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Update #1

Our Video is up! See Menkir Tamrat. The man behind the seeds.

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We have added new rewards, and we have uploaded our project video.  

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Please also check out the rewards.  We have revised them, and added value to them in many cases.

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  • Pledge $5 or more
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    1 packet of Highland Kale seed (Ethiopian Gommanzar). Grown in the highlands of Ethiopia, it is a kale-like mustard. We sell Highland Kale Tops (leaves, buds and stems) to some of the best restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area.

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    1 packet Highland Kale seed and 1 packet Mareko Fana pepper seed. Mareko Fana peppers form the backbone of the Berbere spice that is used in many Ethiopian meat and lentil dishes. They have about the same heat as Jalapeno peppers. Young peppers are mild, and are excellent when used like Padron peppers

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    23 backers

    1 packet of seed for all 5 Ethiopian crops to be introduced by this project: Highland Kale, Mareko Fana peppers, Marako Fana Red peppers, Mitmita peppers and Highland Mustard. It is these 5 crops that we would like to release, through our new seed company -- Artisan Seeds (with the help of Kickstarter)

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    3 backers

    1 packet of seed for all 5 Ethiopian crops to be introduced by this project. Plus, 1 packet of seed for 3 new striped cherry tomato varieties that we bred on our farm. Seeds for cherry tomatoes can be delivered in March, if pledger agrees not to sell seeds.

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    Attend one of our Wednesday Farm Workshops for free ($60 value). They are scheduled for the last Wednesday of each month. Plus one packet of Highland Kale seed and one packet of Mareko Fana pepper seed. See our blog for details about Wednesday Farm Workshops.

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    2 backers

    1 packet of seed for all 5 Ethiopian crops to be introduced by this project. Plus, 1 packet of seed for all 6 new striped cherry tomato varieties that we bred on our farm. Seeds for cherry tomatoes can be delivered in March, if pledger agrees not to sell seeds.

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    4 backers

    Beginner Backer Pick ($110 value). This is essentially an "a la carte" produce subscription. We send you a "backer card" with 55 individual $2 symbols on it. Over the course of one year (April 2012 to April 2013), you visit our Sunol Farm Stand or our Menlo Park Farmers' Market Stand and we cross off symbols as you take equal value of our farm products including all seeds, plants, fresh produce and herb teas. See our blog for more details on the "Beginner Backer Pick". Reward also includes 1 packet of seed for all 5 Ethiopian crops to be introduced by this project.

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  • Pledge $150 or more
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    3 backers Limited (17 left of 20)

    1 packet of seed for all 5 Ethiopian crops. 1 packet of seed for all 6 new striped cherry tomatoes. Plus two packets of seed for un-released tomato varieties we have created, for the next 5 years. Plus 2 tins of spicy, organic Grey Dog Herb Tea, which contains Mareko Fana peppers

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    4 backers

    The Backer Pick ($230 value). This is essentially an "a la carte" produce subscription. We send you a "backer card" with 115 individual $2 symbols on it. Over the course of one year (April 2012 to April 2013), you visit our Sunol Farm Stand or our Menlo Park Farmers' Market Stand and we cross off symbols as you take equal value of our farm products including all seeds, plants, fresh produce and herb teas. See our blog for more details on the "Backer Pick". Reward also includes 1 packet of seeds for all 5 Ethiopian crops to be introduced by this project, and 1 packet of seed for 3 new striped cherry tomato varieties.

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  • Pledge $500 or more
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    1 backer

    The Big Backer Pick ($600 value). This is essentially an "a la carte" produce subscription. We send you a "backer card" with 300 individual $2 symbols on it. Over the course of one year (April 2012 to April 2013), you visit our Sunol Farm Stand or our Menlo Park Farmers' Market Stand and we cross off symbols as you take equal value of our farm products including all seeds, plants, fresh produce and herb teas. See our blog for more details on the "Big Backer Pick". Reward also includes seeds for all 5 Ethiopian crops to be released by this project; and seed for all 6 new striped cherry tomatoes; and seeds for 2 un-released tomato varieties for the next 5 years.

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  • Pledge $1,000 or more
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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    1 packet of seed for all 5 Ethiopian crops. 1 packet of seed for all 6 new striped cherry tomatoes. Plus two packets of seed for un-released tomato varieties we have created, for the next 5 years. Plus 5 tins of spicy, organic Grey Dog Herb Tea. Plus a white tablecloth dinner for two at our farm, with a menu featuring Ethiopian mustards and peppers.

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  • Pledge $2,500 or more
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    Naming rights to a tomato. Come to our farm for a day and look through all of the tomatoes that are in the queue for release in the next couple of years. Have lunch and dinner with us on the farm. Choose a tomato that you like and name it. We will release "your" tomato in 2012 or 2013. You may also choose to have exclusive rights to your tomato for a year before we release it.

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