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Heirloom Meals is about chronicling people's food memories and cherished family recipes to reintegrate local, sustainable habits into our lives. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 30, 2010.

Heirloom Meals is about chronicling people's food memories and cherished family recipes to reintegrate local, sustainable habits into our lives.

About this project

OK - we are there and then some!

I have been asked by some - you met your goal, so you don't need additional support, right? Well we have BUT $6K was the minimal quote I received for a new website and being new to this type of fundraising I wanted to achieve success and not be too aggressive. What I have learned is I have amazing friends and supporters for my project which is beyond humbling. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!
With that said, all of you have helped get me to an achievable goal. With continued contributions, I can build a website with even more bells and whistles.
If you have any more questions - fire away!!
Love you all!!

Please read on the learn more about what Heirloom Meals is all about and what we are using the funds for.

Heirloom Meals radio show out of Great Barrington, Massachusetts is experiencing a major growth spurt! The host of the show, Carole Murko, (and her intern, Erin Russo) are on a mission to launch a multi-media cooking/lifestyle television show called Heirloom Meals that chronicles the food and recipe legacies of people from all backgrounds. We fancy ourselves salvage anthropologists with eager taste buds. Our hope is that in getting people to talk about their food memories and treasured family recipes that they will also be moved to incorporate more sustainable, locally supportive and mindful eating and living habits into their lives like their grandparents did.

We were recently blessed to have been picked up by PBS for our own television show but were left to do the fund raising on our own. In attempts to boost our social media strategy to attract potential sponsors we are currently maintaining the radio show along with a blog, book proposal, Facebook and Twitter accounts but are lacking our own website.

Ideally, joining and participating in the Kickstarter community will help us to raise money for a website that could help establish us as a viable, thriving project. To show you how much we appreciate your support we are offering donors all kinds of perks for your taste buds, kitchens, memories and much more!

Please visit and follow our blog at to read our daily posts, listen to the uploaded radio shows and share heirloom recipes.
Friend us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( too!

Thanks for considering Heirloom Meals and happy eating!

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    Pledge $1 or more

    2 backers

    A dollar for a dream gets you a wish for happy eating and happy food memories!

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    Pledge $25 or more

    17 backers

    Donors will receive a jar of our special Heirloom curry walnuts at their home or workplace. It all depends on who you want to share them with because believe us, people will be curious and then be hooked!

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    Pledge $60 or more

    10 backers

    Donors will be featured on our blog and have the opportunity to share their food memories, kitchen tips and cherished family recipes. Webisodes from your kitchen can be arranged as well!

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    Pledge $250 or more

    3 backers

    Donors can either come into the studio or call-in and be a guest on our radio show. Audio will be uploaded onto the blog so family, friends and fans can listen to the show who aren't in the Great Barrington area.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    2 backers

    Donors will receive a handcrafted recipe box filled with 50 select HM recipes and a local, handcrafted matchbox or set of votives with a featured Heirloom Meals recipe design.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    2 backers

    Come and enjoy a dinner party at Boulderwood Farm hosted by Carole for up to 6 guests. If you can make it here we will put you up and make a genuine farm to table dinner for you to delight in! For those unable to make it to the beautiful Berkshire you will receive all of the above plus a signed copy of the Heirloom Meals cookbook once it is published!

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    Pledge $3,000 or more

    0 backers

    All of the above, a backstage pass to the TV show and feature family heirloom recipe and cameo of parents/grandparents.

Funding period

- (51 days)