Buying local is one of our best ways to keep money in our local community. Back in September 2009 Tim Holt a contributor to the Christian Science Monitor, called for a “Buy Local.”
You can read more about his call here.
A non-profit organization called First Arizona, started to work with local communities through supporting, maintain, and celebrating locally owned business through the state of Arizona.
Their goal is to educate, citizens, stakeholders, business leaders and legislators about the significant environmental, economic, and cultural benefits of strong local economies. We build vibrant communities that make residents proud to call home.
I believe in buying as much as I can locally for Sedona Pies..in the process of developing relationships with local growers like a Pecan farmer, local wineries for my pies of course I buy the Nutty Pale Ale for the beer pies.. however there are just some things that I am unable to buy locally.
If we all as business owners were willing to support each other this in effect would help local consumers to buy more local products and services. What I mean is, restaurants and cafes don’t really want to buy local desserts even if they don’t want to sell the desserts in their cafe or restaurant.. This is truly a shame.
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More to come