Buying local helps to support your community- as in your family, friends, and neighbors. Feel free to share this graphic!
Just a little video about what Independent We Stand does.
While you and a local business are the real match, we are proud to announce that we have made a relationship with “Independentwestand.org”. This site has SO many resources available to anyone who has any interest in buying local or creating awareness for the topic. We are extra excited to announce this, because not only did we become members, but because they looked at our website and saw the awesome things we have been doing (with all of your help), they have bumped us up to a Premium membership.
Big thank you to them, and a huge shout out to everyone who has been involved in GoLocal and Vision West ND to help make them realize how amazing we are.
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Here is what they are all about taken right from their website:
“Independent We Stand is all about independently owned businesses across the country reaching out to their communities and educating their neighbors about the many benefits of "buying local."
Stories are what makes talking with other people interesting so why would you want to read the same story again and again? Every single local business is different from another, and has different experiences and products to offer you. Give them a chance!
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In a world that can be oh so scary, it can be hard to know who to trust. We at Go Local ND know who we trust: Local.
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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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Every day we make choices that impact our communities. Sometimes we influence our communities for the better and sometimes we hurt them. In the end, all of our choices have consequences. Supporting our local businesses today helps to ensure that they will be there tomorrow!
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Though a Locavore may sound like the name of a dinosaur, it is actually a name for someone who eats local foods! Something we hope you are. Click on the picture for access to the PDF version of this cute resource!
We Midwesterners are not always the best about sharing our feelings, and sharing our love of Localism is no exception. Well, no longer! Share your love of your local businesses using this resource. Click on the picture for a printable PDF version.
Did you know that if you don’t wear green on St. Patty’s Day, you could be pinched by a leprechaun? Or a small child? We just thought we would warn you and give you a way to protect yourself! Shop at your local businesses, we know they have plenty of green to protect you and your entire family!
Sometimes it is easy to forget how much difference we can make in our communities with something as simple as shopping close to home at a small business, but we assure you, what seems small to you, is huge to any small business owner. Thank you all for considering buying local!
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This little box may not be big, but it has big ideas! Attached is a PDF for the layout of our little marketing tool, that is easy to put together. All you have to do is bring out your inner artist: print it, cut it, and tape it together. Then, viola, you have a 3D, visual appealing conversation starter. Click on the picture to get the PDF printable version.
All our local businesses are someones dream. whether we know it or not. Buying local helps support those dreams. Click on the picture to the PDF version of the resource.
You can use this graphic to generate buzz about shopping local. For example, business cards can be designed with this logo that also include an incentive to the receiver, as a thank you for shopping local.
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With the ever increasing demand for locally-grown fresh food both growers and retailers may be asking themselves why? Here’s some compelling data about why local food matters!
- According to Worldwatch Institute, the average plate full of food on an American table has traveled 1500 miles before being eaten. Uggggh! How fresh is that???
- Like many products, food is becoming a “moralized market.” That is, people are combining their expenditures with their values. Purchasing and consuming locally grown, fresh food says many things: “I care about my body.” “I care about the environment.” “I support local business.”
- Shoppers across all demographics are willing to pay more for local food.
Local Food = Local Dollars
In mainstream supply chains, farmers retain only 17.4 cents of the consumer food dollar on average (USDA-ERS). No wonder the average American Family Farmer is struggling to keep afloat and mid-sized farms are sold off every year.
- In “short” supply chains, local producers received up to seven times the share of the retail price compared to mainstream supply chains (USDA-ERS).
- Food hubs often return between 75 to 85 percent of their wholesale sales revenues to their producer (USDA-AMS).
- There is a significant rise in businesses using the “fresh format” model (USDA-AMS).