Buying local is a great way to minimize the environmental impact that many of your goods can have. And in today’s throw-away culture, which is leading to overflowing landfills, what can be better than going back to basics when you shop?
Markets are a great way to support local, talented people. Often you can pick up one-of-a-kind things and you know that the goods that you buy at a market are made with love and care: not off-shore by a poor kid forced into cheap labour!
With any luck the sun will be shining, and you can fill those shopping bags with locally made products. It might only be doing a little bit to help the big problems that we face, but every little bit counts right?
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