As we celebrate Thanksgiving with Turkey and all the fixings (no doubt incorporating goodies from Nature’s Garden into your Turkey Day dinner), we can’t help but think of the upcoming holiday season. Many have a tradition of getting out into the Black Friday shopping frenzy. But how about starting a new tradition of supporting local businesses in your neighborhood? Wait until Saturday to begin your shopping and support your local economy on Small Business Saturday, on November 24.
Small Business Saturday is a day when residents are encouraged to only buy from local stores and businesses. The idea behind Small Business Saturday, is to get people to shop at local, independent businesses. Locations of Nature’s Garden Express are all independently owned and operated, so we appreciate all of our members’ support.
Although only in its third year, it has gained an incredible amount of momentum, encouraging millions of people to shop small—at their favorite local stores—and help fuel the economy.
After all, the data from the September 2011 ADP National Employment Report makes clear that small businesses with fewer than 50 employees are the ones generating the overwhelming majority of new jobs.
Why supporting small businesses matters:*
* As of 2007, small business constituted the majority of our GDP
* Small businesses employ more than half of U.S. citizens
* Small businesses created more than 64% new jobs in the past 15 years
* Today, small businesses have lost a substantial market share and are still 4% lower than the beginning of the recession.
We, at Nature’s Garden are encouraging you to get out there and support those small businesses on Small Business Saturday. As a small business ourselves, we understand how important it is to be patronized by those in the community. Not only are we a small business, but the foods we supply are sourced from local vendors. So, when you buy from us your support of local business is doubled!
And to our satisfied customers, we’d greatly appreciate a referral. We’re sure you have lots of friends, family or co-workers that could benefit from our organic produce. New Year’s is just around the corner. What a better way to kick off the new year than starting out eating fresh, and good-for-you produce? If they are already shopping at Farmer’s Markets, we’ll save them the time and hassle by delivering right to their front door. Happy Shopping!