Let's Build a Micro-Creamery at Superstition Farms

This farm kitchen will be AZ's only community-built and full service dairy cow micro-creamery. Yogurt, ice cream and cheese lovers unite!
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Casey Stechnij
Food
Phoenix, Arizona
United States
3 Team Members

Hi, I’m Casey and my family's farm, Superstition Farm, in Mesa AZ is working to complete our community micro-creamery.

We've been thinking about our farm and rather than getting bigger, we want to get better and we are doing that by building a creamery.

We want to make small-batch dairy foods with our own milk in our own creamery and get ready for this...we will expand our offering to include yogurts and cheeses like white English cheddar. 

Our work is teaching kids and families about where their food comes from and making good food.  But, you don't have to take our word for it:

New Times: Best Dairy Farm 2012

New Times: Best Indoor Farmer's Market

New Times: Best Chocolate Milkshake (Udder Delights)

The Arizona Republic: Top 20 restaurants to find food using hand-made ingredients (Udder Delights)

Edible Phoenix Magazine: Food Artisan of the Year 2011 (Udder Delights)

This creamery will allow us to make these cheeses and yogurts and be able to offer them to you, the local farmer's markets and local retailers.

This will be your kitchen and we will make the dairy foods that you crave.  

We will create a viewing window into the kitchen so that the folks who tour the farm can see what goes into making butter, creamy cheeses and yogurts.

Building a community kitchen means that we will open this kitchen to other small businesses to use to make their foods, too, like packaged citrus juice and goat’s milk cheese and foods.

We also plan to have a milking and demonstration parlor so that families and schools can milk a cow, take that milk into the creamery to experience the process of how cheeses, butter and yogurt is made.

The stellar restaurants and chefs who source from us like Pizzeria Bianco/Pane Bianco/Italian Restaurant, Aaron May's restaurants, and The House Brasserie will have and opportunity serve these cheeses on their menu and collaborate with us creatively to highlight all of the outstanding foods being made in Arizona and commission special varieties of cheeses to be made that they wouldn't otherwise find locally.

We've already started building the kichen and have sourced several items we need, but we need more.  

Here's what we need to complete the creamery:

  • A Vat Light Pasteurizer
  • The closed packaging system
  • Packaging
  • Marketing
  • and all the other pieces to put it all together.

Here are the perks (they're also listed to the right --->):

$5: A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks

One of our chickens will personally thank you on social media (Facebook & Twitter)

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$10: Admission for one to Superstition Farm + A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks

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$25: Unlimited Admission for one (FOR A YEAR) to Superstition Farm + A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks

Our farm is your farm, come as many times as you would like to our farm to experience our farm tour and petting zoo from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014.

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$40: Dairy CSA (1 week)* + Admission for one to Superstition Farm + A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks

*You must be able to come pick up the CSA share from the farm in Mesa, or arrange for pick up in Scottsdale at the Edible Marketplace or North Central Phoenix at the Central Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.  If you would like shipping of the CSA share, there will be an additional charge for shipping.

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$75 First-Batch White English Cheddar Cheese Wheel 

Be among the first to take home a wheel of our small-batch White English Cheddar made in the micro-creamery.

*You must be able to come pick up the cheese from the farm in Mesa, or arrange for pick up in Scottsdale at the Edible Marketplace or North Central Phoenix at the Central Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.  If you would like shipping of your cheese, there will be an additional charge for shipping.

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$100: Cheese Making Class at the farm with Casey (class will be made available virturally) + Dairy CSA (1 week)* + Admission for one to Superstition Farm + A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks

*You must be able to come pick up the CSA share from the farm in Mesa, or arrange for pick up in Scottsdale at the Edible Marketplace or North Central Phoenix at the Central Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.  If you would like shipping of the CSA share, there will be an additional charge for shipping.

 

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$250: Arizona Cheese Board and Knife Kit + A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks

We have found you an Arizona-shaped, Arizona-sourced (mesquite wood), and Arizona-made (by Rafter 6 Ranch) cutting boards AND Tucson-based The Cheese Knife original cheese knife 12.75 inches long with a 7.25 inch blade edge.

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$500 Party for 20 at Superstition Farm

- 90 mins in private party space with host

- Ice Cream Cake from Udder Delights 

- Educational dairy tour with hayride

- Hosted milk bar - 12 exotic flavors to choose from!

- Unlimited use of farm facilities & animal expo

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$1000: Party for 40 in Your Neighborhood (within Phoenix Metro area) + 10 Dairy CSA shares

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$5,000: Company party for 200 of your co-workers, friends and family

Have the ICE CREAM SOCIAL OF THE YEAR at your workplace. 

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$10,000: Sponsor the light-pasturization Vat

Buy us one of the big pieces of equipment we need: the Vat Light-Pasturizer.  To thank you, we'll put a plaque on the machine thanking you.

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$50,000 Share the Name of the Creamery for a Year

We'll co-brand the creamery with you for the entire first year.  Superstition Farm Creamery, brought to you by ______. That could be you!

We'll also name an ice cream flavor after you for that first year, too.  

Get creative, move over Ben & Jerry, (insert your name here) ______ ice cream is on it's way.

Join the campaign and let's make this creamery a reality.  

It will allow us to keep doing what we do and provide quality foods and teach people about where your foods comes from - and you know, it isn't the supermarket.

Please help us spread the word of our campaign.  Tell your friends, ask your friends to tell their friends, maybe get your neighborhood to gather funds to buy a piece of the creamery, we want this to be your creamery. Here's our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/478960198850725/

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Special thanks goes out to the team who produced our video: Alex Lancial, Kaard Bombe and Anna F. Miller.

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  • $5USD
    Big Farm Chicken Thanks

    One of our chickens will personally thank you on social media (Facebook and Twitter)

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  • $10USD
    Admission to Farm +

    Admission for one to Superstition Farm + A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks Tours last about 1 hour. You’ll enjoy learning in our classroom (Moo-University), taking a leisurely, informative ride around the dairy on our tractor-pulled, guided hayride to continue our education about the dairy farm, and then we’ll teach you to properly hand feed some of our rescue animals which may include goats, sheep, a donkey, horse, calves, and more. We’ll even teach you to hold a chicken.

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  • $25USD
    Admission to farm for 1 year +

    For 1 year (7/1/13 -7/1/2014) visit the farm as many times as you would like. Valid for one person per $25 perk. Plus you'll get a big chicken thanks. Tours last about 1 hour. You’ll learn in our classroom, take a leisurely, informative ride around the dairy on our tractor-pulled, guided hayride to continue our education about the dairy farm. We’ll even teach you to hold a chicken.

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  • $40USD
    Dairy CSA (1 week)* +

    Dairy CSA (1 week)* + Admission for one to Superstition Farm + A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks *You must be able to come pick up the CSA share from the farm in Mesa, or arrange for pick up in Scottsdale at the Edible Marketplace or North Central Phoenix at the Central Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. If you would like shipping of the CSA share, there will be an additional charge for shipping.

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  • $75USD
    First-Batch Cheddar Wheel

    Be among the first to take home a wheel of our small-batch White English Cheddar made in the micro-creamery. *You must be able to come pick up the cheese from the farm in Mesa, or arrange for pick up in Scottsdale at the Edible Marketplace or North Central Phoenix at the Central Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. If you would like shipping of your cheese, there will be an additional charge for shipping.

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  • $100USD
    Cheese Making Class w/ Casey +

    Cheese Making Class at the farm with Casey (class will be made available virtually) + Dairy CSA (1 week)* + Admission for one to Superstition Farm + A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks *You must be able to come pick up the CSA share from the farm in Mesa, or arrange for pick up in Scottsdale at the Edible Marketplace or North Central Phoenix at the Central Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. If you would like shipping of the CSA share, there will be an additional charge for shipping.

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  • $250USD
    AZ Cheese Board & Knife Kit +

    Arizona Cheese Board and Knife Kit + A Great Big Farm Chicken Thanks We have sourced an Arizona-shaped, Arizona-sourced mesquite wood, Arizona-made (by Rafter 6 Ranch) cutting boards AND Tucson-based The Cheese Knife original cheese knife 12.75 inches long with a 7.25 inch blade edge.

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  • $500USD
    Party for 20 @ Farm

    Bring 20 of your best friends out to the farm: - ???90 mins in private party space with host - Ice Cream Cake from Udder Delights - Educational dairy tour with hayride - Hosted milk bar - 12 exotic flavors from which to choose - Unlimited use of farm facilities and animal expo???

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  • $1,000USD
    Party for 40 at Your Place*

    Party for 40 in Your Neighborhood (*within Phoenix Metro area) We would love to bring our Super Truck out to your neighborhood and spread the love of local dairy. Where do you want us to park the truck?

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  • $5,000USD
    Party for 100 at Your Place*

    Neighborhood or Company party for 100 of your co-workers, friends and family. Have the ICE CREAM SOCIAL OF THE YEAR at your workplace. *Party must be within the Phoenix metro area.

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  • $10,000USD
    Vat Pasturizer Sponsorship

    Sponsor one of the big pieces of equipment we need: the Vat Light-Pasturizer. To thank you, we'll put a plaque on the machine thanking you. It will remind us of your generous gift as we lovingly make our cheese, and yogurts in the creamery.

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  • $50,000USD
    Name of the Creamery

    Superstition Farms Creamery brought to you by _____. That's YOU! We'll co-brand the creamery just like all the big-time ball parks. You'll be the big cheese on the farm and we'll be glad to tell everyone that you helped build Phoenix community dairy cow micro-creamery.

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