We have created a national award winning Bloody Mary - now we aim to produce and distribute it to all lovers of this libation! Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 1, 2013.
About this project
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> We have reached our first stretch goal!! We are now aiming for $15,000 with just 28 hours to go!
The additional $1,500 will go towards us purchasing a new filler. This will help us to increase our production times, and make more amazing bloody mary mix for everyone to enjoy! This has been and incredible journey with kickstarter, and we look forward to a strong finish. All of our backers are amazing!
We've been funded! Help us reach our new stretch goal of $13,500!
Thank you everybody for showing your faith in us and our company. Every single backer means the world to us, and we will not forget that it has been your generous backing that has made our company a reality.
We now have 7 days to meet our stretch goal of $13,500 - What will the additional $3,500 get us? Well, its not all that sexy, but a new water heater! Yea, we know ... not thrilling, but we need one! We have added a new $100 dollar reward as well to help us get there. Thank you
Preservation & co. was created because of a passion for cooking and old food preservation techniques. When we realized that we could turn this passion into a thriving business that could also benefit our community, we knew it was time to make our move.
We have been in business since 2010 in the Sacramento area, starting with our focus on jams and jellies. That division of our company was titled "Bar in a Jar" because we created all of our recipes based on cocktails. We have self funded all of the start up over the past couple years, including LLC fees, jars, produce, labels, farmers market supplies, state licensing, and health department certification, etc. Now we need help moving our company to the next step, and we need a commercial kitchen of our own to meet the demand of our growing customer base.
Here is our current product line:
- Big John's Habanero Dill Chips - Spicy Pickled Cucumber Chips
- Black Pepper Asparagus - Pickled Asparagus
- Horseradish Green Beans - Zesty Pickled Green Beans
- Balsamic Beets - Pickled Red Beets
- Cayenne Carrot Sticks - Spicy Pickled Carrots
- Award Winning Bloody Mary Mix
- Sriracha Salt - Spicy Flavored Salt (Makes a great glass rimmer)
Our signature Bloody Mary Mix won the silver medal in the National Absolut Vodka Bloody Mary Search 2012
We have been working in the service industry for a combined 30 years and have seen 100s of products come and go over those years. By taking our training in customer service, listening to what our customers want, we feel that we have created a product that far surpasses the industry standard in food preservation. We pack every jar by hand to ensure that only the highest standard of produce will make it into our jars, and into your homes and your restaurants.
What makes our products taste so great?
We have always sourced our produce from local farms, and will always continue to do so. Although these products are shelf stable, starting with fresh produce will help us keep a very robust flavor in our jars. We use the "Hot Pack" Method of canning, which means we take fresh produce, pack it into jars, and then pour the hot brine over the produce. This process ensures optimal texture, but requires more time aging to reach its flavor potential. We then let the jars age for a minimum of one month in our warehouse before they ever make it out to market.
What are we going to do with the Kickstarter funding?
We are in the process of moving into our new production facility here in Midtown, Sacramento. While we do have our funding for the facility, we need your support to purchase the product we need to meet our new retail orders! We will need to purchase jars, labels, vinegar, spices, produce, and shipping packaging.
Below is a photo of the building we are moving into. Construction will begin in early Feb.
Risks and challenges
Risk #1 We are moving into a 3200 sq. foot facility. This is obviously taking a big risk just due to the financial investment. We are inviting 10 other companies to rent our kitchen on the off hours. This will help them grow to the level that we have been able to achieve, and will also help us soften the blow of the lease and utilities.
Challenge #1 We will need to place our products into new retailers to support the expense of the large space that we are leasing. Our goal is to have our jars into over 100 stores by the end of our first year in our new space. This will not only pay our bills, but will allow us to expand to other markets and states.
Challenge #2 Currently we operate with just the two of us working in between our shifts at local restaurants. When we open the doors to our new facility, we will have to hire new staff. These staff members will be working numerous shifts and will require extensive training.
We are confident that with all of the determination and support, we will succeed and will have a lasting impression on the specialty food industry!
Thank you so much for your support, we appreciate every bit!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
Your contribution will help us to keep cooking! We will gladly send you a one of a kind photo of us working hard in the kitchen to create bloody greatness! The photo will be personalized to you thanking you for your generosity!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $20 or more
SACRAMENTO PICK-UP - If you are in the Sacramento area and would like to support your only local preserving company, this is your package! This includes one jar of award winning bloody mary mix and any jar of pickled veggies in our line-up! Pick-Up in Sacramento Only.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
THE PACKAGE WITH SPICE! This reward level will ship one jar of Bloody Mary Mix and a jar of Sriracha Salt anywhere in the US! Just add vodka for an award winning bloody mary, or just enjoy it over ice for a non-alcoholic morning libation. Shipping in the US includedEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $30 or more
8 backers Limited (42 left of 50)
You love pickles... and you aren't afraid to show it! Supporters at this level will receive our T-shirt that will only be made available to supporters of our kickstarter funding! Limited time, and quantities! Shipping within the US Included.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $30 or more
You can be one of the first to make this award winning Bloody Mary at home! This reward includes a jar of our Bloody Mary Mix, and a jar of Pickled Veggies, your choice! Shipping within the US Included.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $40 or more
3 PACK - We will ship 3 jars of any flavor to you! This Preservation package is sure to please, with a bounty of flavorful pickles to keep to yourself, or make great gifts with!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $75 or more
It was a rough night... but aren't you glad you have this Bloody Mary Survival Kit!? For your incredibly generous support, we will be sending you our complete line of pickled vegetables (4 Jars), bloody mary mix(2 jars), and sriracha salt. Includes shipping within the US.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $85 or more
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS - These jars want to travel abroad! For your support we will ship 3 jars of pickled veggies and our "Kickstarter Exclusive" T-shirt to you anywhere in the world!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
STRETCH GOAL REWARD!! We have met our original goal.. now we are stretching for $13,500! This reward level will be the best value package for our last 7 days! 3 jars of our award winning bloody mary mix, 4 jars of pickled veggies, 1 jar of sriracha salt, and our exclusive kickstarter t-shirtEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $250 or more
PRESERVE THE SEASONS! You have made an amazing contribution, and we would like to reward you all year long. We will send you quarterly shipments (4 jars each) of seasonal special release jars. This will also be sent with a bloody mary mix every quarter. Your first shipment will include a T-shirt that will only be released to our kickstarter Supporters!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $750 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU! What would you like kind Kickstarter?? We will create a special release batch just for you with your choice of ingredients, custom labels, and personalized photos of us making your pickles. 48 jars total, shipped anywhere in the US.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)
ITS A BLOODY BRUNCH! Both Brad and Jason will come to your home and host a Bloody Mary Brunch for you and 10 guests. This includes a class on creating our Bloody Mary mix, pickling vegetables, and making an amazing Bloody. A well known local chef will provide the eats, Must be within a 3 hour drive of Sacramento, CA.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
BLOODY BRUNCH ANYWHERE IN THE US! Both Brad and Jason will fly to you and host a Bloody Mary Brunch in your home. We will bring all of the supplies needed to throw a brunch that you and your 15 friends will be talking about for a long time to come! This also includes T-shirts for the whole party, and a private batch of vegetables that will be made for your party, and never produced again! We will also cook food for the whole group, and teach everyone to pickle their own vegetables at home! Thank you SO MUCH for the support!Estimated delivery:
- (32 days)