This is the largest crowd funded project in history. Together we can 'leave a legacy' for future generations by helping to establish Perigord truffle growth in the desert Southwest. Every backer will be acknowledged as a founder of the truffiere!
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Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 11, 2012
Dutchman's Holdings, LLC has established Dutchman's Truffiere to be the first French Perigord (tuber malenosporum) truffle orchard in the Arizona desert. Their planting of at least 10 acres of host seedlings will begin after land acquisition has been finalized. With the confirmation of initial soils data, Italian white summer Alba truffles will also be planted commercially for the first time in North American soil.
“This will allow us to bring a very rare and desirable food item to market, not just locally, but nationwide. Fresh black winter truffles are very difficult to get here in the US. Fresh white summer truffles from Italy are impossible to obtain because they spoil too quickly. Eventually we'll even produce our own truffle salt for our sister company, go lb. salt”, stated Liz Eckburg, owner and co-founder of Dutchman's Truffiere. “When growing truffles, you need to follow the vines. So we are finalizing site selection for planting in one of the three key wine growing regions in Arizona.”
“Dutchman's Truffiere represents a very unique venture. Not only because of its notable crop, but also because we are utilizing Indiegogo to secure the remaining funds necessary to establish and successfully maintain the truffiere for the first 10 years of operation. This is necessary because there can be no expectation of any saleable crop during the first decade as we work to establish the first legacy truffle orchard in the Southwest”, stated Aaron Eckburg, co-founder. “This is the largest crowd funded project to date and every backer will be acknowledged as a founder of the truffiere. We see the crowd funding platform as a great way to generate public interest for the project and to introduce a new and emerging crop into Arizona's agriculture program. Most importantly, it will help preserve a unique crop that is becoming increasingly more rare around the world.”
Dutchman's Truffiere is the first and only truffiere for growing French Perigord truffles in Arizona and the greater desert Southwest. If the white truffle part of the venture is successful they will be the first commercial truffiere to cultivate white Alba truffles. As such, they are pleased to announce the start of this project as a unique addition to the Arizona agriculture and viticulture communities and economies.
Individuals interested in learning more about Dutchman's Truffiere can visit http://www.dutchmanstruffiere.com. Persons who would like to know more about the Dutchman's Truffiere Indiegogo crowd funding project can visit http://www.indiegogo.com/aztruffle
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