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Bluewater Creamery is a family-run business with the dream of sharing its seasonal, locally-sourced ice cream flavors across their city
Bluewater Creamery is a family-run business with the dream of sharing its seasonal, locally-sourced ice cream flavors across their city
138 backers pledged CA$ 16,809 to help bring this project to life.

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Bluewater Creamery was born out of a love of ice cream and a passion for good food. After two years of serving up the local Guelph markets and festivals, we are now looking to get our business on wheels and raise $15,000 to help purchase an ice cream truck! 

OUR STORY

A weekend trip down Bluewater Highway sparked the idea for what would soon become Guelph’s first small batch ice cream company. And what began as an obsession with the Kitchen Aid mixer and a variety of fresh, local ingredients turned into a thriving family business with a loyal customer base. 

This has been the most exciting season for us to date, as we are on the cusp of expanding our company’s reach. However, we have recently bumped up against our first roadblock. 

According to the Milk Act, which was written more than 50 years ago, we are not allowed to sell ice cream away from the place of manufacture. Put simply, since we do not have a dairy license, we cannot distribute our ice cream away from our commercial kitchen — which means we cannot sell it at the markets and festivals around Guelph. 

Despite having a health-inspected commercial kitchen with zero infractions and a product deemed completely safe for consumption, the unintended consequence of this outdated rule is that it is preventing us from growing our small business. Not only that, the cost of entry to acquire a Dairy license is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and buying permanent retail space can run even higher. 

THE SOLUTION 

Bluewater Creamery needs an ice cream truck. That way we can be mobile while making our product and selling it from the same location — our truck! 

At this stage of Bluewater’s existence, this is the only feasible way for us to move forward and we are asking for your help. 

A donation made to Bluewater Creamery would also mean stimulating the local economy because you would be directly supporting the farmers and suppliers of fresh products that go into making our ice cream. 

 

 OUR FLAVOURS 

Each batch of our seasonal flavours is created with local and farm-fresh ingredients, the highest quality and specialty-sourced vanilla and of course, 100% Canadian Dairy. 

As the seasons change, so do our flavours. We make every effort to give our customers a “farm to cone” experience at the local farmers markets and special events around Guelph and the KW area. 

Check out our website to see our list of hand-crafted ice cream flavours and frozen treats: http://www.bluewatercreamery.ca/ 

 

 

 

Ice cream is a timeless treat and it’s this very feeling of nostalgia that we want to share with our customers. 

So with that said… Let’s get Bluewater Creamery on wheels! 

Thank you for your support! 

#getusonwheels2017 #supportlocal #supportsmallbusinesses #localandfresh #smallbatchicecream #madewithawholelottalove 

 

Risks and challenges

We are firmly dedicated to this endeavour and fully capable of delivering on our promises. We will always be transparent with our supporters regarding any challenges that present themselves. We will continue to engage with the Guelph community, keeping our customer base happy, maintaining our reputation as the best small batch ice cream company and providing our product at indoor markets around the city until our truck is up and running. We have allotted ample time for the process of purchasing our ice cream truck, and getting its wheels turning for the spring of 2017. There is always a chance that things do not go according to plan but we will make every effort to keep everyone posted with updates.

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    Thank You!

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    Support Local Pin

    You will get a pin that you can wear proudly showing your support for local small business. Plus a thank you on our website and social media.

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    Scoops at Truck

    You will get a card for you to redeem a scoop of ice cream at our truck.

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    Scoops Club Card

    You will get a card to redeem 6 ice cream cones / cups at our truck.

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    Pint Club Card

    You will get a card to redeem 6 ice cream pints at our truck.

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    Super Pint Club Card

    You will get a card to redeem 6 ice cream pints with a Bluewater Creamery cooler bag to carry your ice cream in.

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    Taste the Seasons Card

    You will get a Taste the Season Card. This card entitles you to receive 3 pints of ice cream each season. Great stocking stuffer for your ice cream loving family or friend. This reward will be available for pick up from Guelph Market December 10th, and can be used right away at Guelph Market!

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $187

    Name on the Truck

    Your name will be tastefully displayed on the outside of our truck in recognition of your support.

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    Super PARTY!

    You will have our truck show up o your choice of location (within Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo region) and have us scoop ice cream for you and up to 50 people for 1.5 hrs. Great for small backyard parties or corporate lunches. Late Summer/Fall party dates to be determined early February 2017.

    Plus your name will be tastefully displayed on the outside of our truck, a Support Local Pin and a thank you on our website and social media.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $746

    Mega PARTY!

    You will have the ice cream truck show up at your choice of location (within Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo region) and serve you and up to 100 of your friends ice cream for 2 hours. Great for wedding, corporate event or other special events. Late Summer/Fall party dates to be determined Early February 2017.

    Plus your name will be tastefully displayed on the outside of our truck, a Support Local Pin and a thank you on our website and social media.

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