New Generator for JC

Who We Are: Juice Caboose is a mobile, fresh pressed juice and smoothie truck, located in Vancouver, BC Canada. We take pride in offering fresh smoothies and juices with local, organic produce, sometimes directly from farmers and made with real food. No fillers! Our smoothies are gluten, dairy, sugar and soy free.

Juice Caboose is a great white Grumman delivery truck that was converted into a juice and smoothie bar. We are happy to celebrate a successful first season in 2011. We frequented the local farmer's markets, street and music festivals. It was great fun and we look forward to expanding our menu, our days of operation and our locations this year.

Juice Caboose was first thought up by Owner and Operator, Suzanne. She wanted to see more healthy options when out with her family and knew many like-minded people that were looking for and would enjoy the same. We are a family friendly business first. You will see us on a bright sunny day covered in Crayola Washable artwork courtesy of our guests waiting for a delicious Bandit with strawberries and raw cacao or a Bacon Slicer with fresh pressed lemons, romaine, ginger and apples.

Why We Are Fundraising: Much to our delight, our first summer was a success. We are fortunate to have booked Folk Fest and a regular spot at the Kits Farmer's Market so we can't help but believe that we are onto something good. We do need some financial support to keep up with the positive momentum. The requested funds would help us afford a new generator which would be quieter and provide more power to the truck. This would allow us to keep our coveted spot at Kits Farmer's Markets which is now incorporating generator noise restrictions as well as expand into other Markets and events with generator noise restrictions. We are also hoping for a coveted street and roaming permit and a quieter generator is also required to avoid disruption of established businesses. A new generator will also provide us with the opportunity to expand our menu to a regular hot menu, including hot beverages and soup. At this time our current generator is loud and at it's max for power.

The $2500 will be enough to cover more than half of the cost of the generator. We are hoping to cover the rest with a Government Grant and any additional with our own funds. We have already invested all of our personal savings (and then some...) into the truck and thought we would try to fundraise. If we happen to receive more than 100% (fingers crossed!) anything extra will go toward a Solar Panel fund which is our dream power solution.

The Bigger Picture: The immediate embrace of this business makes us believe that people are craving healthier options to balance the demands of our over-processed lives.

Seeing people enjoy my smoothies by giving the nod after the first sip or already establishing regulars that look forward to their weekly treat at the market makes me feel great pride and optimism. It makes me feel like I'm doing my part to make life just a bit happier and healthier by having followed my dreams. And that to me, is SUCCESS!

Thank you for reading and thank you for your support.

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