This is one of THE most positive mass fresh ideas I have seen in quite some time. How awesome would it be if all of us JUST supported our local, small businesses for even one day???? I think the effect would be colossal. Even if you had not planned to shop this Saturday, but made it a point to go out and support just one small business, it could be huge.
As a small business owner, existing solely to help feed my local community, I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your support and just how much several of us depend on that continued support. Without you, I certainly would not be here, and my awesome employees would not have jobs they apparently love and heavily depend upon. The figure I have seen “out there” is that for every dollar you spend locally .68 is returned to the community (compared to .38 when you shop big chains). I would venture to say it is even higher here, as all of us are extremely locally focused in almost everything we do-food, entertainment, gifts, rent, banking, farmers markets, feed mill, veterinarians, dairy supply, water supply, septic services, sand/gravel, hay, kitchen stores, hardware stores, lumber yards, clothing, wine/cider, etc…..and the list is so much longer than this.
So tomorrow, I will be here working our farm store in the hopes you come by from 10 to 2. You could make a lovely trip of it, and make it a point to visit even just the fine food choices we have here in Edison(Bow). Three cheesemakers, artisan bread, and our own European grocery (Slough Food), and 2 other bakeries. Plus you could also stop for grass fed meats at our own Island Grown Farmers Coop. Ask me for recommendations! Please! Ask!!!
15203 Sunset Road
Bow WA 98232