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Best. Giveaway. Ever. (You can win!)

Good morning my loves!
 
I have some very exciting news for you today that I think you’re going to dig!
 
Smoothe OperatorsNatasha Oliver & Erin Saccomano – are peddling their cute little butts off for a fundraising campaign to open their own smoothie truck in Southern Ontario that will feature locally sourced, seasonally available ingredients, by the most environmentally conscious and sustainable means possible.
 
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Dude – they’re going to fuel the on-truck appliances with solar and super-cool bike-power. How cool is that?
 

Plus they utilize vegetable puns better than anyone I’ve ever met. You have to see it to believe it. This kind of social & environmental consciousness and wicked smarts need to be supported. And after you’ve heard all my ranting about Ontario being “Onterrible” for real food solutions, these gals are a couple of chicks I can really drink up! Bring on the koolaid!

If you aren’t sold yet… How about THIS:
 
It’s their belief that by leveraging relationships with local farmers, community gardens and advocating the “grow your own” movement, they can service the needs of Smoothe Operator as a business entity, as well as meet, and exceed the health needs of their customers and communities. They make this possible by:
 
  • Primarily sourcing seasonal, locally grown, organic produce from local farmers to make the most delicious smoothies & juices.
  • Fueling the truck with old vegetable-oil, or deep-fryer oil from local restaurants, otherwise known as bio-diesel.
  • Reconnecting people with their food by offering a blend-your-own-smoothie discount by using one of their super-cool bike-powered-blenders.
  • Fostering a sense of community through their incentive to grow-your-own-garden and they will blend the crap out of it. (Ok, maybe not the crap, but definitely all the good stuff!)
  • Implementing a no-waste policy: returning all pulp & scraps back to the soil, as well as serving up their delicious concoctions in fully biodegradable and/or reusable containers.
  • Supporting local businesses by carrying independent, third-party snacks & treats to “pear” with your drink.

 We can all get on board with that, right? I thought so! And just to entice you a little bit more (not that you need it because YOU are also super friggin awesome) Natasha, Erin and I are hosting a giveaway!

 One lucky person will win probably the most amazing kit I have ever seen in my life:

prize_packA Mason Jar Cup + Straw Combo, I’m a Smoothe Operator Sticker and  – wait for it – …. a “Lettuce Party” Tote Bag! Can you just SEE yourself at the farmer’s market or stolling down the street on a warm Summer day with that swag?? I totally can!
 
TO ENTER:
* Contest open to Canadian & American mailing addresses only. 

We want to get these fine ladies more action than would be typically accepted for someone of their moral standing – so you gotta share, share, share their campaign!
 
Tweet or Facebook their campaign to your followers as many times and as often as you like! Easy peasy! Then leave a comment here telling me your favorite thing about what they’re doing!
 
Every share gets you a new entry which means the more times you tweet or update – the more chances you have to win win win! You only have 3 days – so get on with it! Mention, share, tweet – let’s get these chicks the money they need to make a REAL difference in our neighborhood! Spam the crap outta your following – it’s only for 3 days, they’ll get over it.
 

MAKE SURE you include them on the shares – Twitter(@Smoothe_Op) or FB (Smoothe Operator) so we can follow up with your entry. Follow the links above to do so. 
You can’t be entered to win if we don’t know you’ve done it!

Now, while liking and following them doesn’t get you extra entries, but it DOES make you so much cooler. And who wouldn’t want to keep up with what these amazing women are up to?! They’re the shit.
 

Also, visit their Indiegogo Campaign! They have tons of amazing updates, videos, photographs and incentives for anyone who contributes to their cause. We talk a lot about real food and whether it’s accessible or not – now is your chance to join the movement and do something great. Let’s do it together! haha…”do it together”.

Giveaway closes Sunday Night at 11:59AM. 
 
Winner will be announced Monday morning.

Happy Sharing!

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  • Valerie
    April 25, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    My tweet: https://twitter.com/ValerieTheberge/status/327431400838025217

    I love their vision of Smoothe Operator to quench the thirst of their customers and the environment through healthy, wholesome smoothies and juices.

    v_theberge@hotmail.com

  • Samantha Knight
    April 25, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    My tweet- https://twitter.com/LoveOfPaisleys/status/327453733174775808
    I also shared on Facebook!
    I love how they love the environment as much as I do! The ladies seem like complete badasses, which is also rad.
    Samantha Knight- loveofpaisleys@gmail.com

  • Brittany Whitley
    April 25, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    I tweeted! – https://twitter.com/BritWhitless/status/327462905723379712

    These ladies are AWESOME!!!

    prettykittybaby@hellokitty.com

  • Lancho
    April 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    https://twitter.com/lanchouss/status/327471207949688833
    https://plus.google.com/118092671610445016289/posts/CxCorCJFXoc
    Such an awesome eco-campaign!!! I so much love the fact that every their product will be fresh and eco-friendly, it’s just mindblowing! :333

  • carizza
    April 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    https://www.facebook.com/carizza.tabobo/posts/10152795114015061
    I love the locally sourced ingredients and the eco-friendly attitude towards business! plus it’s great to see that the ladies are so passionate/dedicated to their craft while being kind to the earth.

