Buy Local: It’s Not Just About Food – new article on Civil Eats
The flow of money into food businesses is closely related to the flow of money into, within, and out of the entire communities that those businesses call home. It’s in fundraising entrepreneurs’ best interests to understand these connections, as more money flowing within a community means more local dollars available for investment into local businesses!
Last Friday, Civil Eats published an article I wrote encouraging local food activists to see their work in the context of a wider local economy movement. Chock full of links to pioneering organizations and resources highlighting the hows and whys of supporting local economies, the article also stresses the importance of supporting independent, local retailers selling any types of products, from food to books.
You can read the full article here.