We discovered that 500,000,000 gallons of naturally, pure tree-filtered water, the byproduct of maple syrup production, is lost every year through current maple production processes. We are saving the only known renewable source of naturally pure water, harvested from trees! We have partnered with both the largest producers of maple products and cider products in New York who have been instrumental in bringing this idea to life.
Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water comes from the most unique, renewable and sustainable source and is packaged in a recyclable glass bottle.
We have already bottled our first harvest of this amazing water! In the near future, our water will also be utilized to create a variety of water-based flavored sparkling beverages. It takes 45 gallons of maple sap to produce 1 gallon of syrup. Currently the water content of the maple sap is lost to processing. As maple can only be produced in the Northeast USA and Canada, our beverages are improving agricultural farming communities across the Northeastern Unites States.
Our products also benefit farmers. Our products create a new value-added product for maple farmers who sell us their water; improving farmer profits by 25% as a result!
Our first production run is completed and ready to ship by the end of May 2015. The money generated from this campaign will be used to pay for additional inventory, drive consumer interest in the products for marketing, promotions, sales, continued research and development, and other related activities.
Last year (2014), we were in the top 100 semifinalists out of 7,000 companies in a global $5 Million Business Plan Competition (www.43north.org/semifinals). We made it that far with only a really wonderful story to tell.
This year, we not only will have fulfilled our first production run by the time we reapply to the 43North Competition, but we are now bringing this incredible product to market. Furthermore, with your help, we can place in the Finals and secure our long term future!
In honor of Arbor Day 2015, Asarasi will plant a Maple Seedling for every person who comes to our Kickstarter Page and Shares our Campaign with a Friend on Facebook!
There is no cost to share nor any limit of any kind to this awesome Arbor Day promotion! We will plant as many seedlings as there are legitimate " Facebook Shares" contingent on the project being funded through Kickstarter!
Additionally, with a number of different pledge options available (with specific pledge reward levels), Asarasi will plant a 6 -12" sugar maple tree in your name!
Multiple reward levels include Sparkling Tree Water in quantities in the 1, 2, 4 & 24 count range. Additionally, the rewards of the premium Sparkling Tree Water are also combined with other premium rewards to include a planted maple sapling, a custom key chain, a Thank You Card and T-Shirts - including a choice of size, gender and color.
Additionally we have created a sophisticated Asarasi embroidered logo backpack, commissioned a custom solid silver maple tap sculpture, and are providing collaboration options on new flavors, with founder pledge recognition and more!
Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water
Asarasi Droplet Key Chain Bottle Opener
Pledge & Plant A Maple Tree for Arbor Day!
Premium Heather Cotton Logo T-Shirts
- Available in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL
- Available in both Men's and Women's fit
Asarasi Exclusive Embroidered Backpack
- Full-featured backpack with ambidextrous side-entry back-up gear compartment, Roomy main and secondary storage areas
- Reinforced grab handle - Lash down accessory straps. Sunglass pocket Flip-down ID panel and Padded internal laptop sleeve
- Durable, water-resistant 500D nylon 19"H x 12.25"L x 6.5"D. Main storage area 11"H x 9.25"L x 2.5"D secondary storage area
- Comfortable compression straps, Adjustable sternum strap, yoke-style shoulder straps, YKK® zippers & Duraflex® hardware make this backpack a must have!
Risks and challenges
You will be the first ever to try Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water in the world!
We have already invested significantly into our project and now need your help to bring the products successfully to market.
We have successfully sourced all suppliers, partners and collaborators within our supply chain and are currently in production at this very moment. We have additionally met all the requirements for a food safe product and meet all New York State Food Safety Regulations.
We need your help to bring the product to market by ensuring that we have the working capital we need to bring the products into the broader retail marketplace.
We need your help and support to champion our cause of creating the most unique water products that not only save precious water resources, but also substantially support the farmer and agricultural communities from where we harvest our water.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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