Today is Small Business Saturday, so I wanted to take a minute to encourage you to make an effort to support small businesses – in your local area as well as those businesses that are doing things that you agree with and support. And please try to do this throughout the year, not just on Small Business Saturday.
Remember, your local farmer is a small business owner – in one of the most demanding industries where success is elusive. Making an effort to shop local for food – whether direct from a farmer or through a food co-op or buying club – will do a lot to support your local economy and the families of hard-working farmers.
Localization is really a larger effort – one that is essential to solving many of the problems that face the American economy. With too much centralization of large corporations and government at all levels that support it, small businesses and local economies face a steep uphill battle to survive and thrive in the months and years ahead.
But buying local and small on purpose is a way to do what you can, with what you have control over – your purchases – to strengthen your local economy and help your neighbors by keeping commerce close to home.
Finally, I’d like to remind you that True Food Solutions is a small family business. We’re an online community for people like you that care about real food and gret health, but the work to build and support that community is done by my family with help from some other small family businesses.
If you’d like to help support our efforts to build community and develop real food solutions to the food crisis we’re facing, you can do so by buying some of the great resources in the True Food Solutions store, which are on sale this weekend for 30% off – our best price of the year.
As I discussed last month in my webinar on the True Food Action Plan, the biggest changes that can be made in our food system and your health start with you. (By the way, I highly recommend you review all of our webinar resource pages, which provide links to great resources focused on the topic of the webinar).
The foundation of these changes in your life is education – gaining the knowledge of real food solutions and the wisdom of how to implement them. Knowing is not enough, though. Action is required. Often, the first action that you need to take is acting to gain the knowledge needed to know what to do next.
So with that thought in mind, I’d like to offer the resources in the True Food Solutions store to you as a help in this process. And to make it easier for you to act, I’m going to offer our best discount of the year – 30% off everything in our store, now through Monday night.
To get this fantastic 30% off savings, use coupon code ‘Thanksgiving’ at checkout.
Here are some of my favorite resources: