The Future of Food: You are the Seed

$31,078USD
raised by 236 people in 2 months
104% funded
0 time left
Verified Nonprofit
$30,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on July 28, 2014
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  • $30USD
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    1 in 1000: Notecards & Fame

    Both of the above perks, plus four lovely notecards featuring "best of" MESA photos on the cover. Your name will also be featured as a "1 in 1000" sustainer on a MESA "thank you" video!

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    13 out of 1000 claimed

  • $5USD
    Bright lights, Big thanks!

    See your name featured as a supporter on a MESA "thank you" video after the campaign ends!

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    18 claimed

  • $15USD
    Thank you postcard

    Same as above, plus a personalized thank you postcard from MESA.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    7 out of 250 claimed

  • $20USD
    Perk Up to $40 gift level!

    For the remaining 3 days of our campaign, your $20 donation will automatically PERK YOU UP to receive our $40 produce bag perk. Big thanks to Earl's Organic Produce for providing these matching funds!

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    11 claimed

  • $30USD
    First forty!

    All of the above perks, plus a coupon for one free Organic Valley item at your local grocer ($10 max. value). Your name will also be featured as a "1 in 1000" sustainer on a MESA "thank you" video!

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    11 out of 40 claimed

  • $40USD
    MESA Muslin Produce Bags

    Support small-scale farmers with two beautiful MESA-logo 100% cotton produce bags. Reuse these super versatile totes for carrying greens from the farmers' market, storing bulk grains, or even straining nut milk or cheese! Your name will also be listed as a supporter on a MESA "thank you" video. See photo in our image gallery. Bags are 10x12" and made with premium cotton muslin with double-sided drawstrings.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    6 out of 40 claimed

  • $50USD
    Heirloom Seed packets

    Receive 2 open-pollinated seed packets (lettuce and quinoa!) from our good friends at Bountiful Gardens, plus 5 more assorted packets from various organic seed suppliers! You'll also receive a thank-you postcard and see your name on a personalized MESA "thank you" video after the campaign concludes!

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    12 out of 40 claimed

  • $50USD
    Perk Up to $100 gift level!

    For the remaining 3 days of our campaign, your $50 donation will automatically PERK YOU UP to receive our $100 Andean Spices perk. Big thanks to Earl's Organic Produce for providing these matching funds!

    7 out of 20 claimed

  • $60USD
    Organic MESA Sprout T-Shirt

    Get yourself a super soft organic MESA Sprout T-shirt in yellow, blue, tan, black or white. Made in the USA and available in men's or women's sizes XS-XL. Stretchy enough for active movement and comfy enough for sleeping. See a photo of the shirt in our image gallery. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on a MESA "thank you" video.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    6 out of 100 claimed

  • $60USD
    Kona Coffee Combo

    A terrific combo perk for anyone w/in the continental U.S. who helps to push us over the top with a $60 or more contribution: 1 lb. of hand-picked, sustainably grown, full city roast Kona coffee from MESA Host Ke'ei Mauka Coffee Estate (retail value: $25 plus S/H) plus 1 MESA-logoed Produce bag (retail value: priceless!)

    Estimated delivery: September 2014

    8 out of 20 claimed

  • $75USD
    How to Grow More Vegetables

    Your copy of this gorgeous, renowned book will be autographed by author and dear MESA colleague John Jeavons. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on a MESA "thank you" video.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    4 out of 25 claimed

  • $100USD
    Hand-harvested Andean Spices

    You'll receive four tin containers full of hand-sourced Peruvian spices together with recipe cards. Magnets allow you to stick these eye-catching containers on your fridge! Your name will also be listed as a supporter on a MESA "thank you" video.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    15 out of 20 claimed

  • $125USD
    Peruvian Alpaca Hoodie

    Ruben Quispe is a superstar MESA alum who lives near Cuzco, Peru. Along with his wife they hand-loom gorgeous, super comfy Alpaca-wool hoodie-sweaters. Get yours today in S, M or L! (We'll post photos of these stunning sweaters soon)

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    15 out of 50 claimed

  • $200USD
    Heirloom Expo tickets & lunch

    Receive two tickets to the National Heirloom Exposition held each September in Santa Rosa, CA. Also enjoy a delicious organic lunch with MESA staff and Stewards! Your name will also be listed as a supporter on a MESA "thank you" video.

    Estimated delivery: September 2014

    3 out of 5 claimed

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    $300USD
    Farm Fresh CSA Box

    MESA Hosts will provide a month's worth of delicious produce boxes, delivered from their farms to your door. Our participating CSA farms are: Full Belly Farm and Riverdog Farm (SF Bay Area and Sacramento delivery), Holcomb Farm (note: greater Providence, RI delivery), Clark Organic Farm (greater Boston, MA delivery). Your name will also be listed as a supporter on a MESA "thank you" video.

    4 out of 4 claimed

  • $450USD
    Organic Farm & Winery Tours

    Gather your family or friends to enjoy a half-day farm and winery tour plus organic appetizers and wine tasting at MESA partner Frey Vineyards in Mendocino, the 1st organic winery in CA! Your name will also be listed as a supporter on MESA's "thank you" video and website. Similar packages available near Boston, MA (Clark Organic Farm) and Seattle, WA (Westover Farm). Six guest maximum.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    1 out of 5 claimed

  • $500USD
    Kids' Day On the Farm

    Plan a day at Hidden Villa Farm in Los Altos Hills, CA with up to 6 kids and 3 adults. This special day includes a guided tour of the farm, community garden, gorgeous hiking trails, and lunch. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on a MESA "thank you" video.

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $2,250USD
    Machu Picchu & Incan Heritage

    2 travelers, 3 days: Experience the Sacred Valley of Peru with local leaders! MESA alum are ambassadors of Peru's sustainable food movement and Andean heritage. They'll pick you up in Cusco and help you settle in your charming hotel and/or on-farm homestay (you choose). You'll visit farmers markets, a rural Sacred Valley farm, Machu Picchu, urban gardens, family stores and organic dining spots. Learn from locals and experience Peru like few tourists do! *Insurance & Int'l Airfare not includ

    1 out of 2 claimed

  • $2,850USD
    Peruvian Andes & Urban Ag Tour

    2 travelers, 4 days: Experience rural and urban Peru with local leaders in Lima & Cusco! MESA alum are ambassadors of Peru's sustainable food movement and Andean heritage. They'll pick you up and help you settle in at your charming hotel or on-farm home stay (you choose). You'll visit farmers markets, a Sacred Valley farm, Machu Picchu, urban gardens, family stores and organic dining spots. Learn from locals and experience Peru like few tourists do! *Insurance Int'l Airfare not included

    2 out of 3 claimed

  • $3,250USD
    Tastes of Thailand Tour

    Two travelers, five days: Our partners in Bangkok will arrange a customized, five day/four night tour! Visit sustainable supply chains in Bangkok, and a fledgling organic coffee cooperative. Spend a night at Wanakaset - a splendidly magical agroeforestry retreat, then fly to Chiang Mai to visit MESA alumni farms and the world-renowned Pun Pun organic farm center. *In-country transport includes RT Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Insurance and International Airfare to/from Bangkok not included.

    1 out of 2 claimed

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