18 Dec '11, 4pm

The benefits of buying local

Earlier today, I wrote about a couple of people who took supporting local to severe heights of elitist snobbishness . As I was writing about it, I remembered a piece about buying local that I had written a few years ago on of my personal blogs. I thought it would be worth reposting here. When I wrote this, I had just started thinking through the importance of buying locally — both food and other goods. Nowhere in this list of reasons is, “It helps you feel superior.” Although, I will say, I do get a sense of satisfaction when I know I’ve helped the local economy.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/the-benefits-of-b...

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