About this project
Imlak’esh Organics is driven to provide healthy, organic, sustainable food while supporting organic agriculture and indigenous cultures. From our sourcing in the fields to the finished product, we are committed to ecological and social practices that leave the world a better place for our grandchildren.
We are offering amazing Pledge Rewards ranging from stickers to Superfood Sampler Baskets and full-fledged Superfood Parties! Give a great Holiday gift, or inspire yourself or someone else to kick off the New Year right!
Imlak’esh Organics needs a new Home where we can grow and thrive. In short, we are growing way faster than expected and bursting out of the seams in our current 110 sq. foot headquarters. (no that’s not a typo, it’s really 10ft x 11ft)
We have so many tested ideas for new products, and people are asking for new Artisan Creations all the time. A new Home for Imlak’esh will allow us the bring 2 new Artisan Creations and 3 inspiring Superfood Gift Boxes to you!
A larger, professional space will enable us to meet the goal of offering new Artisan Products. The limitation of space to store products, package, hold meetings, and prepare for events makes it nearly impossible to grow beyond our products.
You know how it works, either none of us get superfoods, or all of us get superfoods! So pledge whatever you can $5, $25 $100, $5,000! Like us Facebook, tell your friends, your parents, whoever will help us grow this movement for a better world!
If our campaign is successful we will immediately send you a Redemption Postcard with a unique code you can Redeem on our website for your Pledge Gift. Later, you will receive an email, letting you know that we can now fulfill to get your Pledge Gift. You may also Gift the Redemption Card to someone else for the holidays, or as support for a healthier New Year!
The $64,000 will allow us to move into a larger multi-use facility and create new Artisan Superfood Products. Eventually, this will allow us to offer our products regionally, and eventually to all 50 States.
Create (2) New Artisan Products
Package (3) Superfood Gift Boxes
Gift boxes that include recipes for creating smoothies, teas, salad dressings, and desserts. These gift boxes are designed to inspire people to use these food in their daily lives.
In order to grow our small company and create the new Products, we will additionally use the $64,000 to:
-Lease a 1000+ sq. ft. production, warehouse, and office space
-Make necessary retrofits to meet local, state, and USDA certified Organic standards
-Purchase equipment to increase our efficiency, including: a new dehydrator, powder filling machine, lidding machine, refrigeration, and shelving.
-Fulfill our Pledge Promises to all of you!
Imlak’esh Organics is a vibrant, Santa Barbara based company with a global story, specializing in organic, direct-trade superfoods from the Amazon and High Andes mountains of Peru. We currently offer 11 products, from raw chocolate and unique trailmixes, to brazil nut oil and golden berries.
Imlak’esh Organics was founded by Tucker Garrison after living and working amongst indigenous people in Bali, Guatemala, Peru, and the Solomon Islands. Through these travels, Tucker experienced the inequalities and abundance that simultaneously exist in our global economy, especially amongst the world’s agricultural producers. At Imlak’esh Organics we work to rebalance the global economy and ecosystem through supporting organic practices and beyond fair-trade development models.
Superfood means something different to everybody.
To us, superfoods are:
-Foods with amazing nutritional content, whether packed with protein, rich in antioxidants, or some other amazing property.
-Foods that are grown using stringent organic practices and stewardship for the land.
-Foods that are storable for long periods of time(raspberries are amazing, but they only last two days).
-Delicious and inspire people to make healthy choices in everyday life!
Potential New Products Funded by this Kickstarter Campaign:
Amazon Love: a sacha inchi, dried mango cluster
Paleo Protein: supercharged chocolate, maca, sacha inchi protein powder blend.
Potential New Superfood Gift Boxes:
-Hippy Zippie Gift Box: Cacao Powder and Maca Powder, along with recipes for the Hippy Zippie, smoothies, and blended teas.
-Super Snack Gift Box: Llama Power, ChargeBoss Clusters, Sacha Inchi, along with recipes for smoothie bowls, energy bars, and salads.
