It's been a bit since I've talked about Start Local, and living local.
That doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about it though!
I think I've figured out what living local means to me.
First I look for product that was made in Canada. Or really, as close to my home as possible. Sometimes that means Ontario, and sometimes that even means Toronto. Being in a big city means I have the luxury to get on the ttc and seek out Toronto made items.
Then I need to stick to my small independently owned stores. My green grocers and butchers. Rather than Lablaws or Soby's. When I need to go to a larger store for things like toilet paper in more than 4 rolls (and eco friendly) I will go to an independently owned grocery store like No Frills. We had a local independent large grocery store, but it close recently.
I'm challenging myself to buy one thing a week local that I normally wouldn't. Go to the butcher, farmers market, health food store, small pharmacy.
I live in a neighbourhood that has all that and more for me to shop local. I don't want anymore good stores to close in my 'hood because I was being lazy!
The Start Local team has a trailer ready! Click HERE to watch!