UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!
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!
We invite you to hop on the Comet Tail and continue the ride with us!
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!
- (30 days)