Recipe for Happiness

Local foods recipes are not always about food. This particular recipe will make a healthy serving of happiness. Happy people tend to be connected to where they live.

Communities that have the highest level of resident attachment report the highest GDP growth. That GDP growth can only happen when Main Street is healthy and vibrant.

Main Street really does matter. Main Streets in our rural communities contain a mix of older, smaller buildings of diverse age that support greater levels of positive economic and social activity than areas dominated by newer larger buildings.

Being local means telling your story and becoming connected. Being connected brings happiness.