An Ode to Local: The Journey's beginning

Good afternoon all!

We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves, as we hope you will be joining us in our journey of blogging about all things local! We are Aspen Lenning and Karalea Cox, and we plan to give you all the information you could possibly want about becoming a localist and more!  And if we don’t, we encourage questions and input. 

We’ll be taking you, and ourselves, on local adventures in food, shopping and entertainment! But we’ll also dive into the “need to know” stuff that builds your local business, community cohesiveness, and your local economy-wherever you are in western ND. We’re on a change your mindset mission to get you, your friends and your neighbors to understand the power of a dollar and why that dollar is the most powerful ballot you’ve got! Where you (and your business, organization, community) spend your money matters!!  

No matter who you are or what you do, your local businesses support you in one way or another, whether you know it or not! Our goal is to help us all be a little more appreciative of what we have in our local communities and to learn a thing or two about the benefits of going local. On this “ride” I (Aspen) will be focusing on all things relating to local food, because really, what is better? While Karalea’s focus will be a focusing more on many aspects of going local. 

Thank you for reading and coming along on this adventure with us!