If you like cabbage, look for local producers who are selling it at your farmers market. When you see kohlrabi (they are in season right now) …
With North Dakota facing a labor shortage, the case for local businesses and job creation seems irrelevant. But there are numerous other reasons to support and attract local businesses in your community.
We’re frequently asked by community leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners, “So what businesses are considered local?” In rural communities the short answer is, the ones your community supports, has a relationship with or needs in order to maintain quality of life.
This GoLocal ND graphic is plumb full of words that describe our local commodities in North Dakota, and this is a graphic that can easily be added to if we come up with more! If you have a word you would like to put into the graphic, let us know!
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What do you think is going to be under the tree, just for you? Maybe a beautiful hand-crafted wallet bought from a local shop with your taste in mind, or maybe it’s something that was cheaply made in another country that will last about four hours. We aren’t biased or anything, just wondering. Either way, it’s the thought that counts, and we wish you the merriest of Christmas’s! This wraps up our 12 week discussion of localism, if anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Christmastime is almost here! This is the final week to find those heartfelt gifts for your loved ones. We hope you have attended some of those art and craft shows we have been raving about, but if you haven’t, your local businesses would love to see you!
Why aren’t we buying local? There are so many benefits to buying local, and yet we source our products from all over the world. I suppose it is easy enough to see why we buy some products from elsewhere: we can’t make them or grow them here. However, what about the things we can produce right here in North Dakota? A main reason for not buying locally is that it is cheaper to have it shipped to us, especially for big companies that are very popular in western North Dakota. Buying local is also not practical for us right here, right now. Our winters are harsh, and we can’t grow fresh produce during those several months. Hence, we ship things, and once you have a route somewhere, it is just as easy to send it year-round.
If you don’t feel like making baked goods for your family and friends that you will be seeing this holiday season, the Frosty Frolic Art and Craft Show in Bowman is a great alternative. Plus, while you are there checking out the delicious baked goods, there’s a chance you will find the perfect gift for that persnickety friend of yours! December 8, 2018. 10 AM-3 PM @ Bowman (305 1st St. SW)