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Introducing Access to 100% Whole-food Meat Alternatives

NexVeg™ are nutritionally dense 100% whole-food plant-based proteins.  NexVeg ingredients are sourced through our farm-to-your-table food system.  We work with regional speciality farmers and local mills to provide us with the best possible ingredients still in their whole food form, year round.  We then handcraft micro-batches of NexVeg ready-to-use meat alternatives and deliver them to your doorstep, on-demand - without heavy processing.

We are passionate about ingredients and read labels meticulously - Are these ingredients healthy?  Were they sourced and processed ethically?  Do any of them cause anxiety because we don't believe they should be in our food?

Unfortunately, when it comes to convenient non-allergen plant-based protein today, we really have few choices: 

  • heavily processed retail foods
  • cook some quinoa
  • open a can of beans

We wanted more convenient, fun, clean and healthy options - so we've spent years testing recipes, serving foodservice clients and building the purveying and distribution systems to offer delicious consumer-validated and sustainability award-winning recipes that are: 

100% whole-food plant-based proteins - that everyone can eat! 

NexVeg IS CREATING A FOOD SYSTEM THAT IS: 

  •  100% PLANT-BASED 
  •  100% WHOLE-FOOD  
  • CONVENIENT AND ACCESSIBLE 
  • RESPECTFUL OF FARMERS CONSUMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  •  INNOVATIVE, TESTED AND READY TO SCALE WITH YOUR BACKING! 

NexVeg™ offers delicious nutritionally dense meat alternatives, that are ready-to-cook when they arrive at your doorstep!

HOW TO MAXIMIZE QUALITY AND MINIMIZE FOOTPRINT?

Our micro-batching process lets us choose the freshest ingredients that travel the fewest miles to our production kitchens.  Our distribution utilizes GreenCell sustainable packaging materials, and we rely on the direct ground-based shipping services of fedex.

OPTIMIZING NUTRITION 

We evaluate ingredients for the opportunity to be:

  •  sourced local for freshness / maximum nutrition 
  • combined for synergistic bioavailability of vitamins and minerals 
  •  quality protein contributors
  •  lightly processed to maintain their nutritional integrity 
  • brought from our farms to your table as fast as possible

We flash freeze and vacuum seal, maximizing freshness and eliminating nutritional degradation caused by air and frostbite.

 BACKING THIS CAMPAIGN WILL FUND NATIONAL FULFILLMENT OF A 100% WHOLE-FOOD PLANT-BASED FOOD SYSTEM 

Take the next step in healing the planet with us, by choosing a known and respectful food system.  We all need healthy sustainable options and we need them to be accessible.  

With your backing of these rewards we promise to provide national access to farm-to-table whole-food vegan protein alternatives!

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SOME OF OUR AMAZING PARTNERS:

 WHY EAT NexVeg? 

1) It is the whole-food plant-based protein that is as convenient and easy to use as ground meat, but still tastes like the yummy fresh vegetables its made from.

2) Whole food diets are the most nutritionally dense and are the healthiest way to eat

3) We use less water, produce less carbon and food waste than any other ready-to-cook or heavily processed meat substitute.

... and you can cook and eat fast, bulk prep, or create your own culinary masterpiece with NexVeg! 

NexVeg square patties save space, cook fast, and chop easily into ground while cooking!

 WHY EAT WHOLE FOOD, PLANT BASED? 

Personal experiences matter, and so does solid health and sustainability science:

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reports Not All Plant-based Diets are Healthy - Researchers followed 200,000 adults over two decades and found that those who adhered to a plant-based diet rich in healthy foods, such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes, had a substantially lower risk of heart disease than people whose diet typically included less healthy foods like refined grains and sugar...
     
  •  Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain - Even when the meal choices are matched in nutrients like carbs, protein, fat, and sugar.
     
  • The Power of Plants - "The main advantages of a whole plant-based diet seems to be more related to the foods you’re eating lots of (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts) rather than those you’re eating less of (processed carbs and refined fats).”
     
  • Eating a plant-based diet is not just good for our health; it is good for Earth’s health.  In fact, “Shifting away from animal-based foods adds up to 49% to the global food supply, without expanding croplands; and would also significantly reduce carbon emissions and waste byproducts  (Jalava et al, 2014)." (Reference: UCLA Sustainability - "The Case for Plant Based") 

OUR PRODUCT VARIETIES

Whether you love the performance levels of protein in our hemp line or the intense sustainable and healthy eating ethos of Tepary and Black Beans, there's a NexVeg product for you:  

  • NexVeg Hemp and NexVeg Black Bean contain no added Oils or Sugars.
  • NexVeg Tepary benefits from a touch of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • *NexVeg SOS-Free contains No Sugar, Oil or Salt 

CLEAN FOOD - NO ALLERGENS

NexVeg products contain No:

  •   soy
  •   wheat or gluten
  •   peanuts or tree-nuts
  •   Animal products (dairy, eggs, honey or meat, fish or shellfish)
  •   GMOs
  •   chemicals
  •   isolated protein or fiber (only plant-pure sources)
  •   cholesterol
  •   or hard to understand ingredients

In fact, we take our ingredients even a bit more seriously than that:

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INGREDIENTS

We know how hard it is to find out online what is in most veggie burgers.  We love sharing every little detail about what goes into NexVeg.  Note how different each product line and flavor is in: Protein to Carb ratio, Fat content and Sodium too.

Here's what those fresh East / West ingredients look like, when they arrive at our kitchens. 

