Make a Difference
Make the Switch to LOCAL
Local businesses offer great service, value for money and are the lifeblood of a thriving local economy and a vibrant local community.
If each family was able to switch just £5 per week to local businesses this would make a huge difference, adding £5 million each year to the local economy.
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Why Buy Local?
Buying local is something which instinctively seems like a good idea. In these days of globalisation, supermarkets and the death of the high street, Farmers Markets are some of the most visible and obvious examples of ‘keeping it local.’ Buying locally sourced produce gives us confidence in the quality of what we have purchased and we get a good feeling from doing our bit for the rural economy and for the planet. The fact is that is that it delivers so much more.
In these days of convenience and constantly looking for the cheapest, it’s easy to think that the idealistic option of buying local is luxury we can ill afford; particularly as incomes are squeezed. However, in many cases buying local will represent better service and value for money. The difficulty is how do small local businesses get this message across when drowned out by the marketing budgets of multi-
One way of addressing this is by local businesses working more closely together to increase the impact their message has and also clearly identifying the advantage of buying local to individuals as well as the community as a whole.
Key reasons for buying local:
In terms of opportunity this is an excellent time for people to buy local. One of the outcomes of the difficult economic times experienced in recent years is that the number of people self-
In summary, customers are interested, businesses are enthusiastic and the local economy and wider community would benefit. The potential is there, waiting for us all to deliver.
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