- We will read labels, and look for the "Made in the USA" label;
- We will buy from local or regional businesses;
- We will spend our money trying to help local businesses, owned by local people.
If we must buy a non-local or made in the USA item, we promises that we will have exhausted all avenues searching for a local source.
Sustainable economies are not created buy shopping at large super stores with masses of concrete parking areas and thousands of square feet worth of selling space.
If you don't make your bread, buy your bread from a local bakery. I am convinced that most health problems, including allergies, are created not from the food itself but the amount of processing involved. Are you buying overly processed Kraft Mac and Cheese or are you making it at home from scratch? If you take a slice of bread and ball it up and have it stay in a ball, its over processed. Stop buying it!
If every family was to do just one purchase a week from a local shop and a made in the USA product think what kind of change we could bring about.
Good luck and let me know if you are taking the challenge.
Linking up with Our Good Life and the 3 in 30 challenge
And some of you may notice that my accomplishments for October are missing...... I gave up. Seriously. I made the goals in a weak moment, one full of depression; even despair, and anger. I am still owning my No's, as I have written about recently, but I decided to scratch October and start fresh. Life just happens sometimes.
In November, along with our buy local challenge, I m going to work hard on the following 3 things.
- Pictures in Photo Albums. I have boxes of pictures and I would like to get a start on sorting them into albums.
- Begin sewing some Christmas presents. I want to make some doll clothes for Bear, as well as few other things.
- Make Jam..... since my extra freezer went kaputs my Aunt has been holding onto my fruit for me. I need to get it from her freezer and make jam. Strawberry, blackberry, peach..... JAM.
There you have it......... Hopefully I will be able to keep on top of it this next month. The first week of the month is uber busy, but hopefully after that we can hunker down.
Good luck to all you starting new challenges and completing the October ones.