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The web series that shines a spotlight on America's plant powered eats and local market treats keeping it vegan while on the go!
The web series that shines a spotlight on America's plant powered eats and local market treats keeping it vegan while on the go!
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Hey there! My name is Dustin Harder and here’s my story… 

I became vegan in the spring of 2009. In the beginning it was my dirty little secret, but today I am a proud advocate of compassionate plant-based grub. My work has taken me on the road through the years and I quickly realized maintaining a vegan lifestyle while traveling was no easy task. I decided to take this challenge by the reins and attend New York City's Natural Gourmet Institute, the country's premier health supportive culinary school to hone my mad vegan skills. Through this, The Vegan Roadie web series was born and we were delighted to bring Season One to YouTube for your viewing enjoyment!

WATCH SEASON 1 OF THE VEGAN ROADIE WEB SERIES HERE 

Dustin Harder & Drew Williams filming Season One
Dustin Harder & Drew Williams filming Season One

Drew Williams (cameraman extraordinaire and all around swell fella) and I are back to bring you Season 2! This time with a full Vegan Roadie Tour rolling in style with a van from Field Roast. The tour includes cook-out pop-ups featuring Field Roast Grain Meat Products, Vegan Roadie Cooking Classes, demonstrations and even a campaign where you can win prizes when you spot the Vegan Roadie/Field Roast van on it's journey! 

Estimated Season 2 Filming Locations
Estimated Season 2 Filming Locations

While these additional stops will be an amazing bonus, the series focus remains on bringing you quality video content. The Vegan Roadie has been called the plant food version of the popular Food Network show Diner's, Drive-In's and Dives. We were even featured in the October 2015 issue of VegNews (bananas!)! And just this month Vegan Lifestyle Magazine did a story on us, get your copy here.

VegNews & Snapshots from Season One
VegNews & Snapshots from Season One

We will leave our homes for three months to capture what America's culinary innovators are up to and need your help to do it! Below is a pie chart with a detailed description of expenses ...mmm...piieeee....

EXPENSES
EXPENSES

This is broken down to the bare minimum we need to make this happen. Thanks to the very generous donation of the van from Field Roast, it is much less than originally estimated.

Kickstarter Fee - Yes indeedy, there is a charge for using this platform, justly so. 

Lodging - While we will be on the road for three months, this amount will provide us with just enough for two months of hotels, sharing a room. We will couch surf with friends and family when at all possible making this just enough for the basic essentials when we need a hotel.

Fuel - We need the go go juice for our wheels!

Production - This expense will cover anything from band aids when I cut my finger while cooking to Drew and I paying rent while we leave our day jobs to film for a few months. It covers the hours we will dedicate booking, writing, scheduling, filming, traveling, editing, marketing and just plain ole hustling to make The Vegan Roadie Season 2 a reality! Also known as spreading plant powered joy, hooray!

Filming Season One, Episode 8 (Denver)
Filming Season One, Episode 8 (Denver)

Equipment - Always on the crusade to get better and better with the quality of content we deliver, we will upgrade equipment from last season as much as we can with this amount.

Recipe Testing - This will pay for ingredients to recipe test and film with for the 5 Ingredient Challenge. This season I am committed to making this segment solely about cooking in your hotel room, so help me help you keep it vegan anywhere you go!

On this tour we will likely visit 20+ cities, updating The Vegan Roadie blog, instagram, facebook and twitter with content as we do. We will film 8-10 episodes, these are the tentatively scheduled cities; Seattle, Salt lake City, San Antonio, New Orleans, Tampa, Atlanta, Nashville, Syracuse, Madison, Kansas City & Portland.

COMMITED TO SERVING YOU VARIETY
COMMITED TO SERVING YOU VARIETY

Please share this video and campaign with your brother, mother, friends, Aunt Fanny, your priest and any ole stranger walking by you on the street! They will thank you and so will we!!! Getting the word out is what it's about, and we can't do it without you! #sharingiscaring 

In short, we want to be part of the wellness revolution and continue to build a community where people aren’t concerned about labels so much as healthy, inventive and tasty alternatives to meat options. I hope you can join us and donate to make this dream a reality, we can't do it without you!

GET IN ON THE ACTION! Click here for details on Vegan Roadie Kickstarter Campaign Parties featuring Field Roast Grain Meat products in Atlanta, NYC and Seattle the month of February 2016! ...Come say hi, I would love to meet you!

