|Otherworld Food Co-op participates in a Local
Currency Exchange called Cumberland Current-z.
People and businesses participate by accepting
Current-z notes in lieu of cash payment for goods and services. They then
use the certificates to receive goods and services from other local providers.
The certificates are created by the participants
and are treated as regular currency from then on. The certificates introduce
and advertise local providers. The certificates look the same on the front,
except for the many different faces. On the back of each note are the business
names and contact information that belong with the face.
Players use a provided graphic template to input
their own picture and contact information for the back of the certificate.
The certificates are the size of a debit card and are softly laminated
in flexible plastic.
The faces on the Dollars are of local providers.
These notes show Robin Verson of Hill and Hollow CSA, Evelyn Yater who
supplies eggs from the chickens she keeps, and Kay Williams of Otherworld
Members who buy with Otherworld Food Co-op receive
a 10% volume discount on their non-sale purchases ordered from United Natural
Foods, in the form of a local currency rebate. They may opt out of the
program by accepting a 6 percent cash volume discount instead.
The certificates are figured at cash value, and
if you place a certificate into circulation, you can think of it as an
outstanding check. If someone brings it back to you, you redeem it for
goods or services. Green Currents are $1, Pink are $2, Indigo $3. A $10
certificate is also valued as one hour of someone's time.
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Local Providers in the Kentucky/Tennesse area
who will trade in Cumberland Currents: