About this project
NEW LIMITED REWARD LEVEL! $30 FOR THE NEXT 100 BACKERS:
THE SOCO IDENTITY –
At SoCo Creamery, we make our all-natural ice cream in small batches, using the finest and freshest ingredients we can find! Over 20 years of experience, and ever increasing demand, have enabled us to develop our own recipe for the sweet cream base used in all of our ice cream flavors - super creamy, fresh, and not too sweet. The milk we use comes from nearby New England dairies…. No hormones. No antibiotics. Very happy cows.
Our ice cream is produced in Great Barrington, a small town located in the Berkshires of Western MA. For locals, our scoop shop on Railroad St. is a meeting place where the community comes together, a truly happy place. For visitors, it has become part of the memories of time spent in the Berkshires. We are honored to be a part of those memories of lazy days and sweet times spent with kids, parents, and grandparents, and friends! We love to make people happy!
THE BERKSHIRE EXPERIENCE –
The Bershires are a cultural mecca – home to Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Co, dozens of museums and festivals, and some of the most beautiful scenery you can find. People come to the area from all over the world for these experiences, and stop in to see us when they do. Our ice cream can be found in restaurants, scoop shops, and markets all around the Berkshires; that means that a large percentage of visitors to the area take home memories that include time spent sharing SoCo.
SHARE THE DECADENCE –
Our close proximity to NYC and Boston, has made it possible to develop and grow our business into those locations. We know that our customers are as passionate as we are about our ice cream. We hear it every day....Those who visit us regularly email, write, and call asking us to bring our ice cream to their neighborhoods! There's not enough room here to include every one of the compliments we get, but here is a small sample of what people are saying:
In 2009, we made a decision to move into the business of selling pints, and we've put great effort into sharing our ice cream in NYC, Boston, and much of the New England region. This effort has been met with a huge positive response. We've been able to meet and exceed every goal along the way, and expanding now is the only way to our future…
LET’S GROW THIS –
The increasing demand for our ice cream has been exciting, and we hope many of you are seeing us in your own local markets. We want to continue to expand our reach to even more of our neighbors. Your support will enable us to purchase our third batch machine and more kitchen equipment, so we can make more ice cream and more happy people.
Growth, while exciting, involves risk taking, perseverance, and positive thinking. A show of support will give us the encouragement we need to keep growing, and will include you as part of the reason for our success. Please share this project, and a pint of SoCo Creamery ice cream, with your family and friends!
SWEET! REWARDS –
Check out our rewards over in the right-hand column (pictures below)! Here's all you need to do to claim them:
1. CREATE a Kickstarter account: all it takes is an email address.
2. SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not it only takes a moment.
3. PLEDGE what you are comfortable giving. We appreciate every dollar. If you find yourself wanting to help but unable to donate you can skip to the next step to help us spread the word. Your card will only be charged if we reach our full goal.
4. SHARE this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whoever else crosses your path! Let everyone know you are a backer for SoCo Creamery!
Don't see a reward tier that works for you, or have an interest in investing directly or on a bigger scale? No problem! Just send Pete an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risks and challenges
Managing growth at SoCo is our biggest challenge. Not a bad one to have! We are looking for ways to grow and make more happy, and we are committed to doing it in a way that allows us to maintain control of the quality and freshness of our product. The beauty of small batch production is the ability to make that growth happen in stages. The addition of just one machine will increase our capacity by 50%.
Financing is expensive, so we are looking for creative sources. That's why we're giving Kickstarter a try. We view this platform not only source of cash, but a source of inspiration, support, and morale building. As we said above, growth is exciting, but it also involves taking risks, perservering, and thinking positively. A show of support from Kickstarter backers will give us the encouragement we need to keep growing, and will include you as part of the reason for our success.
Remember, this is all or nothing. If we don't reach our goal, we don't receive funding. Please share this project, and a pint of SoCo Creamery ice cream, with as many of your family and friends as you can!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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