Reward Visual:

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Vegan & Gluten Free Cake Pops
Vegan & Gluten Free Cake Pops
PlantPure 10-Day Jumpstart Kit
PlantPure 10-Day Jumpstart Kit

Risks and challenges

SCHEDULE
We always run the risk of scheduling issues. Restaurants that get busy on a Monday when they are usually dead and we can't film suddenly, rain when we want to film at a farmers market, traffic that keeps us from getting to a shoot on time.... the hurdles are endless. We promise to reschedule any shoots or something comparable should this happen.

SMALL CREW
We are small but mighty, this can be a challenge in these circumstances, we promise to rise to the occasion to bring you top notch quality episodes.

To give you a realistic outlook, this is a list of positions on a traditional TV show. Drew and I, just the two of us (it's ok to hum the Will Smith song in your head) will perform these functions in Pre-production, Production and Post-production:
Wardrobe, Director, Location Manager, Stylist, Production Designer, Researcher, Company Manager, Producers, Writer, Director of Photography, Boom Operator, Camera Operator, Floor Manager, Graphics Coordinator, Production Manager, Production Asst., Editor... ok... I'm stopping now, the list goes on but you get the point! We GOT THIS and will strive to create nothing but the best for you!
...all while driving every glorious mile of the beautiful US of A!

COOKING
This can be a challenge in the hotel room but that's what it's all about! I am dedicated to bringing you hotel proof recipes this season you can make almost anywhere while on the go!

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    You might have just made a conscious decision to give up your skinny latte this week to help make our dream a reality and that makes my heart explode! Thank you for believing in this project.

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    Cyber high five!

    Access to the secret Vegan Roadie playlist "On The Road Again" via Spotify created by me and Drew as we travel the country. Our music taste vary, turn up the volume and join us on our journey through our secret Spotify playlist we will make as we go and share exclusively with you!

    THANK YOU and happy listening! I heart you.

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    Personalized postcard sent the old fashioned way via snail mail from me and Drew on location during our travels!

    Season One “5 Ingredient Challenge” E-book featuring recipes from Season One of the Vegan Roadie like the BBQ Tempeh Sandwich with Pineapple Slaw, Dusty's Jacked Mac, Mexi-Quinoa Collard Wrap and so much more!

    Name on the Reliable Roadie page at veganroadie.com!

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    Limited Edition Vegan Roadie "#kaledit" Adjustable Measuring Spoons! (pictured at bottom of campaign page) Perfect for the traveling cook, these will also go great with your...

    Season Two "5 Ingredient Challenge" E-book! The perfect companion for your Season One E-book. This book will focus on getting your plant powered eats on in your hotel room so you can keep it vegan almost anywhere you go!

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    The SEASON ONE 5 Ingredient Challenge E-book, get saucy. Featuring recipes from Season One of the Vegan Roadie like the BBQ Tempeh Sandwich with Pineapple Slaw, Dusty's Jacked Mac, Mexi-Quinoa Collard Wrap and so much more!

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    Limited Edition Vegan Roadie Adhesive Cell Phone Wallet! (pictured at bottom of campaign page) Perfect to keep your cash, credit cards and even your hotel key safe while you are on the go! Rest assured that your credit card and hotel swipe card will not be deactivated with the thoughtful design.

    Video shout out on social media at a random landmark, street sign, welcome state sign etc. from anywhere USA dedicated to you from me or Drew during the tour. (request will be considered for location but not guaranteed)

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    Official "#kaledit" Oven Mitt, keep your paws safe with this limited edition oven mitt! Also serves as a hot pad. (pictured at the bottom of the campaign page)

    ONE item from one of my favorite vegan vendors shipped in the form of a voucher with your accompanying rewards! You will receive either an Earth Balance or Field Roast voucher.

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    Official Vegan Roadie Trucker Hat as featured in this Kickstarter video!

    Membership to Rowdy Roadie’s Club featuring
    -official membership postcard
    -surprise snail mail
    -access to the NEW private Vegan Roadie YouTube Channel with weekly VLOGS featuring a behind the scenes look at the Vegan Roadie Tour 2016

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    ONLY TWO! A mixed case of Let Thy Food including:
    2 Chile con Queso
    2 Let Thy Food Spinach Artichoke Dip
    2 Let Thy Food Chedd’r Bac’n Dip

    AND THEN... everything from the $150 level!! So much goodness in this package!

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    12 Hand Crafted Limited Edition Vegan Roadie Cake Pops shipped to your door! (hand delivered if you live in NYC). WE NEVER ship these, this is a once in a lifetime offer. However, the shipping has been tested with friends and family. *Not liable for melted pops left outside for long periods of time in extremely hot climates.

    Vegan AND Gluten Free, individually wrapped.

    You will Receive:
    4 Brownie Peppermint
    4 Gingerbread
    4 Funfetti

    These pops make a great addition to every party or a fantastic gift! And they are CAKE POPS! This is a greatest hits variety pack, tried and true on kids and adults alike, one bite brings an insta-smile to yo face!

