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Packed with more protein than meat, the main ingredient in our hemp burgers is illegal for American farmers to grow. Now is the time to change the hemp laws.
Samuel Chapman
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Berkeley, California
United States
6 Team Members



Will Gaudet Jr and Alexa Dennis founded Bay Roots; a hemp seed food company that began selling hemp burgers on the beautiful island of Maui in the begining of 2013. The recipe develepoment started in 2010 as a way for Will's mom to eat healthy without the meat, soy, dairy, or gluten. Now almost 3 years later, Will and Alexa have turned these hemp burgers into a business. Will's passion for bringing awareness to all things hemp, Alexa's love for organic farming, and Will's mom’s recipe is the fire behind Bay Roots.

Why do we need money?

My mom, my girlfriend, and I currently make these hemp burgers by hand in small batches, which limits the amount we can make and sell.

We don't have the equipment to produce the hemp burgers at a large enough scale that will make them affordable for us and you.

While living in Maui we dropped off 24 hemp burgers a day, at the Alive and Well grocery store and had been consistently selling out within hours of the morning drop off!


Because of the equipment problems we face, these hemp burgers can't be shipped anywhere until we raise the $20,000.

What is the money being spent on?

  • Full sized production center with all the equipment needed.
  • Upc barcode to sell in grocery stores
  • Eco-friendly packaging
  • First round run of Bay Roots hemp burgers
  • Frozen storage
  • Distribution



Bay Roots Pledge

We at Bay Roots have an uncompromising passion for this plant and are committed to giving a percentage of the proceeds to organizations that are working to legalize hemp production in America.

The way we will influence the hemp laws was stated very simply by Anna Lappe, “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the world you want!” You are in power, not the corporations.

You have the power to buy or not, support or not, you have the freedom to choose another way and with that power you can change the world.

It starts with you, now is the time to regain our rights to liberty and freedom.

Voice your truth, vote for those who support the legalization of hemp, and

vote with your dollars!






Freedom Fighter Package!








Thank you



Top 10 reasons to contribute 

1. You believe you can change the world

2. You enjoy eating good

3. You support the legalization of hemp

4. You strive for a healthier planet

5. You take care of your love ones

6. You want to taste a hemp burger

7. You are a vegetarian

8. You care about the future generations

9. You have great energy

10. You take the first step,

even when you don’t see the whole staircase.



Top 10 hemp facts

1. Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years.

2. Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp.

3. Hemp seed contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, and is second only to soybeans in complete protein (but is more digestible by humans)

4. Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis

5. Hemp fiberboard produced by Washington State University was found to be twice as strong as wood-based fiberboard.

6. It was legal to pay taxes with hemp in America from 1631 until the early 1800s.

7. The first crop grown in many states was hemp. 1850 was a peak year for Kentucky producing 40,000 tons. Hemp was the largest cash crop until the 20th century

8. Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the car itself was constructed from hemp!

9. In 1938, hemp was called ‘Billion Dollar Crop.’ It was the first time a cash crop had a business potential to exceed a billion dollars

10. Hemp seeds contain more protein than meat.


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Question and Anwer FAQ:

Freedom Fighter Package

When you donate at this level you will receive a hand written poem by the founder, Will Gaudet Jr., along with a pack of Bee Line hemp wick, and a Bay Roots sticker. 

Hemp Burger BBQ Package

There is a wide variety of hemp wristband colors to choose from. Look at the picture with the hemp wristbands. When you donate, in the comment box let us know the color you want!

Swag Package

When you donate, visit http://store.americanapparel.net/product/?productId=2001 and in the comment box let us know the color and male or female size you wish to have the Bay Roots logo printed on! 

What is the Bee Line Hemp Wick?

Bee Line is an organic alternative to lighters and matches, and is great for making jewlery. It combines two ancient renewable resources hemp and beeswax for an all natural high quality product. Made form organic hemp dipped in organic beeswax. 

 Nutritional Values


Find This Campaign On
raised by 76 people in 1 month
21% funded
No time left
$20,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 28, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $9USD
    Freedom Fighter

    You will receive a hand written poem by the founder, Will Gaudet Jr., along with a pack of Bee Line hemp wick, and a Bay Roots sticker.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $20USD
    Hemp Burger BBQ

    Pick a color and you will be shipped a hemp wristband that gives you and a friend access to one of our hemp burger BBQ's in June. (Local only) Bay Area, Portland or Seattle.

    7 out of 100 claimed
  • $25USD
    Early Bird Special

    You are the first to try the Bay Roots hemp burgers on the west coast. You will receive a 4 pack of hand delivered hemp burgers. (Local only) Bay Area, Portland, and Seattle.

    20 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $35USD
    Hemp Burgers!

    You will receive a 4 pack of hand delivered hemp burgers + Freedom Fighter package. (Local only) Bay Area, Portland, and Seattle.

    13 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $75USD
    Bay Roots Swag

    (Limited Edition) American Apparel/Bay Roots T-Shirt + Freedom Fighter package. You choose the color and size of shirt, we print.

    1 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100USD
    Hemp Hero

    You will receive a 4 pack of hand delivered hemp burgers + Bay Roots Swag package + Freedom Fighter package. (Local only) Bay Area, Portland, and Seattle.

    8 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $150USD
    Costco Family Size

    Stock up the freezer with an 12 pack of hand delivered hemp burgers + Bay Roots Swag package + Freedom Fighter package.

    1 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Start-Up Savior

    You just bought a vital piece of equipment in the burger making process! In exchange we will let you name it and send you a customized video of the patty making process along with two t-shirts and a ton of swag!

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $4,200USD
    Hemp Farm Tour

    Travel for a weekend with the founders of Bay Roots to get your very own personal tour of a hemp farm in Canada this summer! Included is transportation, lodging, and a amazing experience!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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