Emily Kaiser Thelin is raising funds for a biographical cookbook on legendary author Paula Wolfert, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago.
Lafaza Vanillas blends local ideals with global reach
Oakland vanilla company Lafaza hopes to certify 1,000 of its Madagascar suppliers as organic, fair-trade, and non-GMO with the help of a crowdfunding campaign.
CORE Kitchen aims to open produce-only restaurant
Oakland’s CORE Foods has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new kind of lunchtime restaurant — one that only cooks with fresh produce.
SF’s Millennium aims to open Rockridge restaurant
Venerable San Francisco vegan restaurant, Millennium, is planning on moving to Rockridge, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds.
The Charlie Cart: A little kitchen for every classroom
Inspired by the cowboy Chuck Wagon, the Charlie Cart Project hopes to teach school kids around the country to cook with a little kitchen on wheels.
Authors use Kickstarter to begin new publishing company
A group of Bay Area authors is trying to fund a new publishing company, Golden Gate Books, through Kickstarter.com It’s no secret that times are tough in the publishing industry. Consumers are increasingly buying e-books, which bring in less revenue than traditional hardcover books. The popularity of the iPad means more words are fighting for […]
West Berkeley farmer seeks home for oil press
The West Berkeley urban farmer who asked the community to help him buy an olive oil press has raised enough money to install it. Now he just needs to find the press a home. Andy Dale, a computer security and privacy architect who also runs a small farming operation from his Seventh Street home, raised […]
Funding Berkeley’s first community olive oil press
Andy Dale has a dream: to open a community olive oil press. The idea is an outgrowth of Dale’s recent foray into urban farming. For the past few years, Dale, a computer security and privacy architect, has been making products in his West Berkeley backyard. He sells honey made by bees who live among his […]