    AND hey hey... you also get EVERYTHING from the $150 reward level! BOOM!

    See bottom of campaign for picture of cake pops. I can't wait for you to get your tasty treats!

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    Field Roast tailgating pack including;
    -1 package hot dogs
    -2 package hamburgers
    -1 package sausage
    -1 package chao cheese
    -Field Roast apron
    -Field Roast tote
    -Grilling spatula
    - 2 Field Roast ceramic solo red cups
    (Food products will be delivered in the form of a voucher)

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    includes $50 reward level, adhesive cell phone wallet, oven mitt & Rowdy Roadies Club Membership

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    A 5 Ingredient Challenge Recipe named after YOU! I'm thrilled to put the stamp of your name on my favorite segment of this series in one of the episodes to commemorate your generosity!

    Free download of the Drew Williams film “Roadie Realness” featuring a behind the scenes look at the making of The Vegan Roadie Season 2

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    includes $50 reward level, adhesive cell phone wallet, oven mitt & Rowdy Roadies Club Membership

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    PERSONAL CHEF FOR A NIGHT. Dinner party at your home for you and 4 guest prepared by Chef Dustin. (*schedule mutually agreed upon **Available anywhere in the US excluding Alaska and Hawaii)

    Free download of the Drew Williams film “Roadie Realness” featuring a behind the scenes look at the ins and outs of creating The Vegan Roadie Season 2

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    includes $50 reward level, adhesive cell phone wallet, oven mitt & Rowdy Roadies Club Membership

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    THE VEGAN ROADIE COOKING CLASS for you and 5 guest (6 people total) featuring recipes from restaurants highlighted in Season One of The Vegan Roadie (*schedule mutually agreed upon **Available anywhere in the US excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Donor must provide kitchen and cooking equipment)

    Free download of the Drew Williams film “Roadie Realness” featuring a behind the scenes look at the ins and outs of creating The Vegan Roadie Season 2

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    includes $50 reward level, adhesive cell phone wallet, oven mitt & Rowdy Roadies Club Membership

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    Producer Credit

    Guest appearance on The Vegan Roadie!
    (*episode mutually agreed upon. ** donor is responsible for travel 30 miles outside of closest filming location available to residence. Please refer to estimated city stops in campaign)

    Free download of the Drew Williams film “Roadie Realness” featuring a behind the scenes look at the making of The Vegan Roadie Season 2

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    includes $50 reward level, adhesive cell phone wallet, oven mitt & Rowdy Roadies Club Membership

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    Plant Pure Nation is offering up their 10-Day PlantPure JumpStart Kit, an incredible deal YOURS with free shipping for $1,000. Includes 20 entrees, Plant Pure Nation DVD (A fantastic informative film, a must watch) Jumpstart DVD, warming tray and more. Picture at the bottom of the campaign and extensive details at plantpurestore.com. Get your whole food plant based meals that are also low in salt, sweeteners with no added oil. The perfect jumpstart kit to a healthy happy routine.

    This is a steal and there are only 7, ACT FAST!
    *Ships anywhere in the US excluding Hawaii and Alaska.

    Free download of the Drew Williams film “Roadie Realness” featuring a behind the scenes look at the making of The Vegan Roadie Season 2

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    Executive Producer Credit

    $1,500 OPTION 1:
    A Field Roast cook out hosted by Dustin and Drew for you and up to 40 guest at your home or office/business. Field Roast will provide burgers, hot dogs and I will whip up some cole slaw and potato salad for the event! (*schedule mutually agreed upon **Available anywhere in the US, excluding Alaska and Hawaii)

    Free download of the Drew Williams film “Roadie Realness” featuring a behind the scenes look at the ins and outs of creating The Vegan Roadie Season 2

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    includes $50 reward level, adhesive cell phone wallet, oven mitt & Rowdy Roadies Club Membership

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    Executive Producer Credit

    $1,500 OPTION 2:
    Episode Ad space. Drew will film a 30 second ad for your business or cause and we will feature it in an episode of The Vegan Roadie.

    (*must be vegan friendly, nonviolent and suitable for all ages **schedule mutually agreed upon ***Available anywhere in the US, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Ad Option: Ad can be made remotely with materials sent digitally utilizing Dustin for voiceover and/or on-camera presence)

    Free download of the Drew Williams film “Roadie Realness” featuring a behind the scenes look at the ins and outs of creating The Vegan Roadie Season 2

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    includes $50 reward level, adhesive cell phone wallet, oven mitt & Rowdy Roadies Club Membership

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