Monday, July 6, 2009

Pick 3, any 3

This website, The 3/50 Project, (courtesy of my friend D) has really struck a cord with me. Maybe it's because I am on foot so much more now with Noah in his stroller, or maybe it's because I have less money to spend and want to spend it wisely, or maybe it's because I am finally understanding what it means to own your own business (do you need any technology services? maybe web design? maybe hosting? maybe cloud computing? maybe software design? come see us here! I can vouch for the CEO, he's pretty awesome and darn cute). I'm not sure but what I do know is that I am trying very hard to keep my money where my home/mouth is. I walk to our local grocery store. We patronize local restaurants/coffee shops/bakeries (and NOT the Starbucks) when we have a few extra dollars to spare. I go to our neighborhood farmer's market twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays, yay!) which means I am buying produce and flowers that were grown within a few hundred miles if not one mile from my home.

So, I am trying. I am trying my hardest to support our local economy. And maybe, just maybe, you can try too. Care to join me?


2 comments:

bessieviola said...

Love this. I'm so in. I do this already, to an extent - I do all my meat/veggie/fruit shopping at a locally owned market, and there's a farmer's market down the street from my office I should really check out too.

I'm going to have to look into other local places to shop - this is such a great initiative!

Danielle said...

I bought Noah's 1st birthday present from a children's store on Southport,just for this reason. And the 5 margaritas I had prior to that were purchased from a local restaurant as well : )