With just 56 days to go until commercial Dungeness Crab season starts, an ambitious Half Moon Bay family is turning to crowdsourcing to finance what sounds like an absolute winner: Poppy’s Crab Shack, a mobile Crab-Ateria based in Half Moon Bay (Fresh off-the-boat crab!)
Poppy’s entry on Kickstarter shows it’s a crowd-pleaser – they’ve raised more than $10,000 in the past 5 days. Essentially the way this works is you pay for your food before the Crab Shack is open. The “pre-profit” pays for the start-up costs. For instance the $25-dollar “pledge” level will get you a whole steamed Dungess crab, a crab sandwich, and two drinks, “plus an official Poppy’s Crab Shack paper napkin “thank you” personally signed by Poppy herself.”
If you’ve ever bought, cooked, and cleaned two Dungeness crabs, $25 sounds very reasonable. Plus you get to visit Half Moon Bay, always a bonus Other “pledge levels” run from $2 (for the Poppy Signature Napkin) to $500 (Dinner for ten anywhere in the Bay Area).
Here’s a link to Poppy’s Crab Shack Facebook Page, so you can keep up with all the action.