Whats the big deal with the push for locally made products, especially during the holiday season?
Here's some info from reputable research firms that explains the benefits:
-You keep twice the dollars circulating in the community
-Local products have a lower environmental impact
-Supporting locally-raised food products preserves farmlands and open spaces
-Supporting local makers keeps these skills in the community
-Local foods are higher in nutrition and are safer because it promotes a direct line of accountability from the producer to you.
Isn't that something to feel good about?
*According to studies by Michigan State University Extension, The New Economics Foundation, The Independent Business Alliance*