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A neighborhood-centered grocery store & deli focusing on local, organic foods and basic goods. Located at 2036 W Division St.

We made it! Thank you all! 

We're 100% funded but there's still time to support Plenty and take advantage of the rewards. There are still a few seats left for dinner, and plenty of Sonnenzimmer prints, bags, and food subscriptions available.    

Any donations beyond the $15,000 will go towards covering Kickstarter's fee and the credit card processing fees, allowing us to put more funds towards the store!

Again, thank you all so, so much. 

*New Reward: Fruit to the Rescue! - Print by Sonnenzimmer

Print + 2 Produce Bags -  $30 for current backers / $40 for new backers *includes US shipping

The magnificent Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) ARE PRINTING A POSTER JUST FOR OUR BACKERS!!! Get yourself a helping before they're gone. Current backers can get one by increasing your pledge by $30 or more. 

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HELP US OPEN! 

My partner Gwen and I saw the need for a grocery store in our neighborhood. One that sold healthy food and supported the local food system. So we decided to open Plenty!

We've been working hard trying to come up with the funding we need to make Plenty successful. Unfortunately, so far, we've come up short. But you can help! We're asking you, our neighbors and future customers, to give us a hand in making a store we can all use and love.

The money we raise on Kickstarter will be used for plumbing work, licenses, permits, start-up inventory, utility deposits, bulk-food bins, and wages for our employees. 

In addition to the rewards you select, every backer will be able to let us know about products you'd like to see on the shelves, dietary restrictions you might have (how many vegans & celiac sufferers do we have out there?), and how we can make a better shopping experience for everyone.

We can't do it without you and we wouldn't want to. We will only be successful with the support of our community. Kickstarter is all or nothing. If we don't reach our funding goal your credit card will not be charged, you won't receive any rewards, and we will have to delay our opening until we can secure enough funding.  

THE REWARDS

*Notes: 1) In order to reserve your seat you must select this reward even if you're getting multiple rewards. 2) If you want to reserve more than one seat just multiply your pledge by the number of seats you want and select the dinner as your reward. We will adjust the availability as needed. Thanks! 

Food Subscriptions

Pay ahead and save! Help us in the short run and we'll give you a little extra in return. Each month you'll receive an item or items of your choice valued at the monthly portion of the subscription cost + bonus amount:

  • 6 Month Subscription = item(s) valued at $11.67 each month for 6 months. 
  • 10 Month Subscription = item(s) valued at $12 each month for 10 months.

There's no limit to the number of subscriptions you can have. Say you want an item every week for 6 months or 10 months just pledge 4 times the subscription cost and you got it!

Local subscribers can collect their reward at any time during the month and can choose from a wide variety of staple foods and basic goods including produce, bulk-goods, breads, dairy, meats, beverages and more. 

Subscribers who choose to have their items shipped will have fewer choices but they will be no less delicious. It also costs more to ship, sorry. Each month we'll send you an email with the items you can choose from. You can expect to find Chicago made coffee, tea, honey, jams, and other nonperishable items.

Buying Club Membership

If you already know you're going be doing a lot of shopping at PLENTY (yay!) this reward is for you. Get all the cost savings you expect from a buyers club without order minimums or even ordering ahead of time. Membership is for one year. 

Selecting Multiple Rewards

If you want multiple rewards simply add up the cost of each reward that you want and pledge that amount. Once the fundraiser has ended we will contact you to confirm your selections. Check out our package rewards for even more value! 

*NOTE: If you are doing multiple rewards and want a seat at the supporters dinner you must select the dinner as your reward in order to reserve your seat. As mentioned above, we will contact you at the end to clarify which other rewards you want. 

About Kickstarter

For those of you who are new to Kickstarter let me first say thank you, I hope this will not be the last project you support. Kickstarter and other crowd-funding platforms are an important part of our new economy, entrepreneurship and community development. Every donation to our project is also a donation to Kickstarter, and supports a platform that makes projects come to life. 

Keep up with our progress by following us on Twitter, Facebook and at plentygoodfood.comWe thank you for your support. See you soon!

A special thank you to everyone who has helped us so far: Chip & Dorothy Sommers, Rick & Nancy Harley, Danny & Pris Edwards, Charlotte Sommers, Levinson Locations, High Concept Laboratories, Tuesday Night Dinners, Chad Kouri, Rod Hunting, Mike Ruggirello, Andrew Musch, The Post Family, One Design, and Simple Honest Work. 

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    Give us input on what to carry + your name & link on the website for-ev-er + your name in print in the store for-ev-er.

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    3 vintage inspired mini-prints (aka 5x7 postcards).

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    2 reusable produce bags.

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    Reusable shopping bag: choice of recycled cotton, collapsable bag, or net bag (see images in main column).

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS - Your choice of a set of 3 vintage inspired mini-prints (aka 5x7 postcards) OR 2 reusable produce bags.

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    PLENTY Bag. Choice of black recycled cotton shopping bag or white collapsable bag with one of our two original PLENTY designs.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS - Reusable shopping bag: choice of recycled cotton, collapsable bag, or net bag! (see images in main column).

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    NEW REWARD: Fruit to the Rescue! - Print by Sonnenzimmer. *includes US shipping

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS - PLENTY Bag. Choice of black recycled cotton shopping bag or white collapsable bag with one of our two original PLENTY designs.

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    Bag Set for One. 2 produce bags + 1 net bag + 1 PLENTY bag + 1 recycled cotton shopping bag or collapsable bag.

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    LOCAL PICKUP - 6 Month Food Subscription. Pay ahead and save on staple foods and basic goods. Choose from produce, bulk goods, breads, beverages, meats, dairy and more. Each subscription is a $70 value.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS - Bag Set For One. 2 produce bags + 1 net bag + 1 PLENTY bag + 1 recycled cotton shopping bag or collapsable bag.

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    Cooking For Two Bag Set: 3 produce bags + 2 net bags + 1 PLENTY bag + 2 recycled cotton shopping bags or collapsable bags.

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    US SHIPPING - 6 Month Food Subscription. Get your choice of Chicago made coffee, tea, honey, jams, sauces, and other nonperishable items shipped to you each month.

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    Supporters Dinner. Join us at HCL, a neighborhood non-profit event space, on Thursday, August 16th, at 8pm for a creative, multi-course dinner prepared by chef Jeremy Leven and the Tuesday Night Dinner team. Drinks by Hornswaggler.

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    LOCAL PICKUP - 10 Month Food Subscription. Pay ahead and save on staple foods and basic goods. Each month choose from produce, bulk goods, breads, beverages, meats, dairy and more. Each subscription is a $120 value.

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    US SHIPPING - 10 Month Food Subscription. Get your choice of Chicago made coffee, tea, honey, jams, sauces, and other nonperishable items shipped to you each month.

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    Supporters dinner + 10 month food subscription + choice of bag + 2 sets of mini-prints. A $260 value.

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    Supporters dinner for 2 + (2) 10 month food subscriptions + cooking for two bag set + 4 sets of mini-prints. A $585 value.

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    Buying Club - Individual Membership. Get the goods for less during our first year. If you're going to be an above average shopper (more than $60 a week) this is a good deal. Plus, you get a Bag Set For One to put all those groceries in. A $650+ value.

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    Buying Club - Family Membership. Get the goods for less during our first year. If you're buying for the whole family (more than $125 a week) this is a good deal. Plus, you get a Cooking For Two Bag Set to put all those groceries in. A $1300+ value.

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