Juice it up

Illustration by Mark Stivers

Tatiana Kaiser and Molly Brown are juicers. Not the steriod-fueled-athlete kind, but the raw-fruit-and-vegetable kind. And with their dream business, The Cold Press Juicery, they want to create organic smoothies and juices—with produce sourced from local farms—for the rest of Sacramento to enjoy as well. Last year, they were semifinalists in the Downtown Sacramento Partnership's Calling All Dreamers competition—in which prospective business owners pitched business plans in hopes of winning free rent for a year, startup capital and business support services—but lost to the eventual winner, Andy's Candy Apothecary. So now, they're turning to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to help open their juice business. The pair's campaign, which ends on Sunday, September 22, aims to help provide enough capital for the business partners to purchase an industrial cold-press juicer, kitchen equipment and other supplies to open a store in Midtown. Visit www.thecoldpressjuicery.com to find out more.