Buy Local: Why It’s Great To Shop At Weekend Markets

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MarketSeveral organizations advocate the importance of buying locally. Why do it? Here are some reasons to go out this weekend and check out the local market:

Reason # 1: It preserves the community’s culture.

The local weekend market is where the people of the community converge to eat, have fun, chat, and mingle. Businesses who sell at these weekly gatherings represent the best of the community—the artists, chefs, and visionaries. This gathering preserves the culture, which benefits the residents and tourists alike.

Reason # 2: Choosing to buy locally stimulates your community’s economy.

When you buy at the weekend market, the artist selling their creations may be a neighbor or someone you went to school with. These are people who live in the same community. This means that the money they earn is most likely spent in establishments in the area. More money spent locally means a more active economy for the people who live there.

Reason # 3: Get better service.

The lady who’s selling you those handmade shoes for babies probably made them. Local weekend markets are an opportunity for the community’s artists and other creators to showcase their products. They are highly knowledgeable about their product and are really passionate about it.

Reason # 4: It’s gentler to the environment.

Local businesses make local purchases and probably manufacture in their backyards.Their operations contribute minimally to pollution, the destruction of habitat, and congestion.

Reason # 5: It creates more jobs for the community.

Small manufacturing businesses employ local workers and create opportunities for those who would’ve been rejected by big employers. The collective trust that dwells in communities is a big advantage to those recovering from hard times or those who are trying to turn their lives around.

Whatever your interests are, there’s going to be something for you in the local weekend market. Why not check the closest one out? Who knows, you might make a friend or two.