  • OmahaCouponClipper
    April 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    That they are so motivated

  • Anonymous
    April 25, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    I so appreciate that they are going the extra mile to provide locally sourced, seasonally available ingredients, because usually it means they have to pay more for those ingredients, and purchase them more often.

    I’m on a no dairy, no meat, no preservatives or additives diet right now; But on a wonderful plant-based mostly juicing all my fruits and veggies diet. It’s been wonderful so far, and I’m so glad to see other people jump on the band wagon.
    Liked both their Facebook page and homepage.

  • Soozle
    April 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/sbabij/status/327557812211302400
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

  • Soozle
    April 25, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    I shared on FB
    https://www.facebook.com/suzanne.kristy/posts/10151580540001187
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

  • Soozle
    April 25, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    I love the fact the ladies are looking to be part of a solution to keeping our environment healthy!

  • Nicole
    April 26, 2013 at 3:12 AM

    I love that they are using bike and solar power to run the appliances – how creative!

    nlbourassa (at) gmail (dot) com

    @cloudlessme

  • Amanda Rauch
    April 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    I really like that they are trying to expose everyone to not only natural healthy foods but that it is local is really important!

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/amandajoyrauch/status/327790632775086080

    amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com

  • ape2016
    April 26, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    I love that they use biofuel and bike-powered appliances!
    Shared on FB- https://www.facebook.com/april.yedinak/posts/4949884312849

    ayed2016 at aol dot com

  • Jessica Forrestt
    April 26, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    I love that they are making smoothies with fresh local ingredients the most environmentally and sustainable way!! The bike powered energy is awesome!!!!

  • Jessica Forrestt
    April 26, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    https://twitter.com/Organicall_You/status/327812937064542210
    I shared on twitter 🙂 @Organicall_You

  • Jessica Forrestt
    April 26, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    https://www.facebook.com/organicall.you/activity/159451790889005?og_perm_src=OPEN_GRAPH_SINGLE_STORY
    I shared on FB – Organicall You
    awesome giveaway thank you!

  • DonnaJ
    April 26, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    I love their focus on healthy and sustainable food!

    Tweeted! https://twitter.com/DonnaJustine/status/327849452373176320

  • Dana West
    April 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Tweeted! https://twitter.com/SETexasMama/status/327927826324017152

    What an amazing creative thing to do!

  • DonnaZ
    April 27, 2013 at 2:23 AM

    I shared on facebook…. https://www.facebook.com/donna.morrisonzittel

  • DonnaZ
    April 27, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/Dz24/status/327970262383489024

    couldn’t figure out how to tag them on FB or twitter, so posting links here in the comments!

    This is one cool campaign!!

  • Samantha Knight
    April 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    I have been tweeting daily! These ladies are awesome. Makes me wish I lived up North! https://twitter.com/LoveOfPaisleys/status/328184069907165186
    My favorite thing they are doing today is hosting an event to show off their awesome product and promote their cause.

  • We Are Mommies
    April 27, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    I think it’s great that they’re using solar power and bio diesel to power their car and appliances. True green!

  • Emi Pearce
    April 27, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Love the blend your own smoothies with bike-powered-blenders – reminds me of Soylent Green!

  • cassandra
    April 28, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    I like how they are into helping the environment! They are extremely motivated 🙂
    cmarquez482@outlook.com

  • Beatriz
    April 28, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    I tweeted them! https://twitter.com/duckduckgander i love the whole bike concept!!

  • Krys @ Sunshine and Rain
    April 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    I tweeted! Here is the link, https://twitter.com/SweetieMemoirs/status/328524865806147585. 🙂

  • Krys @ Sunshine and Rain
    April 28, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    I also shared on Facebook. 🙂 That link is here, https://www.facebook.com/jbs.sweetie/posts/10151550379347829.

  • Rachel R.
    April 28, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/Titus2Homemaker/status/328559623940476929

    And what’s not to like? Natural, locally-based smoothies delivered to the HOUSE? This would be so much better than the ice cream truck! Did they want to move to Virginia? 😉

  • Madeline Grace
    April 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Now there is something I wish we had in this area! What is not to like about something like this?

  • Ro'Chele
    April 28, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    I love this! I live just down the street from one of the local farmer’s markets. Every Friday is a bike ride there and a bike ride home FULL of groceries for the week! Go veg!

    Tweeted! https://twitter.com/chelesandcheese/status/328582913841057793

  • Vivian S.
    April 28, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    love that they return the waste back to the soil

  • Michelle S.
    April 29, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    sourcing seasonal, locally grown, organic produce from local farmers to make the most delicious smoothies & juices.

  • Linda Kwolek
    April 29, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    I love that they are using bio diesel fuel.
    https://www.facebook.com/linda.kwolek/posts/10200588250282475
    wildflowermother at yahoo.com

  • Jennifer Clay
    April 29, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    https://twitter.com/zombiesugarpie/status/328710011532496897

    I love that they use bio diesel fuel and that they deliver it to your home! And not to mention that it is healthy for the environment! Who wouldn’t love that?!
    sexyhots29@yahoo.com