If you have experience with food trucks, we'd love to hear from you! She doesn't need anything huge, as it will not be used for cooking. We're looking for something the size of an ice cream truck. Would need to have storage, a sink and coolers.
2018 was a great year for Anabelle, she got to speak at a couple of kid events, catered several private events and donated to charities. We're excited about getting her more mobile in 2019!
After multiple attempts to meet the requirements and keep the cute traditional (kidlike) lemonade stand, we are now moving towards raising funds for a lemonade truck! We have one in mind that will pass health department inspections. (they now require a sink) It's not cheap though!
We are asking supporters to support us once again. We greatly appreciate all your help in the past 2 years. :)
Short Version: Anabelle & The Loco Lemon are going legit and need to raise funds to upgrade her cart and get proper permits and licenses so she can expand her gourmet lemonade stand business. :)
Long Version: It all started on a hot summer day in June... Anabelle spent the night before squeezing lemons and rendering berry sauce. The next day we wheeled out the cart her dad had made her for her 10th birthday, and set up near our home. We were amazed at the amount of people who stopped by to try her lemonade. She was on cloud 9 and super excited to try again the following weekend.
3 days later we got a letter from our HOA telling us it was "a safety hazard" and she was forbidden to set up her stand again in our townhome complex. At first we were seriously bummed... we spent so much time on the stand, and we still had 8 lbs of lemons left.
Anabelle and I decided to post on our FB to see if any of our friends had a home we could setup at. The response was overwhelming! We setup the next weekend at a home, then a farm, then a fireworks stand. Sold out each day!
That's when we knew were were on to something...and The Loco Lemon was born! Anabelle has worked her little tush off this summer, creating a quality gourmet product and building relationships with families and businesses in our community. She has setup her lemonade stand for charities, too. (children's cancer research and homeless services) She squeezes every lemon, and tests every fresh-fruit flavor. Her hard work is finally paying off!
This isn't just another business venture... it's becoming a life lesson for a young ambitious entreprenuer. She will be able to do so much more in the community as well as at charity and school events to help others. She's extremely passionate about her business, and we are so proud of her for creating something that so many others can enjoy!
The people in our little city of Fountain Valley, CA have been nothing short of supportive and encouraging! We are so thankful to be a part of this community. :)
We appreciate you!
PS: To those of the naysayers who think a kid should just stick to powdered lemonade, paper cups and a card table... That's just not how she rolls. She got lucky having a dad that can build cool stuff and a mom that is in marketing. Kids can do BIG things if they work hard. We've taught her, if you're going to do something, do it well. That is what sets her apart, and that is why she's got such a big following. She's a visionary and wants to inspire other kids to do big things, too!
2016 Photo Courtesy of Lynn Seeded (Fountain Valley Living Magazine)