Little Thing #8: Shop local.

It’s the perfect time of year to get out in your community and shop local. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats, eggs, and baked goods are all in season. By shopping at farmer’s markets and farm stands, you are supporting local farmers and small businesses.  

Shopping local is better for the environment, too! Less packaging is used, and transportation costs are limited, reducing the total use of fossil fuels. You’re also keeping your money within your local economy, which helps your local job market! 

You will also have a great time visiting a market or farm stand. You may get to hear some live music, taste samples of fresh foods, and see other people in your community.  

Take a look at the resource from Cornell Cooperative Extension to check out the closest Farmers Market or Farm Stand near you!  
Cornell Cooperative Extension | Farmers’ Markets ( 

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