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Seems like people are constantly talking about BUYING LOCALLY, and it sounds great, but what does it really mean?

On average, when you spend $100 locally, $68 of your hard-earned dollars will stay in your community versus $34 if you shop corporate. These dollars will then stimulate the local economy by creating jobs and commerce. Local business owners support other local businesses which increases the livability of your community by investing socially and economically. Imagine the infinity symbol, it's like that, symbiotic and it all starts with you!

According to MintLife:

• 57% of Americans say their main reason for shopping small is to keep money local.

• Additionally, 38% of shoppers say they want to support their community and local creators.

• 28% of shoppers buy local for better service and 19% to help local non-profits.

• People who choose to shop in-store at small businesses are mostly over the age of 45.

At Beaverton Farmers Market, you can meet the farmers, artisans, crafters, distillers, and artists in person. They can tell you about their craft and for many, you are supporting a small cottage industry of brilliant people passionate about their wares.

The produce at our market is as fresh as can be. It travels just a few miles to our market eliminating the excessive usage of fossil fuels for transport. Moreover, you'll be getting your steps in walking the booths, tasting samples, and meeting our amazing vendors.

Now is your chance to shop local at Beaverton Farmers Market. While we are on hiatus in December and January, visit our website: www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com where you can find your favorite vendors' contact information to continue your support. Happy holidays market goers!

Beaverton Farmers Market

Southwest Hall Boulevard, between Third and Fifth Streets, Beaverton

503-643-5345

www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com

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