About this project
Our mission statement:
"The soul of the zen of slow cooking lies in our desire to help the home cook find a little Zen in the kitchen and our heart lies in the dream of helping adults with developmental challenges find independence and employment."
Who are WE?
We are two busy moms, who discovered the "Zen like" effect slow cooking had on our lives. We loved preparing simple dinners from scratch that fit into our busy lifestyles. Our desire to help people find more time to gather around the table inspired us to create a line of premium spice blends using the most popular recipes from our blog, the zen of slow cooking.
Each Slow Cooker Spice Blend includes premium, pre-measured spices, a shopping list, and a signature recipe. The pouches are packaged with care by adults at Planet Access Company (PAC). PAC provides training and employment for adults with developmental disabilities.
GROWTH of our business and why we LOVE KICKSTARTER
A successful Kickstarter campaign will enable us to fulfill our next stage of growth. From our humble beginnings at local farmers markets to our recent selection as a vendor for Whole Foods Market and Mrs. Green’s Natural Food Market, we want you to be part of our next opportunity: a co-branded meal kit with Peapod.
With that in mind, we are moving our spice blending from the test kitchen to a specialist food packaging facility, NBC Packaging. NBC will be responsible for weighing and measuring our proprietary, premium quality spice blends.
Our goal is to raise $15,000 to expand our mission. We hope you will help us build our dream.
Things we LOVE about our Slow Cooker
The aroma that fills the air, the delicious food prepared using our premium Slow Cooker Spice Blends, the chance to slow down and enjoy a little Zen in our lives are some of the reasons we love our slow cooker.
Why people LOVE our SLOW COOKER SPICE BLENDS
The blends feature premium, non-irradiated spices sourced with the greatest of care from an established, family owned business, Woodland Foods. The convenience of the shopping list located on the back of the pouch, and the accompanying signature recipe makes shopping a breeze and results in a delicious outcome!
#1 recipe on our food blog
Prepped in less than 20 minutes and slow cooked for up to 8 hours, the Coq Au Vin Slow Cooker Spice Blend makes a mid-week treat or elegant dinner party dish.
Zen in our lives
Using our slow cooker gives us peace of mind and a little Zen...
Our work force, located at Planet Access Company, hand packs each of our finished spice blends with care. Located in Des Plaines, Illinois, Planet Access Company provides training and employment for adults with developmental challenges.
Drishti Donation: our slow cooking initiative
In our complimentary slow cooking classes: we connect people to each other; we educate them on simple slow cooking techniques; we believe they can gain independence through slow cooking; we share a meal in their community; we dream that through our slow cooker donation their lives will become a little fuller, and will foster opportunities for them to come together and cook together.
Thank you for sharing our journey,
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is meeting the demand for our products which is why we need to raise working capital to fund our move to a co-packer. Simultaneously, moving to a co-packer will help reduce our costs while scaling production without compromising the quality of our Slow Cooker Spice Blends.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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