New Gift Added:
Bring Birchwood Cafe to Your Kitchen with our new gift that features their 2 Pumpkin Savory Waffles + 12 oz. bag of Peace Coffee + Orange Juice
A special thanks to Tracy Singleton and Marshall Paulsen for allowing us to offer this great gift to our backers, and for creating a restaurant that truly helped forge the Minnesota local-sustainable-organic movement!
Local Crate takes the hassle out of dinner and saves you time. We do the planning, shopping, and measuring for you to ensure a quality meal every time. Also, no more throwing away spoiled ingredients or leftovers.
Local Crate is a weekly subscription of fresh, local, portioned ingredients & chef-designed recipes delivered to the whole state of Minnesota making it easy for people to cook locally. And, shipping is always FREE.
**Get 50% off your first order when you pre-register for our late-October launch! Please go to www.localcratemeals.com and click on the pre-register button. Pre-registration is limited, so reserve your spot today.
Before starting this venture we were working for a large food manufacturer and we realized that we could create a business around helping our community by working with local farmers and providers. As our plan started to materialize we were totally aligned on creating a locally sustainable company which meant sourcing as many products as we possibly could from MN. We also feel the need to be locally responsible which has led us to work with hunger relief partners such as the FINNEGANS Community Fund. On top of that we are passionate about changing the way people eat; providing fresh, local ingredients; and offering an engaging culinary experience.
What is Local Crate?
Local Farmers & Producers + Local Chefs + Local Hunger Relief Efforts = The Recipe for Success
Local Crate wants to make it easier for everyone to cook and eat locally. We believe we can accomplish this with our local meal-kit delivery service. We work with local chefs to create delicious recipes, source as many local ingredients as possible, portion for a 2 serving meal, and finally deliver it to your home or office in a temperature controlled cooler. Then you become the Chef, with the photo instruction step by step recipe card, creating delicious meals in the comfort of your home. Plus, shipping is also free to the whole State of Minnesota.
Variety, Choice, and No Commitment
12 meals each week to choose from & you are able to pause, skip, or cancel at anytime with ease.
Each week there will be seven rotating seasonal menu items, along with five monthly customer favorites menu items. Choose from a wide variety of options including vegetarian, gluten free, and paleo items.
Once you subscribe and after your first delivery, our chefs will auto pick meals for you each week, based on your preferences, we email you to let you know whats in your Crate. Don’t worry, you always have the opportunity to change the meals in your crate. There is no commitment as we make it very easy for you to skip weeks, pause, or cancel at anytime.
Weekly Rotational Menu - includes beef, chicken, pork, seafood/fish, vegetarian as well as gluten-free options.
Monthly Customer Favorites - This menu will be available all month and are chosen through our rating system by you! They are available all month, so if you can't find something on the weekly menu you are sure to find one of your favorite meals here.
Whats Comes in Your Crate?
Recipe Cards - With our chef designed recipe cards we give you a culinary experience with unique information about your dish and a detailed step by step recipe with photos, allowing you to create restaurant quality meals at home with ease. We will also feature information from the local chef that we collaborated with or the local farms where the ingredients are being sourced from.
Ingredients - We source as many ingredients from sustainable, local farms as possible giving you the freshest experience, which always arrives portioned and labeled to minimize prep time and food waste.
Your Crate (Box) - We deliver your recipes directly, to your home or office, on a weekly basis in a refrigerated box saving you time by skipping the grocery store.
Why we need your help?
We are close to launch but, in order for us to provide you a quality product, we still need your help to get us there. Your donation will be going towards, much needed, cash flow for packaging, ingredients, cold and dry storage, and photo equipment. Also, for those of you new to Kickstarter, you should know that if we don't make our funding goal then we don't receive any funds so please consider supporting us today.
For your help and support we have created some great gifts, with our local partners, that we think you will love.
Please help us make it easy for everyone to cook and eat locally!
More information on the gifts:
To make this fun for everyone, we have put together 14 different gift packages for donations ranging from $10 - $1200 dollars. Since we are locally focused, on the state of Minnesota most, (but not all) of these gifts are for Minnesota residents. If you live outside of Minnesota, and would still like to help support our cause, we would greatly appreciate it.
We would also like to give a HUGE shout out to our family and friends for all of the love and support during this adventure!
If you would like to know more about Local Crate or stay in touch please check out our website at www.localcratemeals.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And add us on:
Twitter: twitter.com/localcrate @localcrate
Instagram: instagram.com/localcrate/ @localcrate
We would like to give a special thanks to our partners that have been helping us make this vision come true!
Risks and challenges
Delivery options will be one of our biggest challenges as we expand, to service the entire state of Minnesota. We are working with multiple couriers, to help ensure your Local Crate is always delivered on time
Secondly, the uncertainty of volume means we have to be very flexible and quick to accommodate. As we launch, we could have 30 customers ordering per week or 300, and the speed at which that happens will be a challenge. We currently have a facility that we feel can accommodate a large number of orders and have made plans to expand quickly if need be.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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