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At The Scrumptious Pantry we want to recreate the Farmer's Market on the retail shelf - in the packaged goods aisle. Although we love (LOVE) our real, live weekend market, we all know there are those weekdays in which we stare into an empty cabinet at 6pm, but really want a nice home cooked meal. Wouldn't it be nice if you could walk to your grocery store in the evening and grab all those pantry items you need for a delicious dinner - and still know who grew the stuff inside the jar? Who grew the grain for the pasta? Who raised the beef for the sauce? Who tended to the olive trees? And who farmed the tomatoes and cranberries in your condiment?
Giving you these answers is what we are here to do. That is why the farmers' portraits are on the label. So you can look them in the eye. And you are going to find out that they will not blink. Because they have nothing to hide. They grow real ingredients, and we help them turn these real ingredients into real food for your enjoyment and nourishment.
We started working with Italian farms a while back, as that is where we lived and knew our farmers. Now, we want to work with great American farmers and ranchers to produce tasty products with a sense of place: products that represent the so called 'terroir" (microclimate & soil conditions), as well as the regional culinary history - making use of heritage crops whenever possible.
NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP - we are currently working with ten farmers to develop our first US farmed products from the Midwest and California. Three of these products have advanced far enough that we want to start production. We will need approx. 25,000$ to get those first three products out on the retail shelves - a big part being the actual production (packaging, production and paying the farmers what their food is worth).
Pls. check out our website on some more info on the first three products: http://scrumptiouspantry.com/blog/craftsmen/exciting-news-launching-our-us-farmed-product-line-mid-march
As our thank you to you we have designed some fabulous rewards - in many cases you will receive the value of your pledge in our product at retail value. You are practically shopping for groceries!
Backers from outside the US & Canada - unfortunately shipping our products internationally would exceed our standard shipping budget. You have four options: you can either have us send your reward to a friend/family member/client in the US (Christmas will be here again soon), donate your reward to a local food pantry or we can quote you an additional shipping premium depending on your location. You can also opt out of receiving a reward. In any case, you will be receiving our recipe service and updates!
Thank you for supporting Real Food from Real People - and please feel free to invite your friends & family to back The Scrumptious Pantry, too.
Lee & Andy
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