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Adding our love and light to every small batch of our craft brewed kombucha is effortless~expanding our business takes collaboration!
We did it ~ with your support we reached our goal!  Time to reach for our highest potential!
We did it ~ with your support we reached our goal!  Time to reach for our highest potential!
253 backers pledged $16,011 to help bring this project to life.

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Buffalo Mountain Kombucha - Let It Grow!

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I have to admit.  I had had a few glasses of wine...

With a dear friend in town visiting, we were sitting around the farmhouse kitchen table talking about anything and everything.  Eventually our conversation turned toward, as it always would seem to, what we are doing/could be doing/SHOULD be doing to stay healthy and live forever.  Well, long enough to attain spiritual enlightenment anyway.

We had been using the warmth from the wood stove heated kitchen to ferment our own kombucha.  Over taste testing, recipe swapping, and talk of Mothers and which sugar works best, a light bulb illuminated.  Um, let’s start a kombuchery?

The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse

I swear to Goddess, as soon as we uttered those words, as soon as we put them “out there”, every step we took brought us closer to making it all happen.  The very next day we began the research, the trials and experiments, marketing ideas, sketches.   We brewed up several different batches of buch – laboratory style.  We just kept going.  We never stopped to wonder if it would work and bring in profit (i.e. a business plan), we just pushed on.

By the time our first cases hit the shelves of local stores, people were expecting it.  Living in a tight knit, health conscious, locavore community allows for creative commerce. They welcomed Buffalo Mountain Kombucha with a fierce devotion and for that we are forever devoted to Floyd County.

The Buff
The Buff

We’ve always felt that when things seem effortless, then they are right, you are in the flow.  We’ve never had to push, it’s as if we’ve been guided, to create this dream.  Each and every person – from vendor rep to taste tester, each and every ingredient – from goji berry to elderberry, has played a part in this dance we call Buffalo Mountain Kombucha.

It’s easy to imagine a world where businesses lead the shift to a sustainable, authentic workplace for all when you live in a community where local business owners practice living an inspired life.  With so many mentors in Floyd County, we felt supported in implementing practices in our own business that reflect our deepest values.  We weigh each decision with true intention, from our glass bottles made stateside, to the hand written mantras affixed to each glass fermenter.  Sacred Commerce launches the idea that commerce can be a vehicle to raise consciousness, allowing for a collaborative community to swim collectively in the spiritual current.  With this in mind we create, market, and sell our kombucha  ~ a complete, unadulterated lovefest of a product born from our truest Selves.

Flash forward 2 years.

Bottling the goodness
Bottling the goodness
Loading up the Subaru for deliveries
Loading up the Subaru for deliveries

Renting kitchen space, sanitizing bottles, brewing tea, fermenting, kegging, bottling, delivering, loving, living ~ we are doing it!  We love all the things that make up this process. 

Our favorite part of the process?  You.  And you, and you right there.

Our sweet lovin customers
Our sweet lovin customers
Our festie booth
Our festie booth

This is how we do.

Help us to keep on, keepin on.  We have created this campaign to expand Buffalo Mountain Kombucha:  more glass fermenters, more kegs and kegerators so we can be on tap in more locations, more brew kettles, an industrial juicer, the lease of a refrigerated delivery vehicle - yes, we are for-real serious.  We are going to go. all. the. way.

Our two favorite employees
Our two favorite employees

We want to hit the DC Metro market.   Take our kids on Delivery Day field trips.  We want to deliver to cities where we have friends and family.  We want to be fully invested in the creative economy and make a true living, live abundantly and do great things.

OK - so what the heck IS kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented tea full of living organisms.  It plays a role in strengthening the immune system, detoxifying the circulatory system, and rejuvenating kidney function.

Raw and unpasteurized kombucha has a bounty of probiotics and enzymes: powerful tools that promote a vigorous digestive tract.


Our top three flavors
Our top three flavors

Our kombucha is amazeballs.  We brew in teeny, tiny batches using organic Yerba Mate from The Mate Factor. 

Do you know about Yerba Mate?  You should.

We use nutritionally dense, organic immune boosters to flavor our buch like elderberries, hibiscus flowers, goji berries and fresh pressed ginger juice - all powerhouses of nutrition.

We treat our kombucha as medicine.  We encourage others to use it medicinally.  And recreationally.  The kids too.

Join us in this revolution.  Just by reading this you're already part of our journey, and for that we grateful.

Risks and challenges

Leap and the net will appear.

Fermented foods/beverage have a life of their own: You can't hurry LOVE!
We are a family operated business. Four people. Two of them are too young to drive. Thankfully, our customers are patient people.
As our business continues to grow, our plan is to hire more peeps from the community to carry on the #kombuchaflow.
Risk: More business than we can handle.
Reward: Employ the people.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    For your support, we'll send you a voucher for an ice cold glass of Buffalo Mountain Kombucha, fresh from the tap at either the local Farmer's Market, Growler Hours, or a music and yoga festival that we vend.

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    In gratitude, we will send you a locally printed Buffalo Mountain Kombucha bumper sticker AND a voucher for an ice cold glass of kombucha, fresh from the tap at either the local Farmer's Market, Growler Hours, or music and yoga festivals that we vend.

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    For your support, we will send you a Buffalo Mountain Kombucha, locally screen printed, T-shirt - organic, of course, PLUS a voucher for a glass of kombucha!

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    Party at Buffalo Mountain Kombuchery!

    Come celebrate with us, under the stars, when the weather warms. This reward gets you an invitation for you and a guest to a beautiful evening celebration at our kombuchery at Sweet Providence Farms. Food, live music, kombucha and kombucha cocktails ~ allow us to show our community how grateful we are!

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Muchas gracias! A T-shirt AND Trucker Hat is heading your way! Plus, a voucher for a glass of kombucha!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    How can we thank you? A combo gift set: T-shirt, Trucker Hat and Sticker coming at you! And of course, a voucher for a glass of kombucha at the market or a festival that we vend.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    The combo combo gift set: t-shirt, trucker hat and bumper sticker (and a voucher for a glass of kombucha) PLUS an invitation for you and a guest to our sweet summertime party at Buffalo Mountain Kombucha kombuchery!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    How can we express our gratitude? By delivering a keg of Buffalo Mountain Kombucha to your party/event - road trip!
    (within 100 miles of Floyd, VA)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    We are so thankful, we want to tell you every week! Come get your 1/2 gallon growler refill of kombucha every week for an entire year!
    (must be able to come to Floyd for refills)

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    This. This is what are most excited about - collaboration! Your generous donation makes you a Flavor Namer!
    - Help us create a new flavor of kombucha, from start to finish - birthing ideas, testing flavors and creating a label.
    (this one we can work out remotely)

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    We are forever grateful and want everyone to know it!
    Have your picture printed on the label for the world to see what a generous, forward thinking, health loving person looks like!

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