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About

This project aims to allow Southern-style BBQ and soul food chef Derrick Williams to purchase the commercial equipment needed to process, package, and deliver homemade soul food meals using food products of local Twin Cities urban farms. Members of the community receive the meals as well as the education to discover their own interest in the grow-your-own movement. Chef Williams has been working with local food cooperatives to ensure the supply of urban farm products, as well as with commercial kitchens set on revitalizing Minneapolis neighborhoods.

This project was mentioned in an article about Kickstarter in City Pages (Mpls, MN). From the article:

KICKSTARTER CAN also be a lifeline for people outside the usual funding loop. Derrick Williams has been cooking soul food ever since he was a child in Arkansas. But since his restaurant, Derrick's Southern Style at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, closed last year, he's been a cook without a kitchen. He cooks for friends and sets up an occasional backyard barbecue, but mostly he says he is always thinking, "How can I get back to cooking every day?"

A friend convinced him to try Kickstarter as a way to raise $5,000 to get a meal-delivery service called Soul Food 2 Go up and running. Williams says he was skeptical—"It felt like begging"—but, without a lot of savings, he doesn't have access to many other funding streams. If the project funds, he plans to use produce from a cooperative of small local farmers to cook Southern classics and his own specialties, like smoked meatloaf. He wants to offer healthy options to a customer base prone to food-related diseases and expand options for people in the Twin Cities who love Southern cooking. "You just can't get certain things in the stores here," he says.

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    Homemade BBQ spice mix (3-6 oz.) and personal, hearty thank you from the BBQ/soul food chef, Derrick Williams.

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    Homemade BBQ sauce (10-12 oz.), BBQ spice mix (3-6 oz.) and personal, hearty thank you from the BBQ/soul food chef, Derrick Williams.

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    Homemade BBQ sauce (1 gallon), BBQ spice mix (3-6 oz.) and personal, hearty thank you from the BBQ/soul food chef, Derrick Williams.

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Funding period

- (45 days)