As consumers, we have so many choices! We can decide when, and more importantly, where we want to shop! We can buy from big, nationwide or international chain stores, regional places, or even local small businesses. They all have their advantages, of course, but I always prefer to buy local. Why? Here are my 7 reasons to buy local…
1. It Supports Your Friends and Neighbors
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If you buy your produce from a local farmer, or eat at a local café, or join a small gym, you’re helping to keep your friends and neighbors in business. These people live in your town, their children go to the same schools as your children, and you often wait behind them in line at the post office. Every dollar you spend with them means they get to stay part of your community!