Independents Week Home | Pledge
“I hereby take the pledge to buy locally during National Independents Week, June 30 - July 7, to help celebrate the diversity and vibrancy that makes me proud to call Arizona Home.”
Don't you feel better already?!
Thank you for taking the pledge to shop 100% locally from Sunday, July 30 through Sunday, July 7. With a little planning, you'll find simple, local solutions for your every day needs.
Plan your week: List all the things you do on a regular basis - lunch, groceries, etc. - and figure out a local alternative to the usual chain coffeehouse or mega-mart.
Check out our Golden Coupon participants and download your ticket to saving 20%: Can these businesses help you hold up your end of the pledge this week?
Download our Small Wonders map for shopping and dining destinations in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson, and Verde Valley.
Visit a Farmer's Market to buy locally grown produce this week - or visit the Arizona Farm Bureau's www.fillyourplate.org website to find local farmers and ranchers.
Ask friends, family, colleagues for local recommendations.
Look for the round, black and red Local First stickers in store windows to be sure!
Review our Top 10 Lists of Favorites from Arizona leaders for their recommendations.
Check the labels on the products you buy at local stores and see if these items are made or grown in Arizona to double your impact.
Always use the search directory at www.localfirstaz.com to look for products and services in a variety of categories and search by keyword, city or ZIP code.
Tell your friends and family that You're Going 100% Local and ask them to join you!
Get your Golden Coupon and discover all the great things that are unique to Arizona. Use it to get 20% off at these participating businesses.
"Small businesses … serve a vital role in the state's and local communities' success." ... Former Governor Janet Napolitano proclaiming Independents Week. Read her full statement and view the beautiful proclamation »
Other prominent Arizonans have taken the pledge. Find out their favorite local businesses »