Thank you!

WE ARE FUNDED! Spice up your life with My Mom’s Mole has met its tilt goal!

Thank you backers. We couldn’t have done this without each and everyone of you (114 and counting!) We are so excited.

These guys are retiring soon…

Stretch Goals – visit our campaign page on Barnraiser

Now that we’ve tilted, there are a few other projects in the pipeline, and it would be amazing to see them come closer to fruition:

  • Beginning our partnership with a local farm on a pilot program aimed at growing organic chile peppers.  For $1000, we can get this started and reduce the investment required by the farm.
  • We want to diversify our product line by adding another smaller packaging size (4 oz). For $2000, we can have the packaging designed and order an initial test-run supply.
  • One of biggest questions asked about our product is whether it’s on the sweet side or on the spicy/savory side. We want to develop two new recipes (one sweeter and one spicier) so that people can have more choices for their dishes.  Our current product is on the savory side and just mildly spicy. $1000 more dollars would make it happen.
  • Our final goal is selling our products at local farmers markets. With $2000, we can get all of the necessary permits and materials to sell at two markets per week.

We have ONE WEEK left in the campaign.

Invite your friends and social networks to support our campaign.  

Here are 4 simple steps to amplify your impact AND receive a gift basket.

  1. Log in on Barnraiser and go to the Spice up your life with My Mom’s Mole project page (http://bit.ly/mole914).
  2. Click on SHARE this PROJECT
  3. Copy the link and share with all your friends via email and Facebook.  You will be credited when they use that link to back our project.
  4. If FIVE people use your link to back the campaign with pledges of $50 or more, we will send you one of the incubator gift baskets (regardless of your reward tier) when the campaign ends.

Thank you again for your support! Let us know if you have questions.

Cesario & the My Mom’s Mole team

 

Halfway to the finish line & 81% funded!

First, thank you to the 83 backers so far of our project, Spice up your life with My Mom’s Mole.

We are currently running a rewards-based crowdfunding campaign on Barnraiser and are asking you to join us in our efforts to grow our company, support our community, and provide our classes at an affordable cost to anyone who’s interested.

Our campaign is halfway over. With two weeks to go, we’ve reached 81% of our goal.

We’re almost there, but we still need help in reaching more people. This is an all-or-nothing campaign; if we don’t reach 100% funding, we receive nothing.

To skip the rest and get right to it visit our campaign page.

How can you support this campaign? There are two simple ways.

  1. Become a Backer: ANY amount makes a huge impact towards reaching our tilt goal. We have a variety of rewards (recipe cards, 1lb of mole, t-shirts, tote bags, private dance lessons, gift baskets & more!) available for backers of our campaign. Check them out on the campaign page (http://bit.ly/mole914) to learn more
  2. Spread the word: Help us go the extra mile AND receive a FREE gift basket.

Here are 4 simple steps to amplify your impact AND receive a free gift basket featuring products made alongside ours in the kitchen incubator.

  1. Log in on Barnraiser and go to the Spice up your life with My Mom’s Mole project page (http://bit.ly/mole914).
  2. Click on SHARE this PROJECT
  3. Copy the link and share with all your friends via email and Facebook.  You will be credited when they use that link to back our project.  
  4. If FIVE people use your link to back the campaign with pledges of $50 or more, we will send you one of the incubator gift baskets (regardless of your reward tier) when and if the campaign is successfully completed.

Join us in this effort to make local, sustainable food the standard!

Thank you again for your continued support and encouragement. Let us know if you have questions.

Sincerely,
Cesario & the My Mom’s Mole team

Third time’s the charm + Barnraiser update

Saturday, Septeber 19th was the 3rd annual Mole & Mariachi Festival in Santa Cruz. We’ve attended it each year. After being the runner-up last year for People’s Choice: Best Mole, we won this year! We were also chosen as runner-up for Judge’s Choice this year. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement.

You may have seen some of the local press we’ve received recently.  In case you missed it, here are the articles for you to read & share.

Edible Monterey Bay
Good Times Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Thank you!

After nine days (out of 32 total), our Barnraiser project, Spice up your life with My Mom’s Mole, has reached 50% funding! To those who have backed this campaign, please accept our sincere gratitude. THANK YOU! Your support will help us expand our business and strengthen the local food movement.

If you haven’t seen our project yet, please check it out here. Also, please help us spread the word. Pass it along to 5-10 friends, family members, or colleagues. Together we will be able to make this project a success! We have 24 days left.

Take care,
Cesario & the My Mom’s Mole team

We're at 50% funding on Barnraiser after nine days!

Join us on Barnraiser and help make sustainable food the standard

Hello,

I have been working to build the My Mom’s Mole brand over the past couple of years.

Today is a big day for My Mom’s Mole. We have launched a crowdfunding campaign with Barnraiser, a social and funding community that allows its members to influence and scale the food movement by connecting to innovators of sustainable food and farming, celebrating their stories, and collectively backing projects that shape how communities farm and eat, locally and globally.

With this campaign, our goal is to raise $9000.  It’s a big number, we know, but we have confidence in our community and Barnraiser.  We have 32 days (Monday, September 14 until Friday, October 16) to achieve our goal and are asking you to join us in our efforts.

Click on the link to the right to skip the rest and get right to it: Spice up your life with My Mom’s Mole

What will this campaign accomplish?

Reaching this goal will
  • allow us to make our cooking classes available to the public at a reduced cost
  • enable us to increase production capacity
  • help us to cover part-time labor costs for a new team member to do in-store demos
  • allow us to begin a pilot partnership with local farmers to grow organic chile peppers to use in our mole powder

Help Us Help Our Community

We are paying it forward and donating some of the proceeds from this campaign to three local organizations, whose values align with our own and who have been key to our recent brand development and growth.

They are

  • FOODWHAT, which empowers youth through teaching them about food justice
  • Digital NEST, which provides technical training and mentorship to students
  • Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, which works to ensure that area state parks and beaches are maintained for the enjoyment of all

We need YOU to join us in this endeavor and support the local food movement.

Click here to support our project if you can or spread the word to others: Spice up your life with My Mom’s Mole

Thank you for your time, consideration, and energy.

Sincerely,

Cesario Ruiz
Founder | My Mom’s Mole

How can you support this campaign?

Become a Backer

  • ANY amount makes a huge impact towards reaching our tilt goal of $9000.
  • Barnraiser will match the first dollar ofEVERY pledge.
  • If 1000 people back this project at any level, we will raise an additional $1000 in matched support!

We have a variety of rewards (recipe cards, 1lb of mole, t-shirts, tote bags, private dance lessons, gift baskets & more!) available for backers of our campaign.

Spread the Word

We are asking each person to spread the campaign to 5-10 people that they think would support this campaign as a backer and/or also pass it along to others.

The url for the campaign is http://bit.ly/mole914. You can also share this page using the various circles buttons at the bottom of your screen.