Why Shop Local?

Support your local economy! Locally-owned businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses for their needs.

They’ve accounted for 65% of new jobs in the U.S. over the last 17 years. Plus, for every $100 spent with a local business, $68 stays in the community! During periods of financial uncertainty, local businesses need community support to stay afloat; every dollar makes a difference.

Benefits of Shopping Local

Local business owners are invested in the well-being and future of their communities.

They donate more money to nonprofits, they can be more accountable to their communities, and they often have a smaller carbon footprint compared to larger companies.

Why Support Farmers Markets?


  • Increase access to fresh, healthy food.
  • Stimulate local economies.
  • Support healthy communities.
  • Preserve farmland & rural livelihood.
  • Promote sustainability.

What You Can Do:

  • Select a local restaurant, cafe, or bakery for your next meal.
  • Shop for birthday gifts at a local gift shop, boutique, or bookstore.
  • Sign up with a local gym.
  • For lawn care and landscaping needs, visit a local nursery or hardware store.
  • Next time your car needs a tune-up, visit a local mechanic.
  • Shop at your local farmers market.

The next time you need a bite to eat, a shopping spree, or some fresh groceries, consider sourcing a local business or farmers market!

Find a farmers market near you: https://www.ams.usda.gov/ 

Information from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Farmers Market Coalition.