A few friends and I have decided to start the journey of bringing pizza to the farmers markets in Chicago! (Jeff Valentino already knew this little secret). We'd like to do fresh, affordable Neo-Neapolitan pizza made to order with an additional twist: market goers can purchase their own ingredients (veggies) and we'll prep them fresh on the spot to be put on the pizza at no additional costs. (We would just charge for the dough, sauce, and any other ingredients they may want to use that we brought).
The idea is based on the open markets of Asia (specifically D'Talipapa of Philippines) where you can purchase your ingredients in a market, and bring them to a restaurant adjacent to have it prepared into a meal. I'm hoping the health department will work with me on this, especially since we're only doing veggies and will not work with meats. (Requires too much more equipment, and slows down service too much to do meat prep for pie toppings).
Here's our kickstarter and storyboard: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/721753181/za-pi-neo-neapolitan-pizza-at-farmers-markets
With all the great advice and thoughts I've gotten from here, I'd appreciate if you could do two things:
1. Provide some thoughts/feedback on our plan to incorporate ingredients customers bring us at the farmers market.
2. Check out the kickstarter, provide some feedback on rewards/story/information, support if you can, and help spread the word if you like our concept. If not, I hope the various shots of pizza will entertain you at least. =)
Thanks in advance for any advice/thoughts/help you can provide!