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The Coastal Table is a quarterly magazine that celebrates the best of life on the coast through the people who call it home.
The Coastal Table is a quarterly magazine that celebrates the best of life on the coast through the people who call it home.
127 backers pledged $11,106 to help bring this project to life.

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The Coastal Table is a fresh, new kind of coastal magazine. Each issue will offer a collection of seasonally-inspired recipes, ideas for weekend projects and exploration as well as insightful narratives of amazing artisans from all over the world. Printed on high-quality environmentally-friendly matte paper, our aim is to build a community of like-minded people, to share and tell their stories, and to introduce our readers to the inspiring people and products who best represent the coast.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

We wanted to create a magazine that we would want to curl up with and read. Our vision is simple: to tell stories about the people, products and places that resonate with the coastal lifestyle, from fishermen to hobbies to the best, most inspired destinations. We'll explore our favorite things and go deeper into why we love them. 

Each seasonal issue allows us to showcase our writers and photographers in a highly creative way with thoughtful narratives, beautiful photography and updated, inventive recipes. We believe that our vision, along with our collective years of publishing experience will help the magazine become the beautiful, collectible magazine that you can't wait to read. The magazine has a clean, fresh design filled with stunning content that isn’t cluttered with ads. Instead, they will be from people and businesses who share our same values and beliefs, and who are as passionate about what they do as we are. 

We are also proud to help support our coastal communities around the country and one percent of the sale of each print issue will be donated to a coastal cause of our choosing, changing with each seasonal edition. It's a small way we can give back.

The Coastal Table Cookbook
The Coastal Table Cookbook
            

WHERE YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL GO

The magazine business is a tough and expensive one. This magazine is a labor of love for us, but we need some help to get it going. So far, this project has been funded exclusively by us. There was no start-up money from investors or loans from a bank. We used our savings to get this far, but we need your help to print the first issues of the magazine. The money we raise from this campaign will go directly to our printing, distribution and shipping costs. If we surpass our goal, we will use that money to compensate our staff for the long hours and hard work that they have so generously donated to get this magazine off the ground. 

The Coastal Table Magazine will launch with the spring 2015 issue, available in both print and digital (our digital version also contains bonus content).

- Our first print run will be 1,000 copies (and we'll print additional copies if the demand exists). 

- We are looking to raise $10,000, which will cover the printing, distribution and shipping costs of our first issue.

It’s what we need to produce and distribute a high-quality, collectible print magazine full of trusted recipes, beautiful photographs, and inspired stories. Our goal is to put together the most beautiful product we can in the most sustainable way possible. But that comes at a cost. 

And if we don't reach (or surpass) our goal, we don't receive anything from this campaign.

THANK YOU!

We can’t do this alone and we really need your help to see our vision come to life. We hope you will give what you can and help share our campaign with your friends and family.

Risks and challenges

The magazine business is a challenging one and it's possible that the future cost of paper, printing and shipping will make it impossible to continue publishing it to the high standards that we've established.

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    RECIPE CARD: Receive 1 copy of our Baked Clams with Basil Breadcrumbs recipe emailed to you for a sample bite of what to expect from our magazine!

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    HOMEMADE JAM: Receive an 8-ounce jar of our Signature Beach Plum Jam. Includes US domestic shipping.

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    1 YEAR DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION: Receive a 1 year DIGITAL subscription emailed right to your inbox (save $5 off the regular price). Subscription begins with our first issue, SPRING 2015.

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    ISSUE #1 - SPRING 2015. PRINT EDITION. Receive 1 copy of our very first issue! Includes US domestic shipping.

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    COASTAL NAPKINS: Receive a boxed set/2 of "Red Lobster" napkins from our partner, Caskata Artisanal Home collection. This nautical design is a perfect addition to any home. Includes US domestic shipping.

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    SIGNED COOKBOOK: Receive 1 autographed copy of The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New England (Union Park Press, 2013). The cookbook was called "one of the year's most visually stunning cookbooks…" by Gail Ciampa of the Providence Journal. Makes a perfect holiday gift! Includes US domestic shipping.

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    2 SIGNED COOKBOOKS: Start your holiday shopping early with 2 autographed copies of The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New England (Union Park Press, 2013). The cookbook was called "one of the year's most visually stunning cookbooks…" by Gail Ciampa of the Providence Journal. Includes US domestic shipping.

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    1 YEAR PRINT SUBSCRIPTION: Receive a 1 year PRINT subscription (save $5 off the regular price). Subscription begins with our first issue, SPRING 2015. Includes US domestic shipping.

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    1 YEAR PRINT SUBSCRIPTION + 1 YEAR GIFT SUBSCRIPTION: Receive a 1 year PRINT subscription for yourself AND 1 lucky friend or family member (save $10 off the regular price) both subscriptions begin with our first issue, SPRING 2015. Includes US domestic shipping.

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    1 YEAR PRINT SUBSCRIPTION + two 1 YEAR GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS: Receive a 1 year PRINT subscription for yourself AND two lucky friends or family members (save $15 off the regular price) all subscriptions begin with our first issue, SPRING 2015. Includes US domestic shipping.

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    1/4 PAGE AD RATE: With a pledge of $500, your business will become an advertiser in our print and digital magazine for all 4 issues in 2015. Our design team will work with you to help create your ad. Lock in now for this special ad rate price! Ad can be changed with each of the 4 issues (if desired). Ad will run in each of the 4 issues in 2015. Ad materials for 1st ad are due by January 1, 2015.

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    1 FULL PAGE AD: With a pledge of $1,500, your business will become an advertiser in our print and digital magazine for all 4 issues in 2015. Our design team will work with you to help create your ad. Lock in now for this special ad rate price! Ad can be changed with each of the 4 issues (if desired). Ad will run in each of the 4 issues in 2015. Ad materials for 1st ad are due by January 1, 2015.

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