Our calendar for the next few months is so busy, it almost makes us dizzy. The official start of Autumn is just a few days away. Fall provides many opportunities to celebrate not only the holidays, but also the hint of cooler weather. We can drive a few short hours to find all things fall: such as places to go apple picking and stock up on fresh apple cider. (One of our faves!) Pumpkin patches are getting ready to host families seeking great pumpkins to carve and decorate for Halloween. Many festivals and farmer's markets are setting up with many amazing one-of-a-kind items to sell and unique, mouth-watering foods to try.
We make it a point to visit and support these local vendors who are an amazing part of our community. It's a fun way to help these wonderful farmers, craftsmen and cooks survive and thrive. Buying from local farmers gives you access to fresh eggs, grass fed meats and fresh fruits and vegetables. It's nice to have a connection to the people behind the products or the services. They know the products you buy or the services you request on a regular basis and can accommodate you to make the experience even better.
We are lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with some wonderful local businesses. When you support local businesses, you get a better level of service than larger chain stores or franchises who are indifferent to their customers and clients. Having the owner nearby means better and more personal service. It's impressive to think about the labor, time and commitment these hard-working people contribute to not only start their business but keep them alive!
Connect with your local community by using small businesses and services.