As we continue our fulfillment phase of our own crowdfunding on BarnRaiser earlier this summer, here at Little Herds we’re excited to see other companies using the combined power of the public’s support and social media to jump-start new business endeavors. The Entomophagy community is a huge beneficiary of the crowdfunding model, with many successful brands like Chapul, Exo, SixFoods (Chirps), Gathr Foods (CroBar), CricketFlours, Grub, CrowBar (Jungle Bar) and more starting out with the help of friends, family and strangers who believed in their ‘zany’ idea.
Here are some great campaigns going on now that need your support to help spread the edible insects awareness:
Sidiki Sow is raising funds to start cricket farming in West Africa to help communities address food security in an empowering and sustainable way. We love this idea, and it echoes many of the values behind our collaboration with the Farms For Orphans project. Send Sidiki some love, and if you want, you can even snag a mystery Bug-Basket from us as a reward!
The gang at SENS is going where no protein bar has gone before, touting 20g of complete protein per bar (soy, dairy and gluten free) using fruits, nuts and crickets. These look super tasty, so we’re excited to get a chance to try some. In order for that to happen, they’ll need your help in sharing their campaign.
Know of other campaigns that need help raising awareness? Let us know! Send us a link on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll update this page with it.