Here are some examples of food-related projects from Maine that have appeared on Kickstarter in recent years:

SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS

Project: Vinland, the all-local Portland restaurant from chef David Levi.

Goal: $40,000

Amount raised: $45,023

Number of backers: 366

Ended: July 25, 2013 

Project: Union Bagel Co. in Portland

Goal: $7,500

Amount raised: $8,830

Number of backers: 109

Ended: March 25, 2012

Project: Bite Into Maine, a lobster roll food truck, raised money for lobster meat, transportation and lodging so the owners could compete in the Lobster Roll Rumble in New York City.

Goal: $5,500

Amount raised: $6,571

Number of backers: 106

Ended: May 20, 2013

Project: Roost House of Juice in Portland

Goal: $8,500

Amount raised: $8,740

Number of backers: 111

Ended: June 25, 2013 (The owners recently announced they are closing.)

Project: Annapurna’s Thali, an Indian food cart in Portland

Goal: $4,000

Amount Raised: $4,015

Number of backers: 37

Ended: Jan. 15, 2014

Project: Fluid Farms Aquaponic Greenhouse in Portland

Goal: $5,000

Amount raised: $9,028

Number of backers: 141

Ended: April 13, 2013

Project: Fishin’ Ships food truck in Portland

Goal: $12,000

Amount raised: $14,487

Number of backers: 144

Ended: Jan. 13, 2014

Project: “Creatively educational fruit tree orchard exhibits” in southern Maine

Goal: $1,000

Amount raised: $1,105

Number of backers: 32

Ended: April 14, 2012 

Project: Banded Horn Brewing in Biddeford

Goal: $20,000

Amount raised: $21,866

Number of backers: 230

Ended: Nov. 9, 2013

UNSUCCESSFUL PROJECTS

Project: The Yankee Chef, a cooking show based in Caribou, with a Bangor chef

Goal: $20,000

Amount raised: $100

Number of backers: 1

Ended: Jan. 26, 2013

Project: Haitian Culinary Immersion Nights in Portland

Goal: $2,000

Amount raised: $51

Number of backers: 3

Ended: Dec. 24, 2012

Project: Supperpie – three e-book cookbooks

Goal: $7,000

Amount raised: $2,266

Number of backers: 35

Ended: Nov. 3, 2012

Project: The Hop Yard – hop farmers who wanted to purchase a pelletizer to create a year-round supply of hops for Maine Brewers

Goal: $54,000

Amount raised: $5,702

Number of backers: 72

Ended: Dec. 2, 2013

Project: 13th Cookie – gluten-free, vegan, soy-free baking in Portland

Goal: $5,900

Amount raised: $95

Number of backers: 3

Ended: March 15, 2012

Project: Jitterbug Millie’s, a 1920s-’30s jazz cafe in southern Maine

Goal: $23,000

Amount raised: $526

Number of backers: 16

Ended: July 20, 2012

Project: Bam’s Candy Shop in Augusta

Goal: $9,625

Amount raised: $60

Number of backers: 3

Ended: Jan. 2, 2013