With inflation rates higher than they’ve been in over 40 years, small businesses are feeling the pressure. Even as a nonprofit, the Homestead still has to make ends meet, and like everyone else, we’re feeling it, too. This survey found 65% of small businesses in the US are facing closure due to decreased revenue, supply chain issues and increased costs.
Why should you care? “Small businesses are important because they provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and create meaningful jobs with greater job satisfaction than positions with larger, traditional companies. They foster local economies, keeping money close to home and supporting neighborhoods and communities.”
What is at stake when you don’t shop local? It’s the difference between:
- big box stores run by multi-national corporations
- lower quality products
- higher environmental and social costs
- small mom & pop markets
- high quality products, ingredients
- lower carbon footprint, investing directly in building healthy communities
Local musician Kevin Alumbaugh has been a part of the Homestead’s Community Food Share since it started back in 2018! What keeps him coming back? “SUPPORT LOCAL ORGANIC FOOD! So it’s still here in Gilpin County.”
THE HOMESTEAD HAS A VISION…..
…for a thriving, healthy community market that showcases the diversity of our area, the remarkable interests and talents of our neighbors, and a sustainable food and health system that will support all life to grow and flourish with integrity and freedom. (yeah, our vision is THAT BIG!!)
But we can’t do it without YOU!
CLICK HERE to join our Community Food Share today! —> theholistichomestead.org/shop
Local Food Systems need YOU to thrive! The Homestead carries local honey, milk, cheese, eggs and has a great Community Food Share Program! TAKE THE PLEDGE TO #shoplocal in the comments below – how much do you invest in your local food system? Show how much you #careaboutcommunity and #healthyfood in the comments below