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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 14 2019

About

It has been a life-long dream to bring a thriving business to our community that helps  patrons grow stronger in mind, body and spirit. Rabbit Food Cafe meets that vision by creating a sustainable food supply source that helps nourish souls while doing our part to eliminate waste and educate the community on how a plant-based diet can help us heal our body, stop inhumane treatment of animals, and save our planet at the same time. It is a dream and mission whose time has come! We are waking up to the power of a plant-powered lifestyle.

We have the building, located at 202 W Main Street, Gas City, IN 46933, now we just need to convert it into a restaurant complete with plant-covered walls, a juice bar, and the equipment to juice fresh, organic fruits and veggies, a drive-thru to serve busy customers that want a healthy option to nourish their body so they have energy to get through the day, tables and chairs for meetups to spread the plant-power message, vegan cooking classes to share sustainable living; paint, lights, and furniture to create a positive daytime vibe and evening glow that provides a healthy alternative to the night life scene.

Meet the Founders...  

Terra Chism, Founder Rabbit Food Cafe
Terra Chism, Founder Rabbit Food Cafe

Terra Chism

Terra has served at and managed more restaurants over the years than she can count, from small mom and pop startups to big franchise restaurants to five star restaurants and top nightclubs in Panama City Beach during spring break! Terra is passionate about health and fitness. She has lost over 100 pounds (that she gained with each pregnancy) three times! She knows what it takes to get healthy and plant-based foods such as leafy greens (aka rabbit food) are at the top of her list. She is also the owner of RIDE, an indoor cycling studio that will share space with Rabbit Food Cafe and provide a ready market for healthy plant-based food. 

Kathy Gerstorff, Founder Rabbit Food Cafe
Kathy Gerstorff, Founder Rabbit Food Cafe

Kathy Gerstorff

Kathy is Terra's mother who also happens to be passionate about plant-based nutrition. Kathy became interested in a plant-based diet when she was recovering from surgery for life-threatening abscessed diverticulitis. She googled holistic healing which took her down the "rabbit hole" where she discovered the eye-opening documentary "Earthlings" and Dr. T. Colin Campbell's evidence-based research that opened the door to the plant-powered world. 

After becoming vegetarian in 2012, Kathy fell into the trap that many people transitioning from the Standard American Diet to a Plant-Based Diet fall into which is vegetarian and vegan junk food that isn't necessarily healthy. After learning the hard way through health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure, Kathy realized the importance of eating whole, plant-based food rather than highly-processed food. Recovery from illness and disease is a process that takes time, but Kathy credits the plant-based diet for giving her body the nutrients it needs to heal. She is making progress towards a healthier lifestyle and wants to help as many people as she can along the way which is why she jumped on board with this venture. 

Kathy has studied plant-based nutrition extensively. She has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She recently attended the 45th Annual Vegan Summerfest where she spent a week in continuing education classes with renowned doctors and vegan chefs. She is also a POD leader with PlantPure Nation. 

Kathy has over 35 years of experience in business administration and small business management. She is excited to use her skills to help bring the first 100% plant-based, drive-thru restaurant to Gas City, Indiana and the surrounding community. She hopes Rabbit Food Cafe will not only be a healthy dining alternative for locals, but a destination for visitors looking for sustainable food options and a positive environment.

Risks and challenges

Every business venture has risks and challenges. With our experience, passion, and determination, we plan to deal with any challenges head-on and make our vision a reality. We are honored that you see the potential and believe as we do that the rewards outweigh the risks.

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