-Chocolate Dream Gift Box: Cacao Nibs, Cacao Wafers, and Cacao Powder, along with recipes for homemade raw chocolate bars, hot chocolate, and cacao charged smoothies.
Current Superfood Offerings:
Llama Power: is a raw, sprouted Trailmix inspired by the Llamas of the high Andes mountains. It is a blend of Sprouted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, brazil nuts, coconut flakes, flame raisins, dried pears, golden berries, and ChargeBoss Clusters. LP is artisan-crafted in small batches in our kitchen in SB. The sprouting process unlocks essential nutrients and makes the blend high in protein, fiber, and deliciousness. Enjoy the Power!
Chargeboss Clusters: the pure food of all those that Charge! Cashews, Cacao Nibs, Coconut Nectar, and Maca are combined into a full power cluster to fuel you through those days. Protein, fiber, low-glycemic sweetener, and maca fueled stamina! People are just fanatical about CBCs. We just can’t make them fast enough. We need more production space, better equipment, and more hands. Every week we get reports about fantastic feats completed while under the influence of ChargeBoss Clusters
Sacha Inchi: contains 33% protein and is an excellent, sustainable source of Omega-3. They are gluten free, crunchy and delicious. Our sacha inchi is grown in partnership with a group of family farmers who are simultaneously fighting against oil drilling in the Amazon basin, and reforesting logged areas of rainforest. These amazing farmers have replanted a food forest, basically, they are re-growing primary Amazon rainforest while providing sustainable livelihood for hundreds of men and women.
Cacao Wafers: 100% pure raw chocolate. Cacao contains one of the highest antioxidants of any food. Maca Powder: contains a full spectrum of trace minerals, vitamins, and is high in protein. Cacao Nibs: are the natural crumbles of the cacao bean, the source of all the world’s chocolate. Cacao contains naturally occurring serotonin compounds sure to leave you smiling.
Cacao Powder: The nutrient rich solid of cacao, excellent for hot chocolate, smoothies, and desserts
Golden Berries: are an explosion of sweet, tart flavor that contain 16% protein, 1000% DV Vitamin C in one handful, and are antioxidant rich. We source our golden berries through partnership with an association in the highlands of the Andes mountains. Our golden berries come from an heirloom variety, and are a truly organic, Raw food.
Goji Berries: While the Inca were cultivating golden berries, the Tibetan monks were cultivating Gojis. They are rich in carotenoid antioxidants, minerals and B Vitamins.
Spirulina: Is an ancient fresh-water algae, and 65% protein by weight. It contains nearly every vitamin and mineral.
Brazil Nut Oil: Cold Pressed from organic brazil nuts this delicious oil is great in salads, sauces, and soups. An excellent source of Omegas -3, -6, and -9, brazil nut oil makes a delicious addition to any gourmet dish.
We’re a fully functioning, if under-funded, company comprised of individuals brimming with life, and empowered by the idea of making the Earth a healthier, happier place through food. We’ve proven that our business is successful; we currently sell our products at over 10 local co-ops, natural foods stores, smoothie bars, and yoga studios. Help us bring superfoods from Imlak’esh Organics to a store near you, and experience what it means to Live Vibrantly!
Direct trade is the foundation of our superfood sourcing model. We work directly with the farmers, cooperatives, and companies that produce these incredible foods. Direct trade allows us to honor the people and places where the foods are grown, we pay fair prices and support farms that regenerate rather than destroy. And ultimately, Direct sourcing also allows the quality of our products to be through the roof! Today in Peru there's alot of ecological destruction. Many people have to choose between logging their ancestral forests or mining entire mountains. We believe there are better choices, better opportunities for our future. Together we have the ability, to offer people a real, empowering choice between gold mining and organic agriculture.
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Risks and challenges
The most probable timeline setback for our project would be a delay in the fulfillment of specific superfood products. We directly source and import our superfoods from Peru, and this process can be lengthy and full of delays out of our control. We are already working diligently to assure that we can fulfill Pledges to ALL of our Backers in a timely manner! Thanks for your generosity, we look forward to connecting with you. Live Vibrantly!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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