Shop local. We're calling it for the entire month of may--in honor of all the May flowers and celebrations and moms and graduates. And so we challenge you, dear reader, to to think local before you buy: shop local for mom this week, buy local for that special graduation gift, eat local when you're dining out or eating in.
And to help you get started, here are just a few ways and places you can buy local in Kansas City this month.
Shop Small All Year Long
American Express has designated November 24 as Small Business Saturday, the SBA has grabbed a week in May and we’re claiming the whole month. But that doesn’t mean that shopping and buying local has to live only on one day, week or month.
American Express offers a Facebook widget that makes shopping local easy. Just enter your zip code to find popular small businesses on Facebook near you.
How Are You Keeping It Local?
And be sure to drop your shop local suggestions in the comments below or on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/kcsourcelink
. We'd love to hear and see how you're keeping it local this month.