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CSAs, short for Community Supported Agriculture, grew out of 1960s Japanese and Swiss culture and were transplanted to the United States in the mid-1980s. In a typical CSA, shareholders exchange their upfront monetary investment for a stake in a farm’s seasonal or yearly bounty. As Susan DeMuth has observed, CSAs are places “where consumers interested in safe food and farmers seeking stable markets for their crops [have] joined together in economic partnerships.”

North of Center is offering its own model of community sustained products: a CSJ (Community Sustained Journalism). In buying a share in NoC, your money will help purchase ad space. You can choose to advertise for your favorite businesses or nonprofit, or you can choose to dedicate your share for a space to announce, publicly, a kickass party you’re throwing.

You’ve got choices. Check them out, along with the great swag that accompanies each CSJ choice, below:

Individual Share (good for 1 year)

$25

  • ½-credit toward purchasing an ad for your favorite business/non-profit who has paid to advertise in NoC* within the past year.  (Note: ½-credit is toward a 3”x5” sized ad, and can be combined with others’ purchase of a $25 CSJ share.)
  • Rat Shed Radio CD.
  • Access to priority notice and discounts for NoC events.
  • A warm feeling inside.

$40

  • 3”x5” for ad for your favorite business/non-profit or (nearly) whatever event or thing you would like to advertise.who has paid to advertise in NoC* within the past year, OR a 3”x5” ad for
  • North of Center sticker.
  • Rat Shed Radio CD.
  • Access to priority notice and discounts for NoC events.
  • A warm feeling inside.

$50+

  • All of the above….AND you will be invited to an annual NoC potluck at Danny’s abode.

 

Business/Non-Profit Share (good for 1 year)

$50 

  • 3”x5” ad
  • A warm feeling inside.

$60

  • 3×5 ad
  • Rat Shed Radio CD.
  • Access to priority notice and discounts for NoC events.
  • North of Center sticker.
  • A warm feeling inside.

$75+

  • All of the above….AND you will receive an invite to an annual NoC potluck at Danny’s abode.

 

Submit payment online through Paypal, or mail your order to North of Center, 430 N. Martin Luther King Blvd, Lexington, 40508

Ads run once. You can either submit a ready-made ad or we can help design one for you at standard graphic design rates.

 

Businesses/organizations who have paid to advertise in NoC over the past year.

Sunflower Sundries

Castlewood Neighborhood

CROCK: Community Radicals of Central Kentucky

Morris Books

Happy and Healthy Yoga

Lexington Art League

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  5 Responses to “Announcing North of Center Community Supported Journalism”

  1. This is a great idea! I’ll be supporting NoC financially as soon as I can!

  2. Put me down as getting a share … also passing on an email about this…..

  3. Purchasing a share in honor of my husband’s 2,200 mile hike through the Appalachian Trail and because our household reads every single issue. We are thankful that such a publication exists in our community!

  4. Why is there no contact email for the staff/editor displayed on the front page?

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