When you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally or internationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.
During Covid-19 many local businesses will have been affected and as businesses re-open there is the opportunity to maybe shop greener and more local.
One of the most important ways buying locally helps the environment is by reducing your food miles. By shopping locally, you are purchasing goods produced in your local community. ... By cutting down on these miles, you are reducing the environmental impact of your food.
There are some great local shops across the Wakefield District selling their own produce and there are also community food projects which are well worth a go.
What is your best experience of shopping local?