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TONEWOOD is setting up a commercial maple kitchen! After almost a year of outsourcing the production of many of our products, we need to bring our costs down and create local jobs if we are to compete and fulfill our objective of helping to preserve the age-old tradition of maple farming. As you can imagine, setting up a commercial maple kitchen is an expensive project and we need your help to acquire the much needed equipment. This includes: maple canning, creaming & candy-making equipment, an oven, range, dehydrator, work tables, food-grade shelving, baker's speed racks, sinks, sanitizing dishwasher, lights, sheet pans, and much, much more.

THE IMPACT By supporting us you're not only helping this small business to become more sustainable, you're also supporting the community and economy, small-scale farming, and artisan maple producers throughout North America. Once this kitchen is ready we'll be able to increase our production, take on more sugar makers, and more effectively spread the word that these family owned operations continue to produce maple products of premium quality and that they deserve a place in every household in the nation!

HOW DOES THIS FUNDRAISER WORK? This Kickstarter fundraiser is all or nothing: if we don't reach our goal, we will not receive any of the donations pledged and your credit card will not be charged. If we do reach our goal (and I hope we do!) your credit card will be charged on December 16, 2012, the day the campaign ends. To the right you'll find a list of rewards for different levels of pledges. Please help us make our dream become a reality!

THE PRODUCT Tonewood is redefining the standard for premium quality maple products. Through collaboration with expert sugarmakers, we produce pure maple syrups and other specialties. Our syrups are single-sourced, unblended, free of additives and our products are sourced locally within 50 miles of our future kitchen. We combine this standard for excellence with sleek design and forward-thinking sustainability practices to produce gourmet products. Our tree adoption programs and all product sales help to fund climate change research, local farming efforts, and sustainable forest stewardship. Find out more about Tonewood's products on our website and on our blog. Samples of some of our offerings below!

Risks and challenges

As a small business, the risks and challenges ahead of us are formidable. Once the commercial kitchen is set up and we have moved production in-house, the challenge will be the continuing outreach program to create an awareness and educate consumers as to the versatility of maple based products as well as to its unrivalled health attributes as a sweetner. Also, to reinforce and highlight the benefits that sustainable agricultural methods bring to our society as a whole!

With your help, our chances of success in doing this are infinitely higher!

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    A HUGE thank you and shout out on Facebook to recognize your contribution in helping us to attain our goals!

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    FB thank you along with a jar of our seasoning that combines zesty black pepper and natural sea salts with sweet maple sugar

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    The above along with a jar of our crunchy maple flakes -these little morsels simultaneously add sweetness and texture when used to top or garnish fresh fruit, oatmeal, lattes, you name it!

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    Above but throwing in the famous Maple Cube (as seen in Food&Wine, FineCooking, and Forbes Life). A perfect cube that can be shaved and used in a myriad of ways.

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    Add everything mentioned plus indulge in a bottle of our sweet, luscious maple cream. This spread combines rich maple flavor with an irresistibly smooth texture. Maple cream is a perfect spread over toast or pancakes or used as a desert frosting.

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    Add our 4 Grade Collection to the stash of rewards (a retail value of $70 alone!). This grouping represents the range of color and flavor intensity available in maple syrups. You will enjoy exploring the distinctive qualities of each grade as they complement and enhance your gourmet experience!

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    Now we're getting serious..everything mentioned so far along with 2 large bottles (500ml) of our best small batch syrup (adding more retail value of $45!)

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    Go all the way with your passion for maple and the farmer's that toil away to produce it. The above plus a full adoption program where you'll receive three packages from Tonewood including an adoption certificate and photo of your tree followed shortly thereafter by delivery of the Four Grade Collection, including 250 ml/8.4 oz bottles of the four maple syrup grades, and lastly you will enjoy our Sweet Pairing package which includes our maple cube and maple wafers. Because you already have so much of our delicious product, you are free to award this gift to your closest friend or colleague

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    In addition to all the booty you have collected, a second tree adoption is yours to award a friend or colleague (each adoption has a retail value of over $150 which includes 3 shipments during the year.)

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    Now that you have more than enough maple products for the year (all the above!) and 2 adoptions to award, you also get to have dinner for 2 at the award winning "Hen of the Wood" restaurant in Waterbury,Vermont.

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    For the non-local version of this award level, we throw in an additional 2 tree adoptions (for a total of 4) which by the way make excellent holiday presents!, in addition to all of the previoulsy mentioned maple products.

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    For this lofty contribution, you plus 5 of your friends will be the guest of honor at an exclusive maple themed dinner put on at the award winning "Hen of the Wood" restaurant in Waterbury,Vermont.

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    For this generous donor, Sugarbush Ski Resort has offered up a 2-night stay, with lift tickets included, at their prestigious Clay Brook Lodge.
    The value of this package is $900 and we will throw in a tonewood maple gift basket and 2 tree adoptions for a great all round offering. Package is valid Dec.1 2012 - Dec. 1 2013 - some restrictions apply. (Check-in Sunday through Wednesday. Following holidays excluded: Christmas/New Year's 2012, Martin Luther King Weekend 2013, and President's Week 2013).

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