WEST COAST INGREDIENTS FEATURING LOCALLY SOURCED TEPARY BEANS AND BLUE CORNMEAL AND STANDARDS, LIKE FRESH SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE IN EVERY MICRO-BATCH
EAST COAST INGREDIENTS FEATURING LOCALLY SOURCED BLACK TURTLE BEANS AND ORGANIC YELLOW CORN FLOUR AND STANDARDS, LIKE FRESH SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE IN EVERY MICRO-BATCH

Jonathan Netzky, Chief Food Officer

Hello! My name is Jonathan Netzky. I’m passionate about local, fresh, whole foods and the health and sustainability benefits they provide.  Over the last 15 years, I have made farm-to-table dining possible and meaningful beyond my own home.

We are now ready to close a gap in the plant-based protein market with a locally-sourced, farmer's market quality, whole-food protein option - that everyone can enjoy!

Leading industry chefs have served NexVeg™ products in their restaurants and helped us hone our recipes based on customer feedback. Now, with your backing, we can provide nationwide, direct-to-consumer access to healthy and delicious plant-pure proteins.

Ready to join us in this mission? - sharing real food, feeding the change!

 AWARDS AND PRESS 

Bite Magazine - 2016 AZ Made Environmentally Sustainable Food Producer
The 2015 Region Winners (left to right): Andrew Maxey, Duncan Hoffman (Sustainability Winner), Nicole Ray, and the WOW Award Winner Jonathan Netzky from Tepa® (NexVeg™)

 MEET THE NexVeg™ TEAM 

PROJECT TIMELINE:

  •  10/1-11/7: Kickstarter Campaign
  •  11/25-12/4: West Coast product ships
  •  12/1-12/10: East Coast Kitchen Set Up
  •  12/15: East Coast product ships
  • YOU RECEIVE WITHIN 2 DAYS ON SHIPMENT

 WHAT's NEXT FOR NexVeg?

  • Finish the subscription website for you to control orders and delivery dates
  • Publish new recipes & flavors on a regular basis 
  • Complete development of sauces and dips, like hemp tahini & tepary hummus
  • Share opportunities to create your own small batches of plant-pure products
     

 There are rewards listed to meet any needs.  We look forward to shipping one of the first boxes to you!

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Risks and challenges

We are confident that you will love the taste, usability and feeling after you eat NexVeg. We have set plans, and challenged our distribution partner to confirm that they can handle 10's of 1000's of shipments.

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    So you can rep NexVeg anywhere you go! Sizes S - XXL.

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    Kickstarter Exclusive - 4 lb Sampler

    This 4 flavor variety pack holds 16 servings of whole-food plant-based protein. We made this limited Kickstarter Exclusive for those interested to try before you subscribe.
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    Mario Fabbri's Box!

    You will receive 16 servings of Hemp Spicy Italian & 16 servings of Hemp Original.

    This box was curated by Mario Fabbri with his two favorite hemp flavors.

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    1 month subscription - 8 lbs of NexVeg

    You'll receive a variety of all the products available in your region. You'll get 8 - 4"x4"x2" square packages. They stack easily and in total take up about the same amount of freezer space as a cereal box would.

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    • 4 x 4 oz patties - Tepary Original or Black Bean Original
    • 4 x 4 oz patties - Hemp & Seed Italian Sausage
    • 4 x 4 oz patties - Hemp & Seed SOS (No added Sodium, Oil, Sugar)
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    2 x 1 month subscription - Feed a Friend

    Have our 1 month subscription variety pack sent to 2 different locations at the same time. We can't think of a better gift to share the concept of NexVeg. Thanks for spreading the word through food!

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    3 month subscription - 8 lbs of NexVeg

    That's under $3.90 per portion, for 4 people to enjoy NexVeg at 2 of their 21 meals per week. Plus a NexVeg branded tee - thank you!

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    • Month 2 and after, you may choose the flavor of each pound
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    Share me, CO-OP style - 50 lb Value Pack

    What! Less than $2.95 per NexVeg patty, delivered to your door? Even if you could get it in a grocery store, why would you bother... Sounds like too much? Actually only 1 cubic foot of freezer space will hold 50 lbs of sustainably packaged, easily stackable, NexVeg. Plus we'll send 4 Long Sleeve Branded Tee's to keep everyone warm while putting it in the freezer.

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    • 10× 4 x 4 oz patties - Tepary Smoky Southwest or Black Bean Taco
    • 10× 4 x 4 oz patties - Tepary Original or Black Bean Original
    • 4 x 4 oz patties - Hemp & Seed Italian Sausage
    • 4 x 4 oz patties - Hemp & Seed Smoky Southwest
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    6 month subscription - 8 lbs of NexVeg

    Receive a 6 month subscription to NexVeg doorstep delivery.

    Imagine having a go-to protein on-hand all the time ready-to-cook in breakfast burritos, school lunches or one pan dinners. Plus 2 NexVeg comfy long sleeve Tees - thank you.

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    • Month 2 and after, you may choose the flavor of each pound
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    Design your own Veggie Burger!

    Oh yes, for real! Through NexVeg small batch product development process you get to dictate the taste, nutrition and even the name of Your very own Veggie Burger. We start with an intake consultation to learn your tastes and priorities. Then we suggest, and together agree on, an ideal ingredient list and nutrition panel. Next thing you know, a sample will arrive in the mail for you to taste and play with and provide detailed feedback on. We'll integrate the feedback and send you a second improved sample. Upon confirming your satisfaction, you'll receive a custom case of 20 lbs of commercially viable 1 lb packages. Enjoy them at home or share them with friends. Re-order "your name" veggie burger anytime.

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    NexVeg Immersion Cooking Class

    Receive a full-year subscription to NexVeg!
    PLUS a NexVeg plant-pure cooking class for you and 10 friends at the properly equipped kitchen of your choosing (continental U.S.). The NexVeg team will come to you to demonstrate, prepare and share a multi-course whole food plant based meal. Our roots are in local food catering. We promise cuisine to remember and dishes you can replicate.

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