Smile Foods Project

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Food should make you smile. If you have food allergies, you can't smile because of side effects. We plan to be the happy answer to food intolerance needs!
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Ina Agwada
Food
Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
2 Team Members

Who Is Smile Foods?

My name is Ina Agwada I am the daughter of American immigrants, my passion and heritage is with ancient grains and the amazing health benefits that eating the right foods can have in maintaining your wellbeing and happiness.  

I was fortunate to have a father that wanted me to experience what life had been like for him in Africa and got to spend time with my grandmother in the village where he grew up.  Those life lessons, learning about preparation of the foods of my heritage, learning about the grains, the simplicty and the challenges all shaped who I am today.

I have a passion for helping people who cannot tolerate glutens and I have spent much of my life studing the ancient grains like teff, quinoia and others.  I have spent a lot of time and money developing recipes that make gluten free foods taste good!  I also know from experience that it is costly to have a food allergy and how frustrating it is to try and find good tasting food at a fair price.  So often the gluten free label means the product tastes like cardboard, Smile Foods wants to change all of that!

Our observation is that individuals who suffer from food allergies, generally have other allergies as well.   We propose to grow teff hydroponically so that airborn allergens, molds and other contaminates are eliminated.  Also growing hydroponically means we are able to have 3 crops a year rather than one that is subject to weather and other calamaties.  We will begin by buyig teff from the farmers in Fallon, Nevada for production and provide them with a local market for their teff production.

What We Need & What You Get

We need to build our first buildings in Hawthorne and establish the first commercial sized Teff flour mill in Nevada.  Our project also entails the bakery, packaging, research and development of new gluten free products.  We also want to begin hydroponic trials immediately to determine which one of the 23 teff strains is best suited for hydroponic growing.

  • Building estimated cost 150,000
  • Teff Mill $50,000
  • Packaging Equipment $15,000
  • Green House to do hydroponic teff trials $35,000
  • Our initial goal if we don't reach the full ammount is to of course put in the first commercial scale dedicated guten free flour mill.  
  • You will receive samples of the first gluten free flour and products from our new dedicated gluten free plant as a thankyou for believing that good tasing gluten free food can taste good and shouldn't cost so much that those who need it cannot afford it.

The Impact

If you don't have food allergies, you have no idea how much it can mean to eat without fear.  The ancient grains that we use have no GMO, have no chemicals in production and will be allergen free.   The far reaching promise of foods that make you smile are endless.

  • Your contiribution will assist us in establishing the first tgluten free flour mill in Nevada
  • Your investment in the fastest growing sector of the future food industry will insure that quality, non GMO and tasty foods are available to those who need them  
  • Our trial efforts were very successful and every time we offered the products on line we sold out in a day.  That was when we decided to go bigger so that we were able to meet the demand for our products.
  • We have other countries intersted in our product and anxious to buy as soon as we have the commercial capacity to fulfil orders.  Your help will establish new jobs in a town that has been economically depressed for 3 decades.   You will help us establish that not all food production has to be from a field, and not all manufacturing has to happen in the city.  We believe in the local food movement and want gluten free foods to be a part od that wonderfuly and healthy movement.

Other Ways You Can Help

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  • $25USD
    Happy Sample Pack

    Sample of Gluten Free Energy Bar and a Small bag of Gluten Free Teff Flour

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  • $100USD
    Happy Tummy and Legacy

    Sample of Gluten Free Energy Bar and a Small bag of Gluten Free Teff Flour Name Engraved on Flour Mill

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    Love Grass Gluten Free Flour!

    Your name or logo on our Wholesome Gluten Free Teff Flour Sacks (for local, markets) Sample Pack and your name included in marketing campaigns as supporters of the gluten free movement

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    Happy Smiles to YOU!

    Your name or logo on our wholesome gluten free food packages. ( Gluten free teff flour packaging) Sample Pack and your name included in marketing campaigns as supporters of the gluten free movement

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    Rev Energy Bar (for men)

    A special thank you note, acknowledging your support will be boldly printed on the inside of the "RR-Rev Energy Bar" wrappers. RR-Rev is great tasting gluten free energy bar (for local & International markets) Sample Pack and your name included in marketing campaigns as supporters of the gluten free movement

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    *Energy bar for teen girls

    A hashtag # of your name or business name will be boldly printed on the front of this tasty new snack wrappers. Energy bar for girls, is a low calorie gluten free snack for the modern girl. * name not disclosed (for local & International markets) Sample Pack and your name included in marketing campaigns as supporters of the gluten free movement

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