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  • Never. I don't even think about it.

    2 10.53%
  • I don't really care, but I do when it's more convenient for me.

    8 42.11%
  • Well, if I need it either way, I'll probably go local.

    2 10.53%
  • Usually. Unless it becomes outrageously expensive or *too* out of my way.

    5 26.32%
  • Yes! I go local! I do it at every opportunity.

    2 10.53%
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    Inspired, slightly, by Geoff's question in the organic's thread. I have this tendency to support things like this. If I see there's a starving artist venue, I'm more likely to go to this and buy art than I would be to go grab it just any old day.

    I go to the local farmer markets for produce whenever I get the chance to, since the prices are sometimes lower than at ye locale wal-mart, and I get my car washed by the high school kids holding up the sign on the side of the road.

    My mentality just seems to be "If I'm going to do this anyways, I might as well support my more local community in the process of it all." Car Spa and Wal-Mart won't go out of business if I get my stuff somewhere else, and I get what I want either way I go.

    So what about ya'll? Do ya'll even put that much thought into this sort of thing?
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    Their's a farmer's market up here from march-october and I keep telling myself to get off my lazy ass and go to it and get my fruits and veggies.

    ps. I keep reading this thread as Support you local Jesus
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    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    ^ Hahaha!! I thought I would write this in the title, but backed it out
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    I should go to farmers markets. Bel Air/Whole Foods organic produce is expensive and not nearly as fresh. I make an occasional stop, but it has definitely been awhile.

    When I went to school in San Rafael, I was sort of turned off by the "buy local" movement. We were lectured about buying local A LOT... it was annoying. I asked a question about Whole Foods (since it claims to stock food from local farms/bakeries/etc.) and the lady was a real bitch about it. So, I temporarily adopted the vegan/PETA/animals-should-have-rights argument to discredit her environmental claims. (She had talked about buying local meat. I really don't care if people buy/eat meat, but because she was so nasty I decided to be mean about it.)

    As far as other local events... I like the runs... sometimes they benefit non-profits.

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    To OP: Ooooh... what do you do here in our area? I love the sound of the concept.
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    My local XYZs are much more convenient, as Wal-Mart is in the next town 20 miles away. Unless the prices are way more expensive at home, it's not worth what I'd spend on gas and effort and annoyance to drive to Wal-Mart. OTOH, if I do make it to Wal-Mart, I usually buy a lot so I don't have to go back for a while. My local building supply somehow manages to beat the prices of the big places AND offer fantastic customer service. They're great.

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    I just do what feels right, sometimes local, sometimes not. I like farmers markets for the produce, but not necessarily because it's local community.

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    support your local _______Abortion clinic!!____
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    wal-mart. support your local wal-mart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faith View Post
    My local XYZs are much more convenient, as Wal-Mart is in the next town 20 miles away. Unless the prices are way more expensive at home, it's not worth what I'd spend on gas and effort and annoyance to drive to Wal-Mart. OTOH, if I do make it to Wal-Mart, I usually buy a lot so I don't have to go back for a while.
    This is similar to how I operate, although the distances involved for me are waaay smaller. I love my little local supermarket, which is a few hundred metres away from my house. It's slightly more expensive than the big supermarket (a couple of kilometres away) but it's so quick to get a few bits and pieces and the family who runs it is friendly and has great service. I loathe going to the big supermarket, so my partner goes there every few weeks and buys a lot of non-perishable stuff in one go.

    I'm also concious that as the financial crisis starts to hit here, some shops are going to go under. I'm making more of an effort to support the shops I'd really hate to lose.
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