Forage Kitchen Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Raises Thousands In a Few Hours

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Iso Rabins, forager.
Iso Rabins, forager.

Forage Kitchen, the upcoming new venture from Underground Market founder Iso Rabins, is finally taking shape. Rabins launched a Kickstarter campaign today to raise $150,000 to build out the SoMa-based community kitchen/café/ office space that will serve as a hub for both curious home cooks and budding food crafters alike. And because the topic of urban homesteading and artisan pickle-making is so close to so many San Franciscans’ hearts, the project has already raised almost $4,000 in just a few hours. That puts Rabins and ForageSF well on their way to their goal, which they’ve got 45 days to reach.

Iso Rabins, forager.
Iso Rabins, forager.

Rabins says they’ve already got a space picked out (all we know is that it’s 10,000 square feet and it’s in SoMa), and they’ll be building out a shared-use commercial kitchen, as well as a sit-down café space, offices, a meat-curing room, and eventually a rooftop garden as well.

In the meantime, if you pledge $35 or more to the project, you automatically will get an invite to one of their upcoming events, including a Tampopo screening night with hot wild-boar ramen on the side; a mini-Underground Market on June 14; and a celebration at the end of the (hopefully) successful Kickstarter campaign. If you pledge $500 or more, you’ll get invited to the Wild Kitchen founders’ dinner, featuring multiple courses using foraged ingredients.


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