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The Importance of Supporting Local Farmers and Markets

There are several corporate retail chains and stores across Australia taking away customers and income from so many local farmers and markets. That is why you should join us in our mission to help hundreds of local farmers and markets stay in business here in Australia.

If you are still on edge, here are just 3 reasons why we should support our farmers by shopping local.

The Healthier Choice

Buying fresh produce is the healthier choice compared to imported products you can buy at big grocery stores. Think about it, the fresher the food supply and ingredient you buy, the better it is for your health. Buying fresh produce from local markets means you get all the nutrients you want from a product.

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Good for the environment

Did you know that locally grown food is good for the environment? So, in a way, you are helping save the planet by buying products at local markets. Well, that is not enough for sure. So, here is an explanation.

Local farmers practice responsible and eco-friendly practices when growing their products. This means the usage of minimal or zero chemicals and fertilizers. These practices sequester carbon, therefore, maintain a healthy environment in their farms and subsequently to nearby areas.

That is why the federal government is spending more and more money to support local farmers and to give them the resources they need to improve their services.

Support Local Economy

Supporting local businesses means supporting the local economy as well. Small businesses are the backbone of local economies here in Australia. These businesses inject a lot of money into the local economy which can then be used to develop areas in many forms.

It is also important to keep in mind that these local businesses are not as robust as big retail stores making them prone to insolvencies and being shut down.

Help the Community

These local businesses are owned and managed by members of the community you are part of. You might be friends with some of them. Supporting these types of businesses goes a long way for them, especially financially.

Think about it, these people rely on these businesses of theirs. They generate money to support their family, send their kids to college, or to simply have something at the dinner table every day.

Your part in this is important because it enriches the community as a whole, therefore, impacting the lifestyle of so many people.

Improve your quality of life

Buying fresh produce is not only good for your health but your mental wellness and mood as well. There is a strong sense of camaraderie and compassion you give as well as receive by supporting local farmers and markets.

So, is there a local farmer’s market nearby you can go to? If there is, then don’t hesitate to do business with them as they are sure to be stoked to do business with you as well.

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Reader’s Opinion: What Makes a Gift Amazing?

When it comes to giving gifts,what do you think makes a gift amazing and stand out? Imagine you are about to give a gift to someone important to you, what are the reminders you tell yourself in buying or making that gift?

If you don’t have the answers, maybe this will help you out. We have interviewed 300 long-time readers of our content for their ideas and opinions. We are so excited to share everything with you.

Something Sustainable

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Everyone is going green these days. People are getting more and more concerned about saving the planet in their small ways. In our interviews, more than 80% of them said a small plant or recycled bags would make amazing gifts.

This idea goes well with the trend of biophilia here in Australia. This trend is taking over so many aspects in the country including architecture and interior design. Architects and designers are making sure there is something sustainable and environmentally friendly to house structures and designs. So, maybe you can buy a potted plant for your friend he can then place on his work desk.

Something to help them save money

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This is not just about buying someone something they need. Almost 95% of our interviewees said that a gift that would help the recipient save money is an amazing way to go. With this idea, you can get creative and there is no need to spend a lot of money.

For example, you can buy her a recycled tumbler because you know she keeps on buying bottled water two to three times a day. For this one, you don’t have to include the receipt and it will also help them get rid of some receipts of their own.

If you ask us, this idea is a slam-dunk and will show them how much you care about them. Do you agree?

Gifts and Crafts

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Have you ever tried making something with your own hands? Maybe a small vase they can use as a pen holder or maybe an awesome shirt that represents them as an individual. This is not a surprise for us. What took us for a spin was the specific ideas our interviewees put forward.

This one might be hard, especially for people who don’t have a creative bone in their body. But that is actually alright. You can always learn how to make something for someone. Especially if that someone is a special person.

Local Produce

This is not a common answer, but it is worthy of being shared. Some of the interviewees said that local produce or fresh products are amazing gifts. What also makes this idea stand out is that you can buy them on the exact day you’ll be giving someone a gift. The fresher the better, right?

If the individual you are about to give a gift to is a chef or maybe a foodie, then local produce is always a great way to go.

What do you think of these ideas? Pretty awesome, right?