Squash Blossom Farm Kitchen

A project in Rochester, MN by Roger Nelson and Susan Waughtal

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Farm-fresh, wholesome, delicious food, artfully shared with the community on a storybook farm - all we need is the certified kitchen!
Backers: 198
Average Pledge Per Backer: $128

Funded: $25,334 of $25,000
Dates: Jul 19th -> Aug 18th (30 days)
Project By: Roger Nelson and Susan Waughtal
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Latest News

Time to Celebrate a Bit!!

August 18th - via: kickstarter.com
What a perfect day at Squash Blossom Farm!  The Nodding Wild Onions are playing today from 1 - 3 p.m. Come relax in the shade to the music, poke around in the store, check out the aquaponics system, see how much the baby turkeys have grown,... (Read More)

A few tears

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
I am baking for the Farmers Market tonight and just popped a tray of tomato tarts into the oven, then stopped by the computer to check on the Kickstarter progress. I was  stunned to see we are only $727 away from our goal! My eyes welled up with... (Read More)


August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We continue to plug along toward our goal with your wonderful, kind pledges.  So far to go, but so hopeful.  We have confirmation of a generous pledge will be coming in this week that will boost us a big step along the way. Fingers crossed....  (Read More)

Final week!! Yikes!!

August 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we are  heading into the last week of our Kickstarter campaign and still have approximately half of our goal to make. It's going to be  challenging to reach it but we haven't given up hope yet!   We have rumors of a couple of significant... (Read More)

30 years!!!

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Back in our high school days, Rog and I were friends and would often go cross-country skiing at night at Lake Bemidji State Park. It was darkly dazzling, snow and stars glittering in the midnight blue, and usually bitterly cold.  Afterward, we would... (Read More)

The bottom of our hearts

July 28th - via: kickstarter.com
After a bit of exploration, I think I've been able to get the song from the last post uploaded! Here are the lyrics: The bottom of your heart Chorus: You might already be a winner You might already be a star You might already know the answer It might... (Read More)

You might already be a winner

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
As I've been thinking about the generosity of everyone who has pledged to our campaign, it occurs to me that even if we don't achieve the goal, we will have learned something important about the people we have met over the last years, and the ones we... (Read More)

Oh boy! Dough boy!

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Once again, we are absolutely amazed and humbled by the generosity of so many kind souls! If you'd like to sample what we're up to, we're planning to be at the Rochester Downtown Farmers Market this Saturday. I just finished forming the sourdough,... (Read More)


July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! I  just discovered that  our SBF Kitchen project is number one in the food category  on the Kicktraq Hot List today and is a Kickstarter Staff Pick in the food category!  Surely that is because you, our generous supporters, dived right in... (Read More)

Raising the Dough!!!

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! We are making steady, daily progress toward our Kickstarter goal! We are SO grateful to our generous supporters. Still a very long way to go, but if we keep up this pace, it will actually be possible!  Rog baked 3 types of wood-fired... (Read More)

A Good Omen?

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
We were all smiles last night,  picking the abundant berries under a rainbow and marveling at the support we have already received for our kickstarter project.  Maybe next summer at this time we will be making homegrown/homemade raspberry ice cream... (Read More)

One day in

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Holy smokes! We are truly amazed and grateful for the generous support on just the first day! It makes us all the more hopeful for a successful campaign. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! (Hmmm... The Bottom of My Heart...good song idea...)... (Read More)

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