Did you know that buying local products has a variety of benefits, from reducing environmental impact to providing better public service? There are even studies to show the economic impact a community can have when it supports local businesses. Have you wanted to support local businesses but aren’t sure how? We have an answer for you!
The month of July is Buy Local Month at the Common Market!
What better way to celebrate than at your local co-op? On July 21st, The Common Market is hosting a Buy Local event from 5 pm to 8 pm featuring favorite local businesses, Sweet Farm, Red Roster, Caprikorn Farms, and more. There will also be a live performance by the Monocacy Jazz Quartet. The event is all about being local, so come down to your local co-op and enjoy local food and beverage samples all while enjoying the sounds of local music.
We hope you will enjoy this spoonful of fun at The Common Market.
And if you are looking to buy local even after July, here are some easy ways to support local businesses:
1. Take time to learn about local businesses.
Walk around the city—specifically downtown—to see what type of local businesses you are drawn to. Go on in, chat with the owner and employees, and learn a bit about the products or services they offer.
2. Shop local.
Have a birthday coming up? Or need to get something for a hard-to-buy-for friend or family member? Grab that gift at a local store! Local businesses have unique offerings you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Your friends and family will thank you for thinking of them and for buying them something they don’t already have.
3. Eat local.
Do you have a favorite type of food? Or maybe you’re looking to get out of your comfort zone a bit? Go to a local eatery! The next time you need your morning cup of joe, consider a local coffee company instead of the big names. You may find a new favorite hang out.
4. Bank local.
If you’ve recently moved, it’s the perfect time to look for a new bank. You’ll encounter friendly faces and know you are helping to provide jobs for other citizens of your community just by being a customer.
For a great place to start your journey of buying local, be sure to check out The Common Market.