The holidays are here, and that means more shopping. This season, remember to consider your local artists, makers, bakers, & juicers 😉
There are many benefits of shopping local no matter the season. Here are just a few positive impacts shopping within your community reap.
Reinvest in Your Community
Shopping local means more money available within our community. Spending locally also ensures that our sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in our community!
Keep it Green
When we shop local, we are reducing our carbon footprint and helping to cut down on pollution. Local businesses often source products from local manufacturers and growers. This helps to reduce long distance logistics, fossil fuel usage, and even helps to ensure local farms and agriculture thrive.
In Season, Organic, Local Goods
We are fortunate to have an abundance of local, organic, grass-fed options in our area. Local produce can be both more flavorful and more nutritious. Since locally grown produce doesn’t have to travel far before being sold, it’s often allowed to ripen more fully before being picked. Because of this, key nutrients develop, ensuring that we receive as much benefit from the fruits and vegetables as possible.
Support the Character of Your Community
When you think of our local main street, there’s likely a few small businesses that immediately spring to mind. These businesses, and the people who frequent them, provide invaluable character and life to our town. They employ our neighbors and provide jobs within our community. They support people’s dreams. Without them, we’d be unable to find many unique products and services that can’t be found elsewhere.
This year, feel good knowing you’re doing good by supporting local.