Buy Local Month is off to a great start following the Thanksgiving weekend, as thousands of Arizonans flocked to local businesses to get a head start on their holiday shopping. The press is noticing our efforts to encourage Arizonans to go local for the holidays, too! Check out ABC15's coverage highlighting some of our members, Bunky Boutique, Stinkweeds, and MADE Art Boutique!
Bunky Boutique co-owner Jim Malloy comments that "There's definitely been a big upswing over the past five years [in support of local businesses], specifically because we're local." And they definitely felt the local love this past weekend.
But it's not just Phoenicians that are going local - Tucson kicked off Buy Local Month with a great celebration on 4th Avenue! You can also see Local First Arizona's Tucson Coordinator Deanna Chevas discussing the importance of Buy Local Month and keeping your money local during the holiday season on Arizona Public Media, with some holiday gift ideas from Pop-Cycle!
Deanna reminded viewers that it's easier than you think to go local: “You can buy Hickman’s Eggs, you can buy Shamrock Farm’s dairy products at your grocery store, and you are shifting some of your spending to local producers.” And for the holidays, you can check out Pop-Cycle and support a local business while at the same time supporting local artists!
Remember to keep it local this holiday season, and check out all of the great deals happening right now for Buy Local Month!