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About this project

The goal of this project is to bring Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains to the specialty grocer market. We are asking for your help to launch us into the world of high-end specialty food production, packaging and distribution.

Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains...Perfectly Spiced!
Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains...Perfectly Spiced!

Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains are the perfect appetizer or snack. Appropriate for pairing and tasty enough to stand on their own, this unique product deserves a larger audience! Marjorie Restaurant customers have shown a great love for the plantains since day one. They are perfectly spiced, elegantly prepared and will look amazingly beautiful in our carefully selected packaging on the shelf of specialty grocers nationwide. 

It has always been a dream of mine to bring this product to market. A lovely alternative to traditional crackers or chips, Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains are naturally wheat free and nutrient rich. Furthermore, their elegant appearance provides an effortless edible centerpiece in the hands of the perfect host. Aesthetically pleasing to look at and extraordinarily delicious to crunch, this Seattle sensation must be made more widely available! They make an ideal pairing with your favorite libation at any gathering. My Plantains are delicately spiced and poised to be a crowd-pleaser, whether you are the savvy host serving them or the highly desirable guest, on everyone's invite list, smart enough to bring Plantains to the party. 

Upon completion of raising all of the capital needed for this endeavor, we are "out of the gate". Your dollars and confidence will be used for the hiring of food scientists, creating perfect packaging design, securing a production facility, and carefully distributing Miss Marjorie's Plantains to specialty grocers. 

This is a 30-day project. We’ve got one month to accomplish our funding goal. Tell your friends! Be a part of the campaign and enjoy a special feeling of pride when you grab your first box of Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains off the shelf of your favorite specialty grocer this holiday season! 

Risks and challenges

Anyone who is even vaguely familiar with the restaurant industry knows that “risk” is our middle name. I have invested so much of my personal energy, time, money and even family into making Marjorie restaurant and its food something you can believe in. Its quality, intention, and sense of community have been our hallmarks of success. The challenge we face now is how to sensibly expand our reach and grow the business in a logical way.

Taking on this project assumes a new kind of risk for us: how can we consistently source quality plantains? Are we selecting the best packaging facility that meets the restaurant-quality standards we are used to? How can we facilitate and predict stable shipping and distribution costs? How successful can we be at getting them into stores? Answering all of these questions will take a tremendous amount of foresight and capacity to manage the vagaries of the retail market once they are produced.

These unknowns do not overwhelm me, they focus me. Marjorie Restaurant has provided me with many blessings, not the least of which is family and crew who are supporting me in every way possible to ensure this will be a successful venture. Marjorie’s clientele has arranged the packaging designer, two food brokers, a retail consultant, and a food production guru. This project is supported well beyond good intentions—we’ve got fire power! We’re ready to take it to the next level and your generous support will make it happen!

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    Chip In: Marjorie gives you a "shout out" on Facebook and Twitter feeds. Woot!

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    The VIP: Receive a custom Marjorie tattoo. Visibly sport your tattoo when visiting Marjorie and receive a complimentary order of Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains

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    Bag by Popular Demand: You asked for it! We have made it possible! After a recent meeting with a Specialty Food Broker, we've decided to do a "test run". They won't be in our final production box, and a few chips may be broken, but you can try them and give us some feedback and really be in the know! You can pick them up at Marjorie, or we will ship in the US!

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    That's Awesome: Receive a handwritten thank you note from Max, Marjorie's grandson...along with a voucher for an order of Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains on your next visit to Marjorie!

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    The Early Adopter: Be a recipient of the first shipment of Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains before the in-store launch. Yeah, you're an official insider.

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    Strike A Pose: 100% Cotton Marjorie T-Shirt, comfortable enough for yoga, cool enough for Vogue!

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    A Tisket, a Tasket...Our Plantains in Your Basket: Stop by the Restaurant and take away a ready to serve basket of Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains...with Grilled Pineapple Guacamole on the side. Trust us! They will look fabulous on your table!

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    The Intra-National Plantain Lover: Be our official tester as we learn how to best get our beloved Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains crumb-free beyond Seattle and into the hands of our out -of -town fans. Do Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains have a home in Chicago, LA, NYC and Chicago? We're thinking yes!

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    The Naming Rights: You're on our list...cocktail list that is! We'll name a drink after you or a loved one on Marjorie's famed list of libations. One week of stardom at the bar!

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    A Seat at the Table: Enjoy a weeknight dinner for two at Marjorie...starting off with Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains, of course!

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    Plantain Party: Be the Host With the Most...Donna delivers Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains with Grilled Pineapple Guacamole for a party of 20 people to your home or office. Let's get this party started!

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    The Boardroom: You made an investment in the company and now it's time to meet the shareholders! Join Donna at a special Marjorie Farm Dinner this summer. A spectacular home-cooked meal served on location at the beautiful farm where many of the restaurant's veggies are sourced. Bring a friend, it's sure to be a memorable experience!

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