By Chef Dez 

The importance of shopping local I Chef Dez


Last updated 11/22/2017 at Noon

How well do you know your local butcher, baker or candlestick maker? I realize that local candlestick makers are less prevalent than they use to be, but if you had one in your community, they would be just as important as your other local merchants.

We have all heard that shopping local is important to the economy and the environment, but do we know exactly why? The tentacles of this decision, to keep your money in the community spread out farther, and reap more benefits, than you can ever imagine.

Spending money at local businesses will keep more money in the communities we reside in. Fi...

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