickstarter campaign!
Our last campaign successfully funded in February, 2013. We have since completed 80% of our construction, and are in the final stages to getting moved in.
We have also increased our product line to over 15 products! We are always looking to create new exciting products to for our customers.
We aim to partner with local farmers and companies when we create our products.
We always prefer local produce, and partner with local farmers to ensure we can bring the best to our customers. Northern California is thriving with local produce and products. We also have been able to help farmers use produce before the freeze, when they would normally experience crop loss, and loss of income.
We love talking about food preservation, and are excited to offer classes in our new facility!
We will be offering classes at least twice per month at our facility in Sacramento. Local chefs will also be able to use the production space to teach about their specialties including: knife skills, butchery, sushi, pasta, southern cooking, etc.
We thank you so much for your interest and support of our company. For those of you in the Sacramento area, or if you are visiting our area, please feel free to stop by any time to chat!
Risks and challenges
We learned from our last Kickstarter campaign! Shipping heavy glass products is a very difficult task, but we now have custom boxes to minimize that risk! Sourcing local produce can present some issues from time to time, so we are working hard to anticipate harvests, and create products are the appropriate times.
When there is construction, there is always set backs. While we are finishing construction, we will continue to work in the restaurant that allows us to use their kitchen. Our goal is to open in the beginning of June, and begin producing in our shiny new kitchen!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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