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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 Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
So Nice! -- We'll send you a handwritten thank you note (vanilla scented... yum!) and place your name on our SoCo Kickstarter Thank You webpage. You''ll also receive updates as this SWEET! project progresses!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
So Good! -- In addition to a thank note and a web shout out, we'll send you a voucher for one medium cone of your favorite flavor at our Great Barrington store. Rock on!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
So Yummy! -- In addition to the previous rewards, we'll send a voucher for one pint of ice cream, picked up at our Great Barrington store. Yes, that's a cone to eat right away, and a pint to take home! SoCo to Go!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or moreYou selected
10 backers Limited (90 left of 100)
So Stylish! A new reward level for the next 100 to pledge, so we can include those far away fans....or anyone who wants one of our popular Buddha tshirts (pictured at bottom of project description). Available in several colors and sizes. SoCo....ice cream nirvhana!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
So Friendly! -- For you, we'll add another medium cone and a second pint of ice cream so you can share with a friend....or not?Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
So Kind! -- You'll receive our thank you's as above, a medium cone voucher for our Great Barrington store, and a special Kickstarter edition SoCo ice cream mug shipped to you. Frozen hot chocolate marshmallow anyone?Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
Pledge $150 or moreYou selected
So Festive! -- You'll get our thank you's as above, a voucher for a medium cone, and a holiday seasonal pack (4 pints of our seasonal flavors) to be picked up at our Great Barrington store. What better way to kick off the New Year?Estimated delivery:
Pledge $175 or moreYou selected
So Cool! -- We'll send you our thank you's as above, and a voucher for a medium cone at our store in Great Barrington. You'll also pick up one pint of ice cream and one of our SoCo Cooler Bags. SoCo to Go!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
So Cool Cool! -- You'll pick up everything described in the $175 level, plus another medium cone and one more pint of ice cream. SoCo to GoGo!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
So Completelly Cool! -- We're giving you everything in the $175 reward level, plus 3 more medium cones, and 3 more pints of ice cream...enough for four of you. (We won't tell if you don't want to share)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
So Kickin'! -- You'll get our thank you's as above, and in person, when you come to make up to 10 of your friends more happy...an ice cream party at our store or factory in Great Barrington! :))Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
2 backers Limited (13 left of 15)
So Fun! We'll bring the party to you, along with "Morris the truck". This level includes thank-you's as above and a party for up to 20 people. Morris loves to travel! (within 50 miles only).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or moreYou selected
So Helpful! -- Spend the day at our factory Making More Happy, and go home with a case (8 pints) of ice cream to show your friends and family what you've produced. You'll get all the thank you's and 10 of those medium cone vouchers too! Spread the love!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10,000 or moreYou selected
So Unbelievably Generous! At this level, you will create an ice cream legacy - work with us to create a custom flavor named by you or for you. Come to our factory with up to 25 of your friends and make a batch to take home, and a batch for our store in Great Barrington. You will also be entitled to free ice cream for you and each of your family members for one year at our Great Barrington Store. Thank you's, cooler bag, and mug included as well of course!Estimated delivery:
- (35 days)