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Let’s Try To Define “Buying Local”

So, the first thing I think of when I think of the words, “Buy Local” is a farmer’s market.  Maybe it’s my Midwestern roots that cause that, but the idea of bushels of corn, string beans and fresh ripe tomatoes just make me think LOCAL.  But when I did some research I was found that there were different views of buying local. I guess I find myself in a bit of a quandary.  So I ask you, when you think of buying local, do you think of the locally owned and operated businesses or the locally owned franchised businesses? Business dictionary.com defines it as: “a company which provides goods or services to a local population.  Though most often used when referring to a locally-owned business, the term may also describe a franchise or corporate branch operating within a local area.” For me that definition is a bit vague.  I find it hard to equate a franchised business like McDonalds’ or Read More →