My personal goal is to maintain good health on all levels, to live clean and continue to promote healthy lifestyle choices. As I educate myself I like to share what I learn with others.
So that's why you are seeing a post like this on my jewelry blog....my jewelry is actually an extension of what I'm all about.
Going Local is one of those choices. It's about so many things...
We all live in unique communities, which over time have developed their own distinctive character- some more engaging than others.
When we eat, shop, play locally we help to grow and strengthen our community. We have some ownership in what develops. If we support local businesses, they stay and thrive, which then reaps benefits back to us.
Ways to Support Going Local
One of the reasons I love going in this shop is because it reminds me of the corner stores we had in Philly when I was growing up. You knew the shopkeepers by name and they knew you. The same here at Chimayo, where developing personal relationships really matters. Not only does Chimayo provide a needed business service, they are also all about community- hosting many different events of interest to the local residents.
They have the best food, much which is sourced fresh from farms and bakeries in the community.
There is really no comparison in taste and quality- you know when you step foot inside this restaurant you are getting the best.
Linden Hills Gardens is no ordinary garden center. It is one of those show stoppers that contributes to the unique quality of our community. When you stop here you become so inspired by the surroundings, you want to just run home and start designing.
Jerry Fritz, the owner, hosts a Farmers Market on the premises from April through October which offers locally grown and produced items. Fresh produce, herbs, spices, honeys, and baked goods are just a few of the specialties that can be found on a Friday evening stroll through the market. A fun place to hang out, meet new friends, and kick off the weekend.
It takes us less than 5 minutes to get to some of our favorite concerts, saving us the time and expense of travelling into the big city city.
So I say, it's about keeping it right...in the community!