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Blooming Beets will be Boulder's healthiest kitchen. We will not use any added junk, grains or sugar. Only farm fresh veggies, quality meat and good fats.
Iva Paleckova
United States
1 Team Member

Meet Iva and Blooming Beets Kitchen

Hi there, my name is Iva and I'm the founder of the first 100% paleo restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. 

I love cooking, creating recipes, learning about nutrition, and working at restaurants. I also love local business and being an entrepreneur.

All those things are passions of mine - but what really gets me going is real, whole foods from great sources. No added junk, no inflammatory foods, and nothing processed -- that includes grains, soy and corn products, vegetable oils and sugar. 

I believe we should eat real food -- from real organic local farms and pastures. Not just because it's good for the environment, but because it's the healthy thing to put in our bodies. My dream is to share this vision of healthy, natural eating with thousands of people who come to the restaurant, and help to spread the word about good food beyond the close community of athletes and nutrition junkies. 

The Impact 

You may ask, 'why should I care?' This country has a real problem. 50 million people have heart disease, 20 million have diabetes (with another 57 million having pre-diabetes), and many more suffer from celiac and autoimmune diseases. It's a big problem -- we're up against a lot. And we can't fix everything. But with Blooming Beets, and every person positively affected by natural food, we can contribute to a better alternative.

Blooming Beets can demonstrate just how delicious and unrestrictive healthy eating can be. 

Our mission is not just to provide great food and great experience, but to show people how to live healthy. We'll hand out recipes for our dishes to each customer, hold cooking demos, and show people how to make their healthy food at home every day. We'll also provide meal plans and pre-packaged lunches and dinners for the busy crowd. We have an opportunity to bring superfood to the masses. 

Where your money will go

We're looking at two different locations now. One of them is in north Boulder, lower priced but more remote for many Boulderites. The second location is right in the middle of downtown Boulder. It may not be cheap, but we feel it's the perfect location to make a big impact in Boulder.

If we reach our goal, we will be able to open in North Boulder. However, if we exceed the goal and raise at least $50,000 total, we will be able to cover the expenses of a prime downtown location. 

Your generous donation will help fund:

  • Rent for the first 5 months while we find our wings ($25,000 total for the downtown location)
  • Installation of a grade 2 hood and grease trap ($22,000 total for the downtown location)
  • First orders of food from local farmers, printing menus, cooking equipment, dining room accessories, menu boards, etc. 

The Perks

Our eternal gratitude goes out to everyone who makes any donation, no matter how small. For saints who donate above a certain amount, we have got some great perks lined up, including items such as our very own cookbook, prepaid meals, and tickets to an exclusive catered founder's party. Perks include options for locals, as well as for folks who support us from a distance.

Other Ways You Can Help

Can't contribute? That's ok. Help us get the word out! Like our campaign on Facebook page or share one of our fundraising posts on your Facebook wall. Check out www.facebook.com/bloomingbeets for our Facebook page.

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raised by 113 people in 1 month
23% funded
No time left
$35,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on December 18, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Baby Beet Status

    Our eternal gratitude for your generous support!

    6 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $15USD
    Little Beet Status

    Enjoy free access to the Blooming Beets Kitchen e-cookbook: delicious, healthy, hand-picked recipes straight from our kitchen.

    28 out of 500 claimed
  • $25USD
    Red Beet Status

    As a Red Beet, you enjoy free access to the Blooming Beets Kitchen e-cookbook: delicious, healthy, hand-picked recipes straight from our kitchen, plus a personal hand-written letter from the founder.

    26 out of 400 claimed
  • $100USD
    Big Beet Status

    It's good to be the Big Beet! You get the Blooming Beets Kitchen e-cookbook: delicious, healthy, hand-picked recipes straight from the kitchen, a Blooming Beets tote bag, handwritten note from the founder, a shoutout on our website, and a dinner for two (2 entrees)!

    11 out of 70 claimed
  • $250USD
    Super Beet Status

    As a Super Beet you are practically family. You receive access to our Blooming Beets Kitchen e-cookbook: delicious, healthy, hand-picked recipes straight from our kitchen, a Blooming Beets tote bag with some goodies, a handwritten note from the founder, a shoutout on our website, two meals a month for 2 months , and an invite to our exclusive founders launch party banquet!

    7 out of 60 claimed
  • $500USD
    Private investor status

    Private investors get special face time with our founder. You receive a private hands-on cooking class for 2 with the chef + dinner for 2, a signed hard copy of the Blooming Beets cookbook, Blooming Beets tote bag + goodies, shout out on our website, 2 meals a month for 4 months, and an invitation to our exclusive founders launch party banquet!

    1 out of 40 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Co-owner status

    As a co-owner, your name will literally be printed on the walls, plus you can host a banquet dinner for you + 4 friends. You also get a kitchen tour for you and your friends, and you can drop in any time for 2 free meals a month for 5 months. Plus all the other perks: private hands-on cooking class for 2 with the chef + dinner for 2, signed hard copy of the Blooming Beets cookbook, a goodie tote bag with surprises, and an invite to our founders launch party.

    2 out of 10 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    'Partner in crime' status

    As a 'partner in crime' you practically own the place. Your name and photo will be on our wall. You can host a free private banquet dinner for you and your 15 friends. You can also drop by for 2 free meals a month for an entire year. Plus private cooking with the chef for 2, a signed Blooming Beets cookbook, tote bag, and an invite to our founders launch party banquet.

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