Lately the news has had me thinking about our economy (not only the US in general, but specifically here in Michigan). What could I do as one person to help support my local economy? What do I do on a daily basis that would and could make a difference?
Buy and eat my food locally of course!
So I am on a mission to find out what food items are available to me locally. With the spring and summer months ahead of us when local farmers markets begin to open, I will of course have much more available bounty of produce during the warmer months. So now for the next month or so, I will begin to change the items I buy on a weekly basis to closer producers from Michigan.
First I look in my own cupboards and fridge at first glance, I know I currently buy:
Sugar: (Pioneer and Big Chief)
Better Made Potato Chips
St. Juliens Wines (ok I am a BIG supporter of them. LOL)
This might be harder than I thought...need to do some research to find out more companies!