July 01, 2015
We’re excited to welcome you to the Produced Local website! Thanks for stopping by.
This website was inspired by our desire to support local communities and the artists, bakers, craftspeople, and farmers who call those communities home. And while we know those people are out there pouring their hearts into everything they do, sometimes it can be a challenge to find them.
Sure, they show up on weekends at farmers markets and craft shows, but we want more than once a week or once in awhile. We want to support local all week long. We want to buy from our neighbors. Why? Because when we buy from our neighbors, we help our community grow and we empower local producers, growers and artisans to do more of that thing they love.
Competition from big box retailers and online markets has forced local businesses to lower their prices in order to remain competitive. In turn, this has made it even harder for them to earn a living. (That’s where we come in.) We want to give locals a platform to show off their hard work, connect with new customers, and grow their businesses.
Produced Local is a new kind of online directory that makes it easy to discover local products and support the people and businesses behind them. From fresh produce to handcrafted goods, we hope to connect consumers to local producers, and producers to their local community. We want to help small businesses grow by giving consumers a better way to find the best locally produced goods and spread some local love by supporting their neighbors. Now that’s something to feel good about.