Celebrate Local Color Gifting instead of Black Friday @Etsy @HandmadeNews @shoplocally @eatLocalGrown

November 24, 2011

We protest by camping in city parks, and acquiesce by camping in mall parking lots?! There is an ironic stench filling the air this holiday season. With reports on the radio and broadcast news about Black Friday creeping into Thanksgiving evenings this year, the focus of news has shifted from occupy to buy now. I feel empathy for the retail employees who are “strongly requested” by the boss to cut short their own family celebrations and work on Thanksgiving. The greater good of society, which does include we the 99%, is not being included in the underlining agenda of the 1% – financial institutions, elected officials and especially the mega-Cthulhu-stores like Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is a great example of disparity between the direct marketing to the 99% in order to serve the greed of the 1%.

Make this year one where you support local businesses and artists instead of the companies who offshore manufacturing, technical support, and drain the community of economic benefit.




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FIND, RATE & SHARE all the amazing Growers, Markets and Restaurants that produce, sell and prepare locally grown food! It’s the YELP* for local food!


Suggestion: buy a baking pan from a locally-owned store, make a cake or bread pudding in it, gift it with the recipe to a friend who might be too busy to bake. Set an example, share a smile and enjoy a moment of culinary creativity in a warm kitchen as the weather cools. Win win!


Happy Holidays and may the stress not find you this year!


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