Purchasing local is a wonderful way to invest in your community.

A few weeks ago, my husband needed a lawn mower part so he turned to a big online retailer for the parts he needed. After placing the order, he quickly cancelled it because he remembered the local lawn and garden store in our little town carries the brand of engines that he needed a part for.

The next morning, he and Paxton drove 2.5 miles to the local lawn and garden store to see if they had the part. They did! It was a few dollars more but he could get it that very day instead of waiting a few days for it to ship.

Not only that, the man who owns the store told John David if he’d bring the engine in, he’d put the part on for him. That service made the extra dollars completely worth it! The repair was done a few days earlier and it saved John David a few hours of work since his tool collection isn’t fully¬†equipped to handle engine repairs.

This is also the store where we¬†purchase our local honey and have purchased seeds and plants for our garden. The plants are a little more expensive but we’d rather support our community instead of buying dirt cheap plants at large retailers.

Do you try to purchase local even if it costs a little more?

Rachel

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