A few reasons to shop locally (with us!)
Local economic stimulus
When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than nationally owned ones, more money is kept in the community since locally owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses. Here at the farm, we use local companies for much of our plant material, as well as printing, web design, t shirts, furnace maintenance, porta potty rental, propane and newspaper advertising to name just a few others. Purchasing locally helps grow other businesses as well as the local tax base.
Non profits receive greater support
Local business owners donate more to local charities, fundraisers and events than non local owners. We are happy to support many organizations.
Unique businesses create character and prosperity
The unique character of our local community is defined partly by the businesses that operate within it, which in turn plays a big part in our overall satisfaction with where we live and the value of our home and property.
Most new jobs are created by local businesses
Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally. Plus the more jobs we have in our local community, the less people have to commute, meaning less traffic and pollution and lower costs for employees to travel to work.