Saturday, December 31, 2011

Buying Locally in 2012

Perhaps the most interesting idea for thoughtful consumers to ponder for the new year is buying locally. Not only farmers markets, but small local businesses benefit from this. Consumers benefit by having access to special items that aren't available in every mall or supermarket across the country. The community benefits not only economically but also by forging links that bond neighbors together. Linton Weeks, who wrote an NPR post about the "new American localism," suggests that it may provide a new (revised from the 1960s) slogan for a bumper sticker: "Think Locally, Act Locally." Seems very thoughtful to me.

Happy New Year and thank you, readers, for your continued interest in and support of this blog!

4 comments: said...

Yes, I agree people should Buy Local, But FROM WHOM?

There are so many choices for consumers today, that's why my company recently launched (in December 2011), ( to help consumers find local/small businesses their friends are RECOMMENDING.

How is it different than other online rating/review sites?
- is about SHARING RECOMMENDATIONS- there are No Negative Reviews!
- We only focus on LOCAL/SMALL BUSINESS Recommendations - it's our way of saying "Thank You" to the Small Business community.

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Cynthia Friedlob said...

Looks interesting. Thanks for your comment!

Readers: I'm not personally familiar with, but you might find it helpful. Please let us all know how it works out if you give it a try.

Reagan said...


Great site! I'm trying to find an email address to contact you on to ask if you would please consider adding a link to my website. I'd really appreciate if you could email me back.

Thanks and have a great day!

Cynthia Friedlob said...

Hi, Reagan -

Please just leave another comment with a link to your site and tell me a bit about it. Thanks.