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Bi-annual food journal built to inspire & empower you to cook. At its core, its about the company you keep.

Good Company a bi-annual food journal built to inspire & empower you to cook.  
At it's core, it's about the company you keep.

With 2 issues under our belt, Roots (winter 2013) and Anchor (summer 2013).  
We need your support to keep the momentum going. Help us launch our next issue: DIRT--dedicated to farming, our connection to the land, and to each other. 

Our manifesto is three-fold:
PEOPLE.  TOOLS.  INGREDIENTS.

We are passionate about connecting you to the right tools that can turn a chore into an art.  We offer recipes with seasonal ingredients that are simple to follow and foremost, we truly believe that when people come first, memorable meals happen.  

We bring you stories of people in the food world who are going for it—whether that means being a hearth for their community or making a personal stamp in a world class city. Their spirit and fortitude inspire us! 

We are passionate about connecting you to the right tools—the ones that will turn a chore into an art. It's not about having an over abundance of stuff, but just a few of the right things.  

Supporting sustainable farming and farmers, buying local, and using seasonal ingredients... this is what we stand for and what we want to promote.  Because when you start with the best, freshest ingredients you can get your hands on, all it takes is a simple recipe (and a little love, of course) to make a dish that will have your friends hailing you as a genius. 

So...

Engaging images

Inspiring stories

Recipes that work

Super cool tools

And most of all, people.  
The good company that you keep.

What's our plan?

To produce, print, ship & distribute our best issue yet.
Here's how we'll use the funds:

Production:

Everyone (photographers, writers, editors and stylists--some of the best
in the biz) from issues 1 & 2 contributed their time to make those issues come to life for FREE.  They took time out of their lives & work schedules to help us realize our dream. We want to be able to give back and also put funds aside for future contributors.  We produce all original content and photography. 
That doesn’t come cheap and we can’t ask for favors forever.

Print:

We use UV printing on high quality stock to create a magazine worthy of your coffee table.  We are printed in the U.S. with vegetable oil based inks, no VOC emissions, and wind supported power, and we'd like to keep it that way!  
We work really hard to put together the most beautiful product we can in a sustainable and ethical way. This costs money, so to keep our print production in the US, we need your help. Supporting local businesses is a part of our philosophy and what we believe in.

Shipping and Distribution:

We need manpower to work around the clock to get GCmag to more of your favorite stores around the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Show me the goods:

DIRT tote bag ( approx. 14" x16" 10 oz. canvas)
DIRT tote bag ( approx. 14" x16" 10 oz. canvas)
Angry Ocean 11x17 archival print by Artist Renee Larson.
Angry Ocean 11x17 archival print by Artist Renee Larson.

A BIG heartfelt thanks to: 

Steve Hamilton who generously donated his time and talent to make our video. Thank you so much for you patience with us and pulling through with all of our crazy last minute requests.  And for just being the total pro that you are!

If you might think the video is cute, it's got to be because of the awesome original music by This is Care Of.  Thank you, Rasmus! 

and some parting words...

So... don't get yourself stuck in some idea of perfection and what entertaining has to be. Just do what works for you and do not forget that it's really about the simplicity of friends, family, and the connections that you build as you bring good food into your life.

We are humbled by all the love and support that we've received from all of you this past year. We hope that we can continue to bring you content that enriches your life, as this experience has done for ours.

with love and gratitude, 

Bobbi + Debi

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are always risks with print publishing, but since we've gone through producing two issues in this first year, we've learned all the hard lessons and made all the expensive mistakes on our own dime.
We've vigilantly tried to correct them, and continue to build a core team of advisers, distributors, and editors for the upcoming issues. We are midway through our 3rd issue and have already set the groundwork for no.4 and beyond.

Some possible setbacks include delays in delivery time for rewards as a result of printing and production hiccups.

The magazine business is a competitive one and it's possible that we will not have enough newsstand sales or subscription base. However, we are optimistic and believe in the quality of our content, printing and final product. We know that people are hungry not just for a something stylish, but for a voice with substance and a positive message. Our goal to encourage and empower home cooks is what will give us staying power and shelf life.

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