Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have already proven to be a hit with the foodie community, with locals gaining funding for their projects ranging from cocktail accessories to mobile farmers’ markets to food trucks. Knowing that the model is successful, Vermont-based Kevin Lehman and Chris Lindgren have launched Three Revolutions, a crowd-funding platform dedicated to farm and food.
Three Revolutions also food innovators to post stories, photos and videos of their projects, calling on donors to help them fund their monetary goals for as little as $10.
“We want Three Revolutions to be the place where food innovators and appreciative consumers make connections, build community, and support sustainable food enterprises,” Lehman says in a press release.
Currently, Three Revolutions is hosting four campaigns on the platform:
- “Van With a Plan” from Aqua Vitae, micro-brewers of probiotic, medicinal brews
- Boundbrook Farm’s plan to bring rice farming to Vermont
- Dancing Bee Gardens’ research project for colony collapse disorder in beehives
- Two Guys’ locally grown and sourced recipes
“Grants and low interest loans are pretty non-existent for food processors,” says Jeff Weinstein, co-owner of Two Guys. “The Three Revolutions platform is a great tool for emerging local foods economies.
Now, foodies don’t have to scour through pages of Kickstarter campaigns to find a project that suits their interest. Instead, Three Revolutions will be the one-stop source for farm and food innovators, sparking a delicious revolution.