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Forage Kitchen is the first Co-working space for food. A hub for the Bay Area food community, and a home for artisan food makers.

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 $100 Pledge

 One ticket to a celebratory Wild Kitchen feast. A family style meal eaten around communal tables, with each course focused on wild foraged ingredients from our local landscape. Come meet, feast, and support Forage Kitchen.

All of the Wild Kitchen reward levels are tickets that can be used at any time within the next 2 years for our meals (in case you can't make it to the first dinners)

Anyone who has already pledged who increases their pledge by at least $50 after today (June 21st), also gets this reward. To increase your pledge, sign into your kickstarter account, then click "manage your pledge". To increase the amount without changing your reward, fill in the additional amount at the top of the page in the grey box.

To clarify: For example, If you have already pledged $35, you would need to increase your pledge to $85 to get this deal. If you've pledged $50, you'll need to up it to $100, etc.

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$200 Pledge

Two tickets to a celebratory Wild Kitchen feast. Bring a date to a family style meal eaten around communal tables, with each course focused on wild foraged ingredients from our local landscape. Come meet, feast, and support Forage Kitchen.

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$400 Pledge

4 tickets to a celebratory Wild Kitchen feast. A family style meal eaten around communal tables, with each course focused on wild foraged ingredients from our local landscape. Come meet, feast, and support Forage Kitchen.

FAQ:

How is Forage Kitchen Unique?

THE PROJECT Forage Kitchen is the first co-working space for food. More than a shared use kitchen, it will be a home for food makers, and a hub for the Bay Area food community.  A philosophically focused space, where local food producers can start their projects with the support of others going through the same struggles. We will work together to use local produce and meats from local producers, while at the same time advancing the urban food-making/growing community. This space will be a model for other spaces world-wide, and we're super excited to see it happen.

If you are starting a business, we'll give you a home. Office, kitchen, business support, equipment rental, prep help, dish washing, all in one place. If you need to work on the computer, you'll come to Forage Kitchen. Need to test a recipe? Come to Forage Kitchen. Need to make a ton of product for an event? Come to Forage Kitchen. More than a kitchen, a community of makers working side by side to create something special. We'll also have retail space to get your product out there, as well as relationships with local stores to help with that all too confusing process of retail distribution.

If you're a home cook and want to take a class or do a big project on professional equipment, we'll have space for you too. For $99/month you can become a member of our kitchen and use it as much as you want, with support on your recipes, discounts on classes, and invites to member only parties. If you'd rather just take classes and come to parties, $25/month is all it takes to join us.

THE IMPACT This space will provide a much needed resource for the food community of San Francisco. A space to help small businesses thrive, but also one where people can get their feet wet when deciding if making food full time is for them. A welcoming space that will bring food makers and food lovers together under one roof. These spaces are a much needed next step for the food movement across the country. Spaces that will help us all get out of our cramped kitchens to come together around food.

HOW DOES THIS FUNDRAISER WORK? This Kickstarter fundraiser is all or nothing: if we don't reach our goal, we will not receive any of the donations pledged and your credit card will not be charged. If we do reach our goal (and I hope we do!) your credit card will be charged on June 29th when the campaign ends. To the right you'll find a list of rewards for different levels of pledges. Please help us make our dream become a reality!

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MORE ABOUT THE REWARDS: If you want more than one of these, email us, we'll make it happen.

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$15 Pledge

Our eternal thanks, and a Forage Kitchen sticker delivered to your door:

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$35 Pledge

At this level you'll get our never ending love, plus a sticker, plus you'll get invites to the parties below. Not bad for $35.  You'll also get a one month subscription to our member blast, an email that gets you discounts on classes at Forage Kitchen, as well as invites to member only events. We'll email you ticket info after your donation. Space is limited at these events, so not everyone will get into every one, but hope to see you at at least a couple. ALL THE LEVELS ABOVE WILL ALSO GET INVITES TO THESE PARTIES. The parties are:

May 31st: Wild Boar Ramen Movie Night

If you havn't seen Tampopo, you need to. This is possibly the best food movie ever made, a cult Japanese epic focused on the delights of ramen. Every time I've seen it I've wished I was eating, and so it will be. Pledge at this level and you'll get invited to hang out and watch it on the (pretty) big screen, and we'll have steaming hot ramen available for purchase.

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June 28th: The Underground Market - Kickstarter Celebration!

We'll be celebrating the (hopeful) success of our kickstarter campaign withe the revival of The Underground Market! Our favorite vendors from markets past will be back for a great night. We'll also be having a date auction during the event with some of our favorite local chefs on the auction block.

Date TBA: Forage Kitchen opening celebration

You'll also get an invite to our opening party at Forage Kitchen, Date TBA

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What's the money being used for?

It's a good question. The money from our kickstarter will be used for the following:

$100K Equipment (stoves, tables, etc.)

$20K for hiring staff (gives us a head start on getting folks to help with the space)

$30K Construction costs and architect fees (this amount will get us under way)

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$50 pledge:

You'll get a choice of one of these silk screened T-shirts with our nifty logo or a cool illustration from our video.

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$99 Pledge:

One month "Maker" (non-business) membership to Forage Kitchen when we open. This gets you unlimited kitchen time with professional equipment on our Maker Days, discounted classes, and invites to member only events. Good for a home cook who wants to make a big batch of jam, pickles, sauerkraut, cookies, sausage....anything really! You'll also get an invite to the parties above.

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$100 Pledge

A Forage Kitchen hand made T-shirt, Forage Kitchen sticker, and a pound of handmade pasta from Underground Market vendor Baia Pasta. (International shipping: add $50)

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Pledge $150

Locals Underground Market Box: Month Subscription to Josey Baker Bread, 4 savory and sweet biscuits from Biscuit Bender, Jam by INNA jam, free range beef jerky from Oaktown Jerk, a pound of pasta from Baia pasta, and an illustrated, silkscreened recipe booklet with 4 recipes from The Underground Market.

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Pledge $200

Distant Friends Box: A gift box with handmade products from our Underground Market vendors. The box will include Jalapeño jam by INNA jam, free range beef jerky from Oaktown Jerk, a pound of pasta from Baia pasta, and a recipe booklet with 4 recipes from The Underground Market and a Forage Kitchen T-shirt Shipped right to your door. Please add $50 extra for international shipping.

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Pledge $200

Underground Market cooking class

This reward gets you a spot in one of several cooking classes taught by Underground Market vendors. Learn bread baking with Josey Baker, vegan cooking with Rawdaddy, Caramel making with Nosh This, or Raw dessert creation with Sidesaddle Kitchen.

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Pledge $500 or more

Ticket to our Founders Dinner

A special presentation of The Wild Kitchen. Come to a meal sourced not only from the wild, but also from The Underground Market. Each course will focus on wild foraged ingredients, but will also highlight a product made by an Underground Market vendor, the very people who will benefit from Forage Kitchen. Several of the vendors will be on hand eating at the meal, and will talk about their businesses and how they got started.

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Pledge $800

Private event with The Underground Market

Choose from:

Catered brunch with City Smoke House BBQ 

Ice Cream Social by Frozen Kuhsterd

Bhan Mi Bar from Rice Paper Scissors 

All great for home of office parties.

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Pledge $1,000

Small Business Starter

75 hours of kitchen rental for a food business. This is a reduced rate, and perfect for a small business who wants to reserve space in our kitchen (it'll fill up fast). We'll also have storage, office space, and business support available.

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Pledge $1,000

Founders Wall

Give at this level and we'll let the world know you helped us get where we are. Your name on the "founders wall" at Forage Kitchen, as well as a Forage Kitchen T-shirt and sticker.

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Pledge $2,500

Private Foraging Walk

A private foraging walk with forageSF. You and up to 15 friends will find out what is wild and edible in San Francisco. This is also a good reward for a business.

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Pledge $5,000

Founders Dinner and Founders Wall

4 tickets to our founders dinner, 2 t-shirts, your name on the Founders Wall at Forage Kitchen, The Underground Market Food Box, and our eternal thanks.

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Pledge $10,000 or more

Private Wild Kitchen Dinner

Private Wild Kitchen dinner for up 80 people, anywhere within 100 miles of San Francisco. This 8 course meal will focus on locally foraged wild ingredients. From wild mushrooms to acorn flour, wild nori to wild radish. Taste what the oceans and landscapes of California have to offer. Locals also get into the above parties with this level, as well as a VIP bracelet for free food and drink all night.

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about this fundraising campaign and Forage Kitchen! We're really excited about seeing this space become a reality, and you're the ones who'll help us get there, so thank you. Please reach out if you have any questions or suggestions: iso@foragesf.com

Thanks

Iso

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    Underground Market cooking class: This reward gets you a spot in one of several cooking classes taught by Underground Market vendors. Choose between learning bread baking with Josey Baker, Vegan cooking with Rawdaddy, Caramel making with Nosh This, or Raw dessert creation with Sidesaddle Kitchen.

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    A special presentation of The Wild Kitchen. Come to a meal sourced not only from the wild, but also from The Underground Market. Each course will focus on wild foraged ingredients, but will also highlight a product made by an Underground Market vendor, the very people who will benefit from Forage Kitchen. Several of the vendors will be on hand eating at the meal, and will talk about their businesses and how they got started.

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    Private event with The Underground Market: Choose from several delicious catered events from our vendors. Each for 10 people, good for home or office parties. Choose from: Catered brunch with City Smoke House BBQ for Ice Cream Social by Frozen Kustard. Bhan Mi Bar from Rice Paper Scissors for All great for home of office parties. Locals also get into the parties above.

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    Kitchen Pro: 75 hours of kitchen rental for a food business. This is a reduced rate, and perfect for a small business who wants to reserve space in our kitchen (it'll fill up fast). We'll also have storage, office space, and business support available.

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    4 tickets to our founders dinner, 2 t-shirts, your name on the Founders Wall at Forage Kitchen, The Underground Market Food Box, and our eternal thanks.

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    Private Wild Kitchen dinner for up to 80 people, anywhere within 100 miles of San Francisco. This 8 course meal will focus on locally foraged wild ingredients. From wild mushrooms to acorn flour, wild nori to wild radish. Taste what the oceans and landscapes of California have to offer. This can be used anytime within the next two years, so if you have a special occasion coming up, or are planning an event for your business, this is a great level. This level is also tax deductible.

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