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With your support we can upgrade our popping equipment for our new brick & mortar pop-shop and become certified organic!
107 backers pledged $20,450 to help bring this project to life.

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Comet Corn (in our retail packaging)
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THE MOST GENEROUS OF OFFERS WAS MADE TO OUR KICKSTARTER PROJECT TODAY. FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, ALL PLEDGES UP TO $1000 WILL BE MATCHED BY A PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORTER WHO WANTS US TO BE SUCCESSFUL!!!!!!  WOW!!

WE CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE THAT IT PROMPTED AN EVEN MORE GENEROUS OFFER! FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, ALL PLEDGES UP TO $2500 WILL BE MATCHED! WE ARE OVERWHELMED WITH LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR AND FROM OUR FAMILY OF FRIENDS AND POPCORN TRIBE!!!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU ………………………………..

XXXOOO SHERRY AND JEFF  XXXOOO 

What do you get when you combine organic popcorn with gourmet flavors and love? COMET CORN! 

Comet Corn was founded in 2002 out of our desire for delicious organic snacks at music festivals, ball games and camping. By popular request we started bagging our seasoned organic popcorn in 2011 and have filled our steadily increasing orders from a shared facility until now. In April 2014 we signed the lease for the Comet Corn popshop. Our new Certified Organic Processing Facility will allow us to label our products as Certified Organic and Non GMO. We will expand our product line and distribution, as well as host special events. With the help of our friends and supporters we will purchase the equipment we need, build out the pop shop facility and bring the same level of quality popcorn to a larger market.

Its time to grow!

With your help we can expand our Comet Corn universe to include the San Francisco Bay area. We have moved into our new location. Now its time to upgrade our popcorn equipment, and acquire organic certification.

  • BRICK & MORTAR POP SHOP: Getting a full time facility was our first priority as we were only able to pop a few days a month at our old facility. We recently found a building in Santa Rosa and have begun to move in!

  • EQUIPMENT UPGRADES: We are need a new popper that doubles our capacity, as well as a fill and weigh machine which will more efficiently allow us to package up our retail orders.

  • ORGANIC CERTIFICATION: Organic is very important to us and we want our popcorn labeled with non-gmo and organic certification.


Check out what our customers say about us: Comet Corn - Reaching for the Stars

In this article Phyllis Heagney of Oliver's Market (one of our retail customers) does a great job at telling our story.

With your support we can produce more organic and delicious snacks while strengthening our community!

Here is our new brick and mortar pop shop! With your help, this is where we will install our larger capacity popping equipment, package for our retail accounts, and hold popcorn parties and fundraisers for the community!
Here is our new brick and mortar pop shop! With your help, this is where we will install our larger capacity popping equipment, package for our retail accounts, and hold popcorn parties and fundraisers for the community!

We invite you to hop on the Comet Tail and continue the ride with us!

Comet Corn Campaign Team Selfie
Comet Corn Campaign Team Selfie

We want to thank the members of our "team" who have made this campaign possible; Carleen Weirauch the Goddess of Organization and Design, Master Greg Damron, who held the camera, mic and our hands throughout this process and last but not least, Jennifer Suoja who knit together the pieces into our video. Gratitude extended also to Greg Duncan, Beake Bros. Electric Company, Roger and Claire Simpson, Toby and Jerry Levine, Jim Hanley, Mark Simpson and all the "popstars" who have assisted over the years. Also, for the support of a multitude of family and friends that make up the Comet Corn universe/tribe. 

Risks and challenges

Before we jumped into this project holding hands, Jeff and I wanted to make sure we could be successful with it. Does our grower know of our plans and can he supply the corn? CHECK. Not only will our new distributor spread Comet Corn across the whole San Francisco Bay area, but he will re-use our specially built boxes to keep cardboard out of the waste stream. CHECK. Does our new "pop shop" meet all California state requirements? CHECK.
Frankly, our biggest challenge to date was the Kickstarter Campaign itself. We put together a team of 3 amazing individuals who guided us through this process and is making us successful. If we can do this, we can overcome anything!

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    LOCAL: 1 bag of your flavor choice Comet Corn Popcorn, picked up at our "popshop" in Santa Rosa, CA, a thank you on our Facebook page AND a hug

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    ONLINE: 2 bags of your flavor choice of Comet Corn Popcorn shipped, a thank you on our Facebook page AND Comet Corn magnetic bumper sticker

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    LOCAL: Comet Corn Kickstarter Celebration Party at our "popshop" (dates to be announced) including all you can eat popcorn with our full spice bar and refreshments. Woohoo, we know how to put on a party!

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    ONLINE: 3 bags of your flavor choice Comet Corn shipped, a thank you on our Facebook page AND Comet Corn logo patch by the famous B.Coole

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    LOCAL: Comet Corn Kickstarter Celebration Party at our "popshop" in Santa Rosa, a thank you on our Facebook page AND a handmade popcorn skullcap (we are wearing them in our video). Come be part of our local popcorn tribe!

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    ONLINE: 5 bags of your flavor choice Comet Corn shipped, a thank you on our Facebook page AND Comet Corn magnetic bumper sticker

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    LOCAL: Comet Corn Kickstarter Celebration Party at our "popshop" in Santa Rosa, a handmade popcorn skull cap, a thank you on our Facebook page AND 4 bags of your flavor choice Comet Corn Popcorn picked up at our "popshop"

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    ONLINE: 4 bags of your flavor choice Comet Corn shipped a maximum of two times a year (8 bags total), a thank you on our Facebook page AND a Comet Corn magnetic bumper sticker

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    LOCAL: Comet Corn Kickstarter Celebration Party at our "popshop", a handmade popcorn skullcap, a thank you on our Facebook page AND "1 bag a month for a year" subscription of your flavor choice Comet Corn picked up at our "popshop" (or get them all at once and use them for Christmas presents).

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    ONLINE: 4 bags of your flavor choice of Comet Corn shipped maximum of 3 times per year (12 bags total), a thank you on our Facebook page AND Comet Corn magnetic bumper sticker

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    LOCAL: Comet Corn Kickstarter Celebration Party at our "popshop", a handmade popcorn skullcap , a BIG thank you on our Facebook page AND "2 bags a month for a year" subscription of your flavor choice of Comet Corn picked up at our "popshop" in Santa Rosa

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    ONLINE: 4 bags of your flavor choice Comet Corn shipped a maximum of 5 times (20 bags total), a BIG thank you on our Facebook page AND Comet Corn magnetic bumper sticker

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    LOCAL: MOVIE NIGHT AT THE COMET CORN "POPSHOP" including all you can eat popcorn with our full spice bar, movie of your choice and refreshments for a maximum of 25 guests, a GREAT BIG thank you on our Facebook page AND a sneak preview tasting of our soon-to-be-famous Sriracha Caramel Corn!

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    LOCAL: Comet Corn will come to your party location (within 50 miles or by negotiation) and set up our solar and propane vending booth with the full spice bar and refreshments for a maximum of 50 guests, a REALLY BIG thank you on our Facebook page and Comet Corn magnetic bumper stickers for all your guests.

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    ONLINE: GET IT ALL! 7 bags of your flavor choice Comet Corn shipped a maximum of 12 times (84 bags total), a handmade popcorn skullcap, Comet Corn logo patch by the famous B.Coole, a REALLY BIG thank you on our Facebook page AND a Comet Corn magnetic bumper sticker

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