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$4,760
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
45
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 31 2016 3:20 PM UTC +00:00

About

Founders: Val and Katie
Founders: Val and Katie

This project is about Chile: its fertile lands, the isolation, its hardworking farmers, and the idealistic obsession of its founders to promote organic, well-sourced products and transparent business practices. But ultimately, the project is about friendship - 30 years of friendship! 

30 years ago BUENA ONDA founders met in the first grade in Richfield, Ohio. It was friendship at first sight (Val loved Katie's Dukes of Hazzard lunch box)

They became fast friends and that friendship continued into high school. As their lives unfolded; one or both living in Ohio, California, Hawaii, the comings and goings of romances and careers, and thousands of miles of distance when Val spent 10 years living in Chile - their friendship continued.

And amazingly, with the combination of their unique talents and experiences the ladies founded BUENA ONDA - an import and distribution company intended to dissolve the walls of mystery that often surround the food we eat from abroad. We want to accomplish the following:

Rain-watered, organically grown. quinoa fields in central Chile
Rain-watered, organically grown. quinoa fields in central Chile

- Help Chilean farmers increase their certified organic production

- Assist those Chilean farmers in exposing their products to the large cons

Merquen (or merquen) chile spice, an ancient Mapuche recipes
Merquen (or merquen) chile spice, an ancient Mapuche recipes

cious consumer US market and assure they receive fair value for their work

- Maintain transparent business practices along the chain from grower, organic certification, producers, through the shipping, packaging and distribution stateside.

- Prove to customers that BUENA ONDA is a sign of quality and integrity in food importing to the US from Chile and eventually other countries.

Organic Golden Quinoa - a new, fluffy, absorbent variety
Organic Golden Quinoa - a new, fluffy, absorbent variety

The BUENA ONDA organic golden quinoa (or quinoa dorada) pre sale Kickstarter campaign is intended to help launch our company and offer our customers a taste of a different variety of quinoa not yet seen here in the US. Quinoa dorada is grown near to sea level, not in the high altiplano like the quinoa of the high Andes. This quinoa is golden, hearty, absorbent, minimally processed, and cooks up with lots of flavor. Our packages come with a recipe written by head chef de cuisine Elizabeth Murray, from the Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch in Big Sur

Along with the golden quinoa, our rewards and initial product line includes: golden quinoa flour, puffs, award winning Alonso olive oil, hand harvested sea salt, and a unique smoked chile spice indigenous to Chile called Merken. Additional rewards packages include a variety of designer clothes with the Buena Onda image.

Buena Onda organic, golden quinoa and quinoa flour, merquen chile spice, hand harvested sea salt, and Alonso high quality olive oil
Buena Onda organic, golden quinoa and quinoa flour, merquen chile spice, hand harvested sea salt, and Alonso high quality olive oil

We promise to deliver your rewards to your doorstep by September 2016.

Buena Onda!

Risks and challenges

BUENA ONDA is a registered LLC in California and already doing business. Once your order is in, there are very few risks and challenges. The only risk we foresee could be a delay in shipping to our customers due to unexpected delays in overseas shipments.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    1 lb of organic golden quinoa, a bottle of our merken chile and sea salt mix, a Buena Onda sticker and a list of our favorite quinoa recipes.

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    1 lb of organic golden quinoa, a bottle of our merken chile and sea salt mix, a Buena Onda designer T-shirt (men or women's cut) and a sticker.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    1 lb of organic golden quinoa, a bottle of our merken chile and sea salt mix, a Buena Onda designer front zip hoodie or long sleeve TShirt (men or women's cut) and a sticker.

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    Deluxe Food Basket
    2lb of organic golden quinoa, 1lb of golden quinoa flour, 8oz of quinoa puffs, 2 500ml bottles of Alonso olive oil, 8oz of our hand harvested sea salt, and 8oz of our signature merken chile spice and a list of our favorite quinoa recipes.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    The Ultimate Buena Onda!
    Deluxe Food basket + your choice of Buena Onda designer wear + a Buena Onda surprise culinary gift for you and a friend of your choice.

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    Receive a Deluxe food basket seasonally (every 3 months) for a year

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    Receive a Deluxe food basket every month for a year.

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    Receive a Deluxe food basket every month for a year and your choice of Buena Onda designer wear + a surprise culinary gift.

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Funding period

- (31 days)