About our Project:
Cajeta is similar to Dulce de leche, a Spanish term for ‘in a milk-based sauce.’ Found as both a syrup and a caramel candy, it is prepared by slowly heating sweetened goat's milk to create a product that is the basis for the elaboration of many sweets and desserts of the Argentinean, Colombian, Paraguayan, Chilean, Peruvian and Uruguayan cuisine.
Lucky Penny Candy began receiving recognition for its Cajeta beginning in 2008, when it was the American Dairy Goats Association’s 2nd place winner in the National ADGA Amateur Confection category. Prior to production launch, it was also awarded a USDA Value Added Producer Grant for the marketing of Cajeta. This funding, coupled with a loan from Slow Money of Ohio, provided the opportunity for the product to be showcased at the Washington, D.C. 2012 Fancy Food Show where a number of advance orders were placed, adding to the excitement and momentum of making this product ready for market. The Washington Post highlighted Lucky Penny’s Cajeta in a blog that featured 22 products out of thousands from the show.
We are about to begin the implementation phase of our product launch, focusing on expanding our production equipment so we can consistently provide Lucky Penny Cajeta for local food service and restaurants. The funds for this project will be used to secure a larger kettle we need to produce Cajeta at this targeted level of production.
The specific equipment needed is an 80 gallon Groen Kettle, similar to the one at this link currently on e-Bay -http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Groen-80Gallon-Nat-Gas-Kettle-/181080191489?pt=BI_Steam_Cooking_Warming&hash=item2a29387201
Lucky Penny Candy believes in shortening the distance from farm to table and the smart utilization of natural resources to this end. People should have a relationship with the land. Local foods are a pathway for developing and sustaining these healthy relationships.
So, whether you are from Ohio, or half-way across the globe, if you believe in supporting sustainable agriculture and food production, why not help fund a project that will do just that?
Risks and challenges
Once the Groen Kettle is purchased, we need to install a Phase 1 to Phase 3 converter to ensure the equipment's power is optimal. This will take additional funds - the equipment is approximately $1700 and crating and shipping is approximately $1000. Once we have both pieces of equipment, production can begin for a pre-order that is scheduled to be delivered in September provided this project is funded.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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