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We work with small sustainable farms to create packaged food that represents the farms & the region's culinary history.
We work with small sustainable farms to create packaged food that represents the farms & the region's culinary history.
105 backers pledged $13,293 to help bring this project to life.

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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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    Your name on our "thanks to our supporters" page on our website's blog (for all levels)

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    A handwritten thank you post card showing a scene from one of our WI farms (this one for all other levels, too!)

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    As a thank you we will be sending you our weekly e-mail recipe service for a year - delicious seasonal recipes!

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    Our cool jute tote and one of our Wisconsin farmed products - Chunky Cranberry Catsup made with Kevin's Happy Valley Farm Tomatoes & Ruth& Jacob's Fine Vine Organics Cranberries (8oz bottle). Plus our weekly e-mail recipe service.

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    Our jute tote and the second Wisconsin farmed product - our Heirloom Tomato Sauce w. Beef. We use Kevin's Happy Valley Farm Tomatoes and Michelle & Bob's Dietzler Farm Beef for this sauce (16oz). Of course, you will also receive our weekly recipe service!

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    Our jute tote is yours, together with a 500ml bottle of Darro's & Olivia's Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from their Berkeley Olive Grove 1913 in the Northern Sacramento Valley (CA). Plus our weekly e-mail recipe service.

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    Our jute tote and both of our WI farmed products, as well as the CA Olive Oil! Plus our weekly e-mail recipe service.

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    Go for the Pantry Fill! At this reward level, you will receive a mix of our US and Italian farmed products as a thank you. From the US the CA Olive Oil, the Sauce and the Catsup. From Italy two of Carlo's Pastas, Roberta's Herbed Salt, Cosimo's Premium Blend EV Olive Oil, Barbara's Green Tomato Jam and one of Roberta's Sun-dried Tomato Spreads. Plus, our weekly e-mail recipe service.

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    The above Pantry Fill and one ticket to our thank you farm dinner at one of our WI farms, as well as our weekly e-mail recipe service.

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    NEW LIMITED REWARD - Planning your kid's birthday party? How about this cool reward - an hour long play date for up to twelve kids at My Gym - the non-competitive kid's fitness center (Fullerton location, Chicago, IL). Catered by us with healthy, kid-friendly fingerfood and drinks (www.my-gym.com)

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    The above Pantry Fill and two tickets to our thank you farm dinner at one of our WI farms, as well as our weekly e-mail recipe service.

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    A cooking class in your home for up to six people. Invite your friends for a fun cooking class party, cook a delicious three course meal together and then enjoy the food! Reward only redeemable within 200 miles from Chicago. Included, of course, the Pantry Fill and the weekly e-mail recipe service.

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    Did we mention we actually have a Chef on our team? Backers at this level will have the pleasure to have Chef Andy cater a private dinner party in your house for up to eight people. Four courses, wine tasting flight included. Reward only redeemable within 200 miles from Chicago. Included, of course, the Pantry Fill and the weekly e-mail recipe service.

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    At this level, you get it all: the Pantry Fill, the farm dinner in two - and the unique chance to get a product dedicated to you! We will work with one of your traditional family recipes and regional farmers to develop a food product. You will receive updates on recipe development, help in the sourcing process, taste your way through different sample badges - and in the end will see a "thank you" dedicated to you on the package once the product goes into production.

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