FEATURE: Shop Local
Where I live I'm spoilt. Within a mile radius there are three butchers, a deli, four bakers, a health food shop and a couple of grocers. They seem to be thriving as well, despite the best (worst?) efforts of two Somerfields and a Tesco metro. Perhaps I'm not the only one who will buy as much as possible from the small shops before contemplating getting anything from the supermarkets. In fact, I try to use the Tesco only for the cash machine in the store.
Not everyone is as lucky, of course, and some people just don't know what's near to them. Which was one of the reasons I started my Local Food map on Platial.
Sites like Big Barn are a great way to find local organic producers. But the less committed need to see that there is a way to shop more ethically without having to join a box scheme. In fact, they may only need to step out of their house and take a little walk.
As shops are added the map is going to become part of a site dedicated to promoting small local businesses. If you want to tell the world about the butcher or deli on your doorstep then please join Platial and add them to the map, it's open to anyone.
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