…by pre-paying your purchases.

A new CSA model for restaurants is starting up in California through a company titled Credibles.  “Do you like a particular food business? Does it need money to keep going and ramp up? Here’s where you come in,” a website reads.

At first glance, Credibles looks a lot like another crowd-sourcing site in the vein of Kickstarter or Indie-Gogo. But whereas those sites encourage the idea of “rewards,” which may or may not equal the value of the donation, Credibles is about an equal exchange—the amount of money that you put forth is the amount that you’re credited to make a purchase.

The site is a project of Slow Money, an alliance of food businesses dedicated to shifting the ideals of the food-based economy toward preservation.

Read more about it through Tasting Table.

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