Get ready for the 10th Annual Local First Arizona Independents Week celebration June 27th – July 5th, because this year’s will be the best yet! During Independents Week we want all Arizona residents to declare their independence by supporting our independent businesses! When we choose locally owned businesses we keep more jobs and dollars right here in our community, and during those hot summer months, our local businesses need our support! Add your name to our online pledge to show your support. Download the Golden Coupon, good for 20% off at participating local businesses. Download as many Golden Coupons as you like and Buy Local all week long! The Golden Coupons can also be found in the Arizona Jewish Post and at any one of 20 Passport stops around Southern Arizona. Passport stops include Yikes Toys, Antigone Books, The Running Shop, MAST, Tucson Museum of Art, Proper, Childrens Museum (Tucson and Oro Valley locations), Ben's Bells, Pop Cycle, D & D Pinball, Bookmans Sports Exchange, Black Crown Coffee, Metro Gnome Music & Cycle To Go, Sentinel Peak Brewing Company, Heirloom Farmers Market at Traildust Town (Friday only), Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil (Tucson and Oro Valley locations) and Mildred & Dildred! Pick up your free Passport to Local Success at any of the 20 stops, or download here on June 27th and tour 20 of Southern Arizona’s favorite Indies. Get at least 5 stamps from passport businesses just for stopping by and be entered to win lots of great prizes including gift certificates for local restaurants, breweries and the grand prize – a VIP Summer Staycation package from Hotel Congress. The staycation package includes a room for the night, admission for two for a show at Club Congress and breakfast for two at The Cup Cafe (home of the award winning Cast Iron Baked Eggs). Other prizes include dinner for two at Agustin Kitchen and a signed copy of Modern Southwest Cooking by Chef Ryan Clark, a $50 Gift Certificate to Proper, a filled growler from Sentinel Brewing, a $25 gift certificate from Alfonsos Olive Oil, $25 Worth of Heirloom Famers Market Tokens, a $25 gift certificate to The Running Shop, a $30 Gift Certificate to MetroGnome, a $25 gift certificate to Yikes Toys, a $25 gift certificate to Mildred and Dildred, a $25 gift certificate for Antigone Books, a gift basket from Deco, a Tucson wall hanging from Pop-Cycle, a $50 gift certificate to MAST, a Kelty Backpack from Bookmans Sports, passes to the Reid Park Zoo, Tucson Childrens Museum, Tohono Chul park and many more. There is no purchase necessary to win. Print your passport by downloading here, or pick one up at any of the 20 passport stops. Passports and extra golden coupons are also available at the 20 stops. Your Golden Coupons are good at over 100 local businesses, so be sure to check out the latest offers at localfirstaz.com.
Completed passports can be dropped back off at any of the 20 passport stops, mailed in or turned in at the Local First AZ table at the Food on the Streets, Lights in the Sky event on July 4th at Mercado San Agustin. The event starts at 6pm. Join LFA at this fun event at Mercado San Agustin featuring food popular food trucks and live music from the Cochise County All Stars. During the event, the bar at Agustin Kitchen will be serving this year’s special Indie Week Ale from Borderlands Brewing Company - a Grapefruit Hefeweizen brewed with the juice and zest of over 100 locally grown White Marsh grapefruit.