Buy Local Week is almost over, but thinking close to home doesn’t have to end

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I don’t want to preach to anyone about where to spend their money.

It’s hard to come by. And we do seem to pay a kind of “luxury” tax for living where we live. I will admit, my kid wore Walmart diapers. Disposable ones. (Forgive me, Earth. I was barely coping. I’ll make amends. I promise.)

That said, I do walk the streets of Pemberton with a huge sense of home, pride, belonging and gratitude, because it’s such a unique place, because so many of the stores are owned and operated by (super talented) people, who live here. In this town. Employing people in this town. And lending their support, just like the poster says, to so many fundraisers, to the artists who get to hang on their walls, to the other small businesses and market gardens who sell to them.

While zoning out on the massage table the other day, I drifted into this thought: Buy Local Week is not just about products. It’s about services, too.

If you are fortunate enough to have medical benefits, why not invest in your own wellbeing, and your local community’s health practitioners, too. Book a massage. Or an acupuncture session. Cranio sacral. Physio. Take a look around town at the services available, and invest in your health.

That’s my Buy Local tip. Good for